WEBTREATS: Pregnancy

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – HealthyChildren.org
This consumer health website from the American Academy of Pediatrics has information on pregnancy, such as prenatal care, complications, and delivery.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets are available fulltext in the member section, and FAQs for patients and a “find an ob-gyn” tool are available on the For Patients page.

Alcohol and Women
This College website has information for healthcare professionals and consumers, including the use of alcohol during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Immunization for Women
This College website has information on vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety, immunization schedules, and immunization during pregnancy.

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth
This is the companion website for the College’s Your Pregnancy and Childbirth book for consumers. There is information on purchasing a copy of the book as well as information on how the baby grows by month and on topics such as prenatal care, nutrition, and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Pregnancy
This is the CDC’s website on pregnancy for consumers. The site includes information on how to be healthy before, during, and after pregnancy.

Treating for Two
This CDC website has information for women and healthcare providers about medication use before and during pregnancy, and during breastfeeding.

ChooseMyPlate.gov – Health and Nutrition Information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
This website has information on nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as information on weight gain in pregnancy, dietary supplements, food safety, and more.

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
LactMed is a drug database, which includes data on maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
The ICEA has certification programs for childbirth educators, including postnatal educators, doulas, and perinatal fitness educators. There is also information for expectant parents, who can search for childbirth educators by type.

La Leche League International
La Leche League promotes breastfeeding. The website includes articles for consumers on breastfeeding, professional information, and information on local groups and affiliates.

Lamaze International
The goal of Lamaze classes is to increase women's confidence in their ability to give birth. The website has information for new and expectant parents, professionals, and a Lamaze class search function.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes website includes information on pregnancy, such as prenatal care, preventing birth defects and premature birth, labor and delivery, and caring for a baby.

MedlinePlus – Pregnancy
From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on pregnancy-related topics, and also includes links to other MedlinePlus pages on childbirth, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal care.

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
This website from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program has information on mental illness during pregnancy, postpartum depression, and psychiatric drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MOREOB)
This is a patient safety, professional development, and performance improvement program for hospital obstetrics units.

Motherisk
Motherisk provides evidence-based information for professionals and consumers about morning sickness and the safety or risk of drugs, herbs, chemicals, and disease during pregnancy and lactation.

MotherToBaby
This is a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. The website has information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

National Marrow Donor Program - Donate Cord Blood
The National Marrow Donor Program has information about donating cord blood after a baby is born.

National Women’s Health Resource Center - Pregnancy & Parenting
This is a nonprofit national clearinghouse for women’s health information. This section of the website features information on various aspects of pregnancy and links to other resources.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
PSI provides support for women with pregnancy-related mood disorders. The website includes postpartum resources and information on the Postpartum Depression Helpline (1-800-994-4PPD).

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
SMFM is the membership organization for physicians certified in maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy). The site has some consumer information on high-risk pregnancies and a physician locator.

Text4Baby
This is a free service from the National Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, designed to give pregnant women the information they need to take care of their health and their babies. Women can sign up online or by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
This website from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides information for pregnant women on food safety and foodborne illnesses.

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
The USBC protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding. The website includes a list of state breastfeeding coalitions and links to breast feeding information and resources.

What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
This site includes advice from the FDA and EPA in several languages about mercury levels in fish and fish consumption during pregnancy.

WomensHealth.gov - Pregnancy
The pregnancy section of the NWHIC’s website provides information on trying to get pregnant, prenatal care, and childbirth, and also includes a due date calculator and other tools.


mash/jer last revised 3/27/14

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