Resources for Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a challenging time, but there are resources out there that can help. There are so many resources, so it can be hard to know where to start. Following is a list of some of the most reliable pregnancy resources.
Healthy Eating Research: This website offers a report on the best way to feed infants and young toddlers to help establish lifelong healthy eating habits.
KidsHealth: This online resource provides information on children’s health and family issues.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Infant Health: This website offers factsheets on infant health.
United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): This program helps low-income mothers and families get enough food.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: The latest in breastfeeding news is found here.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Breastfeeding: This association wants mothers to be well-educated about breastfeeding.
Australian Breastfeeding Association: The leader in Australia’s breastfeeding movement, expectant mothers around the world can find breastfeeding information here.
Breastfeeding Moms Unite! This is a Facebook group just for breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding Online: This website has personal stories from breastfeeding mothers.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are many studies on the benefits of breastfeeding on the CDC website.
Kelly Mom: This website covers breastfeeding topics in an easy-to-read format.
La Leche League: Expectant mothers can find a local group to come to their house or hospital for help.
Nursing Freedom: There are current breastfeeding topics on Nursing Freedom as well as breastfeeding supplies.
Office on Women’s Health: Breastfeeding: This website has information to help mothers decide about whether or not to breastfeed.
World Health Organization (WHO): This organization cares about the success of breastfeeding.
American Academy of Pediatrics: This professional association of pediatric doctors offers information about pregnancy, babies, and children’s health.
BabyCenter: Expectant mothers can track their pregnancy milestones as well as find videos and message boards about pregnancy.
The Bump: Mothers can find information and advice on this well-known site.
Doulas of North America: Pregnant women can find a doula in North America as well as pregnancy resources.
Evidence Based Birth: This website helps expectant mothers get unbiased information about pregnancy.
Mother to Baby: This website has experts available to answer pregnancy-related questions.
Planned Parenthood: Mothers can find information about family planning as well as pregnancy-related topics.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Low-income women who are pregnant or have recently given birth may be eligible to receive supplemental foods.
ThredUP: It can be hard to find cute maternity clothes, but this online secondhand shop allows mothers to both find and sell maternity clothing.
What to Expect: Mothers can track their pregnancy on a week-by-week basis as well as get information from experts.
Lamaze International: This organization helps connect expectant mothers with prenatal classes near them.
Pulling Curls: This website offers online prenatal classes led by a certified nurse. The classes are made for couples to take together.
Easter Seals: Their early intervention program tries to help children with disabilities learn to function.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights: Parents of children with special needs can find information about the financial aspects of their situation.
Parent to Parent: Parents of special needs children are matched with volunteers who can offer resources and support.