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.

Baby’s Health
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.

Breastfeeding
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.

Mother’s Well-being
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.

Prenatal Classes
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.

Special Needs
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.

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