Tips to help you prepare for and plan your pregnancy and birth
PREGNANCY and BIRTH
Childbirth Connection - Information, tools and resources to help women become active members of the maternity care team Evidence Based Birth - Presents current evidence in obstetrics to help families make informed decisions International Cesarean Awareness Network - A national and local organization that works to reduce preventable cesareans, support cesarean recovery, and advocate for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) March of Dimes - A national organization devoted to healthy pregnancies and term births Spinning Babies - Exercises and positioning for the mother that will encourage baby into the best position for easier and faster birth Our Bodies Ourselves - Easy to read evidence and personal testimonies to help women make decisions about pregnancy/birth Mother to Baby Medications and More - Information about the safety and risks of taking various medications during pregnancy and lactation, offers live chat with experts
Home Monitoring Kit Instructions (English)
How to use and troubleshoot your blood pressure cuff and fetal heart rate doppler.
Finding Fetal Heart Tones/Como encontrar el latido de corazón del bebe
Tips and Tricks for using the Doppler to find your Baby’s heartbeat.
Consejos y trucos sobre el uso del doppler para encontrar el latido de su bebe.
POSTPARTUM, PARENTING, BREASTFEEDING
La Leche League - A national organization for breastfeeding support, offers local resouces for nursing mothers Kelly Mom - An online database of practical information for breastfeeding mothers Postpartum Support International - Online resources, a national hotline, and links to direct peer support for families experiencing postpartum depression American Academy of Pediatrics - The latest recommendations on circumcision, immunizations, and other important information for expectant parents
PREGNANCY and CHILD LOSS
Compassionate Friends - A national organization offering online resources and local support after the death of a child Sharing of Middle Tennessee - The online home of a local support group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss Share March of Dimes - An online community for those who have experienced preterm birth, birth defects, or loss