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NATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s health guidelines and resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Public health information and statistics

U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedLine®/PubMed® resource guide

National Institutes of Health – Comprehensive health information and research

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Women’s Health – Federal Government source for women’s health issues, including breastfeeding

Early Head Start National Resource Center

National Head Start Association

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Federal agency supporting early childhood nutrition

PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND POSTPARTUM RESOURCES

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) – Information on childbirth educators and doulas

Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Assocation (CAPPA) – Information on childbirth/lactation educators, doulas and teen specialists

DONA International – Information on doulas

March of Dimes – Preventing premature birth and help for parents with premature babies

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Facts about FAS and getting help

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. – Information for parents of twins and higher order multiples, includes links to local support groups

Postpartum Support International – Postpartum depression support groups and helpline

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

La Leche League – Breastfeeding information and local support groups

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) – Find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area

BFAR.org – Information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries

United States Breastfeeding Committee

INFANT AND CHILD SAFETY INFORMATION

First Candle – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support

National Capital Poison Control Center – Poison information and hotline

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome – Prevention education about Shaken Baby Syndrome

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Travel safety and car seat installation instructions

Safe Kids Worldwide – Child safety and childproofing tips

SeatCheck – Car seat information and inspection site locator

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Consumer protection and product recalls

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

My Plate – Government website with personalized nutrition plans

SmokeFree.gov – Help with quitting smoking for men and women

Reading Resources

  • Hypnobirthing by Marie F. Mongan, M.Ed, M.Hy

  • Journey into Motherhood by Sheri L. Menelli

  • Bearing Witness by Dr Lisa Doran, ND, Lisa Caron,CD & PCD (DONA)

  • Birthing From Within by Pam England, Rob Horowitz

  • Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler

  • Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy written by The Pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic

DC Metro Resources.

Prenatal & Postpartum Chiropractor: ​Dr. Andrino at  www.chirogroup.com

 

Prenatal, Postpartum & Pediatric Chiropractic: Dr.Jill at Momentum Chiropractic & Rehab www.momentumcr.com