When surfing the web for information regarding women’s health issues, try to stay with reputable sites from respected sources. Try to avoid anecdotal sites where information is likely to be inaccurate or misleading.
Here are some of our favorites:
American College of Nurse Midwives (www.acnm.org)
American Association of Birth Centers (www.birthcenters.org)
Evidenced Based Birth (evidencebasedbirth.org)
Childbirth Connection (childbirthconnection.org)
These sites are fun and informative, covering topics such as conception, fetal development, childbirth methods, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
These sites provide information on childbirth techniques, local natural birthing classes, doulas, and birth plans.
Partners in Parenting PIP
www.attachmentparenting.org (details on attachment parenting / cosleeping)
www.earlyparenting.com (Dr. Carrie Conte – Austin expert on the psychology of parenting)
www.abcaus.org (Any Baby Can – free parenting classes)
Prenatal / Postnatal Exercise
Birth defects prevention
The March of Dimes website is the best source for information on healthy pregnancies including prevention of birth defects and premature deliveries.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a great resource for all issues related to women’s health. Up-to-date information on medical issues as well as political, legal, and legislative initiatives.
The website for the Harvard Women’s Health Watch covers a wide range of topics of particular interest to women including breast cancer, diet and nutrition, exercise, vitamins and supplements, and much more. I always learn a lot from this site.
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