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Prenatal and Maternity Resources

 
Kids Health's Pregnancy and Newborns
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/index.html
A complete library of sound information for all new parents and parents-to-be. Read about how to stay healthy during pregnancy, what to expect on the first day of life, preventing SIDS, coping with colic, baby-proofing your home, and much more.
 
La Leche League
www.lalecheleague.org/
The La Leche League International mission is to help mothers wordwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better undeerstanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
 
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding links at the USDA
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000049.html
Links on various topics concerning pregnancy and breastfeeding.
 
Drugs and Lactation Datatbase (LACTMED)
http://www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
An authoritative database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on brestfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
 

The information furnished by the Childrens Virtual Hospital at Providence is of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. As each situation is unique, do not rely on this information for diagnosis and treatment. The Childrens Hospital at Providence recommends that you visit a qualified Health Care Professional for individual and personal attention.