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Childbirth Education Resources

National Health Organizations

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

Public health information and statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Government health information site

Comprehensive health information and research
National Institutes of Health:

Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

Information about normal birth
Lamaze International:

Premature birth and help for parents with premature babies
March of Dimes:

Facts about fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and how to get help
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:

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

Postpartum depression support groups and helpline
Postpartum Support International:

Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding information and local support groups
La Leche League International:

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

Find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA):

Information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries

Infant and Child Safety Information

Find CPR classes in your area
American Heart Association:

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support
First Candle:

Poison information and hotline
National Capital Poison Control Center:

Prevention education about shaken baby syndrome
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome:

Car seat installation instructions and inspection station locator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Disaster preparedness and CPR classes
American Red Cross:

Child safety and childproofing tips
Safe Kids Worldwide:

Consumer protection and product recalls
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Healthy Lifestyle Information and Support

Government website with personalized nutrition plans
Choose MyPlate:

Help with quitting smoking for men and women

Parenting Information and Support

National child abuse hotline and prevention tips

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