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Childbirth Education Resources

National Health Organizations

Children’s health guidelines and resources
American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/

Public health information and statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/

Government health information site
MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Comprehensive health information and research
National Institutes of Health: http://www.nih.gov/

Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

Information about normal birth
Lamaze International: http://www.lamaze.org/

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: http://www.nofas.org/

Information for parents of twins and higher order multiples, includes links to local support groups
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club: http://www.nomotc.org/

Postpartum depression support groups and helpline
Postpartum Support International: http://www.postpartum.net/

Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding information and local support groups
La Leche League International: http://www.lalecheleague.org/

Federal agency supporting early childhood nutrition
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

Find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA): http://www.ilca.org/

Information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries
BFAR.org: http://www.bfar.org

Infant and Child Safety Information

Find CPR classes in your area
American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support
First Candle: http://www.firstcandle.org/

Poison information and hotline
National Capital Poison Control Center: http://www.poison.org/

Prevention education about shaken baby syndrome
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: http://dontshake.org/

Car seat installation instructions and inspection station locator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Disaster preparedness and CPR classes
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

Child safety and childproofing tips
Safe Kids Worldwide: http://www.safekids.org/

Consumer protection and product recalls
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/

Healthy Lifestyle Information and Support

Government website with personalized nutrition plans
Choose MyPlate: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Help with quitting smoking for men and women
SmokeFree.gov: http://smokefree.gov/

Parenting Information and Support

National child abuse hotline and prevention tips
Childhelp: http://www.childhelp.org/