American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a 50-year-old professional organization made up of over 49,000 members. Its website offers resources in women’s health services. You can find an OB/GYN or understand current women’s health issues being discussed in Congress.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology is the largest professional medical specialty organization in the U.S. The website offers allergist and immunologist referrals, expert advice, topical information about allergy and asthma management and tip sheets meant for patients and their parents. The site’s Just for Kids section has many fun activities to help children learn about managing their allergies and asthma.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics website can tell you many things you need to know about your kids. From preventing dog bites to books of interest for parents, this is a great site to check when you are looking for up-to-date information about keeping your child healthy.
Asthma and Allergy Association
The Asthma and Allergy Association website is a clearinghouse of information for parents of children with asthma and allergies (including food allergies). The site provides practical information and support through a network of chapters and support groups across the country.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a division of the U.S. government’s Department of Health and Human Services. As such, the site’s A-to-Z Index is quite comprehensive. Moreover, the website provides information specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Basic birth defect information, pregnancy medication safety and pre-pregnancy planning information are all available there.
First Candle is a non profit organization which offers prevention education for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), research and support for those affected by SIDS and infant mortality. At its website, parents will find practical information and research-based advice for reducing the risk of infant death along with grief support if the unthinkable has happened.
La Leche League
La Leche League is an international organization providing advocacy and support for breastfeeding mothers. Its website offers breastfeeding information, books, literature, and a list of local support groups.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes website is committed to ending premature births and birth defects through education, research and advocacy. Its website contains articles and information about pregnancy, prenatal health and caring for your newborn.
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition against Domestic Violence is an advocacy group helping to shape public policy and offer support and resources to survivors of domestic violence. Its website offers statistics, safety plans and links to local organizations that can help survivors find safety.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International is a site committed to helping new mothers and fathers identify postpartum depression and locate support and treatment. The site also offers a hotline, communication forums, many helpful links, articles and information for new fathers and mothers.
Women Infant and Children Food and Nutrition Service (WIC)
Find program guidelines and resources at the WIC (Women Infant and Children Food and Nutrition Service) website. This USDA-run program offers supplemental food and infant formula to pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.