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 Helpful Websites For Pregnancy:

Baby Center Community 

A website that connects pregnant mothers to be with others who are at the same stage of pregnancy. Includes downloading a free weekly planner for pregnancy at:

WebMD

WebMD is a popular site with information on a wide range of health related topics and issues. The site has a section devoted to issues surrounding conception, infertility, pregnancy, health issues in pregnancy and child birth. There is also good information on post partum depression and breastfeeding that is useful to mothers after the baby is born.

Babies Online

Babies Online is a service and information site for new and expectant parents. Since 1997 we have been providing Fun Tools, Free Baby Web Sites, Free Baby Product Samples from hand selected partners, and must-read articles on Pregnancy & Parenting Newborns.

www.pregnancy-info.net

This site has articles on topics such as getting pregnant, problems in pregnancy, pregnancy loss, cord blood banking and more. You can browse the articles by topic or use the search feature located at the top of the page.

www.pregnancy.org

This website has a wide range of resources for expectant parents. There are articles about fertility, conception, pregnancy, birth and baby related topics.  Browse the site and read articles to learn about current topics.  

Resources for the childbearing years:

March of Dimes Foundation

Whether you’re pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant or parenting a newborn, you’re bound to have questions. Find the answers you’re looking for.

 

Child Birth Connection

Your source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care. We promote safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and families.


Mother Friendly

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Coalition for improving maternity services, represents approximately 90,000 birth professionals and offers information on the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative


My Midwife

Everything you need to know about midwifery, pregnancy, childbirth & women’s health.


Healthy Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

 

Resources for childbirth education:


Dona

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

ICEA

International Childbirth Educators Association ICEA Certified Educators and Doulas are committed to family centered maternity care and freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives.

Lamaze

Lamaze International Lamaze promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.

Resources for breastfeeding:

Got Mom?

The American College of Nurse-Midwives provide breastfeeding information and resources for mothers and families.

LaLeche League International

LaLeche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Resources for Women’s Health

Center for Disease Control

Center for Disease Control and prevention, your online resource for credible health information.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation’s leading independent health information source for women.

Go Red for Women

American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. Take the Go Red Heart CheckUp today to learn your risk. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and could save your life.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Menopause Society

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause.

Smokefree

Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY .

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

Anyone can be hurt by sexual violence. Anyone can heal from sexual violence. Everyone can help can create a world free from sexual violence. Victims need support and deserve justice. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault. It’s normal to experience many reactions to sexual violence that impact your life.

Rape Crisis Hotline 1-888-956-RAPE (7273)

Orange County Sexual Assault Victim Services Hotline: 407-228-1430

Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, support groups, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up, victim/survivor follow-up and emergency financial assistance
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Children, Adolescents and Persons with Disabilities and the Visually/Hearing Impaired. County served: Orange

Seminole Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) Hotline: 321-784-4357

Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, support groups, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up, victim/survivor follow-up and emergency financial assistance
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Children, Adolescents and Persons with Disabilities and the Visually/Hearing Impaired
Counties Served: Brevard and Seminole

Volusia County Children’s Advocacy Center Hotline: 800-940-7273

Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, therapy: individual, group and secondary victims, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up and victim/survivor follow-up.
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Adolescents and Persons with Disabilities
Counties Served: Flagler and Volusia

Resources for Teen Health:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 

Adolescence and the young adult years can be a challenge for parents. Your youngster may at times be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.

Teen Health & Wellness

Real Life, Real Answers, the inaugural database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

Healthy Youth

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion adolescent and school health tools.