The information found in these pages is not meant to be a substitute for information received from your doctor or midwife. We encourage you to bring your questions and concerns to us. Since we cannot always be available to answer your questions, we want to provide you with some additional sources of information, but the information contained in these pages should not be considered a substitute for personal medical care.

These articles are presented “as is”, without any express or implied warranties. While reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, our practice assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages from use of the information herein. Please consult your doctor or midwife for specific information.

Breast feeding

Suggestions to increase low milk supply
http://www.lowmilksupply.org/

Breast feeding made simple – the Seven Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com/

We are pleased to offer a wonderful new web site on breast feeding, sponsored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. This is an excellent site with up-to-date information and resources on breastfeeding.
http://www.gotmom.org

Site which is self-identified as “the #1 site for breastfeeding information, support and attitude!” Great info and video clips as well.
http://www.breastfeeding.com/

Dr. Tom Hale’s Breastfeeding Pharmacology-good information on what medications may be used safely if you are breastfeeding
http://www.infantrisk.org

La Leche League
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

Dr. Jack Newman’s wonderful breast feeding resources. If you are having problems with nursing, or just want to learn more, here’s the site for you!
http://www.drjacknewman.com/

Breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, including information on joining their listserv
http://www.bfar.org

Cord Blood Banking

The Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood Banks is an excellent site, with discussion of public vs private cord blood banking, and a chart comparing the costs of the private banks.
http://parentsguidecordblood.org/

If you are interested in donation, and there is not a collection facility in your area, contact Cryobanks International
http://cryo-intl.com

Learn about donating umbilical cord blood
http://www.marrow.org/HELP/Donate_Cord_Blood_Share_Life/index.html

From the Public Library of Science comes an interesting medical debate:Can Routine Commercial Cord Blood Banking be Scientifically and Ethically Justified?
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020044

The National Cord Blood Program
http://www.nationalcordbloodprogram.org/

Information from the March of Dimes on Cord Blood Banking
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1160.asp

The American Academy of Pediatrics reviews Cord Blood Banking for future transplantation. This is important to read if you are considering saving your baby’s cord blood.
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/pediatrics;104/1/116

Diet, Nutrition and Food Safety in Pregnancy

Information on caffeine in pregnancy from the March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1148.asp

Food Borne Risks in Pregnancy from the March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1152.asp

Drugs and Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation

Medications during Breastfeeding from the American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010701/119.html

The Organization of Teratology Information Services has a collection of fact sheets on exposure during
pregnancy to a variety of diseases, medications and herbal remedies
http://otispregnancy.org/otis_fact_sheets.asp

General information regarding drugs and medications during pregnancy. There is much information at this site
http://www.perinatology.com/exposures/druglist.ht

General Pregnancy Information

Learn more about midwifery care during your pregnancy
http://www.mymidwife.org/

Best Pregnancy and Childbirth books
http://childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10234&ClickedLink=0&area=27

Maternity Center Association has a new website with information on making informed choices regarding your pregnancy and birth experience. This site includes the full-text, on-line version of Guide to Effective Care during Pregnancy and Childbirth, which is an evidence-based evaluation of prenatal care. There is a link to a video library, and latest studies on evidence based maternity care.
http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/

Interesting site on how to get your baby into the best position for labor and birth
http://www.spinningbabies.com/

Get weekly text messages on pregnancy and newborn care
http://text4baby.org/

Lamaze Magazine On Line
http://magazine.lamaze.org/

Pregnancy is a major life event associated with very unique health care needs. Providers and patients can track breaking news in pregnancy and fertility research here as well as find information on pre-pregnancy planning, infertility, healthy pregnancy, obstetric care, labor and delivery, postpartum wellness, and related topics. Provided by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
http://www.arhp.org/Topics/Pregnancy

A very thorough and complete on-line embryology resource
http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryo.htm

Information on fitness during pregnancy
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1150.asp

Welcome to the site for the Hyperemesis Education and Research Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive education and a multi-disciplinary forum for exchange of information related to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (morning sickness)
http://www.hyperemesis.org/

New York On-Line Access for Health (NOAH) is one of the best sites around, full of information in a logical, well-designed format
http://www.noah-health.org/en/pregnancy/

Information on group B strep from the Centers for Disease Control. This includes the guideline changes that were announced in 2010
http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/

Genetic Testing in Pregnancy

A very thorough review on genetic testing options during pregnancy
http://www.mytestingoptions.com/pregnancyDefault.asp

Post-partum depression

Evidence-based handouts on post partum depression
http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/ppdhandouts.html

Useful information on postpartum depression.
http://www.postpartum.net/

Pregnancy Complications

Do you have pelvic bone pain during pregnancy?
http://www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk/

Ectopic and Molar Pregnancies
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1189.asp

The following sites have information on gestational diabetes and glucose monitoring
http://www.obgyn.net/fm/articles/Intro_Gest_Diabetes.htm
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1197.asp

Information on Chickenpox in Pregnancy from the March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1185.asp

Information on Parvovirus (Fifth Disease) and Pregnancy
http://www.obgyn.net/displayarticle.asp?page=/pb/articles/parvo_and_pg
http://www.fifthdisease.org/

Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease ) in pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/hfhf.htm

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/features/cytomegalovirus/?s_cid=fb601

Thrombophilias in pregnancy (abnormal blood clotting)
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_9264.asp

The Organization of Teratology Information Services has a collection of fact sheets on exposure during
pregnancy to a variety of diseases, medications and herbal remedies
http://otispregnancy.org

Rh Disease in pregnancy
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1220.asp

Pregnancy Loss

Information from the March of Dimes on miscarriage
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1192.asp

Hygeia is a superb interactive site for families who have had miscarriage, pregnancy losses or stillbirth. You can register and communicate with other people who share your type of loss. There is also a lot of factual information on pregnancy losses.
http://www.hygeia.org

Ultrasound

Excellent site on ultrasound during pregnancy
http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

A review on the recent National Institutes of Health VBAC Consensus Conference
http://givingbirthwithconfidence.org/2-2/a-womans-guide-to-vbac/

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