Resources

Useful Links

Fertility & Reproductive Health

 

Domar Center

Women’s mind and body health.

 

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. -

Women’s reproductive awareness, fertility and wisdom

 

Fertility Friend

Ovulation calendar and fertility charting.

 

Foresight - http://www.foresight-preconception.org.uk/

Natural health and conception.

 

Garden of Fertilitywww.gardenoffertility.com/

Fertility calendar and information on reproductive health.

 

Justisse – http://www.justisse.ca/

Fertility awareness education, Natural birth control & Holistic reproductive health.

 

Menstruation.comhttp://www.menstruation.com.au/

Information on puberty, fertility, menstruation, menopause, and more.

 

Resolve - www.resolve.com

infertility support groups and information

 

Taking Charge of Your Fertilityhttp://www.tcoyf.com/

Comprehensive charts for menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

 

 

 

Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding:

American Pregnancy Association
- http://www.americanpregnancy.org/

This website offers information geared both to men and women on various pregnancy issues

 

AskDrSears.com
- http://www.askdrsears.com/

A general resource covering from pregnancy and birth to nutrition, behavior, development, sleep issues, childhood illnesses, vaccinations and beyond

 

Birth Options Alliance - www.birthoptionsalliance.org/

Information and support for the Childbirth years.

BirthingBetter.com
- http://www.birthingbetter.com/

This site contains extensive pregnancy and birth planning information

 

Birthing Hands DCwww.birthinghandsdc.com

 

Birthing Naturally
- http://www.birthingnaturally.net/

Features information on unmediated birth, especially strategies for handling the physical discomfort of labor and birth

 

Birthing Right  - www.birthingright.com/

Licensed homebirth midwives share information.

 

Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington – www.breastfeedingcenter.org

General support, information and products for breastfeeding moms.

 

Breastfeedingonline.com
Empowering women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding

 

Breastfeeding.com
A comprehensive website for mothers who are breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding

 

 

Childbirth Connection
- http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

Formerly Maternity Center Association, is a long-term national program to promote evidence-based maternity care

 

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
- http://www.motherfriendly.org/

Many resources for parents, including “Ten Questions to Ask When Youíre Having a Baby”

 

 

Dr. Brewer’s Pregnancy Diet
- http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/

Dr. Brewer’s diet is the only evidence-based diet for pregnancy that has been proven to decrease the complications of pre-eclampsia, toxemia, HELLP Syndrome, premature birth, low birth weight, and Intrauterine Growth Retardation

 

Dr. Hale’s InfantRisk Center for Medication Questions
- 
http://www.infantrisk.com/

This call-in center takes calls from professionals and parents about medications used during lactation and pregnancy. The InfantRisk Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm CST. InfantRisk Center 806-352-2519

 

GentleBirth.com
A women’s health clinic with a web site with extensive resource information on pregnancy, birth and post partum

 

InaMay.com
Published by birth advocate, midwife and founder of The Farm Midwifery Center, includes statistics on homebirth, articles, workshop information. Also visit TheFarm.org

 

Kelly Mom www.kellymom.com

Breastfeeding and parenting site providing evidence-based information.

 

La Leche League of MD, DE and DC - www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/

Education, information and meetings for mom-to-mom breastfeeding support and a hotline for questions.

 

Mothers Naturally
- http://www.mothersnaturally.org/

Created by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) to provide the public with the latest information on home birth, care with a midwife, and natural choice in childbirth

 

Mothering Magazine
- http://www.mothering.com/

Lots of online resources and articles on pregnancy, birth and parenting; on-line chat groups

 

Plus-Size Pregnancy – http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/

Helpful information and resources.

 

 

 Postpartum
La Leche League International
- http://www.lalecheleague.org/Mission: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding 

Mocha Moms
- http://www.mochamoms.org/

A support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families

 

Natural Child Project
- http://www.naturalchild.org/

Provides information promoting attachment parenting; and referrals to parents practicing attachment parenting

 

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
Age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities (birth-2 years)  http://www.readingrockets.org/article/26632/

 

Choice Moms
- http://www.choicemoms.org/

A supportive, welcoming, educational environment/resource for single women who consciously decide to become mothers without a partner

 

4women.gov
National Women’s Health Information Center, the National Women’s Health Information Center, the Office on Women’s Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services

 

Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies
- http://www.hmhb.org/

A resource in maternal and child health, reaching an estimated 10 million health care professionals, parents, and policymakers through its membership of over 100 local, state and national organizations

 

 

Nutrition, Health & Lifestyle

 

Drug Information
- www.Drugwatch.com

Provides a comprehensive list of drugs and medications that are currently on the market, or were previously available worldwide

 

Local Harvest - www.localharvest.org

Locate farmer’s markets, CSAs, farms and farm stands in your area.

 

Mercola www.mercola.com

Quick and up to date natural health information and wellness products.

 

Mountain Rose Herbswww.mountainroseherbs.com

Bulk herbs, spices and essential oils

 

Scorecardwww.scorecard.org

Check your pollution levels in your community by zip code

 

Vitacost - Low cost vitamin and supplement website