Medical Online Library

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Online Informational Videos

Breastfeeding
Common Changes During Pregnancy
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking During Pregnancy
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Endometriosis
Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy
Hysterectomy Options: Laparoscopic Supracervical
Labor and Delivery
Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Prenatal Testing
Tubal Ligation        
Urinary Incontinence

Birth Defects

CHASK: Christian Homes and Special Kids is a non-profit organization that offers help, information, and support for people who have received an adverse prenatal diagnosis. CHASK also helps arrange adoptions for these special children if the birth family decides they can not provide for a special needs child, but they do not wish to terminate the pregnancy.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence: Provides information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders that includes fetal alcohol effects and fetal alcohol symdrome.

It's A Mom's World (FASD): Helping parents with children that have special needs be the best parents they can be.

March of Dimes: Provides information on pregnancy health, prematurity, birth defects, and low birthweight.

National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities: NCBDDD is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They promote the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhance the potential for full, productive living. They provide information about birth defects, possible causes, and possible prevention tips.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding.Com: Supplies information,education, and product recommendations related to breastfeeding.

La Leche League: LLL believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships. They provide education, support, and research information concerning breastfeeding.

Miracle of Touch: Pre-natal classes for parents to learn breastfeeding. Post-natal classes for parents with their infant, aged 3 weeks to pre-crawling, to learn infant massage and discuss new parenting concerns.

Common Discomforts

Cord Blood: 
(these sites provide information and services)

Viacord: Viacord is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. They offer information on cord blood banking.

Cord Blood Donor Foundation

Cord Blood Banking: An article on banking your baby's cord blood.

Contraception

Birth Control: Index to various articles on differty types of birth control.

Morning After pill: Article on emergency contraception.

Embryo Adoption

Embryos Alive: Embryo adoption is an alternative for both genetic parents who want to choose the family who adopts their frozen embryo's (cryo- tots) as well as the adopting family who carries and gives birth to the embryos. Your cryongenically stored embryos are matched with your choice of approved couples.

Endometriosis

Fertility Institute of the Mid-South: located in Memphis, the Fertility Institute sponsors research and education in fertility, endometriosis and reproductive surgery.

Fertility/Infertility

Find An Infertility Specialist in your area.

Getting Pregnant Bible: A guide on how to get pregnant.

First Steps to Pregnancy: A free DVD that presents the information you need related to conception and pregnancy.

IHR.com Infertility Resources: Provides extensive information concerning infertility, treatment options, products, and referrals for services.

East West Essentials: Optimal Fertility Supplements for men and women - Recommended by leading doctors from the Eastern and Western medical profession to improve reproductive health and infertility.

Fertell: Fertell is the first at-home fertility test for couples. Its patented, clinically-proven technology now enables you to test for key elements of both male fertility and female fertility.

Shared Journey: A helpful site for those struggling with infertility and experiencing loss; includes a shared stories section.

Fetal Development

Just the Facts: Information and detailed ultrasound images to help you understand and see fetal development like never before.

Stand Up Girl: Offers in utero pictures, 3 and 4-D ultrasound pictures, and contact embryoscopy pictures.

Fetal Dopplers

Facts.org

Government-Sponsored

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC offers information about many health issues, including prenancy health, birth defects, immunizations, and travel health safety.

Food and Drug Administration: The FDA offers general information, recall notices, and safety alerts related to food, medications, cosmetics, and medical devices.

Having a Healthy Pregnancy: ABC's of Pregnancy Health, provided by the National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities

Health.gov: This is a portal for other health related websites and information provided by the US Government.

Medicaid Application: Site that helps pregnant women access Medicaid easier.

Texas Medicaid: Helping Texan pregnant women access Medicaid easier. easier.

Health Finder: Offers information and links covering a wide array of health-related topics.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Find out more information about Medicaid and locate the Medicaid office in your area. Many pregnant women qualify for Medicaid to cover their medical expenses during pregnancy and delivery.

Insure Kids Now: Find out if your children qualify for free or low cost health insurance.

National Women's Health Information Center: Created to provide free, reliable health information for women everywhere. Browse our database for great resources or take a look through our Special Sections on topic areas like heart disease, disabilities and pregnancy.

Women, Infants, and Children: This website is maintained by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a Federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for administering the WIC Program at the national and regional levels.

Health Departments

Health Departments by State: View the official web site for the health department of your state.

Medicaid

Medicaid : Free Medicaid application assistance.

Ameriplan : Information on the discount health program provided by Ameriplan.

Morning Sickness

Preggie Pops: All natural lollipops that ease nausea associated with morning sickness.

Nursing Support

Lactation Connection: Empowering the nation to "latch on" since 1993. We offer nursing fashions, nursing gowns, nursing bras in extended sizes, breast pumps, feeding supplies, baby scales, gifts and more.

Ovulation

Billings Ovulation Method: Education concerning ovulation to attempt pregnancy prevention or successful conception.

IHR.com Infertility Resources: Provides extensive information concerning infertility, treatment options, products, and referrals for services.

Clear Blue Easy: Clear Blue Easy has a web site that offers information about getting pregnant and how to use their products to help you get pregnant faster.

Ovulation-Calendar.com: Ovulation Calendar is a program that calculates the time of ovulation and generates your personal fertility calendar.

Ovulation Calendar: An ovulation calendar and calculator.

Pain Relief

PregnancyPainRelief.com

Paternity Tests: (these sites provide information and services)

DNA Diagnostics Center: Our caring staff at DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) provides personalized paternity testing services. Our laboratory is fully accredited by the AABB, ISO, CAP and NYSDOH, performing 3 of 4 private US paternity tests. Place your trust in an established and reliable company that provides affordable, accurate and confidential testing services. Contact DNA Diagnostics Center at (800) 798-0580.

Genelex: Genelex Paternity Testing offers a complete range of DNA tests available during and after pregnancy. AABB accredited.

 

Pregnancy (General)

123Greetings : Greeting cards provided by 123Greetings to help celebrate new pregnancies and new babies.

ABCBirth.Com: Provides The ABCs of Pregnancy: An Online Textbook About Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Parenting. We have designed the site to be one-stop-shopping for basic information on pregnancy, childbirth, and early baby care. We hope you find the site helpful.

BabyResource.com : A Baby portal which contains baby resources and pregnancy information

Pregnancy Stories
Short: Stories about being pregnant.

Babies Online: Information and services for parents-to-be and new parents.

BabyJellyBeans: Creating personal baby websites with flare.

Baby Place: Over 100,000 pages of baby-related content plus over 2,500 links to other sites that have been reviewed.

Fit For 2, Inc.: Get the latest information on staying fit throughout pregnancy and getting back into shape after childbirth.

Mommy Resources: Pregnancy and parenting resources. Offers expert advice, articles, freebies, Chinese calendar, due date calculator, forums, monthly newsletter and much more.

Mom's View: List of pregnancy resources and sites for families.

MyparenTime.com: Content on parenting and families including pregnancy related information

Pregnancy-Info.net: is an excellent resource for parents-to-be providing an array of information on related pregnancy topics.

Pregnancy Insurance: Personal guide to help you navigate through maternity coverage, alternative care, and personal care to help reduce your prenatal care expenses.

Pregnancy Loss

Baby Loss: Provide information and support online for women and their partners who have experienced the loss of a baby.

Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort: Miscarriage and pregnancy loss resources and gifts to help heal the hearts and bodies of grieving mamas.

MEND: Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through support groups, the quarterly newsletter, and our Internet web site.

Mind, Intelligence & Clever Ideas: Life coaching services for women and couples struggling to get past the pain of a pregnancy or infant loss.

Miscarriage Support Auckland: We are a team of volunteers of various ages who have all experienced the loss of our own babies and would like to provide emotional support and information for women and their families during and after miscarriage and subsequent pregnancies.

SANDS Australia: Miscarriage and pregnancy loss support for citizens of Australia.

Pregnancy Testing

Find A Pregnancy Center in your area.

Clear Blue Easy: Clear Blue Easy offers information about their pregnancy tests and how to read the results.

History of the Pregnancy Test Kit: History of the pregnancy test kit and explanation of how they work, provided by the National Institute of Health.

Early Pregnancy Tests: Site for purchasing early pregnancy tests and other fertility related products.

Pregnancy Wellness

Expect Fitness: Information and resource for preventing and managing back pain during pregnancy.

Having a Healthy Pregnancy: ABC's of Pregnancy Health, provided by the National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities

Pregnancy Health at Keep Kids Healthy: Information about pregnancy health, pregnancy issues, birth options, and pregnancy tools.

Maternity Coverage: Help for pregnant women who do not have insurance.

Prenatal Tests

Kids Health for Parents: Information on prenatal testing procedures and results. Great introductory article on what prenatal tests are looking for, how they work, and why you might consider having testing performed.

Prenatal Testing: Prenatal Testing section provides education and research articles on various prenatal tests.

Prenatal Vitamins

PrenatalVitamins.org

Professional Organizations

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists: AACE is a professional medical organization devoted to the enhancement of the practice of clinical endocrinology (including diabetes and thyroid diseases).

American Board of Obstertics & Gynecology: ABOG is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States.

Nurse Hotline: A series of helplines that address various health related issues and concerns.

American College of Nurse-Midwives: ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists: ACOG is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health through education, practice, research and advocacy.

American Heart Association: a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Nurses Association: ANA is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.7 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: ASRM is an organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology.

Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health: APPPAH is a forum for individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines interested in psychological dimensions of prenatal and perinatal experiences. Typically, this includes childbirth educators, birth assistants, doulas, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, social workers, perinatologists, pediatricians, psychologists, counselors, researchers, and teachers at all levels. One does not have to be a professional, however: all who share these interests are welcome to join.

Gynecologic Surgery Society: The Gynecologic Surgery Society is a professional medical association emphasizing minimally invasive surgery in obstetrics and gynecology

National Women's Health Network: The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

Organization of Teratology Information Services: Provides information exposures, that may contribute to potential birth defects.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology: SART promotes and advances the standards for the practice of assisted reproductive technology to the benefit of patients, members and society at large. Access and contact information for infertility clinics.

Society for Fetal Urology: The Society for Fetal Urology is a non-profit society whose main purpose is to promote fetal and prenatal urology, appropriate practice, and education as well as exchanges between practitioners involved in the treatment of hydronephrosis.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology: SART promotes and advances the standards for the practice of assisted reproductive technology to the benefit of our patients, members and society at large. Their website also offers ways for clients to locate and contact infertility clinics.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: SMFM's primary objectives are to promote and expand education in Maternal-Fetal medicine and to encourage the exchange of new ideas and research concerning the most recent approaches and treatments for obstetrical problems.

Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology: The mission of the Society is to promote excellence in research and practice of obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology.

Supplements

Essential Nutrients and Vitamins for Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Stand Up Girl: Becky's personal story about being a teen facing an unplanned pregnancy. She also has great information on fetal development and a column where you can hear from other teens facing pregnancy.

Teen Pregnancy: A helpful site that provides education and support to teenagers and young adults; offers a toll-free helpline.

Teratogen Services

Texas Teratogen Information Services: Statewide services for identifying substances that are harmful to the developing fetus.

Women's Health

IHR.com Infertility Resources: Provides extensive information concerning infertility, treatment options, products, and referrals for services.

Acai Berry: Information on the benefits of Acai Berry.