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9 Great Information Sources About Baby and You

A mother and father with their baby.

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  1.—"Teenage Pregnancy" and a vast array of other accessible information on pregnancy from the National Library of Medicine.
  2.—"Coping with the Physical Changes and Discomforts of Pregnancy," "Nutrition During Pregnancy for Vegetarians" and other consumer-friendly pieces.
  3.—"Exercising During Pregnancy" and, just for kids, "Things to Expect When Your Mom is Pregnant" from the Nemours Foundation.
  4.—"Later Childbearing" and "You and Your Baby: Prenatal Care, Labor and Delivery, and Postpartum Care" from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5.—"Just for Dads: Helping Out," an extensive "to do" list for expectant fathers to help them prepare for baby's arrival.
  6.—Printer-friendly Q&A's such as "Pregnancy: Should I use a Seat belt" and "Pregnancy and Exercise: What You Can Do for a Healthy Pregnancy" from the American Academy of Physicians.
  7.—In-depth pregnancy information from The National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  8.—"ABC's … Pregnancy Tips," an easy-to-use alphabet soup of good tips and links to many other public and private agencies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  9.—"Fit for Two: Tips for Pregnancy" and much more from the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Winter 2008 Issue: Volume 3 Number 1 Page 27