National Health Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics – children's health guidelines and resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – public health information and statistics

U.S. National Library Of Medicine (MedLine®/PubMed® Resource Guide)

National Institutes of Health – comprehensive health information and research

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Women's Health – the federal government's source for women's health issues, including breastfeeding

Early Head Start National Resource Center

National Head Start Association

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – federal agency supporting early childhood nutrition


Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum Resources

Lamaze International – information about normal birth

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) – Information on childbirth educators and doulas

Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) – information on childbirth/lactation educators, doulas and teen specialists.

DONA International – information on doulas

March of Dimes – preventing premature birth and help for parents with premature babies

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – facts about FAS and getting help

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. – information for parents of twins and higher order multiples, includes links to local support groups

Postpartum Support International – postpartum depression support groups and helpline


Breastfeeding Resources

La Leche League – breastfeeding information and local support groups

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) – find internationally certified lactation consultants in your area – information about breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries

United States Breastfeeding Committee


Infant & Child Safety Information

American Heart Association – find CPR classes in your area

First Candle – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support

National Capital Poison Control Center – poison information and hotline

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome – prevention education about Shaken Baby Syndrome

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – travel safety and car seat installation instructions

Red Cross – disaster preparedness and CPR classes

Safe Kids Worldwide – child safety and childproofing tips

SeatCheck – car seat information and inspection site locator

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission – consumer protection and product recalls


Healthy Lifestyle Support & Information

My Plate – government website with personalized nutrition plans – help with quitting smoking for men and women