Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resources

The Fetal Maternal Center provides this Resources section with links to additional websites that offer timely information on birth plans, breastfeeding, support groups, post-partum depression and general pregnancy-related information and news.

Birth Information

Birth Source
Includes information for professionals and families. Review sample birth plans and find helpful infant care and parenting tips.

About.com
Comprehensive discussion of labor and birth and instruction in control of labor contractions from a certified childbirth education and RN — an excellent resource for mothers on bed rest who cannot attend childbirth classes in the community.

Breast Feeding Information

Breast Feeding Your Baby — The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
This comprehensive site offers information on getting started, recognizing effective suckling, troubleshooting difficulties and collecting and storing breast milk.

LaLeche League
A comprehensive site with breast-feeding information for moms and professionals. Includes FAQs, support groups, conferences and much more. Information is available in multiple languages.

Diagnoses Information

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) — Cherubs
Support group for parents and families of children with diaphragmatic hernia

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLMB)
Support organization for parents who have lost one or more of their children during a multiple gestation pregnancy. Special newsletters cover topics, including "Knowing Ahead," by and for parents who have learned during pregnancy that one of their twins or multiples will not live long after birth. "Going Longer" was written by and for parents who are going through the remainder of a twin or higher multiple gestation pregnancy after one of the babies has died in utero.

Congenital Heart Defects — Heart Connection
Support network, providing information and resources for children and adults affected by congenital heart defects.

Gastroschisis Exomphalos Extrophies Parent Support (GEEPS)
An international network of families and friends of children born with abdominal abnormalities.

Mothers of Omphaloceles (MOOS)
Internet support group for families of children with omphaloceles. Includes links to other resources and addresses all facets of the condition.

Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
The Spina Bifida Association of America's mission is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. They promote public awareness and provide funding for research.

The Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation
Includes information for families during and after pregnancy, research updates, a message board and much more.

Post-Partum Depression

Womenshealth.gov
Fact sheet for depression during and after pregnancy.

WebMD
Postpartum Depression Health Center

Pregnancy Information

American Pregnancy Association
Information on fetal development, prenatal testing, multiple births, labor, birth defects and more.

Pregnancy News

MedlinePlus
A collection of websites for late-breaking news, health advice, pregnancy anatomy and physiology, prenatal nutrition and much more.

Sidelines
Support for women on bed rest during pregnancy. Helpful articles on coping, passing time, family issues and more.