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External linkpdf file ABC's...Pregnancy Tips (A-Z): Having a Healthy Pregnancy [PDF | 87KB] Exit Disclaimer
Not all birth defects can be prevented, but a woman can take some actions that increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.
External link A Safe Sleep For All Babies
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and several child safety partners launch national educational campaign on crib safety for new and expectant parents.
External link Maternal Child Health Library at Georgetown University Exit Disclaimer
Georgetown offers online health information through their Maternal Child Health Library. Find updated, online information including resources about autism Exit Disclaimer, pregnancy prevention Exit Disclaimer, infant loss Exit Disclaimer and other topics.
External linkpdf file National Healthy Start Releases Latest Toolkit [PDF | 1MB] Exit Disclaimer
For September 2010, National Healthy Start Association is launching their new National Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign, Celebrate Day 366...Every Baby Deserves a Chance. The toolkit was developed by NHSA to help Healthy Start Projects and other community-based organizations increase national awareness about the factors that contribute to infant mortality in the United States. It is available online and includes promotional materials, fundraising and advocacy activities, statistical resources and public relations and marketing tips.
External link Tracking Your Child’s Developments
The CDC is offering information and interactive tools to help parents monitor their child’s development beyond the usual signs parents look for, like height and weight. Although the site provides information for parents who may be concerned about autism, developmental signs are available to any parent who desires to see if their child’s behavior corresponds with his or her age.
External link Pregnancy Care for the Disadvantaged
Are you pregnant but financially disadvantaged? If you are pregnant, programs in your State can help you have a healthy baby. These programs offer medical care, support and advice for pregnant women, information about health insurance and other services you and your baby may need.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network's Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs Exit Disclaimer
This web page contains birth defects resources grouped by state as well as national and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) links.
External link CDC's Folic Acid Page
This page provides useful information on folic acid including FAQs, a list of cereals that contain folic acid, a folic acid quiz, information on the National Folic Acid Campaign and a section for health professionals.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network Exit Disclaimer
This web site offers a network formed to establish local, state and national birth defect resources. The focus is on surveillance and research, identifying prevention strategies, and assisting families and their providers.
External link March of Dimes Exit Disclaimer
Ever on the vanguard in research into birth defects, this organization provides a one-stop shopping platform that has something for everyone from the novice as well as the advanced user.
External link Birth Defects (from A-Z)
The information on this web page is categorized into useful chunks such as Diagnosis/Symptoms, Prevention/Screening, Coping and Specific Conditions. It is a great starting page for learning about birth defects.
External link National Institutes of Health Web Site for Child Health and Human Development
This National Institute of Child Health and Human Development site provides fast and easy access to a wide array of information, from child health, to developmental disorders, to women's health, to basic and clinical research. This site is useful not only to people who need health information; it's also a tool for scientists who need research information. It is intended for the general public, scientists, and the news media.
External link Breastfeeding - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web Site
Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections.

Read more about the benefits of breastfeeding by visiting CDC's breastfeeding home page.

External link Preconception Care - Start Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy before it Takes Place
Preparing for a healthy pregnancy starts before the pregnancy itself. Use the resources on this web site as a guide for having a healthy and happy preganancy. The main goal of preconception care is to provide health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies.
External link Maternal and Child Health Library Knowledge Path on Infant Mortality Exit Disclaimer
This knowledge path on infant mortality for health professionals, policymakers, researchers, and families offers a selection of recent, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other prevention programs, and report on research aimed at identifying causes and promising intervention strategies.
External link National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Back to Sleep Campaign
African American infants are at greater risk for SIDS. To address this issue, the Back to Sleep campaign sponsors, the National Black Child Development Institute and several other organizations, worked together to develop materials for a new initiative to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in African American communities. Brochures and magnets are now available. Single copies may be ordered online or by calling the NICHD Clearinghouse toll-free at 1-800-370-2943.
External link National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center Exit Disclaimer
The National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC) provides information services and technical assistance on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. The goal is to promote understanding of SIDS and provide comfort to those affected by SIDS through information sharing.

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