Safe Fetus – http://www.safefetus.com/ – Check the safety of prescription and over the counter medications, herbs, and dietary supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
March of Dimes –http://marchofdimes.com – Kentucky’s pre-term birth rate is higher than the national average. We are one of 14 states and provinces to a “red flag” from the March of Dimes. Their efforts support healthcare and self-care practices that encourage keeping pregnancies and births low-risk and healthy. They also provide support for families who are experiencing pre-term birth and other serious health issues with their newborns. This website provides information on healthy pregnancy and birth as well as what to expect from various medical issues that may arise.
Kentucky Teen Pregnancy Coalition –http://www.kytpc.org/ – The mission of Kentucky Teen Pregnancy Coalition is to reduce adolescent pregnancy in Kentucky by bringing individuals and organizations concerned by adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting. Information, resources, and how you can get involved.
Birth True Blog – Blog from a Kentucky Lamaze Childbirth Educator and birth doula on topics surrounding healthy pregnancy and birth in our state. http://birthtrueblog.wordpress.com
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing – The website of one of the nation’s leading midwifery education programs located in Hyden, Kentucky (Leslie County). http://www.frontierschool.edu/
International Cesarean Awareness Network – An organization supporting the awareness of the risks and benefits associated with cesarean surgery, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), and emotional support for women who have experienced cesarean section. http://www.ican-online.org The Louisville Chapter http://www.icanoflouisville.com.
Childbirth Connection – Factual, up-to-date, information on healthy pregnancy and birth. A wealth of information for expecting parents and healthcare providers alike. See their free brochure The Rights of Childbearing Women –http://www.childbirthconnection.com
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)- An organization of healthcare professionals and advocates seeking to improve the outcomes for mothers and baby in pregnancy and birth. See their handout – Having a Baby? 10 Questions to Ask – http://www.motherfriendly.org
The Cord Blood Center- An organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of public cord blood banking. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia and is now being used in older patients. Our mission is to help others understand how they can benefit and help save the lives of sick children in need.There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. –http://www.cordbloodbanking.com