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The Prenatal and Neonatal Resource Page

An early fetal ultrasound

Prenatal care is essential for a healthy mother, child, and pregnancy. Incorporating things like prenatal vitamins and healthy exercise into your daily routine can go a long ways towards ensuring the health and well being of both mother and child. It is also important to be aware of proper prenatal testing that will alert to any development problems or abnormalities early and can help to prevent life threatening complications. Quality neonatal care, after a child is born, is also important because it is at that time when children are most susceptible to neonatal death. Read up on health information to ensure the health of you and your baby during the developing stages of life.

  • Prenatal FAQs - From the U.S. department of Health and Human Services, this site provides answers for many important questions about prenatal care.
  • Prenatal Care - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, this site provides resources to assist women during every stage of their pregnancy.
  • Prenatal Resources - Planned Parenthood provides widely assessable prenatal care and health services to women throughout the country. They pride themselves of educating the public about women’s health; hear what they have to say about prenatal care.
  • KidsHealth - Medical care during a pregnancy is just as important as the child’s health after the birth. Make sure that the proper precautions are taken to give your baby the best prenatal care possible.
  • Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) - The New York State Department of Health provides assistance to the women of New York state by providing prenatal care that is essential for a healthy pregnancy.
  • March of Dimes - Reliable Information is key to a healthy pregnancy; let the Match of Dimes help expend your knowledge of prenatal care with helpful information and resources.
  • Minors’ Access to Prenatal Care - The Guttmacher Institute explores need for prenatal care for minors, includes a list of states and their specific policies.
  • Diabetes and Prenatal Care - The American Diabetes Association addresses prenatal care for women with diabetes and the importance of proper prenatal health.
  • Prenatal Care in a Multiples Pregnancy - The American Pregnancy Association addresses concerns about the special needs associated with a multiples pregnancy and provides vital resources for mothers.
  • Barriers to Prenatal Care - North Carolina PRAMS addresses the statistical data related to the number of women in the state that, for whatever reason, do not receive proper prenatal care.
  • California Office of the Patient Advocate - Informational resources about navigating the process of finding prenatal care that you are comfortable with and working with your insurance company to find a doctor that will best fit your needs.
  • Prenatal Care Advisory - The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services warns against the risks associated with illness while pregnant and the importance of prenatal care to ensure the health of both mother and child.
  • Prenatal Testing: Should You Consider It? - The Mayo Clinic provides information about both screening and diagnostic testing.
  • Prenatal Diagnosis - Provides detailed information about the types of tests available to pregnant women. Proper diagnostic testing is vital to a child’s health and may detect abnormalities before birth.
  • Prenatal Diagnosis: Amniocentesis and CVS resources for parents interested learning more about testing options and procedures during a pregnancy.
  • Prenatal Effects of Drug Addiction - Educate yourself on the unfortunate reality of drug addiction on prenatal and childhood health.
  • Risk and Reality - An educational article alerting parents of the dangers and complications associated with alcohol and drug consumption while pregnant.
  • Westside Pregnancy Clinic - An easy guide for mothers to help determine which tests are necessary for a healthy pregnancy and when to have them done.
  • Prenatal Exercises - Fitness and exercise advice for pregnant women. This advice is tailored to pregnant women and is meant to deal with the specific physiological changes that accompany pregnancy.
  • Interactive Prenatal Development Presentation - This presentation is a great tool to help expecting parents understand the development of a child from conception to birth.
  • Interactive Prenatal Timeline - The Endowment for Human Development provides an interactive guide to fetal development, allowing parents to gain a better understanding of their pregnancy and the stages of fetal development.
  • The Periods of Prenatal Development - Gain a fuller understanding of the development of a fetus during each separate trimester through easy to read charts and simple explanation of the phases of development.
  • The Dana Foundation - Refer to the Dana Guide for an in depth explanation of fetal brain development.
  • Your Second Trimester - Understanding fetal prenatal development throughout all of the stages of pregnancy is extremely important to healthy development. Learn all about the specific developments of the fetus and the physical changes of a mother during the second trimester.
  • Your Third Trimester - The most exciting and hectic time for most expecting mothers, the third trimester presents a very specific set of challenges and changes; use this article to better prepare yourself and your baby for a health final trimester.
  • Eating Right While Pregnant - This complete guide to healthy eating is a great resource for expecting mothers looking to modify their diet, it also provides explanations as to why some foods are better for you than others.
  • Weight Gain and Eating Right When Pregnant - What to Expect When You’re Expecting is well-known for giving advice to pregnant women and mothers, learn what they have to say about weight changes and diets while pregnant.
  • Are You Eating Right? - A guide to a healthy diet for pregnant women, including which foods are high in important vitamins and nutrients.
  • Exercise and Pregnancy - It is important to not only maintain a healthy diet when pregnant, but to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Learn about the importance of exercise when pregnant.
  • The Neonatal Period - The neonatal period is a time of elevated health risks, and the highest percentage of child deaths occur during this time. Obtain information about the neonatal period and the important developments and risks that occur during this time period.
  • The World Health Organization - WHO addresses neonatal on a global scale and provides valuable resources for new mothers to help them deal with this high risk time in their child’s life.
  • Jaundice - This resource provides helpful information to parents of children with jaundice.
  • Mother and Child Health - Neonatal health is often closely related to the health of the mother. Learn more about the crisis of maternal and neonatal health worldwide.