Peninsula Regional Medical Center's Women's & Children's Services suggests you visit the following weblinks for further valuable information.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight.
Child Passenger Safety Program-Message from NHTSA
Through education, training, enforcement, outreach and legislation, NHTSA seeks to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and size every time they travel in a motor vehicle. While great progress has been achieved in recent years in preventing child occupant deaths and injuries, and increasing the correct use of child safety seats, booster seats and safety belts - thanks in no small measure to the tireless dedication of NHTSA and its many partners in the child passenger safety community - more work needs to be done to protect child occupants who remain at heightened risk
Pregnancy-Provides you a wealth of information on pregnancy and childbirth
Healthy Children - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The only Web site backed by 60,000 AAP member pediatricians, HealthyChildren.org offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content.
La Leche League International
La Leche League International strives to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.