Pregnancy and Birth

 

New Hampshire 
NH Maternal Child Health Program

Programs & services conducted by the NH Department of Health & Human Services.

New Hampshire Maternity Quality Care Collaborative 
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network. A committee convened by NH state law, charged with improving the quality of maternity care and outcomes in NH.

Breastfeeding

Kelly Mom
Evidence-based information on breastfeeding started by a mom of three and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) 

La Leche League
Started by a group of breastfeeding moms in 1956, their primary focus has remained on the personal one-to-one sharing of information and encouragement that provides a new parent with the confidence they need to breastfeed their baby. 

General

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
Resources for Pregnancy & Birth from medical specialists

Birth By The Numbers

Their goal is to present accurate, up-to-date data and information on childbirth practices and outcomes in the United States and internationally.

Choices in Childirth
A free video series from Every Mother Counts that covers essential conversations for pregnancy, birth & beyond.

Childbirth Connection

Sponsored by The National Partnership for Women and Families.  Information on pregnancy and birth rights, informed decision making, current trends in labor & birth options, interventions and more.

Cesareanrates.org
Data & statistics on each state's rates for cesarean birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section), epidurals, labor inductions and other important labor & birth outcome data.

COVID19 for Pregnancy & Birth
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

March of Dimes Resources for Pregnancy & Birth
Since their beginnings as an organization formed to fight polio, they have been at the forefront of efforts to improve pregnanacy & birth outcomes, pioneer research, raise awareness & provide learning resources about self care during pregnancy & birth. 

Midwife Locator
A web-based service that allows health care consumers to find midwifery practices in their area. From the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Text4Baby
A free, bilingual texting service, providing information to women about caring for themselves and their babies. Users receive three free text messages per week timed to their due date or their babies’ birthdays.

Evidenced Based Birth
Started by a mom, nurse and a PhD professor & researcher, this site provides non-biased resources for the most current, evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth.

Healthy Mom & Baby
From the Association of Women's Health, Obsetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Resources on a variety of pregnancy and birth topics.

Informed Decisions for Pregnancy & Birth
From The Childbirth Connection 

California Maternity Care Collaborative Patient-Family Resources

The leading quality care collaborative in the US. They have led by using data, research and hospital partnerships to reduce preventable complications in maternal-infant care. 

Leapfrog Group Hospital Maternity Care Ratings
Enter the name of a hospital in the search bar & compare select maternity care quality measures such as c-section, early elective delivery & episiotomy rates, and more.

Maternity Quality of Care Collaboratives United States Map
Find the committee in your state that reviews and studies birth & maternity care quality.

National Accreta Foundation
Placenta Accreta (PA) is a serious complication of pregnancy & has been on the rise since c-sections have increased. Repeat cesareans increase the risk for PA. Learn more here. 

Mental Health
Reproductive Psychiatry Resource and Information Center

From the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Womens' Mental Health. Current research on treatments and medications, pregnancy and post partum depression, a blog that discusses relevant issues and other resources,  You can visit their patient resources page for a listing of psychiatric outpatient and inpatient treatment in every state.

Postpartum Support International
Awareness about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Resources for the public and professionals. A helpful discussion tool for speaking with your healthcare provider about your symptoms, medication resources and more.

Videos & Learning Resources

CesareanRates.org Patient Resources & Data
State dashboards, C-section and VBAC rates by state, and helpful videos for planning your birth and discussing surgical birth prevention with your doctor or midwife.

My Birth Matters
Learning Videos from The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Ten Tips for Taking Charge of Your Maternity Care
From Childbirth Connection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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