Managing Pregnancy Risks

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General Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Pregnancy Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March of Dimes

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Women’s Health Information Center

Sidelines: National High Risk Pregnancy Support Network

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Preconception Health

American Pregnancy Association: Pre-Conception Health for Women

March of Dimes: Before You’re Pregnant

National Women’s Health Information Center: Before You Get Pregnant

Nutrition and Exercise

Centers for Disease Control: Folic Acid

March of Dimes: Fitness for Two

March of Dimes: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

National Women’s Health Information Center: Fish Facts

National Women’s Health Information Center: Food Don’ts

Weight Gain

March of Dimes: Track Your Weight Gain

Institute of Medicine: Weight Gain Guidelines

Specific Risks

High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy:

American Academy of Family Physicians: Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy:

American Diabetes Association: Pregnancy and Diabetes

American Diabetes Association: Good Prenatal Care and Diabetes

American Diabetes Association: What is Gestational Diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Take Charge of Your Diabetes

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Managing Gestational Diabetes

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: For Women with diabetes, Your Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnancy Over 35:

March of Dimes: Pregnancy After 35

Overweight and Pregnant:

March of Dimes: Pregnancy and the Overweight Woman

Teenage Pregnancy:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Especially for Teens: Having a Baby

March of Dimes: Teenage Pregnancy

Stress and Pregnancy:

March of Dimes: Stress

American Academy of Family Physicians: How to Cope Better With Life’s Challenges

Prenatal Testing

Womenshealth.gov: Prenatal Care Fact Sheet

American Pregnancy Association: Prenatal Testing

Tobacco and Pregnancy

Centers for Disease Control: Tobacco Use and Pregnancy

March of Dimes: Smoking

Work and Pregnancy

Department of Labor: Family and Medical Leave Act Fact sheet

March of Dimes: Work and Pregnancy

National Association of Working Women

Working Mother

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Pregnancy Discrimination

Premature Birth

March of Dimes: Fact Sheet: Premature Birth

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