Exploring Pregnancy

Exploring Pregnancy

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Here are just a few of the many websites that cover different aspects of pregnancy: what to expect, fertility, preparing for complications and more. Click through the links for the best of pregnancy education online.

Medline Plus

  • Male Infertility–Male infertility is a term used by doctors for a man unable to get a woman pregnant after at least one year of trying. This section of MedlinePlus, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, focuses on bringing viewers the latest news, research findings, diagnoses, causes and treatments related to male infertility.

  • Female Infertility–Female infertility is a term used by doctors for a woman unable to get pregnant after at least one year of trying, or for a woman that keeps having miscarriages. This section of MedlinePlus, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, focuses on bringing viewers the latest news, research findings, diagnoses, causes and treatments related to female infertility.

  • Pregnancy and Medicines–Always speak to your health care provider before you start or stop any medication. Not using medicine that you need may be more harmful to you and your baby.

  • C-Section–Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this website is an interactive tutorial about C-sections. Navigate through information about pregnancy, labor, indications of the necessity for a Cesarean section, the procedure itself, possible risks and more. The site also includes a self-running option of the presentation, as well as a text summary of the tutorial.

  • Premature Babies–This website, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), discusses information on premature infants, which are born before the 37th week of pregnancy and may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Investigate the latest news, nutrition information, coping mechanisms, videos, financial issues, research, journal articles and more.

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18 Ways to Make a Baby

Visitors can learn about the various techniques, time and activities involved, whether surgery is required and the estimated expense to conceive in this manner. Discuss the heated debate of human cloning and view the opinions of three radically different scientists. Learn how cells divide and how each new cell carries a complete set of chromosomes.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Pregnancy

This website is for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Explore information on what to do before, during and after pregnancy.

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Healthy Pregnancy

Created by the National Women's Health Information Center, this website is a guide to having a healthy pregnancy. Whether you're dreaming of becoming a mother, trying to conceive or currently pregnant, this is the place to be. Visitors are invited to learn what you can do before, during and after your pregnancy to give your baby the best start to life. Come begin your journey to motherhood here.

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Nurse-Family Partnership: Helping First Time Parents Succeed

The official online resource of Nurse-Family Partnership, a website designed with the goal of fostering long-term success for first-time mothers and their babies.

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Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

Whether you are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant or parenting a newborn, you are sure to have many questions. This website invites visitors to find the answers to these questions through feature articles, news updates, topic headings and more. Search the site using keywords to quickly access specific information.

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Websites for Children

Here is a selection of online resources - designed just for kids.

KidsHealth for Kids: Dealing with Feelings

Presents online information resources devoted to the emotional feelings of children and teens. Offers information for children, parents and health professionals. Includes a site search engine and information on the publisher, Nemours Foundation. Provides access to other KidsHealth sites.

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