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Fertility

Fertility Friend Begin charting your fertility cycles online with this free and user-friendly chart. Track your signs of ovulation, increase your chances of conception, learn when you are and aren't fertile, and learn to recognize reproductive health issues that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Free 20 daily lessons on charting by email.

Planned Parenthood: Information on birth coctrol and pregnancy options, sexual health, STDs, abortion, getting involved, articles and research, and more.

Garden of FertilityKatie Singer's (author of Garden of Fertility and Honoring Our Cycles) Website with information on the Fertility Awareness Method and other natural birth control methods

Birthing the Future: 52 Things You Can Do to Take Action on Making Birth Better for Everyone!

Pregnancy

Having a Baby? 10 Questions You Need to Ask!

Childbirth Connection: Promotes evidence-based maternity care. "Evidence-based maternity care" means using the best research about the safety and effectiveness of specific tests, treatments, and other interventions to help guide maternity care decisions.

Labor & Birth

VBAC: Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: A woman-centered, evidence-based resource for information & support.

Waterbirth International Information, resources, and support for waterbirths. Benefits, stories, birth pools, discussions & more!

Spinning Babies:Easier Chilbirth Through Fetal Positioning (belly mapping, posture during pregnancy, positions in labor, and more)

Breech Babies Information on the dynamics of birthing a breech baby, including literature, studies, pictures, videos, stories, links & more.

Postpartum

PEP: Postpartum Education for Parents: 24hr warmline to call, a group of trained volunteers offering support and information about basic infant care, postpartum adjustment, postpartum distress, info for dads & other family members and more.

Postpartum Support InternationalAn excellent resource, support, and informational guide for women experiencing postpartum depression, or other perinatl mood disorders.

Think you might have postpartum depression? Take this online quiz

Breastfeeding

La Leche League International: Resources Page Answer pages, Local Support, Discussion Forums, Podcasts, Education, Membership, the Law, Leaders, Publications, Links & more!

Kelly mom: Breastfeeding & ParentingGeneral info, pregnancy/tandem nursing, "is this safe", herbs & breastfeeding, postpartum depression, nutrition, life with a baby, starting solids, & more

BFAR: Breastfeeding After Breast & Nipple Surgeries Information & Support for nursing after a reduction, augmentation, etc.

WABA: World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action A global network of organizations & individuals dedicated to advocating for the protection, promotion, & support of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding: #1 site for breastfeeding information, support, & attitude.

Baby Care

Circumcision Resource Center: A nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision. Our mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing. Information on the medical, social, psychological, & sexual aspects of circumcision.

Babywearing

The Baby Wearer:Featuring articles, sling safety, wearing instructions for all kinds of carriers, product reviews, discussion forums including a "for sale" section for new and used carriers

Working Outside of the Home

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women:A membership organization that helps employed women handle job rights, discrimination including pregnancy, and more. Free brochures available.

Welfare Warriors: Fighting for the Lives of Mothers & Children in Poverty Information, Helpline, emotional support, and resources for mothers who are forced to live on welfare to raise their children.

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