Pre-Natal Testing and Pregnancy

Prenatal Testing


misc.kids FAQ on Prenatal Testing: Overview and Personal Stories
misc.kids FAQ on Pregnancy and Pre-pregnancy Tests
misc.kids FAQ on AFP and Triple Screen
misc.kids FAQ on Ultrasound
misc.kids FAQ on Amniocentesis

CDC: Birth Defects Prevention
MMWR Recommendations and Reports: Chorionic Villus Sampling and Amniocentesis: Recommendations for Prenatal Counseling
Obstetric Ultrasound page maintained by Joseph Woo, M.D.

Where to turn if you get bad news from prenatal tests

Our Kids Homepage, a page for parents of children with disabilities
Family Village, a page of disability and family related resources
Down Syndrome WWW Page
Some other Down Syndrome Resources
The Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania
Spina Bifida Home Page
The Anencephaly Support Foundation
Fragile X Research Foundation Home Page
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and other disorders home page

Abiding Hearts is an organization for women who are continuing a pregnancy after a diagnosis of a fatal or short-life-expectancy birth defect. Their goal is to support parents as they make decisions regarding the birth of their child, funeral or memorial preperations, or how to spend whatever time they will have with their child. They also try to work with hospitals and patient-right advocates to make sure the families are treated with respect and dignity, as well as to educated care-givers as to the special needs of these families.

The mailing address for Abiding Hearts is P.O. box 5245 Bozeman, Montana 59717 (406)587-7421 or (205)595-1503.

Parents who have interrupted a pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis can visit A Heartbreaking Choice, a new web site with articles and resources for parents who have been in this unfortunate situation.



General Pregnancy Resources

Birth Planning FAQ
General Pregnancy FAQ (part 1 of 2)
General Pregnancy FAQ (part 2 of 2)
Group B Strep FAQ
Bradley Method FAQ
Pregnancy Nutrition FAQ
Morning Sickness FAQ

Robin Elise Seibert's Pregnancy, Reproduction, and Health Education page has many other FAQS and links to other sites with information about pregnancy. This is one of the most comprehensive childbirth and pregnancy sites on the net.

Ask NOAH About Pregnancy: NOAH is a web site with information on a variety of health topics. The pregnancy section has pages covering preconception through childbirth, including a lot of information from the March of Dimes.

DONA's Homepage has information about doulas (labor support people).


Pregnancy Loss and Infertility

FAQ on Miscarriage, Part 1/3
FAQ on Miscarriage, Part 2/3
FAQ on Miscarriage, Part 3/3

SPALS (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support) is a warm and compassionate group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. If you are interested, please send email to SPALS-request@inforamp.net and follow the instructions provided for subscription.

ONNA is a mailing list for women who are dealing with the frustration of trying to get pregnant, but not yet succeeding. It is not necessarily an infertility list, since it is open both to those who have been diagnosed as having fertility problems, and those who are feeling the frustration of not being pregnant, but haven't actually been trying for long enough to be considered infertile.

To SUBSCRIBE to ONNA, send mail to listserv@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu with the following command in the body of the message:

subscribe onna

RESOLVE Home Page. RESOLVE is a support organization for people with fertility problems. The RESOLVE Home Page has a variety of links related to infertility and adoption.
INCIID Home Page. The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the exchange of information between fertility experts and those who suffer from infertility and pregnancy loss. The INCIID Home Page contains information on INCIID events, INCIID fact sheets, and a geographical directory of physicians.
The Atlanta Reproductive Health Centre Home Page is perhaps the oldest and most comprehensive medical infertility site on the net.
Hygeia(tm) An Online Journal for Women's Health and Healing is a page run by an ob/gyn, devoted to infertility and pregnancy and neonatal loss. It contains poetry, articles, and a page for readers to share their experiences.
The SIDS Network Page has plenty of useful information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The soc.support.pregnancy.loss page has the charter and FAQ for that newsgroup.
http://www.fertilethoughts.net has Newsgroup FAQs on Infertility + Miscarriage Info, Discount Fertility Drugs, BBTchart Spreadsheet

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