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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
http://www.sbpep.org
PEP was founded by a group of mothers to offer each other support after the births of their children. PEP is a nonprofit corporation staffed by trained parent volunteers.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov
This U.S. government agency is charged with promoting and improving the health of mothers and children.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
http://www.icea.org
ICEA offers professional certification programs for childbirth educators and includes a list of ICEA-certified educators for expectant parents wishing to attend prepared childbirth classes.

Zero to Three
http://www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
http://www.acog.org
This site offers information on numerous health issues. The women's health section includes readings on pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum care, breast health, menopause, contraception, and more.

MyPlate for Moms
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/mypyramidmoms
MyPlate for Moms tailors the USDA's food guide to suit the individual needs of pregnant and nursing women.

Pregnancy / Womenshealth.gov
http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/
Helping pregnant women learn what they can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give babies a healthy start to life.

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