Pregnancy Precautions: FAQs
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The mission of the CDC is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Call: (800) CDC-INFO
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
This U.S. government agency is charged with promoting and improving the health of mothers and children.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
NOFAS is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected. Call: (800) 66-NOFAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institute
The mission of this nonprofit corporation is to identify, understand, and care for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and to prevent future generations with this disability. Call: (253) 531-2878
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes seeks to prevent birth defects, infant mortality, low birthweight, and lack of prenatal care.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA is the government agency that works to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.
American Pregnancy Association
This national organization promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness. Call: (800)672-2296
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
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.
American Academy of Family Physicians
This site, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), provides information on family physicians and health care, a directory of family physicians, and resources on health conditions.