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10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant

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OrganizationInternational 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.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Husband-Coached Birth
http://www.bradleybirth.com
This website describes the goals of the Bradley method of childbirth and can help expectant parents find an instructor in their area.

OrganizationAmerican College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
http://www.acnm.org
The ACNM supports the practice of midwifery through research, accreditation of midwife education programs, and establishment of clinical practice standards.

OrganizationAmerican 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.

OrganizationLamaze International
http://www.lamaze.org
The mission of Lamaze International is to promote a birth experience that is "awake, aware, and supported by family and friends" through education and advocacy.

OrganizationNational Association of Childbearing Centers
http://www.birthcenters.org
The National Association of Childbearing Centers is an organization that supports the midwifery model of care for expectant parents, birth center professionals, and health policy advocates.



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