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American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsS (ACOG

Address:

409 12th St., S.W., PO Box 96920

Washington, D.C. 20090-6920

Phone number:

(800) 673-8444

(202) 638-5577

Internet address:

http://www.acog.org

Description:

Founded in 1951, ACOG today has over 46,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing healthcare for women. Based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization. ACOG works primarily in four areas: (1) serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women, (2) maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members, (3) promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care, and (4) increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's healthcare.

AMERICAN PREGNANCY ASSOCIATION

Address:

1425 Greenway Drive, Suite 440

Irving, Texas 75038

Phone number:

(800) 672-2296

Description:

The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness. Their website provides a large variety of information related to before, during, and after pregnancy.

MARCH OF DIMES BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION

Address:

1275 Mamaroneck Avenue

White Plains, NY 10605

Description:

The March of Dimes is committed to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality through research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The website provides information related to pregnancy and newborns for both patients and healthcare professionals.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Address:

P.O. Box 3006

Rockville, MD 20847

Phone number:

(800) 370-2943

Internet address:

http://www.nichd.nih.gov

Description:

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health. NICHD is committed to ensuring that every baby is born healthy and wanted and that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), created by Congress in 1962, supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. The website provides health information and funding information, as well as the latest news and clinical studies.

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER

Address:

Office on Women's Health

Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E

Washington, DC 20201

Phone number:

(800) 994 WOMAN (9662)

Internet address:

http://womenshealth.gov/

Description:

The National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States through its innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information. Their website provides information in English and Spanish on health, disease, health campaigns, and events. It has content for both patients and healthcare providers.

Last reviewed September 2012 by Brian Randall

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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