Better Than Google: 7 Places to Get Your Pregnancy, Birth and Newborn Life Questions Answered

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When it comes to having your pregnancy, birth and newborn questions answered, you want quality, not just quantity. That's not to say ditch Google altogether, but be mindful of where it leads you. That opinion piece written by another parent that popped up at the top of the list just may not be a good fit for you and your experience. The websites below on the other hand, were created specifically to offer professional, high-quality information.

Choices in Childbirth
choicesinchildbirth.org

Choices in Childbirth is a nonprofit that provides educational resources to parents so they can understand their options and choose what they want. They have a fantastic timeline folks can use to choose what resources they want to access based on where they are in their pregnancy journey.

American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
acog.org/patients

ACOG has an extensive list of fact sheets on everything from contraception to menopause. There are specifically a few sections of fact sheets devoted to pregnancy and labor, delivery and postpartum care. They're not super pretty, but they get the job done!

Our Moment of Truth
ourmomentoftruth.com

Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, this website has a blog-style layout with a variety of tags you can use to find posts on different topics. The healthy birth tag is a great place to start. Find it here.

Text4Baby
text4baby.org

Text4Baby is a free app that has health and safety tips as well as answers to common questions and concerns parents may have during pregnancy and in the first year with their newborn. It also texts you each week to tell you about how your baby is growing and can personalize information it sends you with updates you give it — even reminding you about appointments you have coming up!

Improving Birth
improvingbirth.org

Improving Birth is all educating expecting parents on how to make safe and informed decisions about your body and your baby. They have a blog as well as toolkits for folks who want to keep their care providers accountable and folks who have already experienced birth trauma. You can also search for your doctor's c-section rate from their resources page.

Choosing Wisely
choosingwisely.org

From the American Board of Internal Medicine, this site was created promote conversations between patients and their care providers based on evidence. Take a look at the patient resources they have on birth here.

La Leche League
llli.org/resources.html

La Leche League is all about breastfeeding. They have tons of articles and podcasts on pretty much any breast-feeding related topic you can imagine, they have forums for parents to ask questions and get answers from each other through, and they have ways you can ask them your specific question online. Check out their massive list of answers here.