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A Parent’s Guide to Newborn Screening  External Link

This handout supplies information on newborn screening and is written specifically for new and expectant parents. The handout is intended to be given to expectant parents during the third-trimester of... Details >

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation  External Link

An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for American Indian and Alaska Native Families

This publication provides information and encouragement to American Indian and Alaska Native women on breastfeeding. It explains the benefits for baby, mom and society, and also provides frequently as... Details >

National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benefits of Comprehensive Newborn Screening  External Link

Early detection of disorders and conditions detectable through comprehensive newborn screening (CNBS) is vital. Although the newborn screening test detects disorders that cannot be cured, early invent... Details >

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation  External Link

Birth Weight Calculator  External Link

This site provides a database to calculate birth weight for newborns and for multiple births.... Details >

Mothers of Supertwins  External Link

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. Preeclampsia is also a facto... Details >

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Inducing Labor: American Pregnancy Association  External Link

Inducing labor is when the birth process is given an artificial start through medical interventions or other methods. This document discusses reasons for, the process of, and expectations for induced ... Details >

American Pregnancy Association  External Link

InfantSEE™ Program  External Link

InfantSEE™ is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, which will ... Details >

American Optometric Association  External Link

Knowledge Path: Spanish-Language Health Resources  External Link

This knowledge path has been compiled by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University. It points to recent, high-quality Spanish-language health resources for health profession... Details >

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health  External Link

Newborn Screening Tests  External Link

All states screen newborns for certain metabolic birth defects. (Metabolic refers to chemical changes that take place within living cells.) These conditions cannot be seen in the newborn, but can caus... Details >

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  External Link

Newborn Screening: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  External Link

This page answers to the most frequently asked questions by parents about newborn screening test. The page includes information on what it is, why it is done, how it is performed, and more.... Details >

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation  External Link