by Boston Parents Paper
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - 800-673-8444; www.acog.org
Pamphlets on pregnancy and women’s health issues may be ordered by phone; single copies are free. For a list of materials available, go to “For Patients” tab on the website.
American College of Nurse-Midwives - 240-485-1800; www.midwife.org
The certifying body for nurse midwives offers a web-based midwife finder service.
Boston Association for Childbirth Education (BACE) – 617-244-5102; www.bace-nmc.org
Breastfeeding and childbirth education referrals.
Childbirth Connection – 212-777-5000; www.childbirthconnection.org
Information and resources to help women with pregnancy, labor and birth.
DONA International – 888-788-3662; www.dona.org
Links to help you find a birth doula or a postpartum doula, who offer support, encouragement and wisdom throughout labor and childbirth.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) – 800-686-4226; www.ican-online.org
Information and links to local ICAN chapters.
Lamaze International – 800-368-4404; www.lamaze.org
Information on preparing for childbirth; referrals to certified Lamaze instructors.
March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter – 508-366-9066; www.marchofdimes.com/massachusetts
Information on pregnancy and infant health, premature birth, preventing birth defects and the annual March for Babies.
Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy – 617-482-9122; www.massteenpregnancy.org
Parenting and childcare help for teen parents.
Resolve of New England – 781-890-2250; www.resolvenewengland.org
Provides education programs regarding infertililty, adoption and donor family-building options.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) – 800-944-4773; www.postpartum.net
Increases awareness about emotional changes during pregnancy and postpartum and offers support.