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Resource Guide for Prenatal Testing
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.
Address: 1425 Greenway Drive, Suite 440 Irving, Texas 75038
Phone number: (800) 672-2296
Internet address: http://www.americanpregnancy.org
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.
Internet address: http://www.marchofdimes.com
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.
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.
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.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall
- Review Date: 09/2012
- Update Date: 09/10/2012