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Family Health

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

A trusted site with lots of helpful information on women's healthcare including pregnancy.

https://www.acog.org/Patients

Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute on Child Health and Human Development

Learn about various child and maternal health and wellness campaigns, research, and education.

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/

FamilyDoctor.org

This  resource is provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians and provides primary care information on various health conditions and prevention and wellness.

https://familydoctor.org

HealthyChildren

Provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this site has information on the ages and stages of children from baby to young adult.  Immunization and vaccine schedules, a symptom checker, and more make this an important resource.  This site does have corporate sponsors, so be aware.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

KidsHealth

This resource has doctor-reviewed information for parents, kids, teens, and educators from Nemours, a non-profit pediatric health system.  From lactose-intollerance recipes to sports injuries, this website covers a wide range of topics.

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/partners.html

LactMed

A resource to utilize when breastfeeding and taking medications.  This resource can tell you what chemicals breastfeeding mothers may be exposed to and thus exposing the baby too.  Provided by the US National Library of Medicine and the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET).

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm

OWH

The Office of Women's Health from the US Department of Health and human Services provides this resource for women anfdthe topics of health that concern them.

https://www.womenshealth.gov