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Resource Guide for Prenatal Testing
by Mary Calvagna, MS
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
PO Box 70620
Washington, D.C. 20024-9998
Founded in 1951, ACOG today has over 58,000 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 4 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.
AMERICAN PREGNANCY ASSOCIATION
1425 Greenway Drive, Suite 440
Irving, Texas 75038
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.
MARCH OF DIMES BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
31 Center Drive
Building 31, Room 2A32 MSC 2425
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
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.
Office on Women's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
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.
Last reviewed December 2016 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015
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