Obstetrics: For Patients and Consumers
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Many Institutes and Centers at the NIH pursue research with the aim of improving women’s health.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a professional organization of women’s health specialists that maintains patient information on issues of pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum care, gynecological conditions, and other women’s health topics.
The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States.
The website of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals offers a wide array of resources including continuing education, clinical publications, patient resources, featured research, breaking news, and links to additional information. The materials are organized by 14 broad reproductive health topics .
The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) is a professional association committed to significantly increasing women’s access to quality maternity care by supporting the work and practice of certified professional midwives.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a professional membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.
Services, Resources, and Support
The American Pregnancy Association maintains resources on various pregnancy topics, including a directory of health care professionals. In addition to general information, the website has a forum for discussing topics of current interest.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012