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Maternity and Newborn Resources for Consumers

If you would like to learn more about maternity and newborn care, below is a list of reputable state and national Websites that you may find helpful. 

For more information, including a list of sites in Utah that provide low cost or sliding scale prenatal care, please call the Utah Department of Health’s Baby Your Baby program at 1-800-826-9662.

American Academy of Pediatrics - offers a wide range of helpful information for parents including how and where to find a pediatrician, safety and injury facts, and immunization tips.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - is a national medical organization representing over 52,000 members who provide health care for women.   ACOG develops standards of care during pregnancy including recommendations about prenatal screening for possible genetic conditions.

HealthInsight – is the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for both Utah and Nevada. View easy-to-read rankings of Utah hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and customer satisfaction.  

March of Dimes - Whether you’re pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant or parenting a newborn, you’re bound to have questions. Find the answers you’re looking for here.

National Women’s Health Information Center - touts itself as “the most reliable and current information resource on women’s health today.”  Site users are reminded that getting informed is the first step in keeping yourself and your baby healthy. Sponsored by the federal agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Utah Department of Health, Pregnancy Risk Line - a free, private, and easy-to-use telephone information service that answers questions about medicines, drugs, chemicals, and other environmental exposures that can potentially harm an embryo, fetus, or infant.

Utah Department of Health, Reproductive Health Program - provides consumer resources designed to educate women, families, health care providers, and the community about reproductive health issues.

The Health Data Committee has produced several other facility comparison reports for Utah citizens.  Additional resources for those reports can be accessed from the following links:

Gallbladder  |  Heart/Stroke  |  Hip/Knee |  Pneumonia

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