Ultimate List Of Mom Resources
Must Read Mom Resources
I wanted to make a quick post regarding reliable and trustworthy resources for parents or parents-to-be . Below are the sites I found helpful during pregnancy and as a new mom. I was very weary when Dr. Googling (which was an addiction of mine) because I did not want a random person's opinion. I wanted FACTS!
Have a peak at the links by clicking the site title, and hopefully they will help you find some useful info, and as always, comment or email me if you have a question!
You can download their app and track everything from pregnancy to baby milestones. If you are looking for some solid expert advice, I would search this site or join a relevant forum here.
I am a firm believer in taking mom advice with a grain of salt. Because each pregnancy and child is so vastly different, do the appropriate research but know that just because it is written in a book, it may not stand true for you.
I do recommend picking up some "What to Expect" books from your library or bookstore because they may (or may not) settle your mind from all of the racing questions a new mom may have.
This website is here to help you with planning a pregnancy and what may or may not be considered a risk while pregnant. I was introduced to this resource by my amazing Nurse Practitioner, Tina, because I was on medication when we decided to try for a second baby.
By contacting Mothers Risk, Tina could tell me that although I was on medication, I still had the green light to try for baby #2 based of of Mothers Risk's findings. They informed her that the medication and dose I was on had been highly studied and carried a low risk factor.
Your Doctor, Midwife or Nurse Practitioner
Sometimes finding a doctor that you trust fully with your pregnancy can be pretty tricky. Therefore, it is always helpful to know that you have options. If you have a family doctor that you trust, consider yourself lucky and away you go.
I did not know my doctor that well when I got pregnant. One appointment I had was moved to my doctors nurse practitioner, whom I clicked with right away. She was a mom to 6 kids (eek!) and spoke to me on a mom to mom level. Most importantly, she never made me feel rushed during appointments. I could go to her with a list of questions and she would happily sit down and answer them. I trusted her completely and felt so blessed to have had her during this time!