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Maternal and Child Health


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a private, non-profit , membership organization of the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports nurses with critical information and support to help them deliver the highest quality care for women and newborns.

The Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC) of the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supports research and research training in maternal and child health, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.

March of Dimes, Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center's mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes; 2013- .

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that identifies the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; helping children to develop and reach their full potential; and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health, Public Health Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families and communities.

The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)'s mission is to promote excellence in nursing care of children and their families through support of its members' clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy.

The Teratology Society is a multidisciplinary scientific society that studies the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects at the fundamental and clinical level, including their nature, cause and prevention.


Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine; 2006- .

Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs includes over 900 drugs including detailed neonatal and pediatric dosing information and is designed for pediatricians and other clinicians working with pediatric and neonatal patients. Philadelphia: Lexi-Comp/Wolters Kluwer Health; 1978-. Subscription required. Similar information available in the printed: Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook. Hudson (OH); Lexi-Comp and American Pharmacists Association; 18th ed.- . 2011/2012- .

Other Resources

Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ, editors. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/ Williams & Wilkins; 2011. Updated by the serial Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Update. 1988- .

Davis PJ, Cladis FP, Motoyama EK, editors. Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children. 6th ed. St. Louis; 2011.

Brucker MC, King TL, editors. Pharmacology in Women's Health. 2nd ed. Burlington (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2017.

Engorn B, Flerlage J, editors. The Harriet Lane Handbook: a manual for pediatric house officers. 20th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby; 2015.

Health Care Cost Institute. Children's Health Spending 2010-2014. Washington (DC): Health Care Cost Institute. 2015 July.

Klykylo, William M, et al. Green's Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Willams & Wilkins Health; 2014.

Martin A, Scahill L, Kratochvil CJ, editors. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: principles and practice. 2nd ed. Oxford (U.K.): Oxford University Press; 2011.

McMillan JA. The Harriet Lane Handbook of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders; 2014.

Phelps SJ, Hak EB, Crill CM, editors. Pediatric Injectable Drugs: the Teddy Bear Book. 10th ed. Bethesda (MD): American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2013.

Taketomo CT, et al., editors. Pediatric and Neonatal Dosage Handbook. Hudson (OH): Lexicomp; Washington(DC): American Pharmaceutical Association; 1992- . Annual. (also part of Lexi-comp online).

Weiner C, Buhimschi C, editors. Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2010.

Yaffe SJ, Aranda JV, editors. Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology: therapeutic principles in practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.

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