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La Leche League International

International. 3500 groups. Founded 1956. Support and education for breastfeeding mothers. Group discussions, personal help, classes and conferences. Publishes literature on breastfeeding and parenting. Bi-monthly newsletter and phone support network. Assistance with starting new groups.
Write:
La Leche League International
957 N. Plum Grove Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079
Voice: 1-800-525-3243 or 847-519-7730
Fax: 847-969-0460
TDD: 847-592-7570
Website: http://www.lalecheleague.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

National Association of Mothers' Centers

National. 30 sites. Founded 1975. Support, local discussion groups, activities regarding parenting, pregnancy, childbirth and work/life issues. Plus webinars and parenting blog on website. National and some local newsletters, conference and advocacy. Has up-to-date information on contacting local Mothers' Center programs, starting a center.
Write:
National Association of Mothers' Centers
1740 Old Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
Voice: 1-877-939-6667 or 516-939-6667
Fax: 516-750-5365
Website: http://www.motherscenter.org
E-Mail: info@motherscenter.org
Verified: 2/12/2014

Preeclampsia Foundation

Online. Organization dedicated to providing support, funding research, raising public awareness and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders while pregnant. Forums.
Website: http://www.preeclampsia.org
Verified: 3/5/2014

Sidelines High Risk Pregnancy Support

International network. Founded 1991. Provides support network for mothers with high-risk pregnancies and their families. Also, links together mothers of babies born premature. For either network (click on 'Request Support' or phone). Emotional support available via email, phone, and message boards. Also provides educational resources, and works on needed advocacy efforts.
Write:
Sidelines National Support Network
P.O. Box 1808
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Voice: 1-888-447-4754
Fax: 949-497-5598
Website: http://www.sidelines.org
E-Mail: sidelines@sidelines.org
Verified: 2/12/2014

BabyCenter

Online. Includes a large variety of online groups providing support and information. Groups include: Getting Pregnant; Pregnancy, Breastfeeding; Birth Clubs; Grief and Loss; High Risk Pregnancy; Preschoolers; Parents of Teens and Tweens; among many others.
Website: http://community.babycenter.com/groups
Verified: 11/5/2013

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