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La Leche League

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.


La Leche League

P.O. Box 4079

Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079

Voice: 1-800-525-3243 or 847-519-7730

Fax: 847-969-0460

TDD: 847-592-7570


Verified: 1/16/2013

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.


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



Verified: 1/15/2013

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.


Verified: 2/14/2013

Sidelines High Risk Pregnancy Support

National network. Founded 1991. Trained former high risk pregnancy moms provide support to current high risk patients and their families. Provides educational resources, advocacy and emotional support via phone and e-mail.


Sidelines National Support Network

P.O. Box 1808

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Voice: 1-888-447-4754

Fax: 949-497-5598



Verified: 1/8/2013

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