A note about Web resources
The Internet contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Yahoo, MSN, Google) with search terms such as “pregnancy” or “pregnant” will produce a robust listing for review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the Internet since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he/she trusts. The listings on this page are by no means complete, but are presented for your convenience.
Air Force Instructions (AFIs)
Air Force Instructions (AFIs) offer specific information about pregnancy for active duty personnel and their dependents. Review AFI 10-203 Duty Limiting Conditions and AFI 44-102 Medical Care Management for additional information.
- Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid are now under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services umbrella organization. Contact them if you cannot afford healthcare insurance.
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
(800) MEDICARE or (800) 633-4227
- Food Assistance Programs
Nutrition.gov is a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has links to multiple food and nutrition assistance programs.
National Agricultural Library
Food and Nutrition Information Center
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
- March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
The March of Dimes works to help reduce birth defects and infant mortality.
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
- National Adoption Center
The story of the National Adoption Center is the story of hope ... the hope that somewhere there are families who would consider adopting children whose parents could not care for them. “There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
(800) TO-ADOPT or (215) 735-9988
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a division of the Administration for Children & Families, under the Office of Family Assistance. Contact them to find the TANF program in your state.
370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to report a safety problem with a consumer product.
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 638-CPSC or (800) 638-2772
TTY (301) 595-7054
Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Messages can be left anytime.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk, by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare. WIC is a program of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Visit their website for a list of state toll-free numbers.
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Fax: (703) 305-2196