Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide patients with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.
If you don't want to deal with using RSS, PeRSSonalized Pregnancy, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.
This video shows how it works:
You can insert the term "pregnancy" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on pregnancy automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on pregnancy-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "The latest Pregnancy News & Obstetrics News articles published daily. Includes news on preterm births, prenatal exposure to drugs, foods and toxins, fetal monitoring and complications during pregnancy, labor and child birth."
Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site.
Description: "Patient UK was first launched in 1997 by PiP (Patient Information Publications). It started as a directory of UK websites which provided information of health, disease and related issues."
Quality: Content is created by medical professionals. See the editorial board here.
Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
Description: "Whatever your questions, understanding your pregnancy week by week can help you make good decisions throughout your pregnancy. Learn nutrition do's and don'ts, and get the basics on other healthy pregnancy issues — from exercise to back pain and sex. The more you know about your pregnancy week by week, the more manageable your pregnancy may seem."
Description: "Disney Family was created to help parents with the most important job of their lives: raising their family in the best environment possible. We are committed to creating a nurturing, safe, and well-informed environment for guests and members to expand their parenting knowledge in a fun, entertaining way -- just what you'd expect from one of the most trusted names in family entertainment."
Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
Description: "Your body is changing and your moods are volatile. You are pregnant. Are you ready? Learn about what's happening to you and your baby at the Pregnancy Learning Center. From preparing to get pregnant and preventing pregnancy, to knowing what to expect during pregnancy through delivery, the Learning Center offers a wealth of multimedia information to help guide you through this special time."
Description: "Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. Whether you're dreaming of motherhood, trying to conceive, or already pregnant, you've come to the right place. This section of womenshealth.gov will help you learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give your baby a healthy start to life."
Quality: This site is owned and maintained by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Description: "If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions. This website will help you learn how to be healthy (before, during, and after pregnancy) and give your baby a healthy start to life."
Quality: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Description: "The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Our esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise our Medical Editorial Board. Our Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness."
Description: "Find pregnancy information, pregnancy recipes, pregnancy exercises, how to lose baby weight fast, week by week calendar, a free pregnancy stages newsletter, and more. From baby names tool, getting pregnant, trimester guides, labor and delivery, we offer tools, ovulation calculator, recipes, workouts and community."
Quality: "Fit Pregnancy is the first and most-trusted source of information and tools for today’s active pregnant woman and new mother. Our fresh, energetic design reflects her smart, stylish sensibility and our relevant, award-winning editorial enables her to make educated decisions for a joyful pregnancy, healthy baby and confident life as a new mom."
Description: "Everyday Health is for consumers who need to manage their conditions daily, get answers to their most important health-related questions, or find thorough information about how to get and stay well."
Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health.
The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
Description: "MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site."
Quality: "Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified etexecutives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere."
Description and content: "We want to break down the "medical language barrier" between the doctor and the patient. Critical medical information must be presented in a clear and understandable language so that the patient fully understands his or her choices and decisions. Ultimately, it is the patient who must make the critical health choices."
Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.
AClick here to see all the pregnancy-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.