Medical Resources

There are a lot of websites that provide helpful medical information about various aspects of preterm birth and prematurity. Here is a list of websites that help explain most of the common problems that preemies face.

Medical Information Websites:

Baby First is a single destination where neonatal doctors and nurses can exchange insight and experiences online – across a range of neonatal care specialties. With content populated by clinicians and renowned experts, the Web site at the same time offers parents and families of premature babies a trusted resource to gain a better understanding of what they can expect in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – with insight into common terms, procedures, equipment, post-hospital care, and more.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is dedicated to helping moms have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to empower people to manage their health. They accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is CDC’s primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. provides users with credible, reliable health information on:

  • Data and Statistics
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Emergencies and Disasters
  • Environmental Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Injury, Violence and Safety
  • Life Stages and Populations
  • Travelers’ Health
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • And more…


WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

Pub Med Health

PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 105,900 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.

As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you’ll have if you don’t. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be affected by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families.

American Diabetes Association – Pregnancy Information

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes through:

  • funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes
  • delivering services to hundreds of communities
  • providing objective and credible information
  • giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes



The resources provided here include lists of websites that provide a wide range of information about prematurity and about caring for preterm infants. General Information Resources and Financial Resources are also available.