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Pregnancy Questions? Top Five Sites To Find The Answers

Pregnancy Questions? Top Five Sites To Find The Answers

Written By: Cassandra Aviles on August 26, 2014

When you're pregnant, you start accumulating a lot of stuff. Maternity clothes, baby products, and most abundantly, advice. Sure, it's great to hear from others who have gone through the process themselves. But sometimes it can be hard to sort one person's experience from what you should expect in your own pregnancy.

Accurate and reliable information does exist on the internet, you just need to know where to go to find it. That's why we compiled this top five list of places to find accurate answers to your most pressing pregnancy questions.

Resource #1: Baby Center

Answers for: Baby development questions

Baby Center is the online mecca for expecting parents. According to their stats, seven in ten US-born babies had parents using Baby Center during their pregnancy. Full of expert advice, up-to-date news, and interactive features, Baby Center has really helpful and reliable information for all soon-to-be moms and dads. They even send weekly emails that help you track your baby's growth throughout your pregnancy. You know, for when you want to know exactly when your baby has reached the size of a walnut.

Resource #2: Consumer Reports

Answers for: Baby product questions

Beyond cars and washers, did you know Consumer Reports rates baby products too? When you set up your baby registry, it can be tough to tell which products to add and which products to ignore. That's why Consumer Reports' unbiased reviews are so helpful. They can tell you which products are safest, most durable, and the overall best buy.

Resource #3: Women's Health

Answers for: Pregnancy and childcare policy questions

No, not the magazine. This government-run site has all the information you need around federal laws, state policies, and legal rights around your pregnancy and birth plan. Whether you want to fact check your HR brochure against the Family Medical Leave Act or even what the Affordable Care Act means for your pregnancy coverage, this site has the answers.

Resource #4: EWG Skin Deep

Answers for: Pregnancy beauty and skin product questions

When you become pregnant, the contents of your medicine cabinet might start looking a bit more ominous. It's hard to know which products are safe to use and which you should avoid. That's why the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is so crucial. They rate hundreds of products based on their ingredients so you know which gels, lotions and creams to keep and which ones to toss.

Resource #5: Amwell

Answers for: Pregnancy health, medical and nutrition questions

Websites are great but sometimes you need to talk to a real doctor. Sure, we're biased but we honestly believe Amwell is every pregnant woman's best friend. With doctors available 24 hours a day to answer any question you might have, you won't need to go on another Google symptom binge at 3 in the morning. There are even nutritionists in case you need to rehaul your eating to comply with all the different pregnancy-related food restrictions.