First Trimester

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The pregnancy test just came back positive. Now what? Get your pregnancy off to a fun and healthy start by checking out these online resources, that's what!

American Dietetic Association
An excellent source of information on nutrition-related topics related to pregnancy and breastfeeding -- everything from keeping your breakfast down to making sure that you're getting the nutrients that your baby and your body need.

American Pregnancy Association: Fetal Development -- First Trimester
How your body changes and your baby starts to develop during the early weeks of pregnancy.

Canadian Association of Midwives
An excellent launching pad to learning about midwifery options in Canada.

March of Dimes
The best place to turn on the Web for authoritative information on what it takes to give your baby the healthiest possible start in life.

Medline Plus: Pregnancy
Stay updated on pregnancy health news via the pregnancy news page at the U.S> National Library of Medicine. (Brought to you by the National Institutes of Health.)
A fabulous Canadian source of information on the effects of drugs, chemicals, and disease during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition
An excellent source of information on what you can do to increase your odds of giving birth to a healthy baby.

The Mother of All Blogs
Ann Douglas -- author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Pregnancy Organizers and the other books in The Mother of All Books® series writes a daily blog that focuses on pregnancy, parenting, and other topics of interest to parents and parents-to-be. Tip Sheets
Eager to get the lowdown on how your sex life is likely to change during pregnancy? Looking for some pointers on what baby gear you do -- and do not -- need? Wondering what spa treatments can be safely enjoyed during pregnancy? Check out the tip sheets section of this website for the scoop on all of these topics, plus a whole lot more.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
The Public Education: Pregnancy and BIrth page of this information-packed website contains detailed information on everything from Group B strep during pregnancy to multiple births to coping with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Definitely worth a look, whether you're living in The Great White North or not.