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Sites for Parents-to-be
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THE PREGNANCY - help during the pregnancy

About.com's pregnancy site
http://pregnancy.about.com
Excellent starting point. One-stop shop for all kinds of resources.

ePregnancy.com
http://www.epregnancy.com
The daily automatic e-mail helps you countdown and learn a lot about what's going on.

First 9 Months
http://www.first9months.com

A heavy-bandwidth site featuring easy-to-understand visuals about the development of the fetus.

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PREGNANCY BLOGS - follow the experience step by step

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SHOPPING - maternity clothes

Gap.com
http://www.gap.com
Sells maternity clothes, even though the stores don't.

LizLange.com
http://www.lizlange.com
My wife says its the most well-designed high-end maternity clothes. One of her less-expensive lines is available at Target.com

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BEDREST - if mom has to stay home

Sidelines.org
http://www.sidelines.org
Excellent site with tips, resources and more; the checklist is especially useful

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SUGGESTIONS FROM OTHER PARENTS - send in yours

Pregnancy-Info.net
Dr.Spock.com
Journal of Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Pediatrics
- The subscription is $9.95 for one year (one-time charge) for online diagnosis, online treatment, all journals and textbooks. After subscribing, you will be able to use online diagnosis, online treatment, all textbooks, articles in full text, and previous issues.
Suggested by Courtney Smith.

Strollers4less.com
BlissfulBabes.com
MaternityMall.com
Suggested by Paris Stulbach.

UrbanBaby.com
BabyZone.com
Baby Bargains
TravelBabies.com - for NYC-area parents
Suggested by Elizabeth Weiss.

BabyCatalog.com
Suggested by Wendy Gorman.

OneStepAhead.com - shopping catalog
Suggested by Andrea C. Miller.

BABIES - newborns, infants, toddlers

BabyCenter.com
http://www.babycenter.com
A very good portal site, with lots of useful information and message boards. The development e-mail messages allow you to track what should be happening week by week through the age of eight.

Parents.com
http://www.parents.com
The site of the magazine, with plenty of pregnancy info, and later, advice for different age groups.

BabyTalk
http://www.babytalk.com
The site of the magazine, with nicely divided sections by pregnancy, baby, toddler, etc.

Your Baby Today
http://www.yourbabytoday.com
Plenty of tips on all sorts of topics.

ParentsPlace.com
http://www.parentsplace.com/
Tips for starting a family and more.

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SHOPPING - for mom and baby

BabyCenter.com
http://www.babycenter.com
Gifts and items for all stages of the process.

BabiesRUs.com
http://www.babiesrus.com
Working with Amazon's backend operations, the reviews are especially make it worthwhile as a registry.

BuyBuyBaby.com
http://www.buybuybaby.com
A good registry, not as informative as BabiesRus.

MyFreshBaby.com
http://www.myfreshbaby.com

PregnancyCalendar.org
http://www.pregnancycalendar.org
A terrific gift for all parents - just $9.99. My wife and I love this and have given them as gifts to at least five parents-to-be. Makes a great keepsake after the baby comes.

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SITES FOR/BY DADS - 'cause they need all the help they can get

DaddyTypes.com
http://www.daddytypes.com
A blog for new dads

TrixieUpdate.com
http://www.trixieupdate.com
A father of a 14-month-old named Trixie tracks everything about her online. And I mean everything - her diapers, sleep patterns and even a daily photo. If you have kids roughly the same age or younger, you can pick up some good tips and guidance, as I have.

WhoIsThatWithJeremy.com
http://www.whoisthatwithjeremy.com
Jeremy's a 2.5-year-old who's dad has photographed him with famous people of all kinds. Billy Joel to Spike Lee to Sarah Jessica Parker. This is one un-shy family!

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TOYS & GADGETS - wish I had these when I young

WABC-TV segment on baby gadgets
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/technology/WABC_techguru_021302babysites.html
Watch Real Video version of a trip to BabiesRus.

Fisher-Price.com
http://www.fisher-price.com/us/
Toys and advice + "grow with me" parenting guide.

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TWINS/MULTIPLES - if you're seeing (and carrying) double or more

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs
http://www.nomotc.org/
Find a local chapter and join immediately! Great e-mail mailing lists, bedrest outreach, advice and more.

PreemieTwins.com
http://www.preemietwins.com/
Site for parents of premature multiples.

TwiceBlessed.com
http://www.twiceblessed.com/
Hard-to-find twins gifts.

TwinsMagazine.com
http://www.twinsmagazine.com
Web version of magazine.

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NANNIES - trying to find one

IrishEcho.com - if you live in NY area http://www.irishecho.com
Look in the classifieds, under "Situations wanted: Childcare." There was a tradition of Irish nannies in the city and the Irish Echo newspaper was the best place to find 'em. Even though the nationalities have changed dramatically, this remains a great place to begin your search.

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