The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses this page to collect topics related to a wide range of parenting and childcare issues. These resources are user-friendly and organized by child age range, making it easier to find the materials of interest. The website is recommended for its collection of important information for parents and expectant mothers.
WebMD - Sex & Relationships is complementary to "Sexual Conditions Health Center" and superfically discusses issues such as sexuality, dating, romantic relationships, and marriage. There are many links to topics about sexual health, sexual disorders, and diseases associated with sexual activity. This section may be recommended as an introdution to relationships, but other sites are more comprehensive and detailed.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
The American Pregnancy Association offers a wide range of information related to pregnancy. The site covers topics from trying to conceive, to pregnancy issues, up to birth and beyond. This website is recommended for women and families who seek relatable information about conception, pregnancy, and birth.
Mayo Clinic's Women's Health section offers an introduction to and general overview of many of the most common women's health topics. This site is a subsection within the Mayo Clinic's main website and is recommended based on its affiliation with the Mayo Clinic's expertise and trusted reputation. However, this section's expert answers lack depth and detail that can be found on countless other women's health websites.
The American Sexual Health Association site covers many different issues related to sex and reproductive health. Topics include sex and relationships, sexual functioning, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives, how to talk to you children, and more. The site is recommended for its frank and open discussions about sexuality and related issues, some geared toward specific audiences.
MedlinePlus - Sexual Health Issues is a good starting place for information about sexual health, sexuality, sexual dysfunction in males & females, and many disorders of the reproductive system. Topic assortment includes sexually transmitted diseases, puberty & teen sexual health, LGBT health, penile & testicular disorders, including erectile dysfunction, child sexual abuse, and reproductive hazards. This MedLine section is recommended as a good introduction to sexual health issues.
WebMD's Sexual Conditions Health Center has a complete range of detailed and well-written topics related to sex and sexuality. But the choice of topics seems to be arbitrarily chosen, requiring users to seek information elsewhere. Nevertheless, this section is recommended for its interesting, comprehensive sexual health content.
MedlinePlus - Pregnancy and Reproduction leads users to a broad array of information about pregnancy and reproduction. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources to educate users about pregnancy, pregnancy complications, reproductive health, and problems associated with reproduction. A few newborn problems due to pregnancy complications are discussed, such as hemolytic disease of newborn. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
This site is not recommended as a source of information for expectant mothers. The information is often not reliable from the perspective of science-based medicine; other times, the evidence comes from good sources but is used improperly. Many of the articles come to vague, incomplete conclusions, and much of the content must be purchased.