Childbirth Connection (or "we" or "us") strives to provide up-to-date content that is consistent with the best available research on our website (, the "Site"). To help our visitors become informed, make decisions, and take action, we offer topically-organized resource pages that point to key content on the Site and to carefully selected resources that were developed by others and are available elsewhere. Our Terms of Use policy governs your use of our Site. Although chosen with care, we do not assume responsibility for the content of external resources. Childbirth Connection makes no warranties about and specifically disclaims all liability regarding third-party websites and other materials. Please check the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy that govern your use of other websites and any similar terms relating to other types of media.

In choosing external resources, we aim to select from possible candidates a small number of higher quality, more trustworthy resources that extend the offerings of this Site. When choosing resources, we seek those that are grounded in sound science; give priority to needs and interests of mothers, babies and families; have transparent sponsorship and policies; are up-to-date; and are clear and easy to use.

We prefer to avoid resources with commercial sponsorship and the potential for commercial or other conflicts of interest to influence the content. We prefer to avoid websites that interact with visitors and collect and use information about visitors for commerical aims.

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Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Together, these two women's health powerhouses are transforming maternity care in the United States.