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Links to High Risk Pregnancy Issues & Stillbirth
and Possible Birth Defects, Congenital Problems, Cord Accidents, Syndromes, Infections...
Links to Drs. Collins, Korotkin, Beer, etc

He had to leave, he could not stay.
Our precious son was taken away without warning.
So many unanswered questions...
...why did this have to happen?
A fluke of nature we were told... unfortunate circumstance.

Kelly C.

To find the site you would like to visit click here or scroll down the page...

Focus on High Risk and Stillbirth - Placental, antibody,progesterone, cord issues, Dr.'s Beer, Korotkin, Collins, etc.

Sites with "message board" format

Incompetent Cervix

Placental Prob.-abruption & previa; preterm labor; Chorioamnionitis;

Unborn Baby Conditions - anencephaly, fragile X syndrome, B strep, Trisomy 18,

Several Sites for Congenital Heart Disease- HLHS, TGV, ect.

Fetal Growth Restriction

3 Sites - Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

4 Sites - Molar pregnancies

Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications

High risks... -incompetent cervix, CHD, etc.

Atlanta Maternal-Fetal Medicine, P.C.

3 sites for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups - Long list of groups!

Sites focused on High Risk Conditions & Stillbirth

Atlanta Perinatal Consultants has been involved in the research and development of obstetrical ultrasound since 1972

Dr. Korotkin and his consultants have been responsible for many of SHARE Atlanta's healthy babies. We appreciate all they have accomplished for our community of parents. Consultants: Lawrence B. Stone, MD, Jeffrey H. Korotkin, MD, MBA, Raymond J. Allen, MD, Lawrence Nathan, MD, Marcy M. Mann, MD..

Look to them for issues such as: Incompetent Cervix, Antibody Issues, High Blood pressure, any time you have already suffered a loss and wish a second opinion or a new doctor. (Marcia McGinnis)

Noah...Covers MANY Pregnancy Disorders and Issues

March of Dimes: Pregnancy

Begins with Family Planning - Pre-Natal Care - Post-Natal Care -


WISSP - Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program Website

"Stillbirth is a common occurrence - far more common than many realize. Yet there exists a general lack of knowledge about this tragic event. Learning some basic facts can be the first step toward understanding how stillbirth affects the lives of those who experience it. These pages provide basic information about stillbirth, its frequency, its causes, and other relevant information."


National Sidelines-Toll Free Phone Number: (888)447-4754

"Sidelines is a network of support groups across the country for women with complicated pregnancies and their families. A pregnancy is termed "high-risk" or "complicated" when the life or health of the mother or baby may be at risk." This site(in conjunction with other Sideline sites has- be sure to visit listed sites):

  • Links to other Sideline sites, and sites that might provide aid to moms (and those who care for them) who are confined at home or are experiencing a "high risk pregnancy"
  • Experiences shared by parents who have "been there"
  • Suggestions to help the mom "at home"
  • Medical suggestions and explanations to aid understanding of the situation
  • Technical descriptions of equipment, etc. (such as the monitor)
  • E-mail support from a Sidelines volunteer
  • Georgia's Sideline Chapter - this is in "transition", please call National's office....
  • Sidelines National Support Network National Office:
    P. O. Box 1808 Laguna Beach, CA 92652

    Childbirth Organization - "Complication of Pregnancy" ~~ by Robin Elise Weiss

    Includes information on just about all commonly known complications:

  • pregnancy loss issues(miscarriage, immunotherapy, ectopic, blighted ovum)
  • uterine, placental and cervical complications(incompetent cervix, fibroids, placenta
  • previa)
  • birth defects
  • prenatal screening(PUBS, amniocentesis, placental problem defined, etc.)
  • viruses and pregnancy diseases
  • Group B Strep
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • placental abruption
  • low birth weight
  • preterm labor
  • bed rest forums
  • and more!!!


    Silent Risk Issues about the Human Umbilical Cord by Jason H. Collins, M.D., Charles L. Collins, M.D., Candace C. Collins, M.D.

    "This Book is Dedicated to the parents who have experienced the loss of a newborn secondary to an umbilical cord accident."

    SHARE Atlanta's "Our Experience" page has several personal cord related experiences that have been shared with us:

  • Thirdterm Loss due to Cord accident
  • Midterm Loss due to Cord Accident

    A Positive Response: Christa contacted me and wrote -

    Hi Marcia:

    Thanks so much for getting back to me. I have been in contact with Dr. Jasin Collins at The Pregnancy Institute. I talked to him on the phone for over an hour, he was great. I just received from him yesterday, a folder full of information, by the looks of things everything ever printed on the subject of cord accidents. He is an amazing man, doing amazing research. If you know anyone else who needs info, he is the man to contact.

    Visit SHARE Atlanta's "Thoughts and Information from Groups and Professionals " page" for direct information from Drs. Collins...


    Anti-body Factors,etc and methods to prevent them by Dr. Alan Beer (We first posted this in 1997. Dr. Beer passed away in 2006, but his wonderful work continues with his institue.

    "Our Reproductive Medicine Program is committed to helping those couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriages or repeated IVF-ET failures, achieve a successful pregnancy." Also includes...immunotherapy, antibody therapy, progesterone therapy, etc. Excellent site for "unanswered losses".


    i Village Posted 2/02

    Includes information on:

  • Pregnancy in General

  • Many kinds of problems in pregnancy Includes information on:
  • Placental Abruption -(rate of recurrence is - 10-17% for one time. And, if you've had it twice the rate of recurrence is over 20% - 15% of the babies die)
  • Diabetes
  • Incompetent Cervix
  • Molar pregnancy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Intrauterine Fetal Growth Retardation
  • Site seems to be "growing" - check it out for new info.
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    Sites focused on Discussion of Problems....

    The Maternal & Child Health Forum
  • Bulletin Board format with doctors answering questions from moms with problems in their pregnancy
  • All pregnancy issues discussed - Has BB's for different AGE of Women.


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    Sites Focusing on Incompetent Cervix

    Incompetent Cervix New 2/02

  • Description of procedures
  • Reasons for, etc.

    American Pregnancy Org. - Incompetent Cervix and Difficult Pregnancies New 2/02

    This site is intended to support women who are struggling with Incompetent Cervix (IC), a cerclage, or a difficult pregnancy. It has lots of information about early pregnancy and losses.


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    Sites that focus on placenta problems

    My thanks to Lara R. in Des Moines, IA for helping me locate much of this information! 7/98

  • Abruptio Placentae - Authored by Slava V. Gaufberg, Harvard Medical School & Edited by Roy Alson, M.D., Medical Director - Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Medical description and information.
  • Baby Center - Placental Abruption "Bulletin Board support and understanding around this issue.

  • Baby Center - Placental Previa "Support and understanding around this issue

  • Premature Rupture of Membranes

  • Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes/PPROM Includes risk factors and support factors


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    Sites focusing on Heart Diseases new 7/98

    Left Heart Matters Support WebsiteParent led group with wonderfully supportive and Much informative information about this condition. Links to medical info. (under their "Links" Category) and on site "sharing by parents." This is truely a "home" for parents who have had a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

    D-Transposition of the Great Vessels

    " Kids With Heart National Association specializes in children born with congenital heart defects (CHD), "in utero to adult", and also acquired heart disease in infants and children. The primary purpose of the organization is to offer parents, professionals and patients, resources that may help these individuals in their dealings with financial, educational, medical, emotional and other issues that may concern them. "


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    Sites focused on Unborn Baby Conditions - anencephaly, fragile X syndrome, B strep, Trisomy 18,

    NCBI - Anencephaly

    - Anencephaly Information with other Resources

    Anencephaly NET< MANY Supportive links

    Neural Tube Defects (spina bifida, etc)...Understanding and Support

    Neural Tube Defects...Understanding and Support

    SA's Sites for genectic problems, syndromes, and infections


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    "Fetal Growth Restriction" - "As many as 5% of babies suffer from growth restriction while in the womb. When born, such babies have an increased chance of suffering from infection, hypoglycaemia and jaundice as well as the consequences of birth asphyxia."

    E Medicine "Fetal Growth Restriction"


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    Sites focused on Meconium Aspiration Syndrome new 7/98

    "Meconium Aspiration Syndrome"

    "Meconium Aspiration Syndrome" - The resultant hypoxia and vasoconstriction of the peripheral pulmonary arterioles can lead to pulmonary hypertension and other problems. Offers supportive medical care suggestions.

    Kid's Health - "Meconium Aspiration " "The infant's first stools, it is composed of amniotic fluid, mucous, lanugo (the fine hair that covers the baby's body), bile, and cells that have been shed from the skin and the intestinal tract. Meconium is thick, greenish black, and sticky...goes on to describe aspiration...


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    Sites that focus on molar pregnancies

  • Molar Pregnancy new 9/97 easier to understand description and discussion about the issues involved in this situation.

  • Molar Pregnancy Support group
  • Molar Pregnancy-information by Robin Weiss

  • Molar Pregnancy-information on Hygeia's site


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    Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
  • premature labor
  • amniocentesis and chorionic villus
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • endomtriosis
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    Sites focused on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia(CDH)

    CHERUBS...The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Advocacy, and Support

  • Defines CDH
  • Personal pictures and stories
  • Latest news
  • Lots of links to support groups and other medical sites.

    Diaphragmatic Hernia (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) (CDH)-

  • Pictures
  • Medical description

    Diaphragmatic Hernia (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) (CDH)-


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    The Alliance of Genetic Support GroupsNew 2/99
  • Long list of National Support groups for many different conditions, diseases, and needs.
  • Both Medical and Emotional


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    Hygeia first posted 7/97

    Online support that includes:
  • Articles and stories written by very supportive doctors, nurses and other professionals
  • Explanations such as: incompetent cervix, congenital heart disease, etc.
  • Register to join one or more chat groups
  • QBC..Problems & Complications/


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    Homepage of Atlanta Maternal-Fetal Medicine, P.C.

    "Welcome to the Homepage of Atlanta Maternal-Fetal Medicine, P.C. Our Homepage is an information source for people who need information about pregnancy complications, birth defect screening, and other aspects of perinatology."


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