Rape-Related Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

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Abortion - see Termination of Pregnancy.

Abuse - see Child Abuse, Helping, Child Protection, Child Protection and Anti-Slavery Organisations, International, Children and Teenagers, Help for, and Domestic Violence Topics.

Accepting Baby - see also Anger, Change, Coping with Major Life, Depression, Difficult Conversations, Disappointment, Emotions, Fathers, Information and Support for, Family Counselling, Family Dynamics, Fear During Pregnancy, Naming Your Child, Pregnancy Topics, Parenting Topics, Stress Management:
Expanding My Blended Family 
Helping Your Child Accept a New Baby 
When You're Falling Dive: Acceptance, Freedom and Possibility by Cheri Huber
How Grief Affects Decision Making in a Crisis
Listening

Acquaintance Rape.

Activities That Can Cause Pregnancy.

Acute Stress Disorder.

Addictions:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Australia
AA - International
Help in Not Drinking Alcohol
Help in Not Drinking Alcohol - Australia
Help in Not Smoking
Quit Smoking 
Women Who've Been Abused Are More Likely to Smoke

Adoption - see also Adoption, Biological Father's Rights In, Adoption, Birthmother's Experiences and, and Adoptive Parents, Information for Prospective:
VIC Department of Children, Youth and Families - Adoption
 
NSW Department of Community Services - Adoption
 
QLD Department of Child Safety - Adoption

SA Department for Families and Communities - Adoption
WA Department for Child Protection - Adoption
TAS Department of Health and Human Services - Adoption

ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services - Adoption
NT Department of Health and Families - Adoption
NZ Child, Youth and Families in the Ministry of Social Development - Adoption 
Adoption in Australia and New Zealand
Adoption - US
Adoption - Canada
Adoption - UK
 
History and Cultural Variations of Adoption 
Forums Discussing Adoption 
Personal Story and Thoughts About Rape-Related Pregnancy From Women Who Placed Her Baby for Adoption 
Adoption: Birthmother Resources 
Open Adoption 
Decision to Make: What Happens After Adoption?

Geneaology Today - US Adoption

Stories by People Who Were Adopted 
Children by Choice (in Australia)
The SA Department of Family Services page on Counselling about Consent to Adoption  Adoption.com's page on Placement and Saying Goodbye 

Adoption, Biological Father's Rights in - see Children, Biological Father's Access to,

Adoption, Birthmother's Experiences and - see also Bonding, Entrustment Ceremonies, Grief, Naming Your Child and Pregnancy Journalling:
Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption, a book by Marlou Russell or similar books listed at Amazon.com
Saying Hello Before Goodbye: Keeping a Birth Mother's Journal 
The Profound Importance of a Mother's Hello  
Pre-Placement Journalling 
Adoption.com's page on Placement and Saying Goodbye
Adoption Covenant and Placement Ceremony
Entrustment Ceremony
Fear - Placing a Child for Adoption: Birthmothers Share their Thoughts
Birth Mother Centre at Adoption.com with a forum.
Birth Mother Support has links to other support sites and personal stories.
Birth Mother Forum
Lifemothers Information and Message Board
Birth Parent Forum
Birthmother: Heroes I Have Known Blogspot
Adoption Origins Tasmania - All Affected by Adoption are Welcome Here
Saying Goodbye to a Baby: Birthparents Guide to Loss and Grief in Adoption
Long-Term Issues for Birthmothers After Adoption
Information about the Effects of Adoption on Birthmothers
Birth Mother Trauma: A Counseling Guide for Birthmothers 
Personal Story and Thoughts About Rape-Related Pregnancy From Women Who Placed Her Baby for Adoption 
Birthmother's Fears - Rate of Abuse From Adoptive Parents is Very Low 
Personal Stories From Birth Mothers 
Birthparents: Issues of Grief, Loss and Support resources page.
Planned Parenthood - Thinking About Adoption

Adoptive Parents, Information for Prospective - see also Adoption:
VIC Better Health Channel - Adoption Explained
Deciding to Adopt
Deciding to Adopt - www.oursbychoice.com
 
Deciding to Adopt: The Reluctant Spouse
Australians Caring for Children
Adoption Support for Families and Children WA

Adoptive Families Association ACT
Adopting.com Internet Adoption Resources
Adoptive Families Links
Raising Children Network - Parents and Families
Relationships Australia Post-Adoption Support Services

Adult Learning - see also Balancing Study and/or Work and Family, Educational Assistance, Financial Assistance and Educational Scholarships, Going Back to Work or Study After Having a Baby, Returning to Work Blues, Study Tips, Tertiary Education:
Search for TAFE Preparatory Courses and Alternative Access Scheme 
Mature Age Special Entry Schemes at TAFE

Swinburne TAFE Mature Age Students and Non-School Leavers
University of Ballarat (TAFE) Humanities and Further Education Courses - University and TAFE preparation courses, and General Education Courses for adults who've had disrupted schooling etc.
University of Sydney Mature Age Entry Scheme 
The Mature Student Returning to Study - CSU

Distance Education at CSU 
Distance Education Options in Australia
Going Back to Go Forward: Adult High School Grads Earn Diplomas
What is Adult Learning?
 
Benefits to Being an Adult Learner 
eHow Going Back to School 
Helium Articles with Tips for Adults on Going Back to School
Tips for Adults Going Back to School
 
Tips for Adults Going Back to School 
Adult Back to School Planner - Canada

After Birth - see also Breastfeeding and Early Baby Care:
Mayo Clinic's Page on Early Post-Partum Care
The Fourth Trimester - What to Expect of Your Body After Giving Birth
For Her - Early Post-Natal Recovery
Belly Belly - The First Post-Natal Week and What to Expect
Emotional and Physical Recovery After Giving Birth

Age of Fetus - see Due Date

Age of Mother - see Mothers, Older.

Amnesia - see also Body Memories, Cues, Dissociation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Regression:
Recovered Memories and Traumatic Amnesia 
How Common Is Amnesia for Childhood Sexual Abuse? 
Dissociative Amnesia  
Repressed Memory 
The Invisible Epidemic: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Memory and the Brain
PTSD and Memory 
Information About the False Memory Syndrome Association
Memory and Sexual Assault
 
Can Recovered Memories Be Trusted?

Anger - see also Coping Skills and Emotions Topics:
Healthy Ways to Express Anger or Negative Feelings 
Healing Mind, Healthy Woman: Using the MInd-Body Connection to Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Life by Alice D. Domar, Ph. D. and Henry Dreher, p.170
VIC Better Health: Anger - How it Affects People
Anger: Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
 
The Dance of Anger 
American Psychological Association: Strategies to Help Manage Anger
Australian Psychological Society: Tips to Help Manage Anger 
Reachout Australia: Anger

Alcohol - see Addictions.

Amniocentesis - see also Paternity Testing.

Announcing Your Pregnancy - see also Prenatal Care, Preparing for Pregnancy and Working During Pregnancy:
Kids 
How to Tell the Boss You're Pregnant 
How to Tell People at Work You're Pregnant 
Telling Your Employer You're Pregnant 
Negotiating Maternity Leave

Ante-Natal Depression (AND) - see Depression During Pregnancy, see also "Baby Blues", Coping Skills, Depression, Post-Natal Depression, Post-Natal Psychosis and Post-Natal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Anxiety, Maternal:
The Pregnancy and Post-Partum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obessions and Compulsions 
Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood 

Aphrodite Wounded
- a website about partner rape.

Attachment - see Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy, Parenting and, Bonding, Breastfeeding, Separation Anxiety.

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Baby's Age - see Conception.

"Baby Blues" - see also Coping Skills, Depression During Pregnancy, Post-Natal Depression, Post-Natal Psychosis and Post-Natal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Baby Blues and Post-Natal Depression 
Post-Partum Depression (PPD) and the Baby Blues

Baby Massage - see Massage for Babies.

Back to School as a Mature Age Student - see Adult Learning and Tertiary Education.

Balancing Study and/or Work with Family - see also Educational Assistance, Financial Assistance and Educational Scholarships, Going Back to School, Returning to Work, Returning to Work Blues, Secondary School, Tertiary Education, Working During Pregnancy and Working Mothers.

Beauty Tips for Pregnancy to Help You Feel Good:
Beauty Tips for Pregnancy
Kidspot - Beauty Tips for Pregnancy 

Biological Fathers - see Children, Biological Father's Access to,

Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy, Parenting and:
Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy and
 
Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, also Survivor Moms: Reviewed .
Pregnancy and Birth for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Pandora's Project: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting as a Survivor
Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Potential Impact on Maternity 
Our Bodies Our Selves 
The Effect of Trauma on a Mother's Attachment to Her Child 
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women
Notes from a Talk About "When Survivors Give Birth"
Extra Stories from "Survivor Moms"
Pregnancy to Parenting: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Childbirth -  Pregnancy to Parenting: A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
A Safe Passage - A website for women survivors in the childbearing years.
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting After Rape
 
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting as a Survivor

Birthing Ghosts: Sexual Abuse and Pregnancy
Healing the Trauma: Entering Motherhood with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A Burden to Share: A Personal Account of the Effect of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Birth - Christine's story
The Chapter on Children and Parenting in The Courage to Heal  
Cassandra's Story talks about how childbirth and becoming a mother can be healing and empowering.
Another Success Story
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Its Effect on Childbirth 
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Impact on Labor and Birth 
Remembering Childhood Sexual Abuse in Labour

Birth Experiences:
100 Articles on Birth, Labour and Delivery   
Pregnancy Today: Birth Stories   
Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse 
Extra Material and Stories from the Survivor Moms book (above)
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women 
Pregnancy to Parenting: A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation 
Healing the Trauma: Entering Motherhood with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
Solace for Mothers: Healing After Traumatic Childbirth, an Online Support Group   
About Childbirth for Teenage Mothers 
Empowered Birth for Young Women in Canberra: Links 

Birth Experiences, Traumatic - see also Caesarian Sections and Vaginal Birth After Caesarian (VBAC):
Trauma and Birth Stress
Solace for Mothers: Healing After Traumatic Childbirth
- resources and online communities
The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About It
Rebounding from Childbirth
Birthing from Within

Birthmothers - see Adoption and Adoption, Birthmother's Experiences and, 

Birthmothers, Support for:
In Australia -
Salvation Army Counselling Service 
1300 36 36 22 
Lifeline Telephone counselling service 13 11 14
Beyond Blue  - General mental health information and mental health services locator. 1300 22 4636
Relationships Australia - Various services including counselling, conciliation, courses, dispute resolution, trauma and crisis services etc. 1300 364 277
Origins Inc. NSW
- Counselling and assistance for birth mothers separated from children by adoption.(02) 878 61035
Origins Inc. QLD  (07) 3271 6813
Origins Inc. VIC 0423 616 256
Origins Inc. TAS (03) 6249 9314
WA Adoption Research & Counselling Service (ARCS)
- Professional counselling, support and information to anyone dealing with pre- or post-adoption issues.08 9370 4914
Adoption Awareness Week: How Adoption Works in Australia

Internationally -
After Adoption UK
Birth Parents First Parents Links to Information, Resources and Support
Birthmothers: Grief, Loss, Shame and Guilt Support Resources
Birthparents: Issues of Grief, Loss and Support 

Birth, People Who Can Help - see also Doulas:
List of People Who Can Help

Birth Plans - see also Birth, People Who Can Help and Doulas:
Birth Plans   
Examples of Birth Plans
Birth Plans and Pre-Birth Planning 
Tailor Your Plan to Your Own Individual Circumstances

Birthing Assistants - see Doulas.

Bodies, Changes to - see also Body Image and Pregnancy:
Our Bodies Our Selves

Body Image - see also Eating Disorders During Pregnancy, Nutrition and Recommended Nutritional Supplements During Pregnancy, and Nutritionists:
Body Image During Pregnancy 1
Body Image during Pregnancy 2
 
Improving your Body Image
Improving Your Overall Body Image 
Love Your Body

Body Memories - see also Amnesia, Coping Skills, Cues, Dissociation, Flashbacks, Regression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bonding with Your Baby - see also Massage, Dunstan Baby Language, Mirroring and Sign Language:
Bonding With Your Baby, Including During Pregnancy
Bonding With Your Baby, During Pregnancy
Six Articles on Bonding With Your Baby in the Womb During Pregnancy
Oxytocin 
Bonding with Your Baby from Kidshealth
Bonding After Birth
Connecting and Communicating with Your Baby in a Nutshell

Babies Connecting and Communicating

Breastfeeding - see also Attachment, Bonding with Your Baby, Breastfeeding and Returning to Work:
Some Breastfeeding Basics 
South East Centre for Sexual Assault (VIC) about
Breastfeeding after Child Sexual Abuse  Breastfeeding After Sexual Violation
Breastfeeding As A Rape or Sexual Abuse Survivor 
Breastfeeding and the Sexual Abuse Survivor
Breastfeeding As A Rape or Sexual Abuse Survivor
Pandora's Project Breastfeeding Your Baby As a Survivor
Personal story
Message Board Where You Can Talk to a Lactation Consultant
Australian Breastfeeding Association and their telephone helpline 1800 686 2 686
Information for Lactation Consultants About What Issues Might Arise

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work:
About.com Breast-feeding and Returning to Work 
Family Doc: Breast-feeding and Returning to Work 
Can I Continue to Breast-feed if I Return to Work?
Going Back to Work and Breast-feeding
Pumping at Work 
Part-Time Work Inhibits Breast-feeding  
Combining Breast-feeding and Bottle-feeding at Work
Breast-feeding and Bottle-feeding
Bottle-feeding: How to Make it Work - Ten Top Bottle-feeding Tips
 
Introducing Bottles and Pacifiers to a Breastfed Baby
The Top Ten Resources on Going Back to Work and Breast-feeding
 
Working Without Weaning: A Working Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding
 
Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work