"Every baby should have the privilege of being born healthy and wanted"
- Founder Thomas A. Leonard, M.D.

Reducing infant mortality: Resources

WAPC and the Perinatal Foundation have a compendium of resources about the health of women before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as resources to keep babies safe and healthy. The following is a list of resources by topic, all of which are found in the materials and publications page:

Pre- and interconception health:

Prenatal health:

Postpartum health:

Infant health:


Every mother has a right to a safe and enjoyable pregnancy.
Founder Thomas A. Leonard, M.D.


Every family is entitled to develop to its fullest potential within our evolving society.
Founder Thomas A. Leonard, M.D.




Did you know?

Folic acid consumption, before pregnancy and during the first few weeks of pregnancy, has been shown to reduce the incidence of children born with neural tube defects by 50-70%.
The U.S. Public Health Service recommends that all women of childbearing age who are capable of becoming pregnant should consume 400mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid per day for the purpose of reducing their risk of having a pregnancy affected with spina bifida or other neural tube defects (NTDs).  Women who have had a prior NTD-affected pregnancy are at high risk of having subsequent affected pregnancy.  When these women are planning to become pregnant, they should consult their health care providers for advice.