HMHB December 20 Important food safety news for pregnant women and parents.Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Appleswww.cdc.govCDC is collaborating with public health officials in several states and with the... read more »

HMHB December 19 Holiday shopping?Toxic chemicals lurking in toys, group findswww.usatoday.comWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A study by an environmental group found traces of dangerous substances in toys, jewelry and clothing sold at national retailers... read more »

HMHB December 18 U.S. Food and Drug Administration to parents: Ultrasound and heartbeat monitors should be used by trained professionals, for medical purposes.Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitorswww.fda.govFDA officials are concerned over the marketing... read more »

HMHB December 17 The New York Times editorial board takes a critical look midwifery care in the United States. What do you think?Are Midwives Safer Than Doctors?www.nytimes.comFor many women, midwives offer good, cost-effective maternity... read more »

HMHB December 16 We’re proud to partner with Merck on Healthy Beginnings for Babies, a program that educates new parents about the importance of well-baby visits. Learn more and download the Guide... read more »

HMHB December 15 "The placenta is really the Rodney Dangerfield of organs. It just doesn't get respect. It gets thrown out at the end of the pregnancy. What other organ does its job effectively,... read more »

HMHB December 13 An ob/gyn's advice for moms-to-be this holiday travel season.Tips for Traveling While Pregnantwww.nytimes.comA doctor shares advice on precautions to take before the trip and what to do on the plane.... read more »

HMHB December 12 Terrific news! Thanks to the tireless efforts of advocates, a step forward for newborn screening nationwide.U.S. House unanimously approves newborn screening billwww.jsonline.comNational newborn screening legislation is headed to President... read more »

HMHB December 11 A reminder that all moms-to-be should receive a TDaP shot during pregnancy. Tragically, the mother in this story didn't know about the vaccine or its role in protecting her baby.Whooping... read more »

HMHB December 10 Tomorrow we'll join maternal-child health partners and advocates for a Capitol Hill briefing, The Key to Reducing Infant Mortality: #ReducingPretermBirth. Learn more:

HMHB December 19 Longer #breastfeeding may protect infants at risk for obesity. New research: read more »

HMHB December 19 NYC to require #flu shots for ages 6 mos to 5 yrs, after 7 pediatric deaths so far this season: read more »

HMHB December 18 Parents: Avoid fetal 'keepsake' images & heartbeat monitors, says @US_FDA read more »

HMHB December 18 U.S. has high rate of early elective deliveries for Medicaid patients: #MCH read more »

HMHB December 17 Study finds depression in pregnancy, postpartum is overlooked & undertreated: #maternalmentalhealth read more »

HMHB December 17 First child death from liquid nicotine reported as 'vaping' gains popularity: #childsafety read more »

HMHB December 16 The good news: #InfantMortality declines 4% from last year @USATODAY @PublicHealth read more »

HMHB December 16 Vivek Murthy is the new U.S. Surgeon General: @WhiteHouse #publichealth read more »

HMHB December 16 Proud to partner w/ @Merck on Healthy Beginnings for Babies, educating parents on importance of well-baby visits: read more »

HMHB December 15 New parents favor in-depth genetic testing - but more research is needed: #newbornscreening read more »

When Father Knows Best: Dad’s Role in Family Flu Protection by Austin Klise Men’s Health Network During National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges you to get a flu vaccination for yourself and your family, if you haven’t yet done so. Flu season is underway, and as long as flu viruses are... read more »

Partnering to Move the Dial on Maternal and Child Health This Flu Season Text4baby is about connecting pregnant women and new moms to the critical health and safety information they need. And we couldn’t do it without our partners, whose collaboration is at the heart... read more »

Newborn Screening’s Life-Changing Potential: A Family’s Story by Jana Monaco To some, newborn screening is simply one more uncomfortable medical procedure performed on a newborn in the hospital, before going home with family. Yet those who work on newborn screening education - and families... read more »

The Importance & Benefits of Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy Richard H. Beigi, MD Member, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’  (ACOG) Immunization Expert Work Group Associate Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN/RS, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fall is just around the corner, and... read more »

An Alcohol-Free Pregnancy Prevents FASD Dan Dubovsky, M.S.W. FASD Specialist SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence On a daily basis we are bombarded with health messages to keep ourselves and our families healthy and safe. Physical, social, environmental, and spiritual factors are just a... read more »

Make Work and Breastfeeding Work For You by Dr. Nancy C. Lee Director, Office on Women's Health Meet Rebecca Flores, a working mother of two. Unable to breastfeed her first child for as long as she wanted, she... read more »

Vaccination is a Family Affair           by Marla Dalton, CAE Executive Director National Foundation for Infectious Diseases   Whether you are just starting a family or already caring for one, it’s important to keep vaccines in mind to protect yourself and your loved ones.... read more »

The New Definition of “Full Term”: What Moms Need To Know Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. Associate Director for Extramural Research Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services As a mother... read more »

Overcoming Mental & Physical Trauma After Childbirth: My Story by Timoria McQueen Maternal Health Advocate In March 2014 I gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl. Although I had a long labor, I delivered my daughter... read more »

Tummy Time's Role in Boosting Baby's Development by Gena Rieger Marketing Associate, You probably know one of the best things you can do for your health is to exercise regularly, but did you know the same goes for your baby? Fortunately,... read more »