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HMHB October 19 A heartbreaking global #MCH story about caring for Ebola's tiniest patients in disease-ravaged West Africa. Our thoughts are with these healthcare workers and families.When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting... read more »

HMHB October 18 Here's your Saturday smile.Sweet Pregnancy Time-Lapse Involves The Whole Happy Familywww.huffingtonpost.comThe beginning of a human life is an amazing thing -- and here, we can see it in under two minutes.... read more »

HMHB October 17 Our own Andrea Goodman - public health expert and mom - on flu protection, pregnancy, and how Text4baby is making a difference.What ALL Pregnant Women Should Absolutely Do For The Health... read more »

HMHB October 16 Today we were proud to be at The White House for the #BridgetheWordGap Summit with Too Small to Fail, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other partners committed to... read more »

HMHB October 16 The #SafetoSleep campaign is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

HMHB October 15 In a recent study, almost 25% of pregnant women reported using prescription medication within the past 30 days. CDC's Treating for Two initiative is working to provide better information... read more »

HMHB October 14 This study - just presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference - found that 93% of families made at least one critical error when securing their newborn in a... read more »

HMHB October 13 New recommendations from AWHONN - The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses urge healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid inducing labor at any time during pregnancy, in the... read more »

HMHB October 12 Extraordinary #MCH news.First ever baby born from a transplanted womb is a healthy boywww.washingtonpost.comThe mother is 36, and was born without a uterus. Her donated organ came from a close family... read more »

HMHB October 11 Here's your Saturday Smile.Baby Heath Can't Stop Laughing at Daddy's CoughBaby Heath has been featured on NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, People.com, Daily Mail.... read more »

HMHB October 19 RT @FirstCandle: Celebrate @CDC & @NIH Safe to Sleep campaign's 20th #anniversary. Use this interactive tool to get started http://t.co/tZf… read more »

HMHB October 19 RT @wmlin_13: With flu season upon us, see how @mytext4baby, @riteaid & @JnJCares help moms get a free #flu shot http://t.co/y6GDIUncuu #gl… read more »

HMHB October 17 Did you know? #SafetoSleep campaign started in 1994. Since then, the US #SIDS rate has dropped by more than 50%. http://t.co/ol1jybwAd1 read more »

HMHB October 17 Our own Andrea Goodman - health expert & mom - on flu, pregnancy, & how @mytext4baby can help: http://t.co/GyoWI6ZdBQ #GlobalMotherhood read more »

HMHB October 16 RT @mytext4baby: It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential crisis intervention 2… read more »

HMHB October 16 Rely on mom-to-be when epidural is needed, new study says: http://t.co/PpBhjtZy7V #MCH read more »

HMHB October 16 We're thrilled to be @WhiteHouse today for #bridgethewordgap Summit w/ @2SmallToFail, @HHSGov & more. http://t.co/s693xr7GKF read more »

HMHB October 15 RT @APHL: It's #GlobalHandwashingDay! The kids of APHL present... the ABCs of Good Handwashing! [Video] http://t.co/GwHmapAdeg read more »

HMHB October 15 This @NICHQ video follows 2 hospital teams in final steps toward Baby-Friendly designation: http://t.co/K1R9xIj6JO #breastfeeding read more »

HMHB October 15 Help reduce risk of #SIDS & other sleep-related causes of infant death. Join the #SafetoSleep Thunderclap by 10/20: http://t.co/RNnoPjObHm 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, Pathways.org 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 »

Child Vehicular Heatstroke: A Mother's Story by Kristie C. Reeves-Cavaliero, Pharm.D Founder, Ray Ray’s Pledge “Forgotten backseat baby” syndrome. Child vehicular heatstroke. Did you ever hear these phrases in your parenting classes? Your hospital discharge counseling after you had your baby?... read more »

Maternal Mental Health: An Advocate's Call-to-Action by Katherine Stone Founder, Postpartum Progress Postpartum depression (PPD) is real. It doesn’t go away with a 10-day course of antibiotics. It doesn’t reward those who exercise the best, or eat the best or pray the best.... read more »