HMHB November 22 The number of pregnant women dependent on narcotics more than doubled between 1998 and 2011, a new study finds. Guidelines on screening and treatment from The American Congress of Obstetricians... read more »

HMHB November 21 At this time of year we're especially thankful for the collaborations at the heart of all we do - and their potential to move the dial on critical maternal and child... read more »

HMHB November 20 BabyCenter, the most-visited pregnancy and parenting site online, surveyed 1,400 mothers about postpartum depression. Here's what they found.More than just baby blues: 1,400 moms talk about postpartum depressionwww.babycenter.comPPD affects one in... read more »

HMHB November 19 Way to go New York, Oklahoma, and Delaware! Learn more about winners of this year's Text4baby State Enrollment Contest.2014 State Enrollment Contest Winnerstext4baby.orgText4baby is a free mobile information service designed to... read more »

HMHB November 18 Parents and parents-to-be! Tune in to Vaccinate Your Baby's Facebook forum, today through November 20th. CDC is working with Vaccinate Your Baby to answer all of your flu questions!

HMHB November 17 On #WorldPrematurityDay, join us in raising awareness by sharing the latest in our series of free, downloadable Fast Facts resources: What You Should Know About Premature Birth. And connect with... read more »

HMHB November 16 Most of the poisonings in this study involved toddlers. Share the safety info with parents and caregivers!Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Children, Study Findswww.nytimes.comAbout 6,000 trips to the emergency... read more »

HMHB November 15 Help us share the news! The Text4baby app is free to download in both the iTunes and Google Play app stores. Among the app's fun and informative... read more »

HMHB November 14 Terrific resource for working moms, covering laws in each state around pregnancy, maternity leave, and returning to the job.Babygate | Working While Pregnant & Parenting. Find Out Your Rights.babygate.abetterbalance.orgWelcome to Babygate,... read more »

HMHB November 13 Fascinating snapshot of newborn-meets-world, with implications for how we care for moms and babies after birth.A timeline of a baby’s first hour | Science Newswww.sciencenews.orgA study carefully documents newborns’ instinctual behaviors... read more »

HMHB November 22 Parents & caregivers: Immunity from flu vaccination declines over time. So #getafluvax each flu season! read more »

HMHB November 21 RT @mytext4baby: There are some things that make premature birth more likely. @HMHBCoalition outlines what these factors are:… read more »

HMHB November 21 To help language skills of children, study finds, text their parents with tips: @nytimes @mytext4baby read more »

HMHB November 21 Partnering to move the dial on maternal & child health this #flu season - Read it on our blog! @mytext4baby read more »

HMHB November 20 Here's what 1,400 @BabyCenter moms said when surveyed about #PPD: #maternalmentalhealth read more »

HMHB November 20 RT @youngchildfacts: What you should know abt #preemie births via @HMHBCoalition #Bthru8 read more »

HMHB November 20 Congrats to this year's @mytext4baby State Enrollment Contest winners! Way to go, New York, Oklahoma & Delaware! read more »

HMHB November 19 Thanks to @modhealthtalk & @NICHD_NIH for today's #preemiechat! Great learning & discussion opportunity during #PrematurityAwarenessMonth. read more »

HMHB November 19 A7: #NPIHC connects parents & professionals: Join the Facebook community: #preemiechat read more »

HMHB November 19 A5: Even babies born just a few weeks early face risks. Babies born at 40 weeks have the best chance at a healthy start. #preemiechat 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 »

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 »