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HMHB September 16 The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National) has published updated guidelines on flu vaccine during pregnancy. Learn more in our guest blog from Dr. Richard Beigi of ACOG's Immunization... read more »

HMHB September 15 "In the next year, another 40,000 infants will be born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the U.S. Following on the heels of #FASD Awareness Day earlier this month, we encourage... read more »

HMHB September 14 Hurray for this!MIT Is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathonwww.bostonmagazine.comMIT event will encourage engineers to figure out a way to make the breast pump "not suck." Improving breast pump technology can save... read more »

HMHB September 13 "It is not helpful when the complexity of the decision is belittled." #MaternalMentalHealthDepression and Pregnancy: The Terrifying Dilemma - The New Yorkerwww.newyorker.comThe choice is a difficult one: to be depressed during... read more »

HMHB September 11 A photographer's powerful photos of birthing women.What Giving Birth Looks Like Around the World www.slate.com“The experience is strange and powerful and frightening and it can be really beautiful.”... read more »

HMHB September 11 Though the baby-friendly movement is growing, in 2007 barely 2.9% of all U.S. births were in baby-friendly facilities, says U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its goal is 8.1% by... read more »

HMHB September 10 “Ben was my heart, and Ben will always be. I can find the happiness I had through his smile by helping other people. And trying to save their kids’ lives.”Who's To... read more »

HMHB September 10 #Enterovirus outbreak has hit several U.S. states and is on the rise. The biggest prevention tip: Wash hands! And learn more about protecting children from this potentially severe respiratory... read more »

HMHB September 9 Today marks the 15th anniversary of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. Read our new blog post from Dan Dubovsky of SAMHSA's #FASD Center for Excellence, and... read more »

HMHB September 8 "As with her first pregnancy, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The... read more »

HMHB September 16 Learn about updated @acognews guidelines on #flu vaccine during #pregnancy! New on our blog from Dr. Richard Beigi: http://t.co/vmBFq8TVeF read more »

HMHB September 15 RT @FLSIDS: @HMHBCoalition contact your Senators ask them to support S.2746 The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act … read more »

HMHB September 15 Good news: #HR669, Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement & Awareness Act, has passed U.S. House: http://t.co/8o5QB2X4wT #childsafety read more »

HMHB September 15 Happy #NeonatalNursesDay! With gratitude for all they do for babies & families. http://t.co/14SrWWMdwX read more »

HMHB September 15 It's about time, right? MIT to host a breast pump hack-a-thon: http://t.co/Viga8oZypO #breastfeeding read more »

HMHB September 12 It's #InfantMortality Awareness Month! Make a difference by telling moms about @mytext4baby. Sign up by texting BABY to 511411. #NIMAM read more »

HMHB September 11 From our friend & valued colleague @suehallmd - Appreciate Your NICU Nurse: A Letter from a Neonatologist http://t.co/iDqTusBn4A #NPIHC read more »

HMHB September 11 More U.S. hospitals adopting "baby-friendly* policies: http://t.co/QY3ZzYeA3D @washingtonpost #MCH read more »

HMHB September 11 Breast milk may protect against deadly newborn disease NEC: http://t.co/QW6RhYOYFV #breastfeeding #preemies #NPIHC read more »

HMHB September 10 Green spaces may provide women with healthier, more positive #pregnancy outcomes: http://t.co/McpkF4d0HV 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 »

Global Immunization: A Mother's Call to Give All Children a Shot at Life by Devi R. Thomas Director, Shot@Life Campaign United Nations Foundation My parents migrated to North America from India, a country that has seen recent success in eradicating harmful childhood diseases like polio, but for many years... read more »