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HMHB September 20 We have to applaud this dad's protective stance against unsolicited, unauthorized pregnancy advice. You agree?Strangers: Stop telling my wife to do Kegelswww.washingtonpost.comStrangers -- STRANGERS! -- are telling my wife what to... read more »

HMHB September 19 Exciting news! For a second year, we're partnering with Rite Aid to feature Text4baby in stores and provide FREE flu shots to Text4baby moms. Encourage pregnant women new mothers to sign... read more »

HMHB September 18 We're looking forward to sharing a moving and educational #newbornscreening blog post from mom Jana Monaco next week. (Stay tuned!) But you can (virtually) get to know Jana in advance by... read more »

HMHB September 18 We're at The National Press Club for the NFID Influenza Prevention News Conference, where CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden - as well as our own Jennifer Sharp and Andrea Goodman -... read more »

HMHB September 17 Share this post with parents during Child Passenger Safety Week! http://1.usa.gov/1tXBRei #therightseat

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 19 In new guideline, @MySMFM says bed rest doesn't help - & may hurt: http://t.co/Sv4I7J4CTo #MCH #pregnancy read more »

HMHB September 19 RT @APHL: Mom two kids w/ isovaleric acidemia: 1 caught by #newbornscreening, 1 wasn't -- live reddit AMA from 11-1ET! Join--> http://t.co/… read more »

HMHB September 19 9,000 children under age 6 hospitalized for Rx drug poisoning annually in US, w/ buprenorphine leading ER visits: http://t.co/AxdOUfnJhy read more »

HMHB September 18 RT @APHL: Jana's 2 kids have the same disorder.1 caught by #newbornscreening; 1 wasn't. FRI 11-1ET ask her anything on reddit! http://t.co/… read more »

HMHB September 18 Our #MCH Director Andrea Goodman doing her part to #FightFlu this morning at @PressClubDC. Who's next? http://t.co/I2whQpE523 read more »

HMHB September 18 Our Deputy Director @jen_sharp stepping up to #FightFlu at @PressClubDC. We're in this together! http://t.co/rC3ZnCPU8j read more »

HMHB September 18 RT @ThePHF: Dr. Laura Riley "The only way to protect a newborn up to 6 months of age, is for mom to get a vaccine while pregnant" #FightFlu read more »

HMHB September 18 Excited to share that @mytext4baby is partnering w/ @riteaid, providing free flu shots to Text4baby moms. #FightFlu http://t.co/nFOmetgxj4 read more »

HMHB September 18 Learn more about importance & benefits of flu vaccine during pregnancy. New on our blog w/ @acognews: http://t.co/vmBFq8TVeF #FightFlu read more »

HMHB September 18 More on new @CDCgov data: Flu Vaccination Coverage, U.S., 2013-14 Season http://t.co/apIq1ErCMC #FightFlu 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 »