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HMHB April 17 We were proud to take part in this #VaccineHesitancy Twitter chat, sharing messages about the importance of immunization to maternal, child, family, and community health. See and share a... read more »

HMHB April 16 "The responsibilities and requirements are really quite extensive." This Is the World's Toughest Job, and Billions Are Already Doing Itmashable.comTwenty-four applicants who applied for the world's toughest job could not believe... read more »

HMHB April 15 During #AlcoholAwarenessMonth, please share this American Academy of Pediatrics PSA. You can help prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)!Video: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention PSAThe health of an unborn child is... read more »

HMHB April 14 The early introduction of solid foods has been linked to increased risk of gastroenteritis and diarrhea, obesity, diabetes, eczema, and celiac disease.Many Babies Fed Solid Food Too Soon, CDC Findswww.nytimes.comDoctors now... read more »

HMHB April 13 So beautiful! Good for a Sunday evening smile.Timelapse: father films daughter's transformation from newborn to teen - TelegraphA father records an amazing timelapse video capturing the transformation of his daughter, from... read more »

HMHB April 12 A woman in the U.S. is just as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as a woman in Iran, and four times more likely than a woman in Germany. "Like"... read more »

HMHB April 11 "Having a healthy child is a blessing. I am now acutely aware of the numerous struggles women face, and feel humbled and honored to be able to offer a service that... read more »

HMHB April 10 The American College of Nurse-Midwives has released an official position statement on water birth. ACNM Position Statement: Hydrotherapy During Labor & Birthwww.midwife.orgLabor and birth in water can be safely offered to... read more »

HMHB April 9 A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds wide racial disparities in the well-being of America's children: http://reut.rs/1dZeEl9. Let's continue working together to make data like this obsolete, through programs... read more »

HMHB April 9 Poisonings are on the rise from the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes, with 51% of reported cases affecting young children: http://cnn.it/1k8rArN.

HMHB April 17 Dangers of #VaccineHesitancy, explained in 10 tweets: http://t.co/YYrRsZgTjK via @ABCnews #MCH read more »

HMHB April 17 Watch all the way to the end! This is the world's toughest job & billions are already doing it: http://t.co/YePtvMWXG3 via @mashable read more »

HMHB April 17 RT @mytext4baby: Check out our latest blog @HMHBCoalition - Helping New #Moms, One Text at a Time: http://t.co/p06rWXxGLM read more »

HMHB April 16 Study sheds light on risks & benefits of antidepressant use during #pregnancy: http://t.co/Q7LiJu9f8v read more »

HMHB April 16 Surge in narcotics prescription for pregnant women: http://t.co/Lo1rpHSui2 via @nytimes #MCH read more »

HMHB April 15 Immunization is critical to #MCH & #publichealth. Accessible, evidence-based info is the key to overcoming #VaccineHesitancy! #abcDRBchat read more »

HMHB April 15 RT @MontefioreNYC: T9 It’s important to ask people to formally justify their exemption so they think carefully about their choice. #abcdrbc… read more »

HMHB April 15 RT @mytext4baby: Text4baby supports moms and babies getting the necessary immunizations for healthy development. #abcDRBchat #text4baby read more »

HMHB April 15 RT @kiddocjana: T8: The risk isn't from too many shots, but rather from too much misinformation that makes parents question vaccine benefit… read more »

HMHB April 15 RT @AmerAcadPeds: T8: Vaccine schedule is based on the science of immunology #abcdrbchat read more »

Helping New Moms, One Text at a Time by Tamara Grider Director of Marketing and Communications, Text4baby National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB)  My journey working in maternal and child health began almost two years ago with Text4baby, a service of the National Healthy... read more »

Moms & Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know by Joanne Gallivan, M.S., R.D. Director, National Diabetes Education Program If you are pregnant or a new mom – congratulations! This is a very exciting time, and a time to focus on your health. If you are pregnant and have gestational diabetes, or if you had diabetes... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy: A Mom's Story by Michelle Maslov Forman “It’s positive!” I called my husband at work to tell him the great news. This was going to be our second child, so I thought I knew what to... read more »

Why the First 1,000 Days Matter by Lucy Sullivan Executive Director, 1,000 Days Every mother has a story about the beginnings of her child’s life.  Many of them are joyful, some are heartbreaking, but all of them are important.  And almost all of them will have at least one thing in common: the... read more »

What Has Text4baby Done for You? As every parent knows, “They grow up so fast!” At HMHB we’ve felt a bit of that parental wonder this month, in the midst of celebrating Text4baby’s fourth birthday. Our “baby” is growing... read more »

Oral Health & Pregnancy: Get the Facts!               by Patrice Pascual Executive Director, Children’s Dental Health Project   Congratulations, mom-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth,... read more »

Preschool Days are Here: Happy 4th Birthday, Text4baby   Natasha tells her Text4baby story: I’m a proud Text4baby mom of a 3-year-old boy named Isaiah. I first learned that I was pregnant with Isaiah during a visit to my doctor in early 2010. It was... read more »

Pregnancy & Flu Don’t Mix: Keep Moms-to-Be Healthy This Season by Siobhan Dolan, M.D. Obstetrician gynecologist and clinical geneticist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center Medical Advisor, March of Dimes Author of Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby   According to CDC reports, overall flu activity continues to be high.... read more »

A New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Moms for Birth Defects Prevention by Cynthia A. Moore, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Birth defects are common, costly and critical conditions. Did you... read more »

2013: A Year of Promise for Healthy Moms & Babies For maternal and child health, 2013 has been a year of promise. Expanded access to health care and a commitment to reducing disparities, passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, revised guidelines... read more »