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HMHB October 30 "The benefits of paid parental leave are clear. Research has shown that it correlates with lower #InfantMortality rates, and that it actually increases the chances of a woman returning to the... read more »

HMHB October 29 New analysis published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics: U.S. child poverty is putting millions at risk for infant mortality, injury, and premature death. We can do better.Child poverty... read more »

HMHB October 28 News to share with parents!Baby wipes recalled over bacterial contaminationwww.cbsnews.comRecall affects some baby wipes sold at major retailers including Walgreens and Diapers.com

HMHB October 27 We applaud Amy Poehler for openly sharing her PPD story. Another blow to #maternalmentalhealth stigma.Amy Poehler Reveals She Suffered From Postpartum Depressionradaronline.comRead on Radar about Amy Poehler's new memoir: Yes, Please.... read more »

HMHB October 26 Fascinating story on pregnancy and marathoning.For Pregnant Marathoners, Two Endurance Testswww.nytimes.comThe top women competing in the New York City Marathon increasingly find ways to accommodate pregnancies and training in their busy... read more »

HMHB October 25 Taking pregnancy portraits to a new level.12 Dramatic Maternity Photos That Celebrate the Beauty of the Bumpwww.cosmopolitan.comOver the river and through the woods, the baby bumps, they go.

HMHB October 24 "The most important time to pay attention to a child’s nutrition is from the time of conception until they are 2 years old."Good nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life... read more »

HMHB October 23 The American College of Nurse-Midwives Healthy Birth Initiative is a new program providing resources and tools to help women, their families, and healthcare providers achieve healthy childbirth. Learn more: http://bit.ly/11NrAWy.... read more »

HMHB October 22 New study finds that babies whose moms take vitamin D during pregnancy and infancy may be less vulnerable to respiratory infections.Extra vitamin D benefits infantsmedicalxpress.comInfants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements... read more »

HMHB October 21 Infants and children are at higher risk for getting infected and sick with enteroviruses like EV-D68. Share CDC's information and resources for parents.What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68www.cdc.govEvery year,... read more »

HMHB October 30 Babies identify emotions by looking at the whites of our eyes. Fascinating new research: http://t.co/1uyP8UX52q #childdevelopment read more »

HMHB October 29 RT @acognews: Interested in #womenshealth advocacy? Follow ACOG on our new platform @ACOGAction read more »

HMHB October 29 More U.S. children affected by #FASD than previously known - as many as 5%: http://t.co/htDuLChwdW #MCH read more »

HMHB October 28 RT @CapCareMedical: A great resource for mommies and their babies: http://t.co/1CaE1kg2Ce @HMHBCoalition http://t.co/fOSTxnSMhM read more »

HMHB October 28 Tall, heavy 1-year-olds may be at increased risk for #obesity later. New research: http://t.co/8ekMXZdyZZ read more »

HMHB October 28 Parents & caregivers! Baby wipes recalled over bacterial contamination: http://t.co/O8ExXQb5AR read more »

HMHB October 27 What role do women's doctors play in preventing #domesticviolence? New @womenshealth blog: http://t.co/wel6ZLHw5G #DVAM2014 read more »

HMHB October 27 Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. babies delivered by c-section - but rates vary widely across the country. New findings: http://t.co/wtIvcp2zbH #MCH read more »

HMHB October 26 RT @USbreastfeeding: ACTION ALERT: Just 3 clicks can tell Congressional candidates to support #breastfeeding: http://t.co/V4CG4eWAE4 #Breas… read more »

HMHB October 26 RT @everymomcounts: Join @ChelseaClinton & EMC's @CTurlington, 10/29 @ 2pm ET for Twitter Q&A on #MaternalHealth. Tweet @ClintonFndtn your … 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 »