HMHB July 31 How it happens to loving parents and caregivers just like you - and what you can do TODAY to help prevent it. #heatstrokekills #checkforbabyStopping Child Deaths in Hot Cars - Consumer... read more »

HMHB July 31 Today, National #Heatstroke Prevention Day, we join forces with partners including NHTSA, Safe Kids Worldwide, Ray Ray's Pledge, and to talk about the facts and tell the stories, like this... read more »

HMHB July 30 Fascinating new research. How fetuses can learn nursery rhymes in the before they are born, babies are learning from experience, especially if it’s directly related to their moms.... read more »

HMHB July 29 Powerful story from a labor & delivery nurse, reflecting on #MaternalMortality. It Happens In The United Stateswww.huffingtonpost.comNo one thinks that this is something that could happen to them. No nurse thinks... read more »

HMHB July 28 Not only is #breastfeeding best for babies, but it also makes good business sense for hospitals. Making the Business Case for Hospitals to Support Breastfeeding Momsbreastfeeding.nichq.orgMothers at Rockford Memorial Hospital report... read more »

HMHB July 27 Together we can prevent child vehicular #heatstroke. Join us in supporting this Safe Kids Worldwide Thunderclap: And plan to join us in raising the profile of this issue on Thursday,... read more »

HMHB July 26 “Compared to what we should know, we know almost nothing. It’s a place where I think we could make real medical breakthroughs that I think would be of enormous importance to... read more »

HMHB July 25 Happy Friday!'The Singing Doctor' Croons to Newborns in the Delivery“I’ve delivered about 8,000 babies and I must have sung at least to six or 7,000 of them,” Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja... read more »

HMHB July 24 Summer safety news for parents and caregivers.You Might Want To Avoid Putting This Kind Of Sunscreen On Your Kidswww.huffingtonpost.comSpray sunscreen may take half the time as lotions to apply, but health... read more »

HMHB July 23 Our Text4baby service gets a mention in this story in The Atlantic. We believe that all parents deserve strong support and quality resources for raising healthy children!How Supporitve Parenting Protects the... read more »

HMHB July 31 RT @NHTSAgov: If someone else who usually doesn’t drop your child off has the duty, call to see if they did. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby read more »

HMHB July 31 RT @safekidsusa: A Day Gone Wrong: How Tragedies From Forgetting Children in Cars Can Happen to Anyone @HuffPostPare… read more »

HMHB July 31 RT @rayrayspledge: .@HMHBCoalition #heatstrokekills read more »

HMHB July 31 Child #heatstroke deaths have happened even when vehicles were parked in shade & temps were 80 degrees or less. #heatstrokekills read more »

HMHB July 31 Want to help us prevent #heatstroke deaths of children in hot vehicles? Visit #heatstrokekills read more »

HMHB July 31 Did you know? In more than 29% of cases of fatal #heatstroke, a child got into the vehicle on their own. #heatstrokekills read more »

HMHB July 31 19 U.S. children have died in hot vehicles this year. Together we can raise the profile of this issue & prevent these tragedies.... read more »

HMHB July 31 If cars can monitor left-on headlights & back-ups, they should be able to save trapped kids: @TIME #heatstroke read more »

HMHB July 31 52% of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were forgotten in the vehicle. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby read more »

HMHB July 31 It's #Heatstroke Prevention Day. Join us in helping to stop tragic deaths: Never leave kids or pets alone in a car. 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 »

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 »

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 »