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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: http://bit.ly/1ymPe7j. 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 Roomgma.yahoo.com“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 22 Just released! See the latest national data on child well-being -- and find out the best- and worst-ranking states.The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book - Annie E. Casey Foundationwww.aecf.orgThe KIDS COUNT... read more »

HMHB July 21 How about your state? #breastfeedingBreastfeeding: Big in Idaho, Behind in the South - The Numbers - WSJblogs.wsj.comAhead of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've put together a map of the American breastfeeding... read more »

HMHB July 20 Interesting, informative story on the use of nitrous oxide during labor. A viable alternative to the epidural?Using Laughing Gas to Relieve the Pain of Childbirthwww.theatlantic.comThough it's popular in other countries, the... read more »

HMHB July 29 RT @CDC_NCBDDD: New study from NBDPN and CDC examines the occurrence of major birth defects across racial/ethnic groups: http://t.co/CttXMu… read more »

HMHB July 29 Pediatricians recommend narrowed use of RSV prophylactic in #preemies: http://t.co/VeFoYAsAGx #NPIHC read more »

HMHB July 28 Do you get our Monday Morning Memo? The latest #maternalhealth & #childhealth news, delivered to your inbox: http://t.co/tPaVvACh2V read more »

HMHB July 28 TODAY, 1 Eastern: @AmerAcadPeds webinar covers new recs on RSV prophylaxis for high-risk infants, children https://t.co/vJaPiH8xj7 #NPIHC read more »

HMHB July 28 RT @NHTSAgov: July 31 is National #Heatstroke Prevention Day: lend your voice and help us & @safekidsusa safe a life! http://t.co/bsHZKiwdxG read more »

HMHB July 25 Transportation Secretary Foxx joins advocates urging parents, public to ask: "Where's Baby?" Look before you lock. http://t.co/ai8YB1jf1H read more »

HMHB July 25 RT @timoriamcqueen: @mytext4baby @HMHBCoalition Want to help prevent maternal deaths? Support HR4216 pls Read and share this link. http://… read more »

HMHB July 25 Making the business case for hospitals to support #breastfeeding moms: http://t.co/DnzCjSPMQD @NICHQ #MCH read more »

HMHB July 25 CDC director warns of 'post-antibiotic era': http://t.co/Fi9k8jqUVJ #childhealth #maternalhealth read more »

HMHB July 24 RT @rayrayspledge: http://t.co/YEvnouVMe5 *PREVENT vehicular #heatstroke* #heatstrokekills 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 »

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 »