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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 19 An 83-year-old photographer discovered a box in storage titled "Mothers," filled with beautiful images of women and their children that he took almost 50 years ago.Long-Lost Images Show What Hasn't Changed... read more »

HMHB July 18 Brett Cavaliero and Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero of Ray Ray's Pledge share their story and a prevention call-to-action on the Today Show. #ChildPassengerSafety #heatstroke3 years ago, their baby died in a hot... read more »

HMHB July 17 Text4baby team members at today's U.S. Department of Health and Human Services From Coverage to Care event in Washington, DC. #getcovered

HMHB July 17 Workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital can now purchase #breastfeeding equipment from a vending machine - believed to be the first of its kind.Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers'... read more »

HMHB July 16 In the U.S., obesity now affects 36% of women of childbearing age.Overweight and Pregnantwell.blogs.nytimes.comWith the rise in obesity, more women who are pregnant or trying to conceive face added health risks... read more »

HMHB July 24 No one expects a mother to die in childbirth - but they do, too often, even here in the US: http://t.co/HTg3csFBqG #globalmotherhood read more »

HMHB July 24 Babies' brains prep for speech long before first words come out: http://t.co/ceeTtBwjDv #childdevelopment #MCH read more »

HMHB July 23 RT @safekidsusa: Too many kids have died from #heatstroke in cars. If you see a chlid alone in a car please ACT http://t.co/ZrirxmOiAt http… read more »

HMHB July 23 RT @NHTSAgov: #Heatstroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57F degrees. Tweet with us 7/31 all day with #heatstrokekills & #checkforbaby. read more »

HMHB July 23 Delayed cord clamping decreases infant mortality risk, study finds: http://t.co/mDRpoNihFu #MCH read more »

HMHB July 23 10 things parents of #preemies need to know from day 1 in the NICU: http://t.co/3S11qhBbjV @NECsociety #NPIHC read more »

HMHB July 23 RT @savingmothers: Why #prenatal care is so important RT .@HMHBCoalition Severe sepsis can develop quickly during #pregnancy, study says ht… read more »

HMHB July 22 RT @theOunce: Father involvement leads to better outcomes. Free text service with tips for new & expecting dads via @mytext4baby http://t.c… read more »

HMHB July 22 Severe sepsis can develop quickly during #pregnancy, study finds: http://t.co/rqCw19cuts #maternalhealth read more »

HMHB July 22 See new data & find out best-, worst-ranking states for child well-being in the 25th Annual @aecfkidscount Report: http://t.co/PBMjd7tTer 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 »