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HMHB August 21 This marks the first update to pregnancy discrimination rules in 30 years - and its protections include lactation.EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workerswww.npr.orgDiscrimination against female workers who might get pregnant... read more »

HMHB August 20 Have you seen the new The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National) Committee Opinion on the management of Listeria exposure during pregnancy? http://ow.ly/A236X

HMHB August 19 We love this clip from the forthcoming documentary Mother's Milk, Mother's Wisdom. All new moms deserve a strong support network, but it can be hard to ask for help in a... read more »

HMHB August 18 It's an important change. How are you sharing the news?

HMHB August 17 Study finds that obsessing over celebrity baby bumps may affect not only a mom-to-be's stress and self-esteem, but also her prenatal attachment to her baby.A Good Reason to Ignore Celebrity ‘Bump... read more »

HMHB August 16 The heat is on! Currently in the lead: North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Delaware.2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contestwww.text4baby.orgAn educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides... read more »

HMHB August 15 Moms-to-be! New moms! Employers! Don't miss our guest blog from Dr. Nancy Lee, Director of the Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. #NBM14Make Work... read more »

HMHB August 14 "Trying to let go of all the ways that I perceive of myself as failing as a mother is a form of self-care. I have to take care of myself, because... read more »

HMHB August 13 How's your state doing? #NBM14Breastfeeding Data: CDC Annual Report Card 2014www.cdc.govThe CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.... read more »

HMHB August 12 A woman's odds of experiencing complications during a hospital birth vary widely by facility. Find out what the latest research says: http://1.usa.gov/1ukGu23.

HMHB August 21 ACIP #flu vaccine recommendations for 2014-15 season include preference for nasal spray for ages 2-8: http://t.co/5sEcs79HtD read more »

HMHB August 20 RT @ACNMmidwives: Raw and poignant #WednesdayWisdom abt breastfeeding support...Mother's Milk, Mother's Wisdom #NBM14 @HMHBCoalition http:/… read more »

HMHB August 20 Maternal singing calms #preemies AND their mothers: http://t.co/BdyyDyfs2B #NPIHC read more »

HMHB August 20 For #MCH professionals, a new @CDCgov fact sheet on tobacco use during #pregnancy: http://t.co/rhSnGo4X1V read more »

HMHB August 20 RT @You_Parent: It's National Breastfeeding Month! If you're struggling w/ #breastfeeding, read this mom's 4 tips. http://t.co/T35FRSZL4a @… read more »

HMHB August 19 Obstetric complications vary widely among U.S. hospitals: http://t.co/e3dFXDPHY8 #MCH read more »

HMHB August 19 RT @EverThriveIL: Employers & employees must work together to support #breastfeeding at work! #blog from @HMHBCoalition @womenshealth - htt… read more »

HMHB August 19 RT @APHL: Ob-Gyns Address Management of Listeria During Pregnancy http://t.co/cryx4awOQ4 via @acognews @HMHBCoalition read more »

HMHB August 19 New @acognews Committee Opinion on the management of Listeria exposure during #pregnancy: http://t.co/XM0sKwwDvj #MCH read more »

HMHB August 18 In neonatal ICU, gloves after hand-washing may curb infections: http://t.co/Wv48PEvNZU #NPIHC #preemies 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 »

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 »