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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 20 "A significant proportion of postpartum depression starts during the pregnancy, but is not detected or treated to remission. We need to identify symptoms as early as possible, ideally long before birth.”... read more »

HMHB October 19 A heartbreaking global #MCH story about caring for Ebola's tiniest patients in disease-ravaged West Africa. Our thoughts are with these healthcare workers and families.When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting... read more »

HMHB October 18 Here's your Saturday smile.Sweet Pregnancy Time-Lapse Involves The Whole Happy Familywww.huffingtonpost.comThe beginning of a human life is an amazing thing -- and here, we can see it in under two minutes.... read more »

HMHB October 17 Our own Andrea Goodman - public health expert and mom - on flu protection, pregnancy, and how Text4baby is making a difference.What ALL Pregnant Women Should Absolutely Do For The Health... read more »

HMHB October 16 Today we were proud to be at The White House for the #BridgetheWordGap Summit with Too Small to Fail, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other partners committed to... read more »

HMHB October 25 Child poverty in US is at highest point in 20 years, report finds: http://t.co/2ygdWZt8ze #MCH #childhealth read more »

HMHB October 24 Treating for Two initiative provides info to women & providers about medication use during #pregnancy: http://t.co/Z7jMlCgD5x read more »

HMHB October 24 See renowned photographer @annegeddestweet's PSA for #WorldPrematurityDay, Nov. 17: http://t.co/PzTIMUDTSs @MarchofDimes #NPIHC read more »

HMHB October 23 #Infographic: Risks of inducing labor & benefits of waiting: http://t.co/dM2qsAD2Cr @NICHD_NIH read more »

HMHB October 23 US women experience 4.8 million incidents of physical or sexual assault annually. Read ACOG's guidelines: http://t.co/N9jcltYvjR #DVAM read more »

HMHB October 22 Treating depression before it becomes postpartum: http://t.co/t5irkLdMNm @nytimes #maternalmentalhealth #PPD read more »

HMHB October 22 RT @FluGov: Children younger than 6 months are too young to get a #flu shot. Help keep them healthy by getting your #fluvax http://t.co/Jo6… read more »

HMHB October 22 Extra vitamin D for moms during pregnancy & infancy may benefit babies. New research: http://t.co/kXzjIqg0IR #MCH read more »

HMHB October 21 Roughly every 8 minutes from 2002-2012, a child in the U.S. experienced a medication mistake. New findings: http://t.co/Nj9fHz9fxL read more »

HMHB October 21 Good nutrition & exercise reduce risk of #pregnancy complications. New research: http://t.co/wdUYARkS3R #MCH 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 »