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HMHB August 31 We still have our work cut out for us on disparities: Poor children are less likely to get their booster shots and the full series of polio, rotavirus, and hepatitis... read more »

HMHB August 30 It's universal: We love our children.47 Incredible Photos Of Parents From Around The Worldwww.buzzfeed.comWe're more alike than you may realize.

HMHB August 29 Should you get a flu shot? Is an occasional alcoholic drink okay? Share the facts by sharing this Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development infographic... read more »

HMHB August 28 Join us on today's #pregnancychat!

HMHB August 27 Eek! Time to clean the car seats?Children's car seats are dirtier than toilets: Studywww.dailymail.co.ukScientists at the University of Birmingham discovered 100 potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi lurking in each square centimetre... read more »

HMHB August 26 "New data show the continued critical need for influenza vaccination during pregnancy, and for providers to recommend and provide vaccinations." - The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National)... read more »

HMHB August 25 The decline in teen births is news to celebrate. But breakdowns of federal data tell a more complicated story. The historic and uneven decline in teen birthswww.washingtonpost.comThere are notable disparities in... read more »

HMHB August 24 Best Vine ever? Nine Months of Pregnancy in a Single Vinemashable.comCouple Claire Pasquier and Ian Padgham document Claire's pregnancy in its entirety in a Vine.

HMHB August 23 Spoiler alert: No, you can't. #MaternalMentalHealthCan You Tell A Mom Has Postpartum Depression Just By Looking At Her?www.buzzfeed.comSurvivor moms shared a personal photo, captioned by filling in a simple sentence.... read more »

HMHB August 22 Share the prevention message during #NIAM14!

HMHB August 29 Most U.S. babies get their vaccines - but boosters & second doses lag for 2-yr-olds, @CDCgov finds: http://t.co/wX1b3Cve5x #NIAM14 read more »

HMHB August 28 Great #pregnancychat w/ moms & partners in #MCH! Thanks again to @NICHD_NIH @FDAWomen @modhealthtalk for hosting. read more »

HMHB August 28 RT @TeenHealthGov: Do you work with pregnant teens? We have resources for you! http://t.co/8I3ezHnesa #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 RT @acognews: Take a look inside ACOG’s book “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth” - in English and Spanish http://t.co/SCHNWU3P2w #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 .@mytext4baby shares evidence-based health info, links to local resources, & educates about importance of going "full-term." #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 Moms sign up f/ @mytext4baby by texting BABY to 511411. Get free health info timed to your due date/baby's DOB. #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 Our @mytext4baby service is a free mobile health resource for moms2B & new moms. Check it out: https://t.co/CnfQGQwk3A #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 RT @FDAWomen: A6 Pregnancy registries collect info on med use and the newborn baby: http://t.co/kFvtu3Ftcl #pregnancychat read more »

HMHB August 28 RT @NIDAnews: Research show promising treatments available for babies born to opioid addicted mothers: http://t.co/6i2wx1ipgl #PregnancyChat read more »

HMHB August 28 RT @NICHD_NIH: A C-section might sound easier to new moms, but it’s still surgery, w/ risks & complications to consider. #pregnancychat 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 »