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HMHB March 11 A dispatch from the "good news" department.Early unneeded C-sections, inductions, in steep declinewww.usatoday.comThe risky practice of delivering babies early, with no medical reason and often for convenience, is quickly going out... read more »
HMHB March 10 About 40% of children worldwide are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke at home.Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids' arterieswww.reuters.comLONDON (Reuters) - Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage... read more »
HMHB March 9 How great is this? Spotlight on African American celebrity moms who promote #breastfeeding.African-American celebrity moms who breastfeed | womenshealth.govwww.womenshealth.govFortunately, a growing number of African-American celebrities are speaking publicly about their breastfeeding... read more »
HMHB March 8 We're thrilled to announce that Text4baby is the featured cause on Johnson & Johnson’s free "Donate a Photo" app. For every photo you share through the app, J&J will donate $1... read more »
HMHB March 7 "Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it remains one of the most common diseases of childhood — five times as common as asthma."Young kids' tooth decay hits 'epidemic' proportionswww.usatoday.comTooth decay is... read more »
HMHB March 6 Meet mom and executive director of The 1,000 Days Partnership Lucy Sullivan. And hear why she's so passionate about every baby's first 1,000 days. New on our blog! http://bit.ly/P4BnRQ... read more »
HMHB March 6 A terrific pregnancy and newborn screening graphic to share with parents-to-be, from Baby's First Test.
HMHB March 5 What do you think?Docs oppose retail-based clinics for kids' carewww.usatoday.comPediatricians' group says retail-based clinics are not ideal for providing regular, permanent care for kids' health issues.
HMHB March 5 Restaurant manager takes a stand for moms and babies.You Can Breastfeed In My Restaurant Anytimewww.huffingtonpost.comby Tony Posnanski
HMHB March 4 Time to reconsider whether and how we use these devices?Infant Sleep Machines at Maximum Volume Reported as Hearing Riskwww.nytimes.comDevices that create soothing sounds used to help infants fall asleep can be... read more »
HMHB March 11 RT @SharonDAgostino: Mothers inspire me. Thank you @mamaglobal @mytext4baby @HMHBCoalition for helping new and expecting moms! #WomenInspire read more »
HMHB March 11 RT @mytext4baby: Great blog @HMHBCoalition – What Has #Text4baby Done For You: http://t.co/h0S3aPUJjs read more »
HMHB March 11 Follow #March4Nutrition to learn more about the importance of #nutrition during the 1,000 day window critical to child health. read more »
HMHB March 10 RT @mytext4baby: Help @mytext4baby show a mom how to have a healthy baby just by uploading a photo. Find out how! http://t.co/N0WWHIxPD1 #D… read more »
HMHB March 10 Connecticut's mandatory #flu vaccination has reduced hospitalization of young children: http://t.co/dKONAe6Hbk #MCH read more »
HMHB March 10 Study: Second-hand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries. http://t.co/BxBp7W0rp7 #childhealth #tobaccofree read more »
HMHB March 8 .@WHO cuts recommended sugar intake in half: http://t.co/XeArlTxRQj #nutrition #MCH read more »
HMHB March 8 Happy International Women's Day! How will you make the world a better place for women? #IWD2014 #maternalhealth #moms read more »
HMHB March 7 Help connect moms to free health info just by sharing a photo through @JNJcares free app, @donateaphoto! http://t.co/4f1GVmuWrX #text4baby read more »
HMHB March 7 Nutrition matters even before pregnancy begins. Learn more about the power of #1000days: http://t.co/ytnNwPDqGQ #March4Nutrition 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 »
What Has Text4baby Done for You? As every parent knows, “They grow up so fast!” At HMHB we’ve felt a bit of that parental wonder this month, in the midst of celebrating Text4baby’s fourth birthday. Our “baby” is growing... read more »
Oral Health & Pregnancy: Get the Facts! by Patrice Pascual Executive Director, Children’s Dental Health Project Congratulations, mom-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth,... read more »
Preschool Days are Here: Happy 4th Birthday, Text4baby Natasha tells her Text4baby story: I’m a proud Text4baby mom of a 3-year-old boy named Isaiah. I first learned that I was pregnant with Isaiah during a visit to my doctor in early 2010. It was... read more »
Pregnancy & Flu Don’t Mix: Keep Moms-to-Be Healthy This Season by Siobhan Dolan, M.D. Obstetrician gynecologist and clinical geneticist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center Medical Advisor, March of Dimes Author of Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby According to CDC reports, overall flu activity continues to be high.... read more »
A New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Moms for Birth Defects Prevention by Cynthia A. Moore, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Birth defects are common, costly and critical conditions. Did you... read more »
2013: A Year of Promise for Healthy Moms & Babies For maternal and child health, 2013 has been a year of promise. Expanded access to health care and a commitment to reducing disparities, passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, revised guidelines... read more »
Pregnancy, Parenting, & the Flu Shot: What You Should Know by Bette Begleiter & Mazvita Nyamukapa Maternity Care Coalition Many of us have suffered through the flu without tragic consequences. But it is important to remember that the virus can have catastrophic complications that can result... read more »
A New Tool for Family Flu Protection by Mark Smolinski Director of Global Health Threats Skoll Global Threats Fund Among a mom’s top priorities is knowing her child’s environment and providing protection, especially during baby’s earliest weeks and months. But busy parents... read more »
When Grandparents Have Different Parenting Practices Than You Do by Janice Frey-Angel, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition This column originally appeared on What To Expect's Word of Mom blog November 14, 2013. Before I came to work in maternal-child health, my daughter announced that she... read more »