May 2nd, 2015

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE FOR HEALTHY MOMS & BABIES For more than 33 years, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) has been a leading voice for maternal and child health and safety, building and leveraging partnerships as a catalyst for change. From the beginning, we were about bringing together diverse stakeholders around shared…  read more >>

When Father Knows Best: Dad’s Role in Family Flu Protection

December 8th, 2014

by Austin Klise Men’s Health Network During National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges you to get a flu vaccination for yourself and your family, if you haven’t yet done so. Flu season is underway, and as long as flu viruses are spreading, the vaccine can help protect you. I learned my lesson the hard way….  read more >>

Partnering to Move the Dial on Maternal and Child Health This Flu Season

November 21st, 2014

Text4baby is about connecting pregnant women and new moms to the critical health and safety information they need. And we couldn’t do it without our partners, whose collaboration is at the heart of our success in reaching mothers and amplifying timely, actionable messages. We’re especially grateful for strong partnerships at this time of year. As…  read more >>

Newborn Screening’s Life-Changing Potential: A Family’s Story

September 24th, 2014

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 like mine – know it’s a test that can have a profound impact on a baby’s life. I’m…  read more >>

The Importance & Benefits of Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy

September 16th, 2014

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 with it comes a reminder that flu season is quickly approaching. Did you know that the…  read more >>

An Alcohol-Free Pregnancy Prevents FASD

September 8th, 2014

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 few categories on the spectrum of healthy living. Maintaining this balance while staying up to date on…  read more >>

Make Work and Breastfeeding Work For You

August 15th, 2014

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 was determined to continue breastfeeding her second son after her maternity leave ended. When she returned to work as an hourly employee at a…  read more >>

Vaccination is a Family Affair

July 31st, 2014

          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. Like eating right, exercising, and getting regular checkups, vaccines also play a…  read more >>

The New Definition of “Full Term”: What Moms Need To Know

July 9th, 2014

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 and OB-GYN, I’m not only privileged to have four children of my own, but I’ve shared in the joy when…  read more >>

Overcoming Mental & Physical Trauma After Childbirth: My Story

June 26th, 2014

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 with no complications—a far cry from the first time I gave birth, four years earlier. In April of 2010, just after giving birth to my eldest…  read more >>