It’s National Women’s History Month

March 26th, 2013

Did You Know?: Honoring Maternal & Child Health Trailblazers During National Women’s History Month   During National Women’s History Month 2013, a series of “Did You Know?” posts have been the buzz of our Facebook and Twitter communities.  We’ve enjoyed celebrating the trailblazing achievements of women whose work has transformed maternal and child health in…  read more >>

Join Us In Celebrating Parents Of Preemies Day

February 28th, 2013

At the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the National Premature Infant Health Coalition (NPIHC), we recognize the courage, commitment, and resilience of those whose lives have been turned upside down by premature birth.  That’s why we’re proud to support Parents of Preemies Day, a day of awareness bringing together families, neonatal ICUs, and…  read more >>

MOMS-TO-BE: What You Should Know About Cervical Length

February 27th, 2013

by Elizabeth T. Jordan, DNSc, RNC Johns Hopkins School of Nursing   As an expectant mom, your prenatal care provider may advise you to have an ultrasound scan to measure the length of your cervix. Your cervix is where your uterus, also known as your womb, opens into the vagina. Women with a short cervix…  read more >>

Downton Abbey’s Preeclampsia Drama: Not Just Historical Fiction

February 8th, 2013

by Eleni Tsigas Executive Director, Preeclampsia Foundation Downton Abbey, the popular British historical drama set in the early twentieth century, recently caused quite a stir for fans, and for those of us passionate about preeclampsia and perinatal health. A much-loved character on the PBS show died of postpartum eclampsia, shocking and devastating more than eight…  read more >>

Text4baby is Turning Three, but It’s Really About the Number One

February 1st, 2013

In celebration of text4baby’s third birthday, we welcome guest blogger Susan Can, Director, Corporate Equity at Johnson & Johnson.  We thank our friends and Johnson & Johnson for their partnership and support of this groundbreaking program. By Susan Can, Director, Corporate Equity at Johnson & Johnson This year I am happy to wish text4baby a…  read more >>

Understanding Hyperemesis Gravidarum

January 9th, 2013

by Ann Marie King, Co-Founder, HER Foundation and Marlena Fejzo, PhD, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA The world recently celebrated the news that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a baby. We also learned that the Duchess suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Most people had never heard of this pregnancy complication, and much of…  read more >>

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family. Get Your Flu Vaccine Today!

December 5th, 2012

In support of efforts for National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), we welcome guest blogger Laura Scott, Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu (FFF) on how flu personally impacts families. by Laura Scott Executive Director, Families Fighting Flu, Inc. It’s that time of year again. Time for you and your family to get vaccinated against the…  read more >>

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Baby. Get Your Flu Shot Today!

December 4th, 2012

In support of efforts for National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), we welcome two guest bloggers, Dr. Karen Wong from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Laura Scott, Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu (FFF). These organizations are working together to raise awareness about the importance of flu vaccination and maternal-child health. Today,…  read more >>

For Moms & Babies, Fish IS Brain Food After All!

November 11th, 2012

Turns out mother and grandmother really did know best: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should try to eat two servings of cooked seafood per week. Getting the recommended amount of seafood into a mother’s diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding promotes optimal growth and cognitive development of her child. Today, many understand that seafood is…  read more >>

MCH in the “Era of the Share”

October 11th, 2012

Welcome to HMHB’s blog!  We are especially pleased to present this new resource and communication platform for our maternal-child health friends — as well as for parents and policymakers committed to working on behalf of families. An exciting component of our new-and-improved website, the blog, promises to be an engaging online space for education, connection…  read more >>