2015 Articles

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Toolkit
Georgia Department of Public Health - 10/1/2015
The Safe to Sleep Campaign, an effort led by the National Institutes of Health to reduce the instances of SIDS/SUID through safe sleep environments, is coordinated in Georgia through the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Injury Prevention Program. 

MotherToBaby "Text Counseling" Now Available!
MotherToBaby - 9/8/2015
As the world prepares to recognize Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day on September 9th, MotherToBaby, a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), launches a way for expectant moms to have free expert information about the risks of alcohol and other exposures to baby at their fingertips - via text.

Looking on the Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy
MotherToBaby - 7/10/2015
Gardens are blooming, kids are out of school, beaches and parks are crowded, and the sun is shining. Ahhh¼.Summer is here again! With more skin showing during these warm summer months, it's important to protect our skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen.

The Mythology of “Addicted Babies”: Challenging Media Distortions, Laws, and Policies that Fracture Communities (PFD)
Emory - 6/4/2015
Decades of pernicious and distorted narratives about drug use during pregnancy have led to policies that harm families and communities. 

Ask the Expert: Nutrition and FASD, Part 1
FASD Center for Excellence - 6/4/2015
This month, Ask the Expert takes the first of a two-part look at the importance of nutrition for pregnant women and new mothers. Our first part features an interview with Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH, a member of the Organization of Teratology information Specialists and Director of the Center for the Promotion of Maternal Health and Infant Development at the University of California, San Diego.

Best Way to Stifle Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy
MotherToBaby - 5/6/2015
While many people enjoy renewed energy brought on by the bursting fourth of spring color, others feel only the misery associated with seasonal allergies due to pollen, mold and other springtime triggers.

World Birth Defects Day
MotherToBaby - 3/3/2015
It's pretty much a fact, all pregnant women worry, about what they eat, what they do, what they breathe.  Basically, they worry about everything.  

When Measles Strike
MotherToBaby - 2/5/2015
"Martha," a 27-year-old pregnant woman from Long Beach, anxiously cried out over the telephone,"what if I have measles?! I'll never live with myself if my baby suffers because I may not have gotten vaccinated?!"