LA Best Babies Network’s Longtime Director Retires, New Director Announced

LA Best Babies Network is proud to announce the appointment of Sharlene Gozalians as its new Director. Sharlene steps into the role following the retirement of Director Janice French in February.

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“Being in Welcome Baby was a refresher for me, even though this was my fourth child.”

Welcome Baby may be especially helpful for first-time parents, but there’s plenty to learn with each pregnancy — and all expecting families can use a little extra support.

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Fourth-Time Mom Finds Value in Home Visiting

Despite having three daughters, Luz and Tony knew the arrival of their first son would come with new experiences and new questions. Being able to lean on their home visitor Lorena throughout Ariel’s first years of life is something they have appreciated very much.

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“She Lifts Me Up”: A New Mom Finds Strength in Home Visiting

Through the help of her home visitor, Eniya was able to find the strength she wasn’t able to find on her own. Her story is an example of one of the many ways home visiting helps.

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Looking for Guidance, Family Turns to Welcome Baby

As first-time parents looking to give their child a healthy start, Cristina and Miguel enrolled in the Welcome Baby program through MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach.

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The Annual Family Strengthening Summit is this week!

The annual Family Strengthening Summit, a celebration of First 5 LA-funded #homevisiting programs, takes place this Tuesday! Here’s all you need to know, plus a video of one of the parents who will be on the discussion panel.

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‘Welcome Baby’ Nurse Helps New Mom and Baby With Tongue-Tie

Hooray for Welcome Baby RNs! Here’s a case where a visit from a nurse helped the baby get an important surgical procedure that allowed him to breastfeed.

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Dr. Margaret Lynn Yonekura, MD: Maternal Health Champion

Dr. Yonekura’s contributions in the fields of maternal health were recognized and honored at Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Speak Up When You’re Down Gala where she was awarded with the 2019 Maternal Health Champion Award.

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A Black History Month Remembrance: Dr. Loretta Jones

Dr. Loretta Jones, one of the original founders of LA Best Babies Network, passed away November 22, 2018. Her legacy informs and inspires the work we do every day.

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A Day in Review: Family Strengthening Network’s Peer-to-Peer Workshop

How to identify and support victims of sex trafficking, how to connect families to vital community services, and how to communicate effectively … Welcome Baby staff members picked up lots of practical training and tools at this event. Watch our 39-second video recap.

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