Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare, and Dangerous

Even after all she had been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof and the car ride to jail — Lisa Abramson still wanted to have a second child.

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We Oppose the “Public Charge” Rule Change. Here’s Why.

Proposed changes to the “public charge” rule would discourage immigrant families from meeting their basic health, nutrition, and housing needs. Read our statement opposing this cruel policy — and submit your own comment before 12/10/18, 9pm PST!

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The 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook Is Here

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released its 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook, the most comprehensive picture available of early childhood home visiting across America. We are happy to announce Welcome Baby was among the many home visiting programs included in the Yearbook!

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Confused About ‘Public Charge’? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The proposed “public charge” rule could force immigrant families to choose between either getting a green card or accessing support for their family’s health care, nutrition, and housing. Here’s what you need to know about this proposal — and what you can do about it.

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Webinar: Marijuana, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Pregnant (or contemplating pregnancy) or breastfeeding? Stay away from marijuana in all its forms. That’s the word from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the word on the street may be a different story. Studies show a sharp increase in marijuana use by pregnant women. Here are resources and information to help women understand why it’s important to avoid marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Los Angeles County Leaves Money on the Table for Home Visiting – But Not for Long

Other states and localities use a variety of sources to fund home visiting. L.A. County is exploring its options to help families with young children succeed.

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Webinar: Importance of Fatherhood, Engaging Dads in Home Visiting

This week, Project Fatherhood’s LeHenry Solomon presented a webinar to the Parent Coaches from the 14 Welcome Baby hospitals in L.A. County. We’ve included the recording here, along with several other resources on fatherhood and on helping dads be better parents.

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Study: DACA Dramatically Improves Mental Health of Dreamers’ Children

We’re hearing a lot lately about the Dreamers. But what about their kids? A new Stanford University study shows that DACA significantly reduced mental illness in Dreamers’ children.

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4,000 Black Infants Every Year

4,000: That’s the number of black infants who die — but who would be saved each year in the U.S. if they had all the health and medical benefits enjoyed by white babies.

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California May Lose $114 Billion in Medi-Cal Funding Under U.S. Senate Healthcare Reform Bill

The massive cut to Medi-Cal, which now serves one-third of Californians, would require the program to be completely dismantled and rebuilt. L.A. County, home to 1 of every 20 Medicaid recipients in the nation, will be “ground zero,” says Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

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