STDs During Pregnancy: Get the Facts From the CDC

If you are pregnant, you can become infected with the same sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as women who are not pregnant. Pregnant women should ask their doctors about getting tested for STDs, since some doctors do not routinely perform these tests.

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Video: Workshop on Postpartum OCD and Suicidal Ideation

Maternal Mental Health NOW Training Director Gabrielle Kaufman talks to home visitors about how they can screen moms and help those who are struggling with perinatal mental health challenges.

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Video: A Pediatrician Tells Home Visitors How They Can Improve Child Health Outcomes

Well baby visits, health screenings, milestones, vaccines — there’s a lot for parents (and home visitors) to keep track of during a child’s first few years of life.

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Webinar: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Infant Sleep

There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the United States each year. But a recent study showed that less than half of parents adhere to safe-sleep guidelines — and many are not even getting adequate or accurate information on the subject from health care providers. This webinar covers the latest research on SIDS and explains what all parents should do to ensure their babies are sleeping as safely as possible.

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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Families in the Postpartum Period

LGBTQ parents want the same things for their children that any other parents want: respect, protection, celebration, and a bright future. But they face unique challenges, which may be most pronounced in the postpartum period. This webinar lays out those challenges, and offers tips and guidance to help home visitors support the LGBTQ families they serve.

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Webinar: Supporting Parents After Perinatal Loss

It’s hard to know what to say to a parent who has lost a baby. In this webinar, home visitors learn how to support moms and dads who have experienced this traumatic event.

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Parenting “Power Tools” — That’s What My Home Visitor Gives Me

“I was told that I’m the first teacher for my son … they make me believe that,” said Monica, who stood up and shared her home visiting experience at a recent meeting. When Monica started speaking, we grabbed a phone and hit the video record button. What we captured demonstrates how a home visiting program can kindle a parent’s passion for reading to her children — and how a home visitor provides parenting “power tools.”

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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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MCHA’s ‘Welcome Baby’ Parents Talk Back

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA), which offers the free Welcome Baby program in partnership with California Hospital in Los Angeles, shared some of the feedback they’ve received from parents.

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