Video: How #HomeVisitingWorks: Melissa and Lauriel Share Their Experience

Looking back on being pregnant, Melissa recalls having mixed emotions. “I was really worried about having postpartum depression again like I did with my first son,” she says. But when she gave birth she learned at the hospital that she could receive free home visiting services. And that support has helped her and her family in many ways.

Read more

Video: Dr. Sean Kossari Highlights the Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

San Fernando Valley OB/GYN Dr. Sean Kossari tells Welcome Baby outreach specialist Mardee Jessop why he encourages all his patients to enroll in the Welcome Baby program. Specific topics include: parent education, breastfeeding, parent-child bonding, maternal depression, and helping parents understand healthy infant development.

Read more

ChooseHealthLAMoms.com Helps New Moms Achieve Healthy Weight

This week the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched ChooseHealthLAMoms.com, a free online resource to help new mothers in L.A. County get healthy after having a baby. By encouraging three simple activities — exclusive breastfeeding, drinking water, and walking — the website aims to help new moms return to a healthy weight. Moms can create an account on the website to get free lessons, text reminders, and a weekly tracker that …

Read more