Having a baby is a busy time – not only is your body changing rapidly, you have to start adapting your life and home for your new addition. Right after looking after yourself, the top priority is making sure your home is a safe and welcoming place.
Before you bring your baby home, make sure you have taken a critical look at your home. Is it safe for children? You may be surprised how many things, which are fine for adults, can pose a risk to children.
According to the US Fire Administration, children under the age of 5 are twice as likely to die in a fire than the rest of us. Follow these procedures in your home to prevent such a tragedy in your family:
The Home Safety Council website helps you create a personalized home safety checklist at homesafetycouncil.org
If you think someone has been poisoned, call the Poison Help line, 1800.222.1222
Champions for Change: You’re Invited! Become a champion for change in maternal health--attend the Champion for Change 2018 Summit.
Gain a Breast Pump & Supplies under the ACA Breast pumps are available for many expectant moms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through mom's health insurance company. Here's how to ask about what benefits may be available to you.
PregSource Asks Pregnant Moms to Share Pregnancy Experiences PregSource is a "crowd-sourcing" website where pregnant women share their experiences with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You're invited to participate!
Avoid these foods and eating habits during pregnancy What to eat, and what to avoid, during pregnancy. These lists will ensure you know just what you need during pregnancy.