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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Help Me Grow: What Happens When You Dial 2-1-1

May 25, 2015

Dialing 2-1-1 is simple, but have you made the call? Maybe you are scared, unsure whether the hotline can help you, or you don’t realize what types of services are available. Sometimes you may dial 2-1-1 and not even know what you are looking for, but you know you need help. After you dial 2-1-1[…..]

Home Visiting: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

May 18, 2015

What would happen if your parents found out you were having sex? Surprisingly, most parents would want to help ensure their teen is using birth control and protection. Most teens don’t use protection or birth control because they don’t want their parents to find out. In reality, your parents will most likely help you be[…..]

Home Visiting: What is in it for Mom?

May 11, 2015

Being a parent is very rewarding, but it can also be very challenging. This stress can prevent you from being the best mother you can be. Home Visiting is here to help! Home Visiting enables a healthy pregnancy and continues to make sure you stay physically and mentally healthy. As you begin to focus solely[…..]

Safe Sleep: Keep Your Baby’s Crib Free of Toys

May 4, 2015

Filling your baby’s crib with stuffed animals and soft blankets may make your baby’s crib look cute, but it’s not so safe for baby. You should never let your baby sleep with any soft objects. This includes blankets, quilts, crib bumpers, and soft plush toys like stuffed animals. These soft toys and bedding can cover[…..]