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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.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: BABY TALK!

July 30, 2018

Pretty soon your little one is going to be babbling like never before! Celebrate and thank yourself. The special moments spent with your child helped them grow. Learning starts earlier than we might think. From birth, a baby is learning how to move, talk, and understand. They learn from their surroundings. That is why it’s[…..]

HOME VISITING: The Importance of Birth Spacing

July 25, 2018

Birth spacing is when a woman gives her body enough time to recover between pregnancies. A mother’s body needs to rest and recover after pregnancy. Moms should wait at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again. Why should moms wait 18 months? Their bodies need time. Time to heal and recover from[…..]