Welcome to the Delaware Thrives blog!

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.

Elevating Women’s Voices: An Intimate Conversation About Black Maternal Health

March 30, 2022

Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium to celebrate Black Maternal Health Awareness Week, April 11 – 17, with a live-broadcast panel discussion featuring Tiffany Chalk, Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, and other voices in our community. Tune in to DETV Broadcast (Comcast channel 28), DETV Social[…..]

Protect your child from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Child. What to Know. Where to Go.

December 29, 2021

From reading every nutrition label on their baby food to toddler-proofing your kitchen to insisting they wear helmets on bikes, scooters and roller skates, you take great care to protect your child. You do everything you can to keep them safe, no matter where they are. You will go to any length to keep your[…..]

Prematurity Awareness Month: How to Lower the Risks

November 22, 2021

Did you know that one in every 10 babies is born prematurely each year in the United States? A premature (or preterm) birth is when a baby is born at least three weeks before the due date. A developing baby goes through important growth throughout pregnancy, including in the final months and weeks. For example,[…..]

The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe — and Effective — for Moms and Moms to Be

October 13, 2021

When it comes to the health and happiness of her child, a mom questions everything. Especially in the first few years. The more a mom knows, the better she can protect her child and provide proper nurturing — from the moment she is pregnant until her baby is born and through early childhood. So it’s[…..]

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2021

August 23, 2021

There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

Planning a Pregnancy? Make Sure Lowering Risk for Preeclampsia Is at the Top of Your List.

April 28, 2021

From finances and maternity leave to finding an obstetrician and scheduling appointments to buying a car seat and deciding where to put the baby’s crib, a ton goes into planning for pregnancy and the arrival of your “bundle of joy.” Unfortunately, whether she’s trying to get pregnant or intends to have a child in the[…..]

Your Mental Wellness: Things to Know, Tools 2 Thrive

April 28, 2021

During Mental Health Awareness Month last May, the world was in the grips of the pandemic. For months afterward, many mental health discussions focused on COVID-19-related issues, such as feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression; anxiety, uncertainty, and fear; and the stress of juggling work-from-home, school-from-home, and keeping safe from the virus. As we celebrate[…..]

Survey Participants Needed

March 8, 2021

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter is seeking Black girls ages 10–19 to participate in a statewide study.

Getting Kids School-Ready: A New Report Details Delaware’s Challenges

October 12, 2020

Children who spend their earliest years struggling with physical health, mental health, cultural, language, motivational, or learning challenges are already behind the curve when they start school. A new report from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network provides information to guide the development of children in Delaware — particularly those in[…..]

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK: AUGUST 25-31

August 21, 2020

There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.