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Please browse our library for websites, reports, and presentations about the health of women, infants, and families.

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Healthy Women, Healthy Babies: Year 1 Evaluation Report

Pregnant women, girls, and new mothers (primarily ages 15 to 44) represent an at-risk population. This evaluation from Delaware Health and Social Services helps you understand the issues that impact them — such as mental and physical health, lifestyles and relationships, pregnancy prevention, financial stability, and father involvement — and reports on the outcomes of nearly 500 participants.

Delaware Birth Defects Data Brief

Birth defects impact 3% to 5% of all newborns and are responsible for one in five infant deaths. This latest data report from the Birth Defects Registry of Delaware Health and Social Services can help you learn which defects are most prevalent and why prenatal care is so important to delivering a healthy newborn.

Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health is a national resource of information about promoting equity. Learn about the origins of the Preconception Peer Education program, current policy and data and the resource library.

Preconception Health Measures

The goal of prepregnancy care is to reduce the risk of adverse health effects for the woman, fetus, and neonate by working with the woman to optimize health, address modifiable risk factors, and provide education about healthy pregnancy. Read the article and recommendations for preconception health measures.

ACOG Guidelines for Postpartum Care

In 2018, ACOG redesigned the guidelines for postpartum care to be an ongoing process rather than a single encounter. The ongoing process includes assessment of chronic health conditions, mental well-being, birth spacing and more. Learn more about the guidelines and best practices.

Birth Spacing Materials

Waiting at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again benefits mom, baby and family. We offer tools and materials that make it easy for you to educate your patients and clients about birth spacing. There are four toolkit items available for download and a brochure available for download or order.

Safe Sleep Materials

The Delaware Safe Sleep campaign provides tips, resources, opinions, and social media resources for families, health care providers, and community leaders. Save lives and help make sure that ALL of Delaware’s babies thrive!

UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

View the resources and programs on maternal and infant health. There are patient education materials, resources for practices, and news that are updated frequently.

AWHONN

AWHONN is a national and state organization that provides professional and consumer resources about the care of women, pregnant women, and infants.

Delaware Academy of Medicine – Delaware Public Health Association

Their mission is to enhance the well being of our community through education and the promotion of public health. They offer professional and lay education, partnerships, advocacy efforts and more. Learn more about the association and its programs.

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