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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.

How Much Alcohol can you REALLY Have During Pregnancy?

April 22, 2014

Answer – none.  Think of it like this: every time you drink alcohol while you are pregnant, so does your unborn baby. If you are planning to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant, it is important to understand that there is NO SAFE AMOUNT of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy. Not only can[…..]

5 Things You Can Start Doing Today To Prevent Birth Defects

January 31, 2014

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and while the month may be almost over, the campaign to help you prevent birth defects in your baby is not! Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are ways a woman can increase her chances of having a healthy baby and preventing some types of birth[…..]