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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.

HOME VISITING: Preparing for your new baby

January 29, 2018

Getting ready to welcome a new baby is very exciting! You are preparing to get to know your little one. When it comes to preparation, there is a lot to think about. All the information you read can get overwhelming. That’s why a home visitor can be a great help. Home visiting is a free[…..]

HOME VISITING: HOW DOES MY FAMILY BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?

July 25, 2016

Pregnancy comes with challenges, barriers, stressful situations, and a lifetime of happiness. Pregnant families that are involved with home visiting treasure the supportive nature of the program. Trained home visitors are there 24/7 for families who are enrolled in the program.  So, what happens when you join this free program? Specially trained home visitors offer[…..]

WHY DRINKING AND PREGNANCY DON’T MIX

March 28, 2016

  There have been many questions surrounding the risks of drinking during pregnancy. What amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women? When is it safest for pregnant women to drink?  The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new data on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The report provides evidence that there is NO SAFE AMOUNT[…..]

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[…..]