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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.

Great America Smoke Out Month: Make a Plan to Quit

November 14, 2014

When you decide that you want to quit smoking, you have already made a positive choice for your health. Going from wanting to quit smoking to actually quitting is a big leap, but it is achievable with a good amount of planning. Here are five helpful steps that can put you on the right path:[…..]

Tobacco and Pregnancy Don’t Mix

May 31, 2014

Today is World No Tobacco Day! Women who smoke during pregnancy put themselves at a higher risk of miscarriage. Smoking harms the placenta, the baby’s source of food and oxygen, by separating it from the womb and causing growth disruption. This disruption puts the baby at risk for: –          Premature birth –          Low birth weight[…..]

7 Reasons Why Quitting Smoking Should Stay a Part of Your 2014 Resolutions

January 31, 2014

Quitting smoking may be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for millions of people across the country. However, many end up giving up as soon as they cross off the first couple of weeks. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, make this goal a top priority for 2014, as smoking[…..]