Stages & Ages - Pregnancy

Walmart locations in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties among 6 in Ohio to add breastfeeding pods

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Walmart locations in New Philadelphia and Alliance will be among six locations statewide to add Mamava lactation suites to stores.

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That baby is coming pandemic…or no pandemic – Mom shares her feelings leading up to the big day

(Dover, Ohio) – A local mother is preparing herself for a different birthing experience as she prepares to welcome her second child into the world

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Experts remind us to think about maternal mental health during COVID-19 crisis

According to the Postpartum Resource Center, 10 to 20 percent of new mothers experience postpartum depression, and 1 to 2 percent experience postpartum psychosis.

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Unprepared.

Ready or not, here he comes!

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Get to know the Community Action Pathways HUB

Are you or someone you know pregnant and could benefit from being connected to community services and support?

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Top 2020 Baby Names

To some, choosing the name your child will carry for the rest of his or her life is easy. For others, it’s the hardest part!

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Change.

Change. It’s inevitable. It’s guaranteed. However, what happens when there is so much change that nothing seems to remain constant? The world as we knew

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TCHD offers safety resources for babies and young children

If you or someone you love is in need of safety items for a baby or young child, the Tuscarawas County Health Department can provide

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Newborn babies could be separated from mothers after birth amid COVID-19 pandemic

(Ohio) – Under new guidelines from the CDC, mothers and their newborn babies could be separated in an effort to help prevent the spread of

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – The importance of prenatal immunizations

(7 Minute Read) – Dennison, Ohio – February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month and Trinity Hospital Twin City is reminding moms-to-be of the importance

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I’m Under Qualified for Motherhood.

Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I took the leap and went back to school to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a teacher.

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You had a girl because your pregnancy was stressful? A new study says, yep!

(U.S.) – A recent study from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian claims that maternal stress during pregnancy may influence

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Effort using phone app designed to reduce stillbirths

(Ohio) – The state of Ohio is utilizing education and technology in a new campaign designed to prevent stillbirths.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Teen Pregnancy

(Ohio) – In 2017, a total of 194,377 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a birth rate of 18.8 per 1,000 women

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Maternal Mental Health

(Dennison, Ohio) – Moms and moms-to-be deserve the best— including the very best mental health.

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World Maternal Mental Health Day

(Global) – World Mental Health Day is being recognized around the world today, May 1st.

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Study Suggests Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

A study in the April 2019 Pediatrics found that infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had more than twice the risk of dying suddenly and

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Infants, Family Are Affected by Mother’s Perinatal Depression

(U.S.) Perinatal depression can have long-term health implications for parents and children if left untreated

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Insulin Dependency for Children and Moms-to-Be

(Dennison, Ohio) – Diabetes isn’t something that only affects overweight older adults. Children and mom’s to be are also at risk.

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Positional Sleep Therapy During Pregnancy May Promote Healthy of Baby and Mom

(U.S.) – A recent study suggests that an intervention to reduce back sleeping late pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health.

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Expectant Parents Encouraged to Visit Pediatrician Before Birth of Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics is announcing a new recommendation for expecting moms.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy: It’s Just Not Worth the Risk

Despite some debates on whether some alcohol consumption during pregnancy may or may not affect the baby, experts with healthychildren.org say the risk simply is

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What You Can do to Prevent Birth Defects in Your Baby

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and while not always preventable, officials are sharing a few tips moms-to-be can take to help ensure healthy development.

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Long-Term Prenatal Use of Acetaminophen Associated with ADHD Risk

According to a new report published in the November 2017 Pediatrics journal, found the long-term use of acetaminophen during pregnancy, as well as extended use

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Vaccine Website Utilizes Social Media Component, Increases Acceptance Among Pregnant Women

A study that will be published in the December 2017 issue of Pediatrics discovered that pregnant women who were provided with web-based information on vaccines

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Portman Receives the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Leadership Award

A U.S. Senator from Ohio is recognized for his work to combat the opioid crisis and specifically for how that affects babies born to addicted

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Senator Commemorates Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued a statement regarding National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which is observed every year on October 15.

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