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We all want Oklahoma’s babies to be safe and healthy. Many things can help and everyone can play a role.

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Make a PACT to Prevent Birth Defects!
Oklahoma Earns a "C" on 2015 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Spread the word about infant safe sleep! Get free resources and event planning ideas here.
Safe Sleep Poster (2015)

Oklahoma Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites (June 2015)
"CLICK" Your Knitting Needles Together & Help Prevent Infant Abuse
OSDH Encourages Teens to Think About Preventing Pregnancy by Taking National Quiz
parentPRO - Free Service that Connects Families to Parenting Programs
Health Department Partnerships Improve Oklahoma's Breastfeeding Rates!
Seven-Year Improvement in Preterm Birth Rate - Oklahoma Improves to "C" on 2014 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card!
Oklahoma’s Infant Mortality Rate Continues to Decline: Statewide Efforts Show Promising Results!
2014 State of the State's Health Report indicates decreased infant mortality rate
Text4baby Provides Free Health Messages to Pregnant Women & New Moms
The Coming of the Blessing Initiative for American Indian and Alaska Native Families
It's Only Natural - Breastfeeding Public Information Campaign for African American Women
Preparing for a Lifetime materials online

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Joyce Marshall, MPH 
Maternal and Child Health Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(405) 271-4480, email: Joyce Marshall

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Supported by Oklahoma Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant

Special Announcements
Get FREE messages each week to help you through pregnancy & baby's first year. Text "BABY" or "BEBE" for Spanish to 511411.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Did you know smoking while pregnant can cause premature delivery?
A: Get free help. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW.

Interesting Facts
Pregnant women need the flu shot.

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