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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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Folic Acid Can Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects. Click here to learn more.
Pregnant? You need a flu shot!
During this holiday season, keep button batteries out of the reach of babies & toddlers. Click here for safety tips.
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month! Learn about the importance of baby's development during last months of pregnancy.
October is SIDS Awareness Month
World Breastfeeding Week: Supporting Breastfeeding - Together 
Cesarean Deliveries in Oklahoma 2011-2015  (May 2017) Report provides an overview of cesarean deliveries & Oklahoma's efforts to improve the health of the maternal and child health population.
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.

Infant safe sleep practice - Have the baby share your room, not your bed. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

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

Q: How can I report child abuse or neglect?
A: Call the statewide Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-522-3511 (answered 24 hours a day If a child is in danger right now call 911

Interesting Facts
Getting healthy before getting pregnant greatly increases a woman's chance of having a healthy baby!

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