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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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In the U.S., approximately 950 children die from drowning each year - nearly half are infants & toddlers! Click here to learn prevention tips.
Women Encouraged to Be at a Healthy Weight Before & During Pregnancy. Learn Steps to Take for Better Health.
PRAMSGRAM - Infant Safe Sleep Practices among Oklahoma American Indian Mothers April 2018 (757.5k)
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Do One Thing - Learn what you can do to protect children and support families.
March is National Nutrition Month! Good nutrition paves the way for good health whether or not you're planning a pregnancy.
Folic Acid Can Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects. Click here to learn more.
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
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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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Special Announcements
Hot as an oven! Never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute! If the outside temperature is 101, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 120 within 10 minutes.

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.

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.

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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