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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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What’s New…

Hot as an Oven - Never leave a child alone in a car!
"CLICK" Your Needles Together & Help Prevent Infant Abuse
Celebrating National Women's Health Week: Empowering Women to Make Their Health a Priority!
Learn about Zika virus and pregnancy. Click on this link.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Get involved! Click on this link to find resources.
Make a PACT to Prevent Birth Defects!
Oklahoma Earns a "C" on 2015 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card
Safe Sleep Poster (2015)

Oklahoma Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites (June 2015)
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!
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.

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
On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you are not in it so kids don't get in on their own.

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