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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…

Dramatic Decrease in Smoking Rates among Pregnant Women Benefits Oklahoma Babies!
Rapid Repeat Births among Oklahoma Teens August 2018 (338.1k)
World Breastfeeding Week Emphasizes Strong Foundation of Health for Infants! Click here.
Vaccines help protect you & your baby against serious diseases! Learn more..
Prevent child deaths in hot cars! Click here to learn more.
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
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 
Director            
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
Quitting smoking while pregnant delivers health benefits no matter how far along you are in the pregnancy. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669).

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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