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Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
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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The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine is Oklahoma's 10th Baby-Friendly designated hospital! Congratulations on this prestigious recognition!
Oklahoma's infant mortality rate has decreased by 17%! Learn more...
§ Preparing for a Lifetime materials online
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
by Oklahoma Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant
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.
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
Getting healthy before getting pregnant greatly increases a woman's chance of having a healthy baby!
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