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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…

Oklahoma's infant mortality rate has decreased by 17%! Learn more...

World Breastfeeding Week Focuses on Empowering Parents to Reach Breastfeeding Goals
June is CMV Awareness Month. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that a pregnant woman can pass to her developing baby, which can cause serious health problems. Learn more!
Dyanna's Story - Mom Shares Experience of Postpartum Depression
Hot as an Oven! Never leave a child alone in a car - not even for a minute!
May is Women's Health Month - OSDH addresses 5 key health topics. Learn more...
Folic Acid & You - Your Healthy Pregnancy
Vaccinations Help Protect You & Your Baby! Learn more...
Dramatic Decrease in Smoking Rates among Pregnant Women Benefits Oklahoma Babies!
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 
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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