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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…

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...
9 of 10 Infant Mortality Measures Show Improvement!
New COBA Baby Cafe location! (2018)
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.
PRAMSGRAM - Infant Safe Sleep Practices among Oklahoma American Indian Mothers April 2018 (757.5k)
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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