Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance has released a series of fact sheets to raise awareness surrounding maternal mental health. Explore more.
September's National Preparedness Month emphasizes disaster readiness. Pregnant and postpartum individuals and infants need special consideration in emergency planning due to unique vulnerabilities. It's crucial for healthcare, public health, and social services coordination. Awareness campaigns and resources are essential, including support from organizations like Birthmark Doulas in Louisiana.
The Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) is working with a national action-oriented coalition of cross-sector partners to address inequities in maternal and infant health, including environmental justice. M-BAN partnered with The Sierra Club, The Honest Co., and local moms to create awareness about the water emergency in Hawaii. Learn more about how Americans near the Red Hill leak do not have access to clean, safe water for consumption or household use.
When Tonjanic discovered she was expecting twins, she was excited yet anxious. Due to her previous trauma and pregnancy history of losing her first child at 19 weeks, she was told to eliminate all stressors from her life. She quit her job, obtained pregnancy Medicaid coverage, and spent four months on bedrest at home. She transferred into the antepartum unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann where she spent one month prior to delivery. Hear Her.
On January 17, 2023, the Mom and Baby Action Network will participate in the National Day of Racial Healing by lifting up resources provided by one of its partners, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Mom and Baby Action Network (M-BAN) held its first hybrid summit in late October. Participants gathered to build community, strengthen relationships, get inspired, share and learn best practices and policies, and mobilize for action.