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Today was our National Service Partner Presidential Meeting! @MarchofDimesCEO gave an update on the successes they have helped make possible. Our partners engage as volunteers, activate as advocates and are fundraising powerhouses! We are so proud of the work they do! 💜Y
.@MarchofDimes president and CEO Stacey Stewart (@MarchofDimesCEO) says, "We have to recognize that about 80% of our health is really determined by how we live." She and @MrShannonLanier discuss the issue of maternal mortality among Black women. #AmplifiedwithAishaMills
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Military families sacrifice a great deal and many are relocated to bases away from family. Let’s show our support by sending thoughtful notes from our dedicated volunteers! We'll gift your notes during our National Military Baby Shower. Sign up by 10/24: x.gldn.io/rBKi9HuUzjb
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S.1486) by @SenBobCasey will protect pregnant workers in the workplace and has bipartisan support. Urge your US Senators , @HELPCmteDems, @GOPHELP members to cosponsor it now. bit.ly/3vkGRfb #PWFA #MaternalHealth #MomsCantWait
Thank you @SenBobCasey, @SenBillCassidy, @SenatorShaheen, @SenCapito, @SenTinaSmith, and @lisamurkowski for your bipartisan leadership and for cosponsoring the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act (S.1486). Can you help us get more cosponsors? bit.ly/3vkGRfb
5/5-Lead Poisoning Prevention Act which would and safety and codify the CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Preventions. bit.ly/3n9gruz
4/4 - Improving the Health of Vulnerable Children Act reauthorizes the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities through FY2026. We’ve served on the Friends of NCBDDD Executive Committee, which support the agency and advocates for its funding;
3/3 - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children through FY2026;
2/2 - SHINE for Autumn Act to reauthorize resources to state and federal health departments to improve research and data collection on stillbirths, increase education and awareness on stillbirths in the U.S.;
1/1 - This week, @MarchofDimesCEO will speak before the @EnergyCommerce on reauthorization of important maternal and infant health programs:
#Momnibus provisions in #BuildBackBetterAct are under threat in #BudgetReconciliation. Ask @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer to keep fighting for them in the package – bit.ly/3iG9YWj
In the coming days, as negotiations on the #BuildBackBetter Act continue, it is critical that we prioritize the #Momnibus and postpartum Medicaid investments that mothers, babies, and families are counting on. msmagazine.com/2021/10/06/bla…
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March of Dimes® Supportive Pregnancy Care® (SPC) is a group prenatal care program that offers social support and empowers parents-to-be. Learn more at bit.ly/3gTYm0q
"Talking about your baby & your feelings can be helpful and comforting. You can talk to your partner, your friends & your family. Talking to someone who’s trained to help you deal with grief may be helpful, too." Read more tips on #pregnancyloss here: newsmomsneed.marchofdimes.org/complications/…
If you’ve experienced the loss of a baby or pregnancy, leave a message as a tribute to your loved one. Share your story, read the memorials and honor the babies and moms and moms-to-be who are gone too soon. Visit marchofdimes.org/remembrance
Help us ask @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer to keep fighting for Medicaid postpartum extension and ensure it stays in #BudgetReconciliationbit.ly/3iG9YWj
We must support those experiencing #PregnancyAndInfantLoss. The Support Through Loss Act would give parents at least 3 days paid leave from their employer for miscarriage, failed IVF or unsuccessful adoptions. bit.ly/3rN7DMU #PaidLeave4All #BlanketChange
Postpartum Support International will run the first-ever Maternal Mental Health Hotline, funded by @HRSAgov. Slated for early 2022, it'll be open 24/7, 365 days-a-year, in English and Spanish, via voice, text, and web chat to help women and families: conta.cc/3uL4Q8g
March of Dimes' Supportive Pregnancy Care® (SPC) is a group prenatal care program proven to improve pregnancy care and to lower a women's risk of preterm birth. Learn more at marchofdimes.org/supportive-pre…
2/2 - Help us ensure our policy priorities stay in #BudgetReconciliationbit.ly/3iG9YWj
1/2 - In a new letter, we asked @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer to keep fighting for the Medicaid postpartum extension, CHIP, and #Momnibus provisions in #BudgetReconciliation talks. bit.ly/3DCIOYH
Suicide accounts for up to 20% of postpartum deaths. Join us, in collaboration w/ @UNFPA, tomorrow at 9 am ET for a conversation on how we can better care for parents in the postpartum period: bit.ly/2XrgglD More resources from @2020MomProject: bit.ly/3Bwj3IW
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Thank you @GerryConnolly, @RepAnnieKuster, and @PeterWelch for cosponsoring the Moms Matter Act (H.R.909) and supporting maternal mental health and SUD treatment programming! We are now at 54 cosponsors - can you help us reach 60? bit.ly/3lditdJ
Researchers at our Prematurity Research Center w/ @ImperialMDR @imperialcollege created a new testing device that rapidly detects bacteria that can help identify a woman’s risk for preterm birth. Learn more in the study published today in @NatureComms here bit.ly/3awWAiX
Lawmakers are negotiating #BudgetReconciliation. Help us contact @SenSchumer, @SpeakerPelosi, @RonWyden, and @FrankPallone to get extension of CHIP, Medicaid eligibility to 12 months and Medicaid postpartum coverage – bit.ly/3iG9YWj
Happy 69 years to our partners, @gammasigmasigma! Your members have stepped up for moms and babies through volunteerism, advocacy efforts and March for Babies. We're grateful for your support and can’t wait to see what we accomplish together for moms, babies and families!
We are committed to protecting our communities and we encourage others to protect themselves & those around them! Join us in #LeadingByExample and #GetVaccinated to help #FightFlu - nfid.org/flu.
Your support helps us fund research that could help prevent and treat adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study was supported by grants from the March of Dimes Chicago-Northwestern-Duke Prematurity Research Center. twitter.com/UBScience/stat…
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R.3110) by @RepMaloney, is up for debate on the House floor today. The bill calls for expanded breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace. Thank you @RepMcGovern, @RulesDemocrats & @RulesReps. bit.ly/3AE9Exw
#Momnibus provisions in #BuildBackBetterAct are under threat in #BudgetReconciliation. Ask @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer to keep fighting for them in the package – bit.ly/3iG9YWj #BlanketChange
The U.S. maternal mortality and morbidity crisis is shameful and it hits Black and Brown people the hardest. I agree with @RepUnderwood: The reconciliation package must include significant investments in maternal health equity. msmagazine.com/2021/10/06/bla…
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Thanks to @TheNeighborhood 🙏 for tonight's honest, moving portrayal of pregnancy loss. It happens more often than you might think. It's not your fault and you're not alone.Get support and learn more:bit.ly/3akazscr#TheNeighborhoodd@cbstvv
We applaud the open conversations on @TheNeighborhood about pregnancy loss and dealing with grief. Getting support is key. Helpful info here to support you or someone you love bit.ly/3mvHO1D #TheNeighborhood @cbstv
#PostpartumDepression is the most common medical complication for women after having a baby. It’s important to get treatment as soon as possible. Your #MentalHealthMatters. Learn more at bit.ly/3zjSMeV #WorldMentalHealthDay
As we observe #PregnancyAndInfantLossAwarenessMonth, we're honoring and remembering those have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2:00pm ET. Tune in live at facebook.com/events/2012297… In partnership with @Cigna
Black women are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of their white counterparts from pregnancy-related causes. The #Momnibus Act aims to close that gap. Read how: mother.ly/pregnancy/birt…
“Funding for #PerinatalMentalHealth in the Build Back Better Act includes funding to address social determinants of maternal health resources for community-based orgs & investment & programs to grow & diversify the perinatal workforce,” -@RepUnderwood. bit.ly/2W9XKNT
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New int'l study finds association between selenium concentrations, an essential mineral, and rates of #pretermbirth in both high & low-income countries. We’re proud to have supported this study through our Prematurity Research Center in Ohio. Learn more: bit.ly/3iLsrkB
The Support Through Loss Act gives parents at least 3 days paid leave from their employer after #PregnancyAndInfantLoss. Read more in @GMA: gma.abc/2Yvc6cw #PaidLeave4All @SenDuckworth @RepPressley
Big #Momnibus news: last night, the Senate passed the Protecting Moms Who Served Act! This bipartisan bill led by @RepUnderwood, @RepGusBilirakis, @SenDuckworth, & @SenatorCollins makes key investments to ensure veterans receive the high-quality maternal health care they deserve.
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We joined peer orgs in a letter to @SenSchumer, @SpeakerPelosi, @RonWyden, and @FrankPallone urging the extension of CHIP, Medicaid eligibility to 12 months and Medicaid postpartum coverage - bit.ly/3BwbwtK #BudgetReconciliation
Read @RepUnderwood's new @MsMagazine #Momnibus op-ed: “In the coming days and weeks, as debates about the Build Back Better Act continue, it is imperative that we prioritize these maternal health investments..." bit.ly/3Do0AhY
If you are grieving the loss of a baby, you are not alone. Join a supportive space where you can share your story, connect with & offer support to families with similar experiences. Thank you #TheStarlingFilm @NetflixFilm for opening up this conversation. share.marchofdimes.org
Thank you @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom for signing into law the #CaliforniaMomnibus by @NancySkinnerCA to improve maternal and infant health for communities of color! #BlanketChange
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Access to quality health care must include mental health screenings before and during the #postpartum period. #Momnibus Moms Matter Act invests in community-based programs and treatments for #MaternalMentalHealth. Take action: marchofdimes.org/momnibus #DepressionScreeningDay
Moms & babies’ needs are non-negotiable! They need #PaidLeave that: 💯is available to all families, 📅 offers 12 weeks of PTO, 💵 provides robust wage replacement, 🚼 🏥 covers the full range of needs. Moms & babies #PaidLeaveforAllorAll. Congress, pass#BuildBackBetteretter Act!
Substance use disorder disproportionately affects women. Any #BuildBackBetter plan must address the rise in addiction and overdose. A new @NPWF report reveals #PaidLeave will improve the lives of 20 million people experiencing substance use disorder. npwf.info/3DiIoX6
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