Maternal Child and Adolescent Health - Newsletters


Maternal Mental Health Month updates

Perinatal mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, are the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting 1 in 3 pregnant persons.


Perinatal Hepatitis Updates

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a pregnant person poses a serious risk to the infant at birth.


Medi-Cal Covers Postpartum Care for 12 Months

The American Rescue Plan Postpartum Care Extension is here. Any person eligible for pregnancy or potpartum Medi-Cal coverage will now be entitled to coverage for a full 365 days following the end of pregnancy.


Perinatal Hemorrhage Toolkit

The new CMQCC Toolkit Version 3.0, incorporating latest evidence and best practices.


Keeping Medi-Cal beneficiaries Covered

When the Public Health Emergency expires Continuous Medi-Cal Coverage will also end. Learn how you can become a Coverage Ambassador and help our community understand what is happening and what they need to do.


Maternal Mental Health Forum

Highlights from the 20/20 MOM Annual Forum on Maternal Mental Health- New resources and research.


Spring e-Newsletter

New research and educational opportunities for Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals.


How to be a Breast/Chestfeeding Ally

WIC Lactation Consultant, Susie McCulloch answers home visitors most asked questions about how to support breast/chest feeding.


Women’s History Month

How Moms Shape the World. Read about Medi-Cal’s strategy to Support Health and Opportunity for Children and Families and Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy.


Public Health Home Visiting Programs

Sonoma County Maternal Child Health supports three home visiting programs serving pregnant and parenting persons. Learn more about these free programs and how to refer.


Promote Dental Care During Pregnancy

Only 66% of pregnant women in Sonoma County receive prenatal dental care. Learn about why prenatal dental care is important and resources to improve access.


Portrait of Sonoma County

The Portrait of Sonoma County 2021 will be used by leaders and organizers Countywide to inform future investment and policy decisions. Read the Portrait here and learn about other DHCS and program updates.


Love and Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infection. PrEP for Women and During Pregnancy- February 9, 2022

STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis, increase the risk for HIV; women are under prescribed PrEP to protect against HIV infection. STD-HIV screening in pregnancy and 2021 STI treatment guidelines.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, data, training, patient information - January 26, 2022

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The Sonoma County birthing community reports alcohol use rates twice the state average. There is no "safe" amount of alcohol use during pregnancy. Learn more, access patient handouts, link to trainings for medical professionals.


Covid updates: Vaccination during pregnancy talking points, new booster requirements and isolations guidelines - January 5, 2022

Local, State and CDC Covid updates for the perinatal community. New MCH vaccination in pregnancy talking points, the difference between antigen and PCR tests. Will Covid become endemic? Is Covid causing developmental delays in kids?


Financial literacy and financial well-being are important to overall health - January 19, 2022

Learn more about the link between financial literacy and overall health and wellness, and access resources for financial wellness and emergency financial support.


Birth Defects. Learn more about what causes, and how to prevent, Birth Defects - January 12, 2022

Not all birth defects are preventable, but healthy lifestyle choices lower the risk of birth defects. A combination of Exposures and Risk Factors contribute to raising or reducing the chances of birth defects. Learn more about lowering the risks of birth defects: