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.
Learn more about the link between financial literacy and overall health and wellness, and access resources for financial wellness and emergency financial support.
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:
Covid updates: Vaccination during pregnancy talking points, new booster requirements and isolations guidelines.
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?
Perinatal Covid vaccination updates. Cal AIM changes explained, the new doula benefit and free CHW training. Updates on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, paid leave, and the White House Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.
Holidays can be challenging in so many ways. Keep everyone entertained with these free virtual activities. Learn where to access local food support and mental health resources.
Free virtual family programs, from a kids book writing class to exciting air and space topics. Or maybe you want to learn how to host a virtual party? We also list resources for the local food bank and Buckelew Free Family Support Programs.
Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) can happen when care providers listen to the stories of traumatic events experienced by clients. Take the STS assessment.
Premature birth is 60% higher among women with Covid infection during pregnancy; add hypertension, diabetes, or obesity and the risk is 160% for preterm birth. Learn more about the causes and how to help prevent preterm birth.