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November 10, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Supports Fathers!

Fathers need support too! Learn more about father's risks for postpartum depression and resources to help fathers thrive. Read full story


November 3, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Racial Inequities and Covid Infection Increase Risks for Preterm Birth

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. Read full story


October 27, 2021 | Department of Health Services

The pandemic is taking its toll on perinatal mental health.

Resources to support families experiencing postpartum mood disorder and depression. Resources for pregnant persons to help prevent perinatal mood disorder. Mental health crisis support resources. Read full story


October 20, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Understanding Obesity and the increased rates in children during the pandemic caused by Social Determinants of Health

Learn more about food insecurity and obesity, misconceptions about obesity, and the increased rates of pediatric obesity during the pandemic. Read full story


October 13, 2021 | Department of Health Services

SUID, SIDS, ASSB, What's the Difference?

Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Learn about the terms, how to help prevent SUID, and resources to help you talk with families. Read full story


October 6, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Intimate Partner Violence is a Leading Cause of Death in Pregnancy and Postpartum.

1 in 4 Women Experience Intimate Partner Violence in Their Lifetime. Learn about resources for support and prevention including the Family Justice Center, National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the Futures Without Violence Toolkit. Read full story


September 29, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Got your Covid Vaccination? You're Not Done Yet-Get your Flu Vaccination too and Prevent a Twindemic.

We may see a tough flu season this year as Covid prevention measures are relaxed, and because our immune systems were not challenged by flu last year. Prevent a potential Twindemic by getting vaccinated for flu now. Read full story


September 22, 2021 | Department of Health Services

New Research and Educational Opportunities for Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals.

Clarifying ACES Screening and Mandated Reporting Requirements. National Partnership for Women on Defining, Creating and Sustaining Optimal Maternal Health. Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences. How Gratitude Can Reduce Burnout in Health Care. The Commission on the Status of Women in Sonoma County. STI Clinical Update Webinar. Read full story


September 15, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Syphilis during pregnancy can cause fetal and infant loss and newborn birth defects and health challenges.

Syphilis during pregnancy can cause fetal and infant loss and newborn birth defects and health challenges. Learn more about how untreated syphilis can affect a baby's health and the California Department of Public Health screening recommendations for syphilis. Read full story


August 25, 2021 | Department of Health Services

I'm pregnant, or breast/chestfeeding- should a get a Covid-19 vaccination?

FDA has given full approval to the Covid-19 vaccination and 5 other reasons to get vaccinated if you are pregnant or chest/breastfeeding. Read full story