Smoking and Environmental Smoke Exposure Lethal for Pregnant Women and Babies

First Candle Pregnancy Tip – Do not smoke during your pregnancy and do not allow your baby to be exposed to secondhand smoke after birth. In addition, research now warns…

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Stillbirth Summit 2014 – An Essay Contest for Stillbirth Parents, Caregivers and Advocates

As a silver sponsor of Stillbirth Summit 2014, First Candle is pleased to announce a great opportunity for stillbirth families, caregivers and advocates. In an effort to explore issues surrounding…

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First Candle Emphasizes the Importance of Exclusive Breastfeeding for at Least Six Months

  First Candle, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced,…

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Stillbirth Summit: Identifying and Protecting the Vulnerable Infant

First Candle is pleased to announce it will be a Silver Sponsor of Stillbirth Summit 2014.  The event is the 2nd of its kind to bring together researchers, health care…

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TIP FOR MOMS AND DADS: Take care when using a “sound machine” to soothe your baby to sleep, a recent study warns.

Researchers took 14 popular sleep machines that play white noise and other sounds known to promote sleep and positioned them within various distances of a crib to determine what effect…

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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage, Stillbirth

Breathing in someone else’s tobacco fumes might raise a woman’s odds for miscarriage,  stillbirth or other complications, a new study suggests. For many years First Candle has warned against the…

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The Most Dangerous 24 Hours of a Person’s Life

The first 24 hours of a child’s life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying worldwide each year on their first and only day of life,…

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Enter our Valentine’s Day Contest!

This Valentine’s Day First Candle is all about Sharing the Love!   The love we have for YOU, our wonderful advocates and supporters; the BABIES that are so near and dear…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds pregnant women to get their flu shots

Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant…

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Toys“R”Us “Great Trade-In” Event Reaches One Million Mark!

One million and counting!  We are excited to share that the Toys“R”Us “Great Trade-In” event has resulted in the removal of more than one million pieces of used and potentially…

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