Senate Bill 2746 – Contact your Senators now!

Posted: September 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

Your help is needed TODAY! It is time to let your Senator know you want him/her to co-sponsor Senate Bill 2746, The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act….

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Stillbirth and Obesity: Know the Dangers

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

Obesity has been found to be the single most important factor in stillbirths.

Maternal obesity is a known risk factor for fetal death, as well as for pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes. However, a recent Drexel University study suggests that obesity is…

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New Definition for Full-Term Pregnancy

Posted: August 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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  Full Term Starts at 39 Weeks The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine announced new, more specific definitions for babies born between…

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First Candle Offers Four Ways to Remember Your Baby

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

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To those that have experienced the death of a precious baby, please accept our deepest sympathies. While there is nothing that can take away the pain and sadness, we hope…

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Study Shows Biggest Risk Factors for Babies While Sleeping

Posted: July 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

New Study Highlights Different Risk Factors Based on Baby's Age

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, unsafe sleep practices pose a significant risk for both older and younger babies. The predominant risk factor for younger…

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Encourage Legislators to Act on Stillbirth and SIDS Legislation

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

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          First Candle is pleased to report there has been progress on S314/HR669, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act, which was the focus…

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Safe Sleep Tips for Dad!

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

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  Dads today spend triple the time caring for their children as dads did 50 years ago. Making sure dads with infants know safe sleep tips and how to reduce…

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New System Needed to Improve how SIDS Statistics are Recorded

Posted: June 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

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Sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) accounted for 1 in 3 post-neonatal deaths in 2010. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental sleep-related suffocation are among the most frequently reported types…

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Help First Candle Make More Fathers Days Happen this Year

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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This Sunday is Fathers Day.  I challenge you…does he really need another tie? Baseball hat? T-shirt? Instead, as Fathers Day approaches, begin thinking about what your dad has done for you…

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phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

Recall Date: June 4, 2014 Recall Number: 14-198   phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this…

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