One Thing You Can Do This 4th of July

Posted: June 25, 2015 at 10:16 pm

You might already know that First Candle  focuses on reducing the risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Stillbirth and Empowering Pregnant Women. Our life-saving programs rely on your generosity. Did you know…

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Ryan Reynolds and Baby Safety

Posted: June 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Ryan Reynolds Fathers Day Photo

Ryan Reynolds’s Father’s Day photo scored loads of likes on Instagram — from fans who didn’t realize that he’s unfortunately using his baby carrier incorrectly. With his proud smile and…

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Nantucket Distributing Recalls Mason Jar Night Light Due to Burn Hazard

Posted: May 29, 2015 at 8:01 am

Recall Date: May 28, 2015 Recall Number: 15-151  Nantucket Distributing Recalls Mason Jar Night Light Due to Burn Hazard  Recall Summary  Name of Product: Mason Jar Night Light  Hazard: The…

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First Candle, The Boppy Company and Babies’R’Us Launch Pregnant and Empowered Program

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

Contact: Laura Reno 313-268-5298, laura@firstcandle.org First Candle, The Boppy Company and Babies‘R’ Us Launch Pregnant and Empowered Campaign Initiative Aimed at Educating Parents-to-Be to Ensure More Positive Birth Outcomes May…

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Save More Than A Date

Posted: April 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Mark Your Calendars for Thursday Nov 5

save (sāv) v. saved, sav·ing, saves 1. a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss: First Candle saves lives by promoting healthy practices for babies under 1 year of age….

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Help Support our Troops – April is the month of the Military Baby

Posted: April 1, 2015 at 7:09 am

Dear Friends, Why are the rates of SIDS, stillbirth and miscarriage so much higher on Military bases? Here are some of the stories that First Candle hears every day: When…

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Vaccines and SIDS

Posted: March 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Side effects of childhood vaccines are extremely rare

It is recommended that babies receive several vaccines before they reach six months of age. This period in an infant’s life, however, is also a time when the majority of…

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NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

Posted: March 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

The National Institutes of Health has committed $41.5 million for an initiative that will help  researchers understand and monitor the development of the human placenta during pregnancy. With the ultimate…

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We Need Your Help With an Important Stillbirth Study

Posted: February 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

The International Stillbirth Alliance and Mater Research are undertaking an international study to reduce stillbirth and improve care for families who experience this devastating event. They have developed two surveys: 1. For parents who…

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First Candle’s Safe Sleep Guidelines

Posted: January 18, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Safe Sleep Practices Always place babies to sleep on their backs during naps and at nighttime. Because babies sleeping on their sides are more likely to accidentally roll onto their…

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