The Mystery of Stillbirth: Still Seeking Explanations

Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:44 am


As major campaigns to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and premature births [1] make headway—and headlines—stillbirth has largely been overlooked, according to a World Health Organization report. There were 25,655…

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Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Empress Arts Due to Violation of Federal Flammability

Posted: May 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

Recall Date: May 27, 2014 Recall Number: 14-192 Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Empress Arts Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product…

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Nap Nanny Recliner – Now Responsible for at Least Six Infant Deaths

Posted: May 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

nap nanny

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – OnSafety Blog Post Another Death Reported in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner We’ve received a tragic sixth report of a baby dying in a…

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Warm Weather is Here – Beware of Overheating Your Baby

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Thermometer Hot

Now that the weather’s getting warmer, it’s a good time to talk (again!) about the dangers of overheating your baby. Babies are sensitive to extremes in temperature and cannot regulate…

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Stillbirth Summit 2014

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

The Star Legacy Stillbirth Summit, sponsored in part by First Candle, provides several options for you to participate. First, we would love to have you join us June 19-20! But if…

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Smoking and Environmental Smoke Exposure Lethal for Pregnant Women and Babies

Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

No Smoking

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

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

writing in sunset

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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Stillbirth Summit: Identifying and Protecting the Vulnerable Infant

Posted: March 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm


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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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage, Stillbirth

Posted: March 1, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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

Posted: February 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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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