First Candle, The Boppy Company Launch Pregnant and Empowered Program

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

Contact: Laura Reno 313-268-5298, First Candle, The Boppy Company Launch Pregnant and Empowered Campaign Initiative Aimed at Educating Parents-to-Be to Ensure More Positive Birth Outcomes May 8, 2014 –…

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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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Earnshaw Magazine Promotes Safe Sleep and First Candle

Posted: December 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Cover Safe Sleep in Earnshaws Dec 2014

Thanks to everyone at Earnshaw Magazine for devoting a whole page to promoting First Candle’s Safe Sleep Programs this month. We are grateful for your support!  

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A Victory for S.2746/H.B.669 – President Obama Signed this Bill into Law Today!

Posted: December 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

After six long years, The Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act was signed into law! Our heartfelt appreciation to all of our loyal constituents, friends and donors for…

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AmazonSmile: Does it help First Candle?

Posted: December 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm


AmazonSmile. It regularly comes up in our fundraising meetings. I know Amazon loves bragging about it. But does it help what First Candle / Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance Inc is…

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