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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My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll

Recall Date: March 25, 2014 Recall Number: 14-140 Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal…

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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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Are You Making These Baby-Sleep Safety Mistakes?

If there’s one thing we know you crave as a new parent, it’s sleep. Of course, for you to get some rest, you need your baby to safely drift off….

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What to Say to a Friend who has Miscarried – A Guide for Helping

Not too long ago, someone very close to me shared some great news. She was pregnant. It was still early in the pregnancy and she didn’t want to start telling…

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