Beyond Diapers: What Else Needs To Change In Day Care?

First Candle’s Safe Sleep in Day Cares Program, sponsored by Regal Lager, Inc, is grounded in science. Here is the study that shows how effective it is to spend time…

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“If There’s No Mama, There’s No Baby”

  “I couldn’t sleep. I felt anxious all day and sick from the pregnancy. Every time I looked at my daughter I felt overwhelmed by guilt that I wasn’t the…

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The Life Saving Video You Need to See

As part of its Safe to Sleep campaign, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development produced this video to educate grandparents-to-be and other trusted caregivers about safe infant sleep practices and ways…

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Do At Home Births Raise Risks?

More American women are giving birth at home or in birthing centers. How safe is it to have your baby outside a hospital? A recent report in The New England Journal of Medicine…

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Eliminate Preventable Stillbirths

Posted: January 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm


Today, First Candle hosted the launch of The Lancet series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths. Our goal is to eliminate preventable stillbirths by 2030. Stillbirths are one the most neglected tragedies in…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cord Blood Banking

Posted: January 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm


1. What is the difference between private cord blood banking and public cord blood banking? Private cord blood banking is storing the baby’s cord blood for his/her own future use…

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Global Launch of The Lancet’s Ending Preventable Stillbirths Series

Posted: January 14, 2016 at 8:02 am


In the United States, stillbirths are more common than infant deaths. These pregnancy losses take a tremendous emotional toll on families and their health care providers. Compared to other countries,…

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Immunizations and SIDS

Posted: January 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm


There seems to be a common misconception that vaccines are somehow associated with SIDS deaths. This is not true! Experts warn that the risk of leaving your baby unprotected is…

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Challenge: Can You Pass The Baby Safety Quiz?

As parents and grandparents, we all naturally love and cherish our children. Do you know how to keep your kids safe in this complex modern world? Take this quiz to…

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More Addicted Parents = More Infant Death

Posted: December 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm


Many states don’t require hospitals to report drug-dependent newborns if the mother was taking methadone, painkillers or other narcotics prescribed by a doctor. When mom takes her baby home, the…

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