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Perinatal Support

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Welcome Baby
Welcome Baby provides L.A. County pregnant women and new moms with information, support and a trusted partner to help you through the journey of...

First 5 LA Receives “Pay for Success” Funding
First 5 LA and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County have received a $100,000 grant from California's Pay for Success Initiative...

A Hearty Welcome
More than 100 community leaders and elected officials gathered at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood on September 2 to celebrate Welcome Baby, a...

California Babies are Healthier, New Study Reports
There's a positive trend taking place here in California and throughout the nation: Babies are healthier. With prenatal care and breastfeeding on...

Nursing Improvements Could Boost Outcomes for Underweight Black Newborns
The health outcomes and quality of care for underweight black infants could greatly improve with more nurses on staff at hospitals with higher...

Midwifery: Increasingly Important Today
Every year, nearly 300,000 women die during pregnancy, childbirth, or soon thereafter. Around 2.9 million infants die in the first month of life...

Baby-Friendly Hospitals
The Baby-Friendly Hospital program is designed to increase the practice and duration of breastfeeding by improving policies and staff skills at...

Black Infant Health
The Black Infant Health program aims to improve health among African American mothers and babies and to reduce cultural disparities by encouraging...

Healthy Births
The Healthy Births Initiative seeks to improve birth outcomes in vulnerable populations and address the needs of pregnant women, infants and new...

?Kangaroo Care? Offers Developmental Benefits for Premature Newborns
New research concludes that so-called "kangaroo care," the skin-to-skin and chest-to-chest touching between baby and mother, offers...

Differences Between Premature and Full-Term Babies Evident in Early Life
Studies have long shown developmental differences between premature and full-term infants, but new research shows that these differences are evident...

Welcome Baby Program Expands to Six Area Hospitals
The success of Welcome Baby is spreading to six more area hospitals, giving thousands of new mothers in Los Angeles County access to personalized...

FIRST 5 LA HELPING TO IMPROVE L.A. COUNTY’S RANKING FOR BREASTFEEDING IN HOSPITALS
New California Now Scorecard Shows only 40 percent of newborns exclusively breastfed while in the hospitalLOS ANGELES-------- First 5 LA's efforts...

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program
Headline-grabbing tragedies about depressed new mothers who do things like throw their babies off four-story parking structures, or kill themselves...

Breastfeeding: A way to bond with your baby
Breastfeeding your child throughout his first year of life is the best gift you can give. Breastfeeding can be difficult for some mothers, but don'...

Scheduled C-sections: Putting the Baby?s Health First
Since ancient times, cesarean sections have saved mother?s and baby?s lives. But today, reports about the high rate of C-sections for non-medical...

Perinatal Depression Awareness Month: Speak Up When You're Down
Being pregnant and welcoming the newest little member of your family into the world is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. Instead, many...

Kit for New Parents Available in Four Asian Languages
To start off the New Year, First 5 California has a gift for all new California parents who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean or Vietnamese — the...
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