July 18-21, 2013. Scholarships available for qualified applicants from Washtenaw, Jackson, and Livingston counties.
June 28-30 , 2013. Scholarships available for qualified low-income Michigan residents. Priority will be given to applicants from the Detroit and Southfield areas.
June 6-7, 2013 in Bay City. The Courage to Change: Finding New Ways to Serve Michigan Families. Read more.
Lamaze calls out breastfeeding barriers to support continued rise of breastfeeding rates in the U.S.: (1) unnecessary birth interventions; (2) separating mom and baby; (3) use of pacifiers or other artificial nipples before breastfeeding is well established; (4) supplementing breastmilk with formula; and (5) lack of postpartum breastfeeding support. Read article.
Safe Transitions, a new initiative to support families upon their infant’s discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is the result of a collaboration between Michigan Doula Connection and St. Joe’s Hospital. Each family that is referred will be matched with a volunteer postpartum doula in the community who will visit the family in their home during the first two weeks following discharge. The volunteer doulas all have completed formal postpartum doula training and have attended a special orientation specific to working with NICU families.
Are you a postpartum doula interested in volunteering for this program? Please email email@example.com.
The Preemie Parent Alliance (PPA) has launched their new website,
created by parents of premature babies and for parents of premature
babies. PPA represents organizations that provide support to parents of
babies born too small and too soon and is committed to helping its
members provide quality information, resources, and support to the families they serve. The PPA Web site includes information about member
organizations, member benefits and upcoming events. Access it at
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced the launch of a new website, Car Seat Safety for Kids.” The site reflects current best practices and child passenger safety tech training and also includes CHOP’s popular videos Keeping Kids Safe in Crashes which have been fully updated based on current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations.
A new interactive website helps families identify dangers in their home and provides simple steps to fix them. My Safe Home was developed by Safe Kids Worldwide and uses 360-degree interactive technology to allow parents to explore all areas of a home or specific risk, like carbon monoxide poisoning. Safety information is available in both English and Spanish.