Camden Clark hosts seminar about drug-affected newborns

By Brandon Lewis | Posted: Fri 11:56 PM, Jun 08, 2018 | Updated: Sat 7:20 PM, Jun 09, 2018 Click for Original Article and Video PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Candy Cooley, a recovery coach at West Virginia University's Drug Free Moms and Babies Project, told her story of overcoming addiction at the "Caring for Babies Who are Drug Affected - ... Read More

Spring Certified Lactation Counselor Training readies 50 participants to help WV mothers succeed with their breastfeeding goals

Community members participate in a breastfeeding training course Original video from WBOY-TV at this link. Related Resources Recent news Camden Clark hosts seminar about drug-affected newbornsJune 11, 2018Spring Certified Lactation Counselor Training readies 50 participants to help WV mothers succeed with their breastfeeding goalsMay 24, 2018West Virginia now has its 2nd Baby Friendly designated hospital – St. Mary’s Medical Center ... Read More

West Virginia now has its 2nd Baby Friendly designated hospital – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington WV

St. Mary’s Maternity Services receives prestigious international award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (HUNTINGTON)— St. Mary’s Maternity Services has received prestigious international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their ... Read More

Marijuana shops recommend products to pregnant women, against doctors’ warnings

By Michael Nedelman, CNN Updated 6:05 AM ET, Thu May 10, 2018 | See original article at CNN (CNN) A majority of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado recommended their products to women posing as pregnant customers with morning sickness, clashing with doctors' warnings about the potential harms, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Of 400 ... Read More

Stumping Out Prenatal Smoking in West Virginia

from NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality) website | Read original article here Not only does smoking make it harder for a woman to conceive, tobacco use during pregnancy increases the rate of stillbirth, preterm birth, birth defects, low birth weight and infant mortality. Despite this information, some states have consistently high rates of women who smoke while pregnant. ... Read More

DHHR Press Release – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Data Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 DHHR Releases Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Data for 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today released county-level Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) data for 2017 showing the overall incidence rate of NAS was 50.6 cases per 1,000 live births (5.06%) for West Virginia residents. NAS is a withdrawal ... Read More

The Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigs

April 4, 2018 - By Joseph G. Allen (See the original story with the New York Times) Dr. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A vaping store and lounge in Manhattan.CreditMichael Appleton for The New York Times Recently, there has been a shift away from calling e-cigarettes “e-cigs.” In public health circles, ... Read More

West Virginia joins worldwide initiative to decrease maternal hemorrhaging deaths

In response to reports of rising maternal mortality rates across the country, the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership (WVPP) and other organizations across the state are joining with the Alliance for the Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and taking action. Along with the WVPP, the West Virginia Hospital Association, the West Virginia Chapter of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the ... Read More

DHHR Receives CMS approval for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Services

2/13/2018 | (See the original story) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services has received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) treatment services. This designation makes West Virginia the first state in the nation to receive such approval. NAS is a generalized ... Read More

Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies Annual Competency Training – Save the Date

Save the Date Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies Annual Competency Training Friday, April 27, 2018 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods “Going Beyond the Safe Sleep Message” Eileen Tyrala, MD, FAAP, Keynote Presenter Please join us as we bring national, state, and local partners together to share the latest knowledge, tools, and best ... Read More