Tag Archives: Babies/Infants/Newborns

DHS searching for missing infant, mother

The Oregon Department of Human Services is asking for help to find a missing infant and mother who are believed to be at risk. DHS says Isaiah Moore, an infant born on July 25, went missing with his mother April Moore and her partner Aaron Elkin from Oregon City after his birth. Source: DHS searching […]
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Study: Pregnant women can transmit coronavirus to their babies, results suggest

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Researchers found the coronavirus and antibodies against it in the umbilical cord blood, breast milk, placentas and […]
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Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

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Fearing Coronavirus, Many Rural Black Women Avoid Hospitals to Give Birth at Home 

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. Pregnant women in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi have been calling nonstop to CHOICES Midwifery Practice in Memphis, but the center is booked. Midwives across the country say they are stretched to accommodate additional deliveries because of the pandemic, while taking precautions to protect themselves and their clients. […]
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U.S. Children With Coronavirus Are Less Hard Hit Than Adults, First Data Shows

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Pregnant Oregonians face giving birth without doulas, extended family during the coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dramatically reshapes daily life in Oregon and around the world, pregnant people face a shifting mountain of unknowns as they prepare to give birth. “I’m not a mom who writes out a birth plan and has a picture-perfect birth,” said Shaleena Kolnick, who is due in early June and plans to deliver […]
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Press Release: Oregon Launches Family Connects, A Universally Offered Home Visiting Program To Support Health Of Newborns, Families

Families in eight Oregon communities will be among the first in the state to have the option of receiving nurse home visits after the birth of a child.These early-adopter communities are part of the Oregon Health Authority’s debut of a national model, Family Connects, under which the state’s new universally offered nurse home visiting initiative […]
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States Adopt ‘Bring Baby to Work’ Plans But Lag on Paid Leave

“Bring your baby to work” day? In some states, it could be every day. Courtney O’Brien’s tiny office at the Vermont Department of Transportation building a few miles from the state capital city of Montpelier looks like a mashup between a nursery and a workspace. That’s because it is. On a recent weekday morning, O’Brien, […]
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OHA launches program offering home visits for families of newborns

Families in eight Oregon communities, including Central Oregon, will be among the first in the state to have the option of receiving nurse home visits after the birth of a child. Source: OHA launches program offering home visits for families of newborns – KTVZ

Extending Medicaid After Childbirth Could Reduce Maternal Deaths

Evidence shows women should receive follow-up care for a year after giving birth. Samantha Powell, 29, says she wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the mental health services she received after her last child was born. “I had postpartum depression with my other two children, so I knew what was happening to me. […]
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