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What's Up Wednesday


“Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed. But Nothing Can Be Changed Until It’s Faced”

- James Baldwin

Maternal & Infant Health
What's Up Wednesday - 3/27/19

I. Maternal Health News


A. American College of Nurse-Midwives Applauds Congress For Passing Two Maternal Health Bills

Passage of Two Maternal Health Bills - American College of Nurse-Midwives

H.R. 1318 – Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018Congress.gov

H.R. 315 – Improving Access to Maternity Care ActCongress.gov

B. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

· Media Advisory: Rate of life-threatening childbirth complications increasing sharply across U.S. racial, ethnic groupsNICHD.gov

· [Report] Rate of life threaten childbirth complication increasing sharply across U.S. racial, ethnic groupsNIH.gov

C. Preeclampsia Foundation and Future Cardiovascular Disease: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

· Preeclampsia and Future Cardiovascular Disease – Preeclampsia Foundation – Preeclampsia.org


II. Infant Health News


A. The Association of State and Public Health Nutritionist

Guidelines and Health Conditions Related to Timing of Early Infant FeedingASPHN.org

B. National Coalition of Infant Health

[Study] Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Sudden Death for BabyNCIH.org

[Study] How Human Milk Allows Preemies to Catch Up – NICH.org

New “Fast Facts” Explores Feeding Challenges for Premature InfantsNCIH.org


III. Education News


A. The Parents Place of Maryland - The Parents’ Place of Maryland began in 1990 as a grass-roots efforts of families, professionals, and community leaders determined to provide resources, support, and information to parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. 

· Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice – Update – PPMD.org


B. Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council - The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) is an independent, self-governing organization dedicated to advancing the inclusion of Marylanders with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life. 

· [Flyer] Planning Now: A Futures and Estate Planning Guide for Families of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilitiesmd-council.org


· [Complete Publication Questionnaire to access report] – Planning Now: A Futures and Estate Planning Guide for Families of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilitiesmd-council.org