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August is Prematurity Awareness Month - Give your baby 9 full months!
Babies born before 37 full weeks are considered premature and often have to stay at the hospital longer and may have trouble with their lungs and immune systems. All of the reasons for prematurity are not fully understood. However, there are some known risk factors for premature birth. Mothers can increase the likelihood of a health full term birth by:
• Receiving pre-natal care early.
• Stopping smoking and using alcohol, including wine.
• Asking their doctor about any medications, including over the counter and herbal medicines they are taking.
•Reducing stress and asking for help if in an abusive relationship.
For more information:
March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign
FACEBOOK: World Prematurity Day
Centers for Disease Control: National Prematurity Awareness Month
Help Me Grow Solano "One Call. That's All"
Help Me Grow Solano is a collaborative partnership of all First 5 Solano funded programs and other community partners serving children and families from birth through age 5 in Solano County. Help Me Grow Solano provides a central point of access for services, healthcare provider outreach, community outreach, data collection, and outcomes. It's often difficult and time consuming for parents to search for programs to address the unique needs of their children. Help Me Grow Solano is the simple solution that connects babies, young children, and their families to program and services throughout Solano County. Help Me Grow does not provide direct services, but their goal is to assist families in getting connected to the services that they need.