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Promoting the Importance of Pregnancy and Oral

Health The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wants to raise awareness of this important issue from the start: during pregnancy. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AAP created a new oral health toolkit that targets medical and dental providers who care for pregnant women. The idea is for pregnant women to understand the importance of their own oral health and the impact it can have on their baby. As pregnant women are more prone to get cavities and gum disease, it is important for medical and dental providers to counsel them about oral health and help them to get regular dental care. Many pregnant women and new parents also don’t understand good oral health practices for babies, or that they could pass along to their babies the bacteria that contributes to tooth decay

A new video from St. John Ambulance teaches parents how to perform CPR on an infant.

To know how to perform CPR, you just follow the steps in the song:

You first place the infant on a flat surface and tilt their head back. You cover their mouth and nose with your mouth, then give five small puffs of air, each lasting about one second. Next, use two fingers in the center of their chest to pump 30 times at a rate of 100 to 120 pumps per minute. After that, you repeat the sequence with two puffs and 30 pumps until help arrives.

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Safe Sleep

Each year in the United States, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. Some of these deaths result from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation

Toxic Stress: How it affects us and what we can do.