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Go to the resources for pregnant women and children page to find a list of resources for pregnant women, families and children which was compiled by the Columbus Ohio Public Health Department. If your city has a list of resources for pregnant women, please let us know in the comment section or submit it in the feedback section!

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Bumper Pads Are Not Safe

Every week three infants die in unsafe sleep environments in the state of Ohio, so it’s important to remember the ABC’s of safe sleep. Infants should sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib. Infants should be sleeping in cribs without bumper pads. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement in 2011, saying, “Bumper pads should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries, and there is a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.” Retailers such as Target and Ikea have removed bumper pads from their stores but as of December Babies “R” Us and Pottery Barn Kids were still selling them. Speak out against the sale of bumper pads!

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Mark Your Calendars – A Safe Sleep Event

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015, 10 to 12. ZION PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 14102 HARVARD AVENUE, CLEVELAND, OHIO. “The 4-1-1 on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” is a free Northeast Ohio seminar for all parents and caretakers of infants one year or less. Bring friends and family to learn vital SIDS awareness information and safety measures for baby. Guest speaker: Stacy Scott, Ph.D., SID Network of Ohio. A panel discussion follows with area experts from the MetroHealth System, Cornerstone of Hope and MomsFirst. Questions taken and answered. Space is limited. Registration is required. E-mail: OR text (216) 233-7962. Free gated parking. On direct busline. Light refreshments. A nursing station will be available.

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