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Where can I find free events for my kids and family in Detroit?

We’ll let  you in on a valuable secret! On the website, Commonwealth you will find tons of events and resources around the Detroit area! We love using this site to find resources to send out to our moms and families, and you can use it too! Click the “search” tab at the top of the page and

How long are you supposed to wait in between having babies?

It is recommended that you wait at least 18 months in between each pregnancy.  This means after you give birth, wait one and a half years to get pregnant again. This gives your body time to heal from a previous pregnancy before having another. It also gives you and your family time to bond with

Is a pap smear also an STI test?

Dear Winnie, Is a pap smear a test that also tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?    That is a great question, and one a lot of people don’t know the answer to! A pap smear, or pap test, is a screening for cervical cancer. It tests whether the cells of your cervix are normal

Henry Ford Hospital earns prestigious Baby-Friendly® designation

March 21, 2018 — Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has earned the prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation. This designation is awarded to hospitals that follow strict breastfeeding and maternal care guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Less than 500 of the 3,000 hospitals in the United States have…

Can my baby sleep safely in a play pen instead of a crib?

Dear Winnie, I am due to have my baby soon but I don’t have a crib. I have a play pen that my sister gave me. Can my baby sleep in that or do I need to get a crib too?   Good news! Your baby can definitely sleep safely in a play pen if you

You Can’t Address Infant Mortality Disparities Without Addressing Racism

Experiencing racial discrimination causes stress hormones to be released in the body, and these hormones make a mother more likely to go into labor too early.

Former WIN Network: Detroit participant produces “A Faithfilled Christmas” to inspire and give back to the community

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In 2013, Sherria Perry was going through what she describes as “a dark time” in her life. Perry was pregnant with her daughter Neveah, experiencing depression, and was having a hard time accessing resources and getting to her prenatal care appointments. When Perry joined the Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit and began meeting with her…

WIN Network Family Harvest

REGISTER HERE  for WINN Family Harvest 2017  

Say and Play with Words

Development Centers welcomes our newest program, “Say and Play with Words!”. Say and Play with Words is a vocabulary building program for families and children under five in the Brightmoor community, including zip codes 48219 and 48223. This initiative seeks to eliminate the word gap between low income and middle income children. More Info:…

Safe Sleep Workshop

Recieve a free pack and play for attending! Babies must be 1 year and under.  


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