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Follow the ABC’S of infant safe sleep to prevent infant deaths

October is Safe Sleep awareness month! Did you know that the way your baby sleeps could put them at risk of an unsafe sleep death? Every year, about 3,500 babies in the United States die because of unsafe sleep. Keeping your baby safe while they sleep is simple if you follow the ABC’S of infant…

Appreciating Our Community Health Workers

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared August as Community Health Worker Appreciation Month! Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of and trusted relationship with the community they serve. WIN Network: Detroit utilizes Community Health Workers in our enhanced model of group prenatal care to co-facilitate group sessions and…

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, which is a part of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This week is a global campaign organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to raise awareness about issues related to breastfeeding.  This year’s theme is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. This means understanding how breastfeeding plays a role in improving…

Black Maternal Mental Health Week

July 19th-25th is Black Maternal Mental Health Week. This week, organizations such as Shades of Blue Project and Black Mamas Matter Alliance advocate for resources to support Black moms and their mental health. Black moms are more likely to have pregnancy-related anxiety and mood disorders. Almost 40% of Black mothers develop postpartum depression, while the…

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

Having a healthy lifestyle is important for every part of your life, especially when you are about to have a baby. When you are pregnant, the foods you eat can help you have a healthier pregnancy. What you are eating really matters!   A healthy diet with the right nutrients can help lower your risk for…

Nada Dickinson – Nearly A Decade of Service to WIN Network: Detroit

Nada Dickinson, WIN Network: Detroit’s Community Health Worker Team Leader, will be leaving her role with WIN Network to pursue a new opportunity with the State of Michigan. Nada has been part of the WIN Network: Detroit team for nearly the past 10 years, and was the one who came up with our name, Women-Inspired…

Detroit’s infant mortality rate drops to historic low

In a press release on May 5th, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan Dr. Joneigh Khaldun announced that the 2019 infant mortality rate in Detroit was the lowest it’s been in the past 20 years. According to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data, Detroit’s infant mortality…

COVID-19 Vaccine and Fertility – Your Questions Answered

All adults in the U.S. are now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 “shot”. The COVID-19 vaccine is new, and many people have questions about how the vaccine might impact their ability to get pregnant in the future. It’s normal to have these concerns! But don’t worry, we have done our research and…

Dad’s and Grandparent’s Guides to Infant Safe Sleep

March 14-20, 2021 is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Week. Each year, too many babies die from unsafe sleep, but we can change that. There are simple steps you can take to keep your baby safe while they sleep. Dads and grandparents play an important role in keeping a baby safe and preventing unsafe sleep deaths.…

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

There are now three COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic and keep everyone safe and healthy. According to President Biden, all adults in the U.S. will be able to get the vaccine by summer of 2021. We know pregnant moms might…

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