She Shed gives mothers private place to nurse at the State Fair

From WVNS: "Nursing Mothers have a new tool on their side this year at the state fair. This year the state fair announced the addition of the She Shed, a private barn for nursing mothers. Moms can scan the QR code to learn how to gain access. Inside there is a changing station, breastfeeding supplies, comfy places to nurse, and ... Read More

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are ... Read More

HRSA Launches New Maternal Mental Health Hotline (HELP4MOMS)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a brand new Maternal Mental Health Hotline (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS). This new hotline is confidential and toll-free and is designed for expecting and new moms experiencing mental health challenges. The hotline is staffed with counselors available to provide mental health support. Moms can call or text the hotline to connect with a counselor at no charge. ... Read More

COVID-19 in Newborn Care: Initial Lessons from the Pandemic

Webinar, Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) Please join us on Thursday, May 28th for an interactive webinar on the impact of COVID-19 from the perspectives of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, families, and other members of the newborn care team. Our expert panel includes Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD, FAAP, a lead author of new AAP guidance and member of ... Read More

Free Livestream Educational Webinar on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The Monthly Livestream Educational Series topic for the month of May is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. This educational series webinar is being sponsored by West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) Center for Rural & Community Health through funding provided by WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities using the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant. The webinar will be held ... Read More

Opioid Crisis In Medicaid: Saving Mothers And Babies

View Original Health Affairs Blog Post Here Written by: Jennifer E. Moore , Brian T. Bateman , & Stephen W. Patrick The nation’s opioid crisis is well documented; however, little attention has been paid to the epidemic’s effect on pregnant women and infants. In recent years, opioid use disorder during pregnancy has increased along with a concurrent increase in neonatal ... Read More

Preparing your maternal and neonatal units to respond to COVID-19

Upcoming Webinar: Preparing your maternal and neonatal units to respond to COVID-19: Practical guidance from a front-line hospital California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative will be hosting a webinar on preparing your units for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24th, and have also launched a website with COVID-19 resources for maternal and infant health. The panel of experts will briefly present the ... Read More

Novel corona virus disease (COVID‐19) in pregnancy: What clinical recommendations to follow?

View Original ACOGS Journal article : Here 1. INTRODUCTION Pregnancy is a state of partial immune suppression which makes pregnant women more vulnerable to viral infections, and the morbidity is higher even with seasonal influenza. Therefore, the COVID‐19 epidemic may have serious consequences for pregnant women. Although the vast majority of cases of COVID‐19 are currently in China, the risk ... Read More

WV Medicaid Services Memorandum on Telehealth COVID-19 and News Link

View Original Memorandum : Telehealth COVID Precautions Message from Cynthia Beane, MSW, LCSW, Commissioner: "Due to the World Health Organization declaring Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic, the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) is allowing all telehealth services listed in the BMS policy manual, and the temporary telehealth services approved during the COVID-19 pandemic, referenced in BMS release memos, ... Read More