Walking to fight infant mortality

Infant mortality is a complex issue – this we know. We also know that infant mortality cannot be eliminated through medical interventions alone. Our health, and the health of moms and babies, is affected by our community – where we live, work and play. It’s these communities that can help reinforce healthy behaviors outside […]

Sleep Safely, Cincinnati

Today we are releasing a report detailing the causes of sleep-related deaths over the past five years. This report kicks off Infant Mortality Awareness Month, recognized nationally throughout the month of September.

Hamilton County had 74 infant deaths related to unsafe sleep conditions between 2010-2014. That rate is twice the national average. The majority of these […]

2015 Champions for Change Awards

One thing is true of Cincinnati: we care about babies. Over the past year, we’ve seen champions throughout our city rally around our moms and babies in ways we could have only dreamed. Churches are hosting moms groups and sharing health messaging from the pulpit. Community  groups are taking strides to improve the health of their neighbors and […]

Breastfeeding and the 3 S’s

August is National Breastfeeding Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week!  This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!”

What does supporting breastfeeding have to do with Cradle Cincinnati and infant mortality reduction?  Quite a lot, since babies who breastfeed have a 2-4 fold reduction in risk of developing many […]

Brittany’s Quitting Story – For Her Baby and Herself

What does Skyline Chili have to do with quitting smoking? Read on to learn about Brittany, a soon-to-be first-time mom from Bethesda North OB/GYN Center who recently quit.

Brittany decided to quit at 10 weeks of pregnancy during her first prenatal appointment. “I started gagging after that and smoking tasted terrible,” she recounted. She tried quitting […]

Lillian’s Journey to Quit Smoking

As we launch our smoking cessation campaign, we want to highlight the committed moms and staff at one of our partner prenatal health centers – Bethesda North OB/GYN Center. Here we have found some amazing folks who are a making a difference in the lives of babies born in Hamilton County.We hope this interview […]

Forever a Queen, Always Smoke Free

We are excited to announce a new enhanced effort to support pregnant women who are trying to quit smoking. Studies show that smoking more than doubles the risk of preterm birth. Each year, more than 1,100 women in Hamilton County (10.2% in 2014) continue to smoke during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of their […]

Cincy moms are ‘Happy to Wait’

Anyone and everyone can play a part in reducing our county’s infant mortality rate. A handful of dedicated students from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program, led by professor Ryan Mulligan, are getting to use their knowledge and skills to do just that.  In collaboration with Cradle Cincinnati’s newest […]

Teaming up to celebrate Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re partnering with local businesses to celebrate moms-to-be. Throughout this week, we delivered care packages – with donated flowers, baby books, letters from community members, and more – to patients at five Cincinnati Health Department prenatal clinics. This is an extension of our Letters of Love initiative, in which community […]

May is Preeclampsia Month

Pregnancy is among the most important times to make smart choices to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. That starts by making regular visits to your doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

It is critical that expectant moms be seen by their health practitioners on a regular basis.  […]