Spreading cheer to mothers and children near

The holidays are a mix of joy and stress for everyone. From buying the perfect gifts, planning parties, and baking cookies, it seems like there is never a minute to spare. Now, imagine how difficult the holidays would be if you did not have the financial stability to provide for your family. Sadly, this […]

The Jones Family

At 20 weeks, 6 days we learned that our little boy would be born with medical issues. The doctors told us the outcome for our child would be grim, but we remained faithful that he would be born perfectly fine. And even if he was born with issues, we knew that we would love […]

The stories beneath the data: teen moms

At Cradle Cincinnati, improving data around pregnancy is absolutely central to our work. This is the fifth in a series of posts about how data can help drive healthy change for Hamilton County.

THE DATA:
The average age of the moms in our community who lost a baby in 2013 was 26 years old*.

THE STORY BENEATH […]

2015 Champions for Change: Veree Russell

Every year, Cradle Cincinnati presents its Champions of Change awards to individuals in the community who are fighting for the health of our moms and babies. On September 23rd, Cradle Cincinnati Co-Chair and County Commissioner, Todd Portune, presented our 2015 Champions of Change awards to six diverse Cincinnatians. Our 2015 Champion for Better Care was Veree […]

2015 Champions for Change: Hollin Funk

Every year, Cradle Cincinnati presents its Champions of Change awards to individuals in the community who are fighting for the health of our moms and babies. On September 23rd, Cradle Cincinnati Co-Chair and County Commissioner Todd Portune presented our 2015 Champions of Change awards to six diverse Cincinnatians. Our 2015 Champion of Knowledge winner is Hollin Funk, RN, […]

When health and art collide: Price Hill Health Center’s makeover

We’re excited to unveil the newly transformed and re-dedicated Price Hill Health Center, which provides prenatal care and WIC services to moms in Price Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. More than 100 volunteers and 16 local businesses all contributed to this six month long makeover designed to encourage moms to get more prenatal care. Projects included 7 […]

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 […]