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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Saving babies with our phones

How can you save a baby with your phone? Just ask a member of the First Ladies Health Initiative, a unique gathering of community-minded women in Cincinnati. Led by First Lady of Cincinnati Dena Cranley and First Lady Barbara Lynch of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, First Ladies from 25 local churches joined together last […]

Addressing the embarrassingly high US infant mortality rate by Dr. Elaine Fitzgerald

The United States has an embarrassing problem. It has one of the worst infant mortality rates among industrialized countries. Nearly six out of every 1,000 babies born in the US in 2013 died before their first birthday. And, it gets worse. Babies born to black mothers in the US die at more than twice […]

The stories beneath the data: pregnancy spacing

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

THE DATA:
A Cradle Cincinnati analysis of 2007-2012 data for Hamilton County shows that:

A pregnancy conceived less than 12 months after a previous […]

The stories beneath the data: home visitation programs

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

THE DATA:
In 2013, fewer than 21% of Hamilton County pregnant women on Medicaid were reached with the kinds of social support that […]

The positive effects of quitting smoking by Tim Ingram

Addiction is a powerful driver and nicotine addiction is one of the most insidious.  How else do we explain why only 18-25 percent of pregnant women care enough about their child to stop smoking?

While Hamilton County struggles with an unacceptably high rate of infant mortality, it’s high time we look outside the proverbial box […]

Cincinnati Children’s Familial Preterm Birth Clinic: Preventing Preterm Births Through Personalized Consultations

Around 12 percent of babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, including 13.7 percent of Hamilton County births in 2011. According to the Ohio Department of Health, Hamilton County’s prematurity rate is 69 percent higher among African American infants than Caucasian infants.

To prevent future preterm births, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently […]

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Staying positive when facing the unexpected by Sophia Scott

One of the greatest joys in life is when a woman finds out she is expecting a child. You envision future events such as your child’s first words, first step, first day of school, prom, graduation, and so on. However, one thing you never consider is your child having some sort of complication entering […]

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