Celebrating moms with WinMed Health Services

All moms deserve to feel loved during their pregnancy – that love can come from their family, friends, or even their community. This is exactly why Cradle Cincinnati came together with WinMed Health Services and P&G Dental: to shower Cincy’s moms-to-be with love (and gifts for themselves and their babies).

More than 30 moms, as […]

Preterm Birth in Cincinnati

A new report released today outlines the severity of extreme preterm birth in our community.

In Hamilton County, 554 babies were born extremely preterm, before their mother’s third trimester, between 2011 and 2015.  Of these babies, 286 died before their first birthday, with the majority dying on their first day of life. This makes extreme […]

Volunteer with Cradle Cincinnati

Calling all Cincinnatians (and even those outside city limits)! Help us give our babies a fighting chance. We’re looking for volunteers who can help us build vibrant neighborhoods, promote healthy behaviors and create a culture in which each and every mom feels supported. Up for the task? Check out our latest volunteer opportunities below, then sign up […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sarah Spite: A birth story

I’ve been blessed with two adorable little boys that have a lot in common, but how they entered the world is not one of them.  My first son was born two days after my due date, weighing 8 pounds 14 ounces.  My second son was born eight weeks early, weighing 4 pounds 4 ounces.  […]

The day in the life of a community health worker by Lauren Bostick

The day in the life of a community health worker starts out a lot like any other working person’s day. There’s paperwork, answering emails, drinking coffee (or in my case, green tea) and office small talk.  It can be easy for someone to get caught up in the 9-5 routine, but it’s always during […]

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Our Charlie Paul by Sam and Maura Hanke

When my husband, Sam, and I found out we were pregnant with our first son we were over the moon.  We couldn’t wait to share our pregnancy news with friends and family, and excitedly prepared for his arrival.  We read all the baby books, had half a dozen showers and spent copious amounts of […]

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Price Hill: Mini-Grant Opportunities to Improve Your Neighborhood

Price Hill is a great neighborhood; together, we can make it even better.

The health of every baby, every mother, and every resident in Price Hill is affected by our neighborhood’s environment, opportunities, and experiences. Best Babies Zone (BBZ) believes that holistic neighborhood improvements – addressing education, health, business, and more – can strengthen our community’s […]

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