Office on Women's Health Blog


Catch Up to Get Ahead: The Role of Healthcare Providers in Getting Children Up-to-Date on Vaccines

RADM Felicia Collins M.D., MPH, FAAP, Dorothy Fink, M.D.

Vaccinations are more important than ever this year because of the disrupting impact that COVID-19 has had on the nation’s routinely recommended vaccination schedule. As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month in August, protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) is vital to keeping children healthy, preventing VPD outbreaks, and reducing the burden of infectious diseases.

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Dr. Danielle Johnson

An Interview About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious problem. We spoke with Dr. Danielle Johnson to discuss suicide and what women should do if they’re having suicidal thoughts.

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Danielle Cunningham and her son

A New Mom’s Breastfeeding Story

Meet Danielle Cunningham. She’s a first-time mom who opened up about her breastfeeding journey in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Read her interview.

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Frustrated mother holding her sleeping baby.

Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Sayeedha Uddin

There is a common belief that as soon as the baby is born, maternal feelings and knowledge appear. For many mothers, this is not the case.

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Nicole Greene

Breastfeeding: Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy

Nicole Greene

Looking back, I wish I had had three things at that time: more educational resources, a true support system, and someone to help me when I was in doubt.

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A mother holding her baby

Building a Community of Support for New Moms

Juliet Bui

New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health.

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Lauren Sogor

An Interview About Breastfeeding: Lauren Sogor

From the joys to the challenges, Lauren Sogor shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips for pumping at work.

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Candace Marshall Humphrey

Losing Ethan

Candace Marshall Humphrey

Our beautiful baby boy was born at 24 weeks. When my doctor said that he was out, I held my breath, waiting and praying to hear him cry.

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Ease Into Breastfeeding: The #First31 Days

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Breastfeeding is different for every woman, but here are some common challenges moms face in the first day, week, and beyond, plus tips to get through them.

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Pregnancy & Motherhood: Tips in Your Back Pocket

Jodie Fishman

Text4baby offers pregnant women and moms the health information they need most, delivered right to the trusty device in their back pocket — their cell phone.

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