DAY ONE CAMPAIGN

PROTECT YOUR BABY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING: GET

ACCURATE HEALTH INFORMATION FROM DAY ONE

Whether you’re already expecting a baby or planning a pregnancy in the near future, your daydreams likely include a healthy, happy newborn. All the exciting milestones of pregnancy include choices, from names to nursery themes. Making early health decisions is also part of protecting your baby from Day One. 

 

Helping your baby get the best possible start means protecting her from the very beginning. Information about the medical choices you will be offered during pregnancy, after your baby’s birth and at those first check-ups is vital. Choosing an excellent obstetrician, then selecting your baby’s pediatrician to help guide your decisions gives you a science-based source where you can ask questions and get expert advice. 

 

Information from the Oklahoma Alliance for Healthy Families (OAHF)’s Day One campaign is presented with the help of local doctors. Knowing what to expect when you’re expecting and being informed about upcoming medical decisions is our goal. Find out the latest about early health screenings, what will happen at the hospital on the big day and how vaccinations can protect your baby before she goes home.

 

If you have specific questions you would like to have answered, email info@okhealthyfamily.org

 

Check back for new topics covered in our blog posts, on social media and more.

 

Cheers to you and your healthy baby! 

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Your questions, answered

Do you have questions about vaccines? Are you worried about potential side effects from getting vaccinated? Dr. Jordan Pope shares what are some of the most common side effects and what you can do to minimize any discomfort. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/index.html 

#NoVaxNoVisit: Five tips to have the vaccination reminder conversation for relatives and caregivers when you’re pregnant

The addition of a new member of the family often brings pride, joy and a houseful of visitors. A baby may not be the only company you’re expecting to arrive near your due date. Keep your newborn healthy from Day One by making sure your visitors are vaccinated. Here are five tips to have the vaccination reminder conversation for relatives and caregivers when you’re pregnant.

Protect your baby from Day One

Having a baby means making a lot of important decisions. Whether or not to vaccinate shouldn't be a difficult one. While there's so much information to take in while pregnant, the science behind vaccines is clear: they're safe and effective from the very start. Find out which vaccines are recommended from Day One.

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Protect your baby from Day One: Shannon's story

Whooping cough can be really dangerous for your baby. Encourage others to get a whooping cough vaccine at least 2 weeks before meeting your baby if they are not up-to-date with their whooping cough vaccines. Watch this Oklahoma mom share her story when her newborn baby contracted whooping cough at just two weeks old. 

Vaccines are safe and effective for you and your baby

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Having a baby means making a lot of important decisions. Whether or not to vaccinate shouldn't be a difficult one. While there's so much information to take in while pregnant, the science behind vaccines is clear: they're safe and effective from the very start. Find out which vaccines are recommended from Day One. - https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/index.html 

Your questions, answered.

Do you have questions about vaccines? Have you heard some myths like “Babies don’t need to be vaccinated because they have natural immunity”? Pediatrician Dr. Calin Kirk shares why it is important to vaccinate your baby from Day One.

Vaccines and pregnancy: Three things to know for expectant parents

Vaccines are part of early protection measures your baby needs from day one. Having a healthy start begins with prenatal care as certain vaccines given to pregnant women can extend immunity to your baby for a limited period of time after birth, too. Here are three things expectant parents should know about vaccinations during pregnancy. Three things to know for expectant parents

Protect baby from Day One: Personal vaccination reminder

Protecting your newborn from Day One means getting vaccinated while you’re still pregnant. When you get vaccinated, some immunity to illnesses like the flu and whooping cough is created through antibodies that reach the baby before birth. They also help new parents stay well in the critical months after birth. Find more information here. - https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/vacc-during-after.html

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