<April 2018>
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Apr 01
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•    Cancer Control Month
•    Cesarean Awareness Month
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Apr 07
World Health Day
Apr 08
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
Apr 18
National Healthy Kids Day
Apr 12, 2018
Alabama Baby Coalition's Baby Club Health Fair

The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program was established to identify critical community strengths and weakness -- as well as unique health and social issues -- associated with poor outcomes of pregnancy. The program is a community-based statewide initiative designed to enhance the health and well-being of women, infants, and families through the review of unidentified individual cases of fetal (stillbirth) and infant deaths and voluntary maternal interviews. 

The Mobile County FIMR program, called the Alabama Baby Coalition (ABC), began in 1998. It recently received a grant to teach mothers and caregivers about “safe sleep” for infants.
During February, a baby shower themed health fair for the mothers and caregivers took place in the auditorium at the Newburn Health Center. The primary audience for these baby showers was expectant mothers and caregivers of newborns. 

“The latest workshop included 30-minute safe sleep presentations, pre and post tests and evaluations,” said Denise Peele, BSN, RN, the Alabama Baby Coalition/FIMR Coordinator d. “There were 37 people in attendance including 22 expectant moms. Snacks were provided, and a portable play yard was raffled off at the end of the event.”

Jeneen Lett of the TEEN Center (Teens Empowered through Education and Nurturing) gave the presentations on safe sleep techniques. Sommerlyn Mitchell was present to discuss the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program. Infant sleep sacks, diapers, wipes, and swaddlers were also randomly given to mothers as prizes. 

The next Alabama Safe Sleep Outreach/Health Fair with a baby shower theme will be Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Newburn Health Center. It is located at 248 Cox Street in Mobile.

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