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    Pregnant women should not eat swordfish, shark, king mackerel or tile fish, because they contain risky levels of mercury that could harm the developing fetus.

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    There is NO SAFE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL you can drink while you are pregnant. Even one drink could harm your baby.

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    Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight.

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We are a local nonprofit agency that is part of a network of organizations and individuals committed to improving Hawaii’s maternal, child and family health through collaborative efforts in public education, advocacy and partner development. Before, during and after pregnancy, we are here every step of the way.

Healthy Start

Nothing is more important than a healthy start in life. Whether you’re pregnant, a new parent, or still considering having a baby, HMHB has resources and information available to help.

Download brochures to learn more about key issues, learn more about our Programs, or visit our Advocacy page to learn how you can help advocate for the health of Hawaii's mothers and babies. You can also search our online Directory to get connected with hundreds of maternal and child health resources throughout Hawaii. 

HMHB KITV Morning News 08/03/15

Date: 06-08-2015

Our executive director Lisa chatted with KITV4 morning news about the benefits of Text4Baby and the new MyText4Baby app, our 'Becoming A Mother' workshop series, as well as our fundraiser 'Healthy Babies Rock' that we will be hosting Friday August 7, 2015 at the Still Moving Center.

HMHB KITV 6pm News 8/03/15

Date: 06-08-2015

KITV4 news features the benefits of Text4Baby and the new MyText4Baby app, our 'Becoming A Mother' workshop series, as well as our fundraiser 'Healthy Babies Rock' that we will be hosting Friday August 7, 2015 at the Still Moving Center.

You are invited to: Healthy Babies Rock!

Date: 10-07-2015

It's time to dress up and get down! Healthy Babies Rock benefits programs and services provided by Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii.

Where:     Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Honolulu, HI 96814

When:      Friday, August 7, 6-8pm

What:       Featuring food stations, live music from Streetlight Cadence, aerial dance performances, face painting and photo booth, arts & crafts, and more!

Cost:       $40/ticket, children are free. (All ages are welcome)

Tickets:   Available online, at Still & Moving Center, or by phone: 737-5805

Please help us spread the word and mahalo for your support!

Maui Family Magazine-The Bonds of Attachment Begin Early (Fall 2015 Issue)

Date: 22-10-2015

 

You are invited to: Healthy Babies Rock!

Date: 10-07-2015

It's time to dress up and get down! Healthy Babies Rock benefits programs and services provided by Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii.

Where:     Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Honolulu, HI 96814

When:      Friday, August 7, 6-8pm

What:       Featuring food stations, live music from Streetlight Cadence, aerial dance performances, face painting and photo booth, arts & crafts, and more!

Cost:       $40/ticket, children are free. (All ages are welcome)

Tickets:   Available online, at Still & Moving Center, or by phone: 737-5805

Please help us spread the word and mahalo for your support!

“Becoming a Parent” Series - Coming Soon!

Date: 06-07-2015

Are you a new parent or expecting your little one to make a grand appearance shortly?  If so: You're Invited! The "Becoming a Parent" 5-part Workshop Series starts July 16. 

Birth is a powerful event that ushers in one of the biggest transitions of your life. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and guest childbirth educator, Allison Mecham Evans, are excited to offer support for new and expectant parents to help welcome this exciting life change.

When:        Thurs., July 16 at 6pm, and every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time:          6:00 - 7:30pm
Where:       Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, at the Waikiki
                   Community Center. 310 Paoakalani Ave., Suite 202A, Honolulu
Cost:          A suggested donation of $15/couple is requested (sliding
                   fee scale).
Register:
   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lessons-of-birth-12-practices-principles-for-peaceful-birth-parenting-tickets-9431322339

Each workshop highlights practices and principles that will help you: 
      • Discover your inner guidance, so you can trust yourself.
      • Step into your power, so you can be confident.
      • Trust your baby, so you can both thrive.
      • Develop social supports, because mothering matters.

Workshop Topics:
      1) July 16: “Lessons of Birth: 12 Essential Practices & Principles for Peaceful
           Birth & Parenting”
      2) Aug 20: "The Five Keys to Postpartum Thriving"
      3) Sep 17: "You Are an Authority: Developing Your Intuition"
      4) Oct 15: "You Can Do Hard Things: Tapping Feminine Energy"
      5) Nov 19: "From Couple to Parents: Better Than Ever After Baby"

Please reserve your spot today by clicking here.  


About Allison Mecham Evans, M.A., life coach, childbirth educator, speaker and creator of the "Becoming a Mother" prenatal program:
Traditional prenatal education treats birth as a finish line instead of a bridge. A great birth doesn’t necessarily translate into a great beginning. Though many women are well-prepared for giving birth, they are often poorly prepared for new motherhood. I help mothers and mothers-to-be find ease and joy in motherhood. With this series, you’ll connect to your inner guidance, your own authority, your baby or child and to the social supports that are vital to your thriving. We can do better; we need to do better, to support mothers through their entire transition. The world needs mothers to step into their power so we can all benefit from their energy and creativity.

Discussing Paid Family Leave on Town Square (HPR KIPO FM) 12/12/15

HMHB executive director Lisa Kimura sat down with Hawaii Public Radio show "Town Square" to discuss Paid Family Leave; the family and economic implications and why it's needed, along with Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Listen to the discussion by clicking here!

Support Key For Breastfeeding Moms

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December 05, 2015

You know breastfeeding is good for you and for baby. But, how do you get started and how long should you breastfeed?
First off, moms who are breastfeeding can benefit from finding a support network, connecting with people who understand and encourage the choice to breastfeed, and can offer helpful advice if questions come up.

Many moms find that breastfeeding comes naturally and they don’t run into any major problems. Others might be the first in their family to choose to breastfeed, or they might run into concerns that make it a challenge to continue.

Lisa Kimura, a breastfeeding peer counselor and executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies gave us these suggestions on getting started:

Cribs for Kids Program Expanding Statewide

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PREVENTING INFANT DEATHS THROUGH SAFE SLEEP EDUCATION


Melissa Nagatsuka, MPH – Project Coordinator

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

Unintentional suffocation is a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury among infants1 and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between the age of one month and one year; the third leading cause of infant mortality overall in the United States.

In Hawai’i, data3 SIDS was the leading cause of death among post-neonate resident infants in Hawaii, accounting for 13% of the deaths over the 2010-2014 period. Data2 also indicates that only 35.4% of babies usually sleep in an environment that meets all of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendations for a safe sleep environment. As many families are unaware of the simple preventative steps, as well as the behaviors and risk factors that endanger their infant, education is an ongoing area of importance for the nearly 19,000 births each year in Hawai’i.2