Mother-to-Mother changes lives in the Bootheel

  This month, Bootheel Babies & Families is very pleased to feature Melinda Sweeney, Executive Director of the Regional Health Foundation. Melinda has been an active part of Bootheel Babies & Families’ Community Steering Committee for years, and her organization’s Mother-to-Mother program is a current Grantee serving women and babies in Stoddard, Dunklin and Pemiscot …

Does secondhand smoke really hurt my baby?

No doubt, you’ve seen posters and billboards explaining how smoking while pregnant places babies at risk. Once a baby is born, the issues with smoking around him or her do not go away. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, secondhand smoke causes tens of thousands of deaths each year. Every time your infant nestles …

The baby name game

Are you having trouble finding the perfect name for your soon-to-arrive baby? Check out the 25 most popular baby names of 2017 so far, collected by www.babycenter.com, along with our tips for choosing the perfect name for your little one: GIRLS: Emma Olivia Ava Isabella Sophia Mia Charlotte Amelia Harper Aria Ella Emily Abigail Madison …