Prevent Infant Deaths

M|Y Baby’s 1st Coalition is a community-driven effort to reduce infant deaths.

Here’s how you can prevent infant deaths:

  • Learn about pregnancy and caring for a baby.
  • Always put babies to sleep Alone, on their Backs, in an empty Crib.
  • Learn how to prevent premature births with the use of progesterone.
  • Learn about proper birth spacing.
  • Enroll in a supportive mom and baby home visiting program.
  • Volunteer by joining M|Y Baby’s 1st Coalition.
  • Learn more about our Empowering Moms program by calling 330-480-2604.
  • Keep doctor appointments.
  • Learn more about CenteringPregnancy® by calling 330-480-3033.
  • Breastfeed baby exclusively and support breastfeeding.
  • Do not drink alcohol, use tobacco, or take illicit drugs while pregnant.
  • Maintain a smoke-free home and car.
  • Involve fathers.
  • Eat healthy and exercise.
  • Do not be afraid to ask for help.
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    For more information please call:
    330-270-2855 ext. 137
    www.odh.ohio.gov/OEI

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