Having a baby born with a medical condition or a gene that could trigger a condition is scary. Not knowing about your baby’s condition is even scarier. That’s why newborn screening is so important—even lifesaving. We’ve teamed up with Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for newborn screening, to spread the word.
The first time I held my baby, I thought: “She’s exactly the same temperature as my body. It is like she is still part of me. She is so perfect.”
The first sign that anything was less than ideal was the oxygen mask they kept pushing onto my face and then onto the baby’s.
“What’s wrong?” I asked…
National CPR and AED Awareness Week (the first week in June) is a great time to learn or brush up on this vital skill.
According to the American Heart Association, “about 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings” and “effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.” CPR is also important as the weather warms and people begin to open their pools for summer fun. In case of drowning, CPR can be the difference between life and death.
But I don’t need statistics to understand the importance of CPR…
Baby Diva wants to thank you for helping her celebrate her birthday. We raised a lot of awareness and $512.00 for the American Heart Association. The tribute page will stay up for a while so you can still donate if you want to contribute to the important research and education work the AHA does. She’ll […]
Save lives, be a heart hero! Just a reminder that our contest to spread the word about congenital heart defects and raise money for the American Heart Association is almost over. Over 50 bloggers and counting have helped us spread the word, and we’ve had 36 comments wishing Baby Diva well. So far we’ve raised […]
Congratulations to the following winners of Mamanista’s contests: ParkerG Contest (ParkerG Chic Baby Sunglasses): Christine from California + Billie from Arkansas Slummy Mummy Contest: aBookworm Wee Gallery Contest: Debbie from Georgia Didn’t win??? Check out more contests here: Remember to leave a valid way to contact you and to put mamanista at gmail dot com […]
In two weeks (plus a couple of days), Baby Diva will celebrate her first, heart-healthy birthday! Help us raise awareness about congenital heart defects and be a winner like Baby Diva. We’ve added another way to win: donate at least two dollars to the American Heart Association through Baby Diva’s Tribute Page so more kids […]