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Boosting Education, Economies, and Equity for Women & Girls

You’re invited to an exclusive conversation with special guest Stephanie Linus, UNFPA Ambassador, international Nollywood superstar, filmmaker, and dedicated champion for women and girls in Nigeria and around the world. Stephanie will share a teaser from her award-winning and captivating film “DRY” which has helped educate and inspire action around ending early and forced marriage and expanding access to maternal health care, including fistula treatment.

Chicago Citywide Community Baby Shower

The #ChicagoLand baby shower is for moms who are impacted by unacceptable disparities and inequities in maternal healthcare and maternal mental healthcare.

We will be celebrating, supporting, empowering, and nurturing Black and Brown expecting and new mommies in partnership with Heidi Murkoff, Urban Mom Collective (UrbanMommies Media), Ariel Deney, Ebony Wrenn, The Hustle Mommies, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships, What To Expect, What To Expect Project To Expect, PiggyBack Network, Moms in Motion Worldwide and more! Spread the word and the love!

Climate Change & Maternal Health: Where We Go From Here

In anticipation of #COP27, please join us and Pathfinder International as we examine the impact of climate change on maternal health and discuss the importance of ensuring that pregnant people have access to the services they need to protect their health and the health of their children.

Maternal Mental Health Summit with APA & HHS

The goal of “Maternal Health: Partnering for the Wellness of Racially Marginalized Communities” was to 1) educate and heighten awareness to faith and community leaders on the nation’s maternal health crisis, outlining some of the major psychosocial risk factors that contribute to maternal physical and mental health complications, ranging from depression, racism to maternal mortality; and, 2) to share pathways to holistic model of care for pregnant individuals where all attendees can play a role in partnering for the wellness of racially marginalized communities. The event provided an opportunity to encourage conversations among diverse groups of faith-based and community leaders, clinical providers and health professionals to strengthen local efforts to address disparities in maternal health outcomes.

HHS We can Do This Summit (58:00-1.40.00)

We Can Do This Summit: Conversations on Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations is a virtual Summit featuring conversations among leading doctors, medical professionals, parents, and community leaders about COVID vaccines and how the broader medical community can encourage vaccination among pregnant people, children, teens, and young adults.

COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General

What to Expect creator and What To Expect Project founder, Heidi Murkoff sat down with Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, to answer your top questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The two discuss everything from why getting vaccinated is a safe choice for expectant parents to the best ways to keep your little ones protected.

COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC

What To Expect Project founder and What To Expect creator Heidi Murkoff sat down with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of CDC, to answer your top questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The two discuss everything from why the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women to the risks of not getting vaccinated. Dr. Walensky also explains some of the symptoms of COVID-19 that pregnant women should watch out for, and what you should do if you test positive.

Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy? w/ Dr. Fauci & WTEP

The short answer: Yes — and it’s also safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re #breastfeeding or trying to conceive.

Every mom-to-be wants to have the healthiest #pregnancy possible. During the #COVID19 pandemic, that has meant wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and social distancing — and now, getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you’re feeling scared or anxious about getting #vaccinated while you’re pregnant (or thinking of getting pregnant, or breastfeeding), that’s completely understandable — we’ve never experienced something like COVID-19 in our lifetimes, and every parent just wants what’s best for their child. But that’s why @whattoexpect creator and @whattoexpectproject founder, Heidi Murkoff recently sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Chief Medical Advisor to the President, and a leader on the White House COVID-19 Response Team. Heidi Murkoff peppered #DrFauci with the most pressing questions from parents.

Health officials and experts from the CDC, ACOG and SMFM are all urging #pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine, pointing to data that show the #vaccines are safe and effective. On the other hand, there are serious risks to not getting vaccinated: Pregnant women and their babies have a far greater risk of hospitalization and intubation, as well as preterm birth and other complications. Despite these risks, about two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States remain unvaccinated. #maternalhealth #covid19 #breastfeeding #pregnant

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