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Healthy Women Houston Continues to Serve

Healthy Women Houston received COVID-19, short-term, rapid response grant funding to be distributed to its new and existing members. If you or someone you know is pregnant and lives in the following ZIP codes – 77004, 77021, 77031, 77033, 77035, 77042, 77051, 77071, 77074 – please visit the website to make a referral for yourself or someone you know. 

Healthy Women Houston provides access to high quality, personal medical and behavioral healthcare and trusted social service support referrals to connect the woman to the services she deserves. Healthy Women Houston continues to support current members and as well as enroll new members. Refer a woman today by completing the online referral form.
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Virtual Mama Circle
First and Third Thursday at 1 p.m.

Pregnant women and new mamas, join our online Virtual Mama Circle on the first and third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. as we connect to share and hear our stories related to motherhood, pregnancy, maternal health, maternal mental health and birth. It's not too late to register today to receive the link for this afternoon, Thursday, October 1, 2020. Our next circle will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Flu Season and Pregnancy

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu shots given during pregnancy help protect both the mother and her baby from flu. Vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu-associated acute respiratory infection in pregnant women by up to one-half. Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine also are helping to protect their babies from flu illness for the first several months after their birth, when they are too young to get vaccinated. 

If you have any questions about your health or the availability of flu shots, contact Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, HOPE Clinic, or your healthcare provider directly.

Mothers First

Harris County has one of the highest rates of maternal morbidity among metropolitan areas in the United States. Between 2008 and 2015, Harris County’s incidence of maternal morbidity increased 53%, compared to a 15% percent increase for Texas overall. Those affected are more than a statistic.

Mothers First is a limited digital series featuring stories of women and experts about their experiences with pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum time.

In episode one, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, former City of Houston Poet Laureate, shares her pregnancy and birth story of her son, where her concerns were dismissed. Dr. Carla Ortique, an obstetrician and gynecologist with The Women's Specialists of Houston at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and Co-Chair for Improving Maternal Health’s Steering Committee, sheds light on the role that implicit bias plays in maternal mortality and morbidities.

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