Health Care

Amy Wilt of Dauphin County Doulas is Happy with Awareness of Doulas but Says the Process Needs Some Fine-Tuning

Two years ago we spent time talking about the issues facing mothers and children during our nine-month series on Maternal & Early Childhood Issues. Part of that focus was on the work done by doulas, particularly by Amy Wilt and her group at Dauphin County Doulas. Since then, doula
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PA House Committee Passes Human Donor Milk Bill That’s Supported by PCC

The PA House Health Committee today unanimously passed Senate Bill 500, which calls for Medicaid coverage of human donor milk. The milk is vitally important for many newborns suffering from health issues. The PCC supports this issue. It has already passed the Senate and just needs app
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Checking Back in With Amy Wilt of Dauphin County Doulas

Time for an update on doulas, a topic we addressed last year in our 9-month long series on Maternal & Early Childhood Issues. Today we talk again with our doula expert Amy Wilt and check on legislation that has been proposed in Harrisburg to have insurance cover doula services. pi
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PA Sen. Judy Schwank’s Bills to Help New Moms

PA Sen. Judy Schwank has worked very hard on the issue of maternal mortality. Here she talks about her bill to address the problem. The PCC supports this bill and thanks Sen. Schwank for her work on this and a number of other issues to help mothers and newborns. IMG_4215 Got the chanc
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Maternal & Early Childhood Issues: July’s Topic–Early Childhood Screenings

July 18th We continue our look at Early Childhood Screenings by talking with Kris Bowman of Ramsey Educational and Development Institute, or REDI. They administer the PA Early Intervention Program in Montgomery County. https://twitter.com/PAcatholic/status/1549094658478903299?s=20&
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Our Series on Maternal & Early Childhood Issues: Breastfeeding – 9 stories

6-30-22 We finish up our stories on breastfeeding by talking again with Colette Acker of the Breastfeeding Resource Center about the culture that exists towards BF in the U.S. https://twitter.com/PAcatholic/status/1542502773232631808?s=20&t=y-vWAw8jWy_JOJQb9YkGAw https://fb.watch/
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Maternal & Early Childhood Issues: Breastfeeding

6-16-22 Interesting story here on one person’s belief that the COVID lockdowns are to blame for many moms turning away from breastfeeding and, in turn, contributing to the current shortage in baby formula. pic.twitter.com/1iU3XYFbZF — PAcatholic (@PAcatholic) June 16, 2022 https
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Latest Pieces on Maternal & Early Childhood Issues: Breastfeeding

6-10-22 Our focus on breastfeeding continues with a look at the increase in public accommodations for breastfeeding moms. https://fb.watch/dz7s3mmxy1/ https://twitter.com/PAcatholic/status/1535283771251085313?s=20&t=d8Pb52gE3vOjcBIAujH0rQ   6-9-22 Our series on Maternal &
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Maternal & Early Childhood Issues: Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank

We continue our series on Maternal & Early Childhood Issues with more on the subject of breastfeeding. For the next several days we will look at the important work being done by the Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank and how the PCC is looking to help them. https://fb.watch/dv4YBuc3q
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