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Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility


We all want Oklahoma’s babies to be safe and healthy. Many things can help and everyone can play a role.

Did you know that…

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COVID-19 Resources

What’s New…

The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine is Oklahoma's 10th Baby-Friendly designated hospital! Congratulations on this prestigious recognition!

Oklahoma's infant mortality rate has decreased by 17%! Learn more...

Contact Information:                                            

Joyce Marshall, MPH Director            

Maternal and Child Health Service

Oklahoma State Department of Health

1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

(405) 271-4480 , email: Joyce Marshall

 by Oklahoma Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant

Special Announcements

Quitting smoking while pregnant delivers health benefits no matter how far along you are in the pregnancy. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669).

Infant safe sleep practice - Have the baby share your room, not your bed. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

Get FREE messages each week to help you through pregnancy & baby's first year. Text "BABY" or "BEBE" for Spanish to 511411.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Did you know smoking while pregnant can cause premature delivery?
A: Get free help. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW.

Q: How can I report child abuse or neglect?
A: Call the statewide Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-522-3511 (answered 24 hours a day If a child is in danger right now call 911

Interesting Facts

Getting healthy before getting pregnant greatly increases a woman's chance of having a healthy baby!
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