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We’re excited to introduce you to WWHF Connect, WWHF’s new e-newsletter dedicated to the health and wellness of Wisconsin women! Our first issue went out in October and it was a hit! We provided our recipients with a variety of updates and information. Here are some things that were included in October:

Sue Ann Says […]

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout!

Today, join others around the nation who are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Annually, on the third day of November, smokers are encouraged to remain smoke-free for 24 hours or choose this day to quit smoking altogether.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans smoke, making tobacco use in the United States […]

It’s a Success!

Green County – I started smoking when I was 13 years old because all of my friends were doing it. When I was younger, I only smoked occasionally, but I was up to a pack a day by the time I was 17 years old. I decided to try to quit smoking when I found […]

It All Begins With A Healthy Woman…

As mothers, it is important to do everything possible to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. Sadly, this is too often not true.

September is Infant Mortality Month and WWHF encourages mothers, surrogates and families to be aware and mindful of the things that can cause infant mortality. While there are medical conditions that […]

Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and here at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we aim to decrease the prevalence of infant mortality for mothers, babies, and families in Wisconsin. One of the main causes of infant mortality is maternal smoking.

Maternal smoking more than doubles the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 1

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Sue Ann Says…Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted

Sue Ann Says… Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted!

Many women believe that their smile is their best asset. I love to laugh and smile with my family and friends, but I realize that having a white smile is not enough! Our ability to eat nutritious foods and obtain vital nutrients depends upon having […]

Lucy’s Story

Lucy* found success in quitting smoking by joining the WWHF’s First Breath program for pregnant women who want to quit smoking. Here is her success story:

At the time I got pregnant with my little Evelyn, I was living with my fiancé and his brother in North Charleston, South Carolina. I found out I was […]

Sarah’s Quit Smoking Story

Sarah* started smoking socially when she was 13 years old and has struggled with her addiction ever since. When she became pregnant with her fourth child, she had the opportunity to enroll in the First Breath program with her prenatal provider in Milwaukee. She received help, counseling, and incentives to help motivate her to cut […]

A First Breath Success Story

First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit smoking by integrating cessation strategies into existing prenatal care appointments. This is one mother’s story:

Racine, Wisconsin– First Breath is an awesome way to quit or curb your cravings for cigarettes. I tried to have a baby for 20 years. When I found […]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Every 4.5 minutes a child in the U.S. is born with a birth defect.

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Although some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth, many are not found right away, prenatal care and screenings are important for early diagnosis.

Some […]