Provider Resources

There are numerous community events, provider trainings, and available resources specific to maternal and infant health care in San Bernardino County. The Maternal Health Network has compiled information, marketing materials, and toolkits that providers can utilize in their practice to support families before, during, and after pregnancy.

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 The Maternal Health Network has compiled a variety of resources to help providers in optimal service delivery to families who are planning to get pregnant, who are currently pregnant, or who have recently delivered a child in San Bernardino County. This page includes MHN Provider Toolkits, partner toolkits, MHN convening recordings, and other best-practice articles.
 

MHN Communications Toolkit

MHN Community Education Bundles

The Maternal Health Network has created media toolkits complete with marketing materials that providers can utilize in their practice to support families before, during, and after pregnancy. In addition to compiling existing resources, the Network will be creating and posting media toolkits for key topics areas over the coming months.

Accessing Your Support System Before and After Delivery


  • Role of midwives, doulas and lactation consultants
  • Community services/peer groups
  • Role of Family Members and Friends
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Advocating for Yourself: Preparing Your Ideal Birth Plan


  • What to expect in the hospital
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Breastfeeding 101: Benefits, Tips, and Tricks


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How to Support Your Pregnant Family Member


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Maintaining Healthy Relationships Before and After Delivery


  • Intimate partner violence
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Mental Prep for Pregnancy and Birth


  • Managing stress and addressing mental health concerns during and directly following pregnancy
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Nutrition Tips for You and Baby During and After Pregnancy


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Physical Prep for Pregnancy and Birth


  • Preparing your body for delivery
  • Staying active during and after pregnancy

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Preparing A Safe Home for Baby


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What to Avoid During and After Pregnancy


  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances
  • Dietary considerations
  • Physical limitations

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What To Expect After Delivery


  • Caring For Yourself 60 Days Post Delivery
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Why Birth Spacing Matters


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Toolkits and Other Resources

 The Maternal Health Network seeks to promote existing tools and best practices utilized by our partners to ensure continuity of care. A variety of toolkits and other best-practice resources that can support providers working with families who are planning to get pregnant, who are currently pregnant, or who have recently delivered a child are available below. 

Black Maternal Health Equity Campaign Social Media Toolkit

The Perinatal Equity Initiatives (PEI) of Riverside and San Bernardino counties have partnered to launch a maternal health equity campaign to increase awareness of the growing number of maternal and infant mortality in the Black community.

The campaign’s theme is Rallying Around Sisters: Redefining and Strengthening the Village, intentionally chosen to highlight the importance of community in combating the alarming statistics related to Black maternal and infant mortality.
Black Community Education Toolkit - COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative

Many Black families and individuals have concerns and questions about COVID vaccinations. The AD Council COVID collaborative have created a toolkit to make it easy to educate your community members about COVID-19 vaccines.

California Preterm Birth Initiative

The California Preterm Birth Initiative conducts and funds transdisciplinary research across the reproductive life course to probe risk and resilience factors and to identify promising interventions that can turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic.

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Health Inequities Emerge Even Before Birth

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 was produced as part of ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies™, with data and indicator analysis powered by Child Trends. Funding partners for the 2020 Yearbook include the Perigee Fund and the Tikun Olam Foundation. Data provided by this effort are examined in this brief to better understand the inequities that begin before birth for both infants and mothers.

Advancing Racial Equity Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.

#BMHW21 Social Media Toolkit

The fourth annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, will be a week of awareness, activism, and community building. This toolkit provides some sample posts and images for sharing!

Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans

The Toolkit is a comprehensive, evidence-based “how-to” guide designed to educate and motivate maternity clinicians to apply best practices for supporting vaginal birth.

Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care

The primary aim of Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care is to guide and support obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations to develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to preeclampsia.

Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit

The CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Task Force developed the Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage toolkit to help obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to hemorrhage.

Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit

The CMQCC Early Elective Delivery Task Force worked collaboratively with the March of Dimes and the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division, to create the Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit.

Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit

The Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit was developed by the Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force as a resource for obstetrics, primary care and emergency medicine providers who interact with women during prenatal care or the postpartum period.

Department of Public Health Job Opening

The Department of Public Health is hiring for an MCAH Medical Director. You can access more information about the position and the application by following the link below.

PEI Outreach and Education Resources

Through targeted information and education campaigns, the Communications and Outreach Unit develops outreach and educational materials to heighten public awareness about the Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) and provide communications technical assistance to local health departments and funded agencies.

MHN Summit Recordings, Member Webinars, and Member Convenings

The Maternal Health Network hosts a variety of convenings for our membership. Convenings that are held virtually are recorded and made available here on the website for future reference. Please explore the video recordings below.
 

Articles

Articles specific to prenatal and postpartum healthcare, wellness, and outcomes are available below. 
 
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Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in postpartum consultation for mental health concerns among US mothers

Limited research has examined factors that impact access to postpartum mental healthcare. We investigated the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with postpartum consultation for mental health concerns in US mothers with or without depressive symptoms and examined potential disparities in access.

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 

The authors aimed to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's access to contraceptive services, desire for pregnancy, and economic conditions.

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Giving birth in a time of death: a love letter to my daughter

A photographer turns the camera on her own pregnancy after documenting high mortality rates for Black expectant mothers.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Death Associated With Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States: Failure to Rescue

Despite general improvements, this study finds that severe maternal morbidity continues to contribute to excess maternal mortality among racial and ethnic minorities.

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Preterm care during the COVID-19 pandemic

A comparative risk analysis of neonatal deaths averted by kangaroo mother care versus mortality due to SARS-CoV-2 infection

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What we Know About Pregnancy and Vaccines

Pregnant people might hesitate to get vaccinated because there's no data on how it works for them. Medical experts lay out what is known and how each person can weigh the risks and benefits.

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The effect of solution-focused counseling on violence rate and quality of life of pregnant women at risk of domestic violence

This study assessed the effectiveness of solution-focused counseling in terms of reducing violence and improving the quality of life of women who have previously experienced domestic violence.

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Birthing care without racism: five minutes with . . . Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers explains why she’s determined to tackle the racism and bias that evidence shows is inherent in birth and breastfeeding care

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Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

KidsHealth from Nemours provides and article detailing facts about breastfeeding and formula feeding as well as the challenges associated with each.

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Birth with Irth

Irth - Birth without the Bias: A Mini-Manual to Pregnancy and Childbirth for Black People