We at MOABS know there is no shortage of questions and concerns about COVID-19 right now. Our Charlotte Presenting Partner Atrium Health explains on their “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)” web page: This virus is from the family of Coronaviruses – a group of viruses that result in illnesses ranging from the common cold to potentially deadly effects. Like […]


March 13, 2020

COVID-19: Information and Resources from our Partners at Atrium Health

Whether it is for a few weeks, a few months or even a few years, if you decide that breastfeeding is what works best for you and your baby there is one REALLY important thing you must remember, STAY HYDRATED. Nursing or not, you need to drink adequate amounts of water to prevent dehydration. There are many different opinions on how much […]


March 5, 2020

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…

One of the most exciting, and nerve-wracking moments in having a baby is bringing home your sweet new bundle of joy. A car seat is one of the most important, first decision you will make for your little one – and one that offers SO many options. First and foremost is SAFETY, but then what? […]


February 27, 2020

Car Seats – Where do you start?

So you are having a baby and ready to make all the difficult decisions… bottle or breast? Sleep train or co-sleep? Reveal or don’t reveal the sex? While some couples do still choose to be surprised when their little one makes their grand entrance, technology makes it SO easy to find out the sex of your […]


February 20, 2020

Another thing to add to the list: Gender Reveal?

You had a baby shower. You didn’t want a baby shower. You loved your first shower, but feel weird having one with your second. You want a blowout sprinkle for your third kid. We get it! Whatever you did OR did not do, WE are here to celebrate you. And not only expectant parents, but […]


February 11, 2020

Some Things To Expect At Your Local MOABS Event

How does Invitae work? Because our testing gives you important health information, we require that a clinician reviews all orders to ensure that everyone is getting an appropriate test. Carrier screening can be ordered from Invitae in two ways: your healthcare provider can place an order or, if you live in the US, you can […]


November 5, 2019

Q&A with Julia Wilkinson, M.S., CGC, Invitae

From CPSTs from Diono’s Global Safety Advocate and Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Allana Pinkerton. Why is car seat safety so important? Here are the facts:• Car crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.• Four out of five car seats are not properly installed.• Car seats reduce the risk of injury by 71-82% and […]


October 23, 2019

10 Car Seat Safety Tips

We had the chance to chat with one of our featured speakers, Lauren Hammer, MS, APRN-BC, Women’s Care Florida to learn more about pregnancy, labor and delivery.  How can I increase my chances of getting pregnancy? Get your body baby ready! Being underweight or overweight can affect ovulation – causing irregular cycles, missed periods and […]


October 14, 2019

Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery Q and A with Lauren Hammer, MS, APRN-BC, Women’s Care Florida

You’ve seen the pink ribbons and maybe you’ve worn a pink shirt or participated in a breast cancer event. You might also know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime or that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (following skin cancer).  What you might […]


October 8, 2019

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – How Can I Decrease My Risk? By: Tanya Hunt, APRN, Women’s Care Florida

As a parent, you want the very best for your children. One of the most important things you can do is make sure your kids are as safe and secure as possible while riding in your car. Keep Your Kids Buckled Up Every Time Parents and caregivers can keep children safer every time they ride […]


September 27, 2019

Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Car by Jennifer McCue, BSEd, RRT, CPST Injury Prevention Coordinator at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children