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Pregnancy after a premature birth

Pregnancy after a premature birth

If you had preterm labor in the past, you may be worried about it happening again. Having preterm labor is a difficult experience. It changes a ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

The 2019 March of Dimes Report Cards are in, and the grades aren’t good. For the fourth year in a row, more babies in this country were born too soon. ...
Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

The U.S. is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis. Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and pre ...
Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, this time can also make you feel uneasy if you are not sure how your medicines will affect your baby. Even ...
Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

If you’re thinking about starting a family and you take medicine to manage a chronic health condition, you may have questions about it. A chronic heal ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Today we observe World Mental Health Day. Let’s take this opportunity to bring attention to the mental health issues affecting women in the United Sta ...
Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Putting your baby to sleep safely can help protect her from dangers, like choking and suffocation (not being able to breathe), and sudden infant death ...