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What is gastroschisis? -part 1

What is gastroschisis? -part 1

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. It happens when the muscles that make up the abdominal wall don’t connect properly ...
Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
March for Babies 2020

March for Babies 2020

Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and premature birth. More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely ...
Critical congenital heart disease

Critical congenital heart disease

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. What are congenital heart defects? Critical congenital heart defects (also called critical C ...
What you need to know about the new Coronavirus

What you need to know about the new Coronavirus

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new coronavirus that ...
Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

Throughout the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time to honor the wonderful contributions made by ...
When congenital heart defects run in the family

When congenital heart defects run in the family

Families often share many things – from common interests to celebrating life’s milestones. But families also can share a higher risk for certain ...
Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. The thyroid makes hormones that help your body work. If it makes too little or too mu ...
The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

Marijuana is a hot topic in news across the nation these days. In some states, it’s legal to use marijuana. In other states, it’s illegal. And in ...
Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you may have noticed that we’ve talked a lot about the importance of having good health before pre ...