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How to plan for a baby if you have a chronic health condition

How to plan for a baby if you have a chronic health condition

A chronic health condition is one that lasts for 1 year or more that needs ongoing medical care and can limit your usual activities and affect dai ...
Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

What is a sexually transmitted infection? A sexually transmitted infection (also called STI, sexually transmitted disease or STD) is an infection tha ...
Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

The loss of a pregnancy or a baby is a very difficult experience. Whether you had a miscarriage, stillbirth or your baby died soon after birth, it’s ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...
National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Each year many organizations come together to help raise awareness about the health status of racial and ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (also called ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause major social, communication and behavior challenges. Some ...
Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Perinatal depression is depression that happens during pregnancy or in the first year after having a baby. It’s the most common complication of pr ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...
Down syndrome: What you need to know

Down syndrome: What you need to know

World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on March 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Down syndrome (also cal ...