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Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Now that winter has arrived, the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy, I find myself consta ...
Cheers! with alcohol-free alternatives

Cheers! with alcohol-free alternatives

Tis the holiday season, and often that means lots of parties and gatherings, usually involving alcohol. But if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, ...
Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

The easiest way to stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands. You should wash your hands before and after many activities, such as when you are p ...
Home from the NICU: how to handle visitors and trips outside

Home from the NICU: how to handle visitors and trips outside

You’ve finally brought your baby home from the NICU and you’re looking forward to taking her out into the world and introducing her to your friends an ...
What does it mean to have a short cervix?

What does it mean to have a short cervix?

A short cervix means the length of your cervix is shorter than normal. To be more specific, a short cervix is one that is shorter than 25 millimeters ...
Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Here at the March of Dimes November means Prematurity Awareness Month. Although we work all year round to fight preterm birth, this month we are worki ...
It’s time for the dentist

It’s time for the dentist

There's a lot to think about if you’re pregnant, or considering getting pregnant. Scheduling your preconception checkup or your prenatal care visits a ...
New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

The March of Dimes recommends pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine at 27 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. This vaccine protects against pertussis (also ca ...
Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant after having a premature baby, you may have many questions and concerns. Having had a premature baby in the ...
How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Among women who know they are pregnant about 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in ...