Category: Planning for Baby

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

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

The spine (backbone) protects the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. Spina bifida happens when the bones in t ...
Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...
National Women’s Health Week 2019

National Women’s Health Week 2019

Did you know that this year marks the 20th annual National Women’s Health Week? The week, which kicks off each year on Mother’s Day, will be celebrate ...
What you need to know about infertility

What you need to know about infertility

April 23-29 is National Infertility Awareness Week. In the United States, about 12 to 13 percent of couples have infertility problems. Infertility ...
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 ...
What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...