Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
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 ...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Did you know that September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month? Polycystic ovary syndrome (also called PCOS) is one of the most common cause ...
Why your sexual health matters

Why your sexual health matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your reproductive organs include your uterus (also called womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and cerv ...
Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Cleft lip and cleft palate happen when a baby’s lip or mouth doesn’t fo ...
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 ...
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 ...