Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart diseases. A good day to remind all women about the importance of talking to their ...
Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

By Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia   Carly called and I could hear the stress in her voice immediately. She had been s ...