Category: Planning for Baby

Choosing the right birth control for you

Choosing the right birth control for you

Planning your pregnancy helps you be in control of having a baby when you’re ready. But until you’re ready to start your family, birth control can h ...
Dad’s health is important for his future baby

Dad’s health is important for his future baby

International Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Celebrate it by encouraging the men in your life to take steps to improve their preconception healt ...
Your health is a priority

Your health is a priority

From May 13 to May 19, we celebrate National Women’s Health Week. We take this time as an opportunity to empower and remind all women that their he ...
What you need to know about infertility

What you need to know about infertility

April 22-28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Many couples struggle with infertility. In the United States, about 10 to 15 percent of couple ...
Your preconception to-do list

Your preconception to-do list

You know that staying healthy during your pregnancy is important. But did you know that having a healthy baby actually starts before you get pregnant? ...
Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

The loss of a pregnancy or a baby is one of the most difficult experiences. Whether you had a miscarriage, stillbirth or your baby died soon after b ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why is weight gain d ...
Can you get pregnant while on your period?

Can you get pregnant while on your period?

This is a question we often receive through AskUs@marchofdimes.org. What you may find surprising is that the answer is yes, you can get pregnant while ...
Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Nearly 1 in 100 babies (about 1 percent or 40,000 babies) is born with a heart defect in the United States each year. About 4,800 babies each year are ...
Your heart health and pregnancy

Your heart health and pregnancy

If you have a condition related to your heart, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, you may be worried about how it could affect a pregnancy. ...