Category: Pregnancy

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with a genital or urinary tract defect?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with a genital or urinary tract defect?

Genital and urinary tract defects are birth defects that affect sex organs (like the penis or vagina) and the urinary tract (like the kidneys or b ...
Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines help protect you from diseases but during pregnancy you also pass this protection to your baby. That’s why if you’re pregnant, or planning to ...
Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Which nutrients are most important during pregnancy?

Your body uses vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help it stay strong and healthy. During pregnancy, it’s hard to get the right amount of some ...
Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

If you have a chronic health condition, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (also known as CDC), 6 in 10 adu ...
Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Most of us have experienced stress at some point in our lives. Things like work deadlines and sitting in traffic are part of everyday stress. These ar ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. But if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant it’s important to be mindful of where you are traveling to. ...
Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

By Chrystal Okonta, MSPH, CHES USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service It’s a challenge to keep your food safe when having meals outdoors during w ...
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

  The Fourth of July seems to be when summer barbecues abound. Grills get fired up and freezers are stocked with popsicles. It’s always gr ...
Migraine headaches during pregnancy

Migraine headaches during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through lots of changes. Sometimes these changes can cause discomfort, some of which can be painful. Headaches are one ...
World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is observed every year on June 19, to increase public knowledge about this disease and the challenges experienced ...