Category: Pregnancy

Making safe food choices during pregnancy

Making safe food choices during pregnancy

By Chrystal Okonta, USDA Happy National Nutrition Month! Every mom wants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their children. But are yo ...
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 ...
Protect yourself from mercury

Protect yourself from mercury

Mercury is a metal that should be avoided – especially during pregnancy. If you come into contact with high levels of mercury, it can damage your hear ...
Folic acid: what you need to know

Folic acid: what you need to know

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week – a great time to learn all about why folic acid is so important! Below we break down all you need to know. What ...
Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
Safe travel during pregnancy

Safe travel during pregnancy

‘Tis the season to book a relaxing vacation or maybe a long weekend to visit family. If you’ve already started planning and packing, take a minute to ...
Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Seatbelt safety during pregnancy

Seatbelt safety during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, wearing your seatbelt properly could be a lifesaver for both you and your baby. Everyone, including pregnant women, should w ...
Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

Protect yourself and your baby against the flu

  Influenza (also called the flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It can be especially harmful to pregnant women. Pregnant wome ...
How to manage gestational diabetes

How to manage gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes (also called gestational diabetes mellitus) is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition i ...