Category: Pregnancy

Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is changing to get ready for your baby. Gaining weight is an important part of pregnancy. If you gain too l ...
What you need to know about maternal death

What you need to know about maternal death

We are facing a maternal health crisis in the United States. More and more women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. ...
Nothing fishy about eating fish during pregnancy

Nothing fishy about eating fish during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are a few foods you need to avoid or limit. Fish can be a great part of healthy eating during pregnancy, but it’s impo ...
Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This week’s focus is on vaccines for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, certain vaccines can ...
Dental health during pregnancy

Dental health during pregnancy

Taking care of your gums and teeth during pregnancy can help you and your baby be healthy. One way to maintain good dental health is to visit your ...
What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

During your last trimester of pregnancy, you get a test for group B strep (also called GBS). GBS is a common type of bacteria that can cause infecti ...
July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Umbilical cord blood (also called cord blood) is the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta. The placenta grows in your uterus (womb) and supplies y ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. Before your trip, make sure you’re protected from Zika. The Zika virus is still spreading in certain areas ...
Barbecues, picnics and food safety

Barbecues, picnics and food safety

For many of us, summertime means lots of barbecues and picnics. Both are popular outdoor activities and are great ways to get together with family ...
What is sickle cell disease?

What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease (also called SCD) is an inherited condition that affects a person’s red blood cells. Inherited means it’s passed from parent t ...