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Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...
National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Each year many organizations come together to help raise awareness about the health status of racial and ...
Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Perinatal depression is depression that happens during pregnancy or in the first year after having a baby. It’s the most common complication of pr ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...
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 ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

  March 3rd is World Birth Defect Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are ...
My NICU Baby App™ is available in Spanish!

My NICU Baby App™ is available in Spanish!

Having a baby in the NICU can bring a wave of mixed emotions. You may feel sad, angry and overwhelmed at the same time. Being around unfamiliar eq ...
What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

On Tuesday, December 11th the House of Representatives passed two bills that focus on important issues affecting the health of moms and babies in ...