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Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, this time can also make you feel uneasy if you are not sure how your medicines will affect your baby. Even ...
Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

If you’re thinking about starting a family and you take medicine to manage a chronic health condition, you may have questions about it. A chronic heal ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Today we observe World Mental Health Day. Let’s take this opportunity to bring attention to the mental health issues affecting women in the United Sta ...
Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Keeping your baby safe for sleep gives you peace of mind

Putting your baby to sleep safely can help protect her from dangers, like choking and suffocation (not being able to breathe), and sudden infant death ...
Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

We’ve covered lots of important topics related to maternal health in the United States. We’ve talked about the alarming trends in maternal mortality r ...
Protect yourself and your child from flu

Protect yourself and your child from flu

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) There are a lot of ways that you can keep yourself and your developing baby healthy dur ...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Did you know that September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month? Polycystic ovary syndrome (also called PCOS) is one of the most common cause ...
Why your sexual health matters

Why your sexual health matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your reproductive organs include your uterus (also called womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and cerv ...