Category: Planning for Baby

Mercury in fish

You may have heard it’s important to eat fish.  But then again, you may have heard fish can be dangerous, don’t eat it when you’re pregnant.  What’s t ...

Thrombophilias and pregnancy

The thrombophilias are a group of conditions that increase a person’s chances of developing blood clots. People with a thrombophilia tend to form bloo ...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today’s guest post is written by Ridgely Fisk Green, PhD, MMSc. Dr. Fisk Green is Carter Consulting contractor at CDC’s National Center on Birth Defec ...
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Are you pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant? Pre-order your copy of Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby brought to you by the March of Dimes! This new ...
Blood disorders chat: Can I pass this on to my child?

Blood disorders chat: Can I pass this on to my child?

Did you know that millions of people carry genes for various blood disorders? Many of these people will live normal, healthy lives without serious com ...
Kids cost how much???

Kids cost how much???

Some people say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be true, but I say it takes a whole lot of money! According to the United States Departm ...

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up of muscle tissue. They range from pea-size to 5 to 6 inches across. If you have them, you’re in go ...
Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

Alcohol during pregnancy and FASDs

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Day. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause FASDs, which include ...
When exercise isn’t a good idea

When exercise isn’t a good idea

Many women want to get into really good shape before having a baby. This is an excellent idea, because you don’t want to diet or start a new and aggre ...