Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
Why a birth plan is important

Why a birth plan is important

You don't have to have a birth plan. But having one is a great idea! It helps things run much more smoothly when delivery day finally arrives. A birth ...
Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Lots of women work tough and physically challenging jobs. My daughter-in-law is a fire fighter, my neighbor’s daughter works in a big warehouse store. ...