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CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitte ...
High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

According to the American Heart Association (also called the AHA), about 103 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s near ...
Physical activity during pregnancy

Physical activity during pregnancy

Staying active during pregnancy can help keep you and your baby healthy. Most women can benefit from exercising during pregnancy. At your first pr ...
Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum preeclamp ...
Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...
Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

Alcohol- and other drug-related birth defects

During pregnancy your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. That’s why it’s important that you stay away from harmful substances, like alco ...
National Women’s Health Week 2019

National Women’s Health Week 2019

Did you know that this year marks the 20th annual National Women’s Health Week? The week, which kicks off each year on Mother’s Day, will be celebrate ...
Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

It is impossible to put into words the pain a mom experiences after having a loss. Mother’s Day can be a joyful time to celebrate motherhood, but ...
International Maternal Mental Health Week

International Maternal Mental Health Week

This week, April 29 to May 5, is International Maternal Mental Health Week. It’s a time to raise our voices and help create awareness about moms a ...