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What is placenta previa?

During pregnancy, the placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus and supplies the baby with food and oxygen through the umbilical cord. Placenta prev ...
A preemie success story

A preemie success story

Today I met a preemie who was an inspiration. I went to my physical therapy session to treat an injured shoulder, and a new PT aide greeted me ...
Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Every so often we get a question from a pregnant woman who is concerned because someone in her family (usually a parent or in-law) has shingles. She i ...
Catherine Aboulhouda’s Story

Catherine Aboulhouda’s Story

Expected to be her family's Halloween treat, Catharine Aboulhouda instead arrived on the Fourth of July, weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. ...
Is your back bothering you?

Is your back bothering you?

Backache is one of the most common problems for pregnant women. If you’re suffering, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all women have back pain at some ...
The importance of newborn screening

The importance of newborn screening

Today's guest post is written by Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MS. Dr. Boyle is the director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disab ...

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 ...

Stuffy nose seem worse during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, you may have a runny or stuffy nose or occasional nosebleeds. You can’t necessarily blame it on hay fever. These symptoms often begi ...
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 ...
Coming home

Coming home

World Prematurity Month is coming this November! There will be a host of new activities and ways to get involved this year leading up to World Prematu ...