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Do you know what CMV is?

Do you know what CMV is?

June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to know about CM ...
“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: CMV

“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: CMV

This year the theme of  National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Prevent to Protect. This week we will be posting a series of guest posts from Mothe ...
Q and A for CMV

Q and A for CMV

You may have heard of CMV because it’s the most common virus passed from mothers to babies during pregnancy. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a ...
If I had CMV in a previous pregnancy will I get it again in my next pregnancy?

If I had CMV in a previous pregnancy will I get it again in my next pregnancy?

This is a question we frequently receive through AskUs@marchofdimes.org Cytomegalovirus (also called CMV) is a kind of herpesvirus. You can get CMV ...
What you need to know about CMV

What you need to know about CMV

June is National Congenital CMV Awareness Month. It is important that all women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant know about CMV. ...
Preventing infections during pregnancy

Preventing infections during pregnancy

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention month. Here are some ways that you can try to prevent infections during pregnancy. Wash you ...
Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Good hygiene can help prevent birth defects

Now that winter has arrived, the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy, I find myself consta ...
Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

Wash your hands for National Handwashing Awareness Week

The easiest way to stop the spread of germs is to wash your hands. You should wash your hands before and after many activities, such as when you are p ...
Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

There are some infections that you can get either before or during pregnancy that may cause complications for you and your baby. You can’t always prev ...
When in doubt, wash your hands

When in doubt, wash your hands

Now that winter has arrived, it seems like the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy this se ...