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Making safe food choices during pregnancy

Making safe food choices during pregnancy

By Chrystal Okonta, USDA Happy National Nutrition Month! Every mom wants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their children. But are yo ...
What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
Protect yourself from mercury

Protect yourself from mercury

Mercury is a metal that should be avoided – especially during pregnancy. If you come into contact with high levels of mercury, it can damage your hear ...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a time to shine a light on the important roles of women in our society, their amazing contribut ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
Today is Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day

February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Join March of Dimes and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (also called NORD) to raise awareness about t ...
Maternal health and Black History Month

Maternal health and Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time when we honor the amazing contributions African-Americans have made to this country, ...
March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

Body shakes, seizures, excessive crying, breathing problems, fever and other serious symptoms describe a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndro ...
Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

  March 3rd is World Birth Defect Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...