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Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Can medications that you take during pregnancy affect your baby?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, this time can also make you feel uneasy if you are not sure how your medicines will affect your baby. Even ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Throughout the month of September, organizations come together to raise awareness about a sad, but very important topic: infant mortality. Infant ...
International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a birth defect of the foot. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happen ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. But if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant it’s important to be mindful of where you are traveling to. ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...
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 ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
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 ...