Tag: birth defects

Folic acid: what you need to know

Folic acid: what you need to know

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week – a great time to learn all about why folic acid is so important! Below we break down all you need to know. What ...
Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, don’t drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can caus ...
Get vaccinated before pregnancy

Get vaccinated before pregnancy

If you’re planning a pregnancy, make sure that you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations. Vaccinations contain medicine that makes you immune ...
Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. Before your trip, make sure you’re protected from Zika. The Zika virus is still spreading in certain areas ...
World Birth Defects Day 2018

World Birth Defects Day 2018

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defects. In the United States, that’s about 1 in 33 babie ...
What is a rare disease?

What is a rare disease?

  In the United States, any disease, disorder, illness or condition that affects less than 200,000 is considered a rare disease. Health co ...
Fever and pregnancy

Fever and pregnancy

A fever is an increase in your body temperature. It usually happens when you’re sick and is a sign that your body is fighting off an infection. The av ...
Are you getting your daily folic acid dose? Check the label

Are you getting your daily folic acid dose? Check the label

Folic acid is a B vitamin that every cell in your body needs for normal growth and development. It helps your body make red blood cells that carry oxy ...