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Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

  During National Women’s Health Week this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and ...
Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...
“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: Zika

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

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 ...
Is your baby sleeping safely?

Is your baby sleeping safely?

Did you know that each year there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the U.S.? Causes include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a ...

Opioids and birth defects -an update

Prescription opioids are painkillers your health care provider may prescribe if you’ve been injured or had surgery. Prescription opioids include: ...
Zika virus case believed to be found in Texas

Zika virus case believed to be found in Texas

Health officials in South Texas believe they have identified their first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in a woman living in Brownsville. A ...
CDC’s 8 fast facts about Zika if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive

CDC’s 8 fast facts about Zika if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive

If you get infected with Zika during pregnancy, you can pass it to your baby. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects such as ...
March of Dimes honors CDC Director for work protecting moms and babies from Zika

March of Dimes honors CDC Director for work protecting moms and babies from Zika

Today, Dr. Frieden received the March of Dimes President’s Leadership Award for serving as a champion in the fight against Zika. This award is given t ...
Vaccinating on time is important for disease protection

Vaccinating on time is important for disease protection

Special thanks to the CDC for sharing this post with us. Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children h ...
Antidepressant use and what it means for pregnant women

Antidepressant use and what it means for pregnant women

More than 15% of reproductive-aged women have filled a prescription for an antidepressant medication during the years 2008-2013 according to a new ana ...