Tag: healthy pregnancy

A quick guide to preconception health

A quick guide to preconception health

If you are thinking of getting pregnant, whether it’s soon or sometime in the future, one thing is for sure—your preconception health matters! So what ...
Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

By Kweli Rashied-Henry, March of Dimes Director of Health Equity Frederick Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” As a ...
Health disparities in premature birth

Health disparities in premature birth

In the United States, rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality are higher for black, non-Hispanic infants than for white, non-His ...
U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
How Life and Pregnancy Planning Can Effect Outcomes

How Life and Pregnancy Planning Can Effect Outcomes

Special thanks to our guest blogger, Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH. This January, it is a great time to celebrate babies and raise awareness of ...
Holiday fatigue

Holiday fatigue

Well, the holiday season is coming to a close. We thought we'd share this post from last year about how to combat holiday fatigue if you are pregnant. ...
You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

The answer is yes and no. It depends. Here’s the scoop: Store-bought eggnog Traditionally, eggnog was made with raw eggs, which is not good for ...
The holidays are here…

The holidays are here…

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Fruit and veggies > ice cream

Fruit and veggies > ice cream

Hot fudge, crumbled cookies and sprinkles. These are some of my favorite ice cream toppings. But if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregna ...
Staying active during pregnancy – winter edition

Staying active during pregnancy – winter edition

Bbrrr it’s cold outside and those warm blankets on the couch are calling my name. It’s tough to get motivated to go outside and be active during these ...