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Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only happens during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develo ...
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only occurs in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develop hig ...
Your preconception to-do list

Your preconception to-do list

You know that staying healthy during your pregnancy is important. But did you know that having a healthy baby actually starts before you get pregnant? ...
Your heart health and pregnancy

Your heart health and pregnancy

If you have a condition related to your heart, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, you may be worried about how it could affect a pregnancy. ...
#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Today’s guest post is from Suzanne Woodward, Communications Director at the National Preconception ...
Medical reasons you may need a c-section

Medical reasons you may need a c-section

A c-section is surgery in which your baby is born through a cut that your doctor makes in your belly and uterus. If your pregnancy is healthy and you ...
Why is prenatal care so important?

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...
Headache? Nausea? Could be more serious then you thought

Headache? Nausea? Could be more serious then you thought

We receive many questions from expectant moms who are experiencing symptoms such as headaches or swelling. They worry it might be something serious, l ...
Life-long effects of preeclampsia for mom and baby

Life-long effects of preeclampsia for mom and baby

Preeclampsia is serious; it affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide. And it’s the cause of 15% of premature births in the U.S. Preeclampsia ...
Thinking of getting pregnant? Get your blood pressure checked.

Thinking of getting pregnant? Get your blood pressure checked.

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. And yet, many of us do ...