Tag: infections

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

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

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 ...
Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

There are some infections that you can get either before or during pregnancy that may cause complications for you and your baby. You can’t always prev ...
How to stay healthy and safe at work

How to stay healthy and safe at work

Most women who work will continue to do so during pregnancy—some will work up to the day of their baby’s birth. But sometimes working during pregnancy ...
When in doubt, wash your hands

When in doubt, wash your hands

Now that winter has arrived, it seems like the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy this se ...
Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

January is Birth Defects Prevention month. In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Some infections before and duri ...
Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? We’ve got 9 for you.

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? We’ve got 9 for you.

"Your health before and during pregnancy has a direct impact on your baby," says Dr. Siobhan Dolan, the March of Dimes medical advisor and co-author o ...
Pneumonia and preemies

Pneumonia and preemies

Pneumonia is an infection in the lung(s) which can make it hard to breathe. Premature infants are more prone to developing infections due to their imm ...

Clean hands stop germs

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to...(drumroll please)...wash your hands. It's quick and easy. Try singing the “Happy Birthday” song to you ...
How vaccines work

How vaccines work

Vaccines protect you from diseases that can cause severe illness and even death. Vaccines work with your body’s immune system to help it recognize and ...