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International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
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 ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why is weight gain d ...
Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

We receive a number of questions about the effects of stress and depression on pregnancy. Here is some information that can help you better understand ...

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 ...
Can the benefits of kangaroo mother care last into adulthood?

Can the benefits of kangaroo mother care last into adulthood?

Parents who have had a baby in the NICU are familiar with kangaroo care or skin-to-skin care. Kangaroo care is a way to hold your baby so that there i ...
Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Although many people know that smoking during pregnancy can cause problems, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnan ...
Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity is an abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye. It mainly affects babies weighing about 2¾ pounds (1250 grams) or who ar ...