Tag: obesity

New research on weight and pregnancy

New research on weight and pregnancy

Being overweight during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have pregnanc ...
What you need to know about birth defects

What you need to know about birth defects

Every 4 ½ minutes in the US, a baby is born with a birth defect. That means that nearly 120,000 (or 1 in every 33) babies are affected by birth defect ...
Today is World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day

This year the World Heart Federation is focusing on creating heart-healthy environments for you and your family. World Heart Day raises awareness of m ...
Pregnancy after weight loss surgery

Pregnancy after weight loss surgery

In the last few years, weight loss surgery has become more common and the number of women in their childbearing years having this surgery is rising.  ...

Diabetes Alert Day

Tuesday, March 26, is Diabetes Alert Day. It is designed to teach the public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when the disease is left ...
Are you watching your soda intake?

Are you watching your soda intake?

There has been an interesting debate in the media lately about New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to regulate the size of sugary soft d ...

Mom’s weight and baby’s health

Overweight and obesity during pregnancy can cause health problems for your baby. You know that it’s not great for your health, but it can affect your ...

Lose the weight before pregnancy

Advertisements abound these days for weight loss programs and quick fix diets. Did you eat all your favorite traditional treats over the holidays and ...