Tag: preconception care

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

The spine (backbone) protects the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. Spina bifida happens when the bones in t ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
How to manage gestational diabetes

How to manage gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes (also called gestational diabetes mellitus) is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition i ...
Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...
Dad’s health is important for his future baby

Dad’s health is important for his future baby

International Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Celebrate it by encouraging the men in your life to take steps to improve their preconception healt ...
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 ...
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? ...
#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 ...