Tag: preconception care

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 ...
Health disparities in premature birth

Health disparities in premature birth

In the United States, rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality are higher for black, non-Hispanic infants than for white, non-His ...
U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

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 ...
New year – healthy you

New year – healthy you

Today we welcome guest blogger Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Executive Director, The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative. Ja ...