Tag: preconception care

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 ...
Your developing baby

Your developing baby

There are specific times during a baby's development when a certain body part is especially vulnerable to damage from harmful substances and exposures ...
Preconception health for dads

Preconception health for dads

We talk a lot about getting a woman’s body ready for pregnancy. But what about men? Dad’s health before pregnancy is important too. Here are a few thi ...
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 ...
Epilepsy and pregnancy

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Every year in the US, approximately 20,000 women with a seizure disorder give birth. Most of these pregnancies are healthy. But there are a few additi ...
Schedule your well-woman checkup today

Schedule your well-woman checkup today

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is as a time to help women understand what it means to be healthy and well.The goal is to get women to make their ...
Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease

Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease

Most women who have congenital heart disease and decide to get pregnant will have a safe pregnancy with minimal risks. However, there are many factors ...
Depression during pregnancy: what you need to know

Depression during pregnancy: what you need to know

Depression is a serious medical condition. It is an illness that involves the body, mood and thought. It affects the way a person feels about themselv ...