Tag: pregnancy complications

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Each year many organizations come together to help raise awareness about the health status of racial and ...
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 ...
What you need to know about maternal death

What you need to know about maternal death

We are facing a maternal health crisis in the United States. More and more women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. ...
The last weeks of pregnancy are important

The last weeks of pregnancy are important

In the last weeks of pregnancy, lots of important things happen to your baby. These changes help your baby have a healthy start. If your pregnancy is ...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s time to celebrate the old and welcome in the new! All of us at the March of Dimes and News Moms Need want to wish you and your family a very happ ...
Medical reasons you may need a c-section

Medical reasons you may need a c-section

A c-section is surgery in which your baby is born through a cut that your doctor makes in your belly and uterus. If your pregnancy is healthy and you ...

Can a mosquito cause birth defects? Listen to this interview on Zika virus and pregnancy

Get the latest update on the Zika virus – what it is, how it spreads, signs and symptoms, how it can affect a pregnancy, and what you can do to stay s ...
Twitter chat on preeclampsia- how it affects you and your baby

Twitter chat on preeclampsia- how it affects you and your baby

Ever wonder why your provider takes your blood pressure and has you pee in a cup at every prenatal visit?  Ever heard of preeclampsia? It is a serious ...

Could Aspirin help prevent preeclampsia in some women?

Could Aspirin help prevent preeclampsia in some women? That’s what a panel of experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is suggesting in th ...

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up of muscle tissue. They range from pea-size to 5 to 6 inches across. If you have them, you’re in go ...