Tag: premature birth

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only occurs in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develop hig ...
Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections

Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. In the United States, nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections happen each year ...
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 ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why is weight gain d ...
Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

This year’s flu season has been particularly bad and shows no signs of letting up soon. Health complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, can be s ...
What are antenatal corticosteroids?

What are antenatal corticosteroids?

Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If you have preterm labor, your health care provider may recommend antena ...
Diabetes during pregnancy: a risk factor premature birth

Diabetes during pregnancy: a risk factor premature birth

Diabetes is a serious health concern, especially when left untreated. About 9 out of 100 women in the U.S. have diabetes – a condition in which your b ...
What does it mean to have a short cervix?

What does it mean to have a short cervix?

A short cervix means the length of your cervix is shorter than normal. To be more specific, a short cervix is one that is shorter than 25 millimeters ...
Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Here at the March of Dimes November means Prematurity Awareness Month. Although we work all year round to fight preterm birth, this month we are worki ...
It’s time for the dentist

It’s time for the dentist

There's a lot to think about if you’re pregnant, or considering getting pregnant. Scheduling your preconception checkup or your prenatal care visits a ...