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National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is observed this year from December 1-7, is a time when health organizations come together to remind ev ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

The 2019 March of Dimes Report Cards are in, and the grades aren’t good. For the fourth year in a row, more babies in this country were born too soon. ...
World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is recognized around the globe as the 8th annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 w ...
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 ...

Just had a baby, but pregnant again?

If you’ve already had a baby and are planning for more children, it’s best to wait at least 18 months between birth and getting pregnant again. Gettin ...
Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

Pregnancy after a preterm birth: can you prepare?

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant after having a premature baby, you may have many questions and concerns. Having had a premature baby in the ...