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Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Are you planning a pregnancy or thinking of getting pregnant sometime in the future? If so, it’s never too early to get ready for a healthy pregn ...
Why is 39 weeks so important?

Why is 39 weeks so important?

Scheduling your baby’s birth means you and your health care provider decide when to have your baby. This can happy by inducing labor or cesarean ...
Good health habits and birth defects prevention

Good health habits and birth defects prevention

One of the best things you can do before getting pregnant is to make sure you’re in good health. Being in good health means having good health ha ...
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every year, leading organizations come together in January to raise awareness about birth defects and the impact these conditions have on familie ...
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 i ...
Fever and your baby

Fever and your baby

It can be scary when your baby has a fever. Here are some tips to help you better understand why your baby has a fever and what you can do to hel ...
Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Infants are at risk of serious complications from both whooping cough and the flu. That’s why grandparents, caregivers and anyone who is going to ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month, so it’s important to understand the condition and your risk of developing it. Diabetes is a condition in ...
In the NICU – How does C-PAP differ from a ventilator?

In the NICU – How does C-PAP differ from a ventilator?

Babies who are born preterm (before 37 weeks) may have trouble breathing and need extra help to breathe well. Some babies are put on C-PAP ( ...
2021 March of Dimes report card

2021 March of Dimes report card

March of Dimes has published its annual March of Dimes Report Card, which highlights the state of maternal and infant health in the U.S. using th ...