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Sexually transmitted infections can happen without symptoms

Sexually transmitted infections can happen without symptoms

Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant. Get a pre-pregnancy checkup to make sure that your body is healthy. During this visit, your ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2021

Black Maternal Health Week 2021

By Zsakeba Henderson, M.D., Senior Vice President and Deputy Medical Officer, Maternal & Child Health Impact It’s Black Maternal Health We ...
Alcohol, pregnancy and chestfeeding

Alcohol, pregnancy and chestfeeding

Sipping a beer, glass of wine, hard seltzer or mixed drink may seem like a fun way to relax, especially during these uncertain times. But if you’ ...
Can Having a Fever While Pregnant Hurt My Baby?

Can Having a Fever While Pregnant Hurt My Baby?

The average body temperature is usually around 98.6 F (37 C). A fever happens when your body reaches a higher temperature than the normal range. ...
COVID-19 Vaccines: Information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding People

COVID-19 Vaccines: Information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding People

March of Dimes’ Dr. Rahul Gupta, SVP, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Interim Chief Scientific Officer, discusses what pregnant and lactating peopl ...
Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

If you had gestational diabetes during your last pregnancy, you might be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Because March 23 i ...
Establishing a Nighttime Self-Care Routine as a New Mom

Establishing a Nighttime Self-Care Routine as a New Mom

Amanda Ellis, Senior Brand Communications Manager at NUK As a mom of two young kiddos, I know how difficult it can be to find time for yoursel ...
Getting Vaccinated While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

Getting Vaccinated While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

For many years, vaccines have protected us from serious diseases. For example thanks to vaccines, people no longer get a deadly disease called sm ...
Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

The foods you eat provide nutrients that are important to help you be healthy before and during pregnancy. Nutrients are parts of food, like vita ...
Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

A teratogen is something that can cause a birth defect or increase the risk of a baby having a birth defects. Certain medicines are teratogens be ...