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The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

Marijuana is a hot topic in news across the nation these days. In some states, it’s legal to use marijuana. In other states, it’s illegal. And in ...
Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you may have noticed that we’ve talked a lot about the importance of having good health before pre ...
Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

When you become pregnant, what you eat, drink and breathe can affect your baby. This includes vaping and smoking during pregnancy. Cigarettes ...
Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

You may have heard about folic acid, but have you heard of folate? Folic acid and folate are similar but not the same thing. Read on to learn how ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

If you’re planning on getting pregnant and one of your goals for the New Year is to get to a healthy weight, then you’re on the right track. Your ...
Long-term economic benefit of paid family leave

Long-term economic benefit of paid family leave

A new study funded by the March of Dimes Center for Social Science Research and conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), hi ...
Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020) is a nationwide initiative to help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Folic acid is a vitamin th ...
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we do  know there are things that can help you increase the chances of having a healthy, full ...
Colds and pregnancy

Colds and pregnancy

You know the symptoms—a runny nose, sore throat, stuffy head, coughing, and congestion. Catching a cold while you are pregnant won’t hurt you or you ...
Holiday season and the NICU

Holiday season and the NICU

The holiday season is a time full of cheer for many families, but if your baby is currently in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) it ...