Author: admin

Protect your premature baby with vaccines

Protect your premature baby with vaccines

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Premature babies are so tiny—you may wonder if their immune systems can handle vaccines ...
Protect yourself and your child from flu

Protect yourself and your child from flu

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) There are a lot of ways that you can keep yourself and your developing baby healthy dur ...
Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

By Chrystal Okonta, MSPH, CHES USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service It’s a challenge to keep your food safe when having meals outdoors during w ...
Down syndrome: What you need to know

Down syndrome: What you need to know

World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on March 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Down syndrome (also cal ...
Making safe food choices during pregnancy

Making safe food choices during pregnancy

By Chrystal Okonta, USDA Happy National Nutrition Month! Every mom wants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their children. But are yo ...
Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs: Why Ten Fingers Plus Ten Toes Doesn’t Always Equal the Whole Story

By Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia   Carly called and I could hear the stress in her voice immediately. She had been s ...
Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC   “I am 20 weeks pregnant…when is it safe to get my flu shot?”  The texted quest ...
Making Medication Decisions in Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

Making Medication Decisions in Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

By Ginger Nichols, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut With Birth Defects Prevention Month in full swing, it’s tim ...
Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

Planning a pregnancy? It is never too soon to reach a healthy weight!

This year the theme of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Best for You, Best for Baby. For the next four Mondays, an expert from the Organizat ...
Bodacious beverages

Bodacious beverages

Since there is no known safe amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can consume, avoiding it when you’re trying to conceive is best.  Does that make for a ...