Author: Azalia Fernandez

What you need to know about infertility

What you need to know about infertility

April 23-29 is National Infertility Awareness Week. In the United States, about 12 to 13 percent of couples have infertility problems. Infertility ...
Nothing fishy about eating fish during pregnancy

Nothing fishy about eating fish during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are a few foods you need to avoid or limit. Fish can be a great part of healthy eating during pregnancy, but it’s impo ...
Dad’s health is important for his future baby

Dad’s health is important for his future baby

International Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Celebrate it by encouraging the men in your life to take steps to improve their preconception healt ...
Do you know what CMV is?

Do you know what CMV is?

June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to know about CM ...
Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only happens during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develo ...
Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

  During National Women’s Health Week this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and ...
Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

Vaccinations help protect us against serious diseases

April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time to highlight the benefits and importance of immunizations. Vaccines are proven to be ...

Food safety during pregnancy: Protect yourself and your baby from harmful germs

  Your immune system is your body’s way of protecting itself from illnesses and diseases. During pregnancy your immune system weakens. This is ...
The last weeks of pregnancy are important

The last weeks of pregnancy are important

In the last weeks of pregnancy, lots of important things happen to your baby. These changes help your baby have a healthy start. If your pregnancy is ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...