Author: March of Dimes

Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. They affect the body’s nervous system. Opioids release chemicals in the brain that make you fee ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy

Healthy weight before pregnancy

Tips for starting pregnancy at a healthy weight Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight is a great way to help you have a healthier pregnancy. ...
NAUSEA AND VOMITING DURING PREGNANCY

NAUSEA AND VOMITING DURING PREGNANCY

Most pregnant people have nausea (having an upset stomach) during pregnancy. Sometimes the nausea is accompanied by vomiting. Although some peopl ...
Shingles during pregnancy

Shingles during pregnancy

Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash on one side of the face or body. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. ...
Keep Food Poisoning Off the Menu This Summer

Keep Food Poisoning Off the Menu This Summer

It’s summer cookout season! You’ve probably looked forward to eating your favorite summer foods—like grilled meats, hot dogs and potato salad—all ...
Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Do you know if you’re immune to chickenpox? Chickenpox is an infection that spreads easily. It can cause itchy skin, rash and fever. If you’re ...
Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Each year, International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in mid-June. This year, it’s from June 14-20. The goal is to increase awareness about me ...
Becoming a Dad

Becoming a Dad

Pregnancy brings many changes—but they don’t only happen for the birthing parent. Those who identify as dads have an important role before, durin ...
Never Heard of CMV? You’re Not Alone

Never Heard of CMV? You’re Not Alone

Cytomegalovirus (also called CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages. In fact, more than half of adults in the United States becom ...
It’s never too late to quit smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day! This annual celebration raises awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco leaves are used to make produc ...