Author: March of Dimes

Screenings can detect health conditions in your baby when they are most treatable

Screenings can detect health conditions in your baby when they are most treatable

Your baby can be born with a health condition but not show any signs at first. Health conditions that are found early can often be treated. This ...
Viral variants: does getting the COVID-19 vaccine protect you from COVID-19 variants?

Viral variants: does getting the COVID-19 vaccine protect you from COVID-19 variants?

Vaccines help protect us from serious diseases. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can protect you and your baby from getting very sick from the virus. ...
Black Breastfeeding Week 2021

Black Breastfeeding Week 2021

Did you know that Black Breastfeeding Week takes place every year from August 25 to 31? This important annual observance was started to bring att ...
8 myths about vaccinations and why they aren’t true

8 myths about vaccinations and why they aren’t true

There was a lot of untrue information being shared about vaccinations before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now there is even more misinfor ...
August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month

In August we commemorate National Breastfeeding Month. Breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby. But to be able to get those benefit ...
Vaccines keep us healthy

Vaccines keep us healthy

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. During this time, we highlight why vaccines are so important to our health and wellbeing, and ho ...
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 exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure 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. ...