Author: March of Dimes

Maternal PKU

Maternal PKU

PKU or phenylketonuria is a condition in which your body can’t break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. In the US, about 3,000 women of child ...
Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

If you are pregnant, you know that every visit to your prenatal care provider involves a number of tests. At each prenatal checkup, your provider chec ...

Hand, foot and mouth disease

The cold weather is over, along with those winter viruses, hurrah! But not so fast- you may still need to keep an eye out for hand, foot and mouth dis ...
Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Research has shown that premature birth (before 37 weeks) can cause a baby to have lung and breathing problems such as asthma, a health condition that ...

Formula switching- what you need to know

Moms may decide to change formula brands for a variety of different reasons. My friend recently told me she bought a new formula for her baby because ...

What is a Pediatric Neurologist?

A Pediatric or Child Neurologist specializes in treating problems of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles, in babies and children up thr ...
What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician?

Is there a difference between a Pediatrician and a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? In a simple word - yes. A Pediatrician is a medical docto ...

Finding a pediatrician for your preemie

Finding a pediatrician to care for your baby after he leaves the NICU can seem like a daunting task.  Your baby has been cared for by experts in the f ...

IEP or 504 – that is the question!

You may have heard some parents say “my child has a 504 plan” or “my child has an IEP.” The good news is that in the United States, your child is enti ...
Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Every so often we get a question from a pregnant woman who is concerned because someone in her family (usually a parent or in-law) has shingles. She i ...