Category: Baby

Brain bleeds in premature babies

Brain bleeds in premature babies

Preterm birth can lead to many different health complications. Brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), is one type of seri ...
Secondhand smoke and your baby

Secondhand smoke and your baby

October is SIDS Awareness Month. Although medical experts aren’t sure what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are some things you ...
Fewer toxins, healthier babies

Fewer toxins, healthier babies

by Kyra Naumoff Shields, PhD How can chemicals in the environment harm your baby’s developing brain? Most of us aren’t aware that in the U. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The link between family health history and Down syndrome

The link between family health history and Down syndrome

If someone in your family has a child with Down syndrome, you may wonder if you will, too. Even though Down syndrome is a genetic condition, in m ...
World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

March 3 is World Birth Defects Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects can cause serious problems in a baby’s ...
What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. It’s som ...