Category: Complications

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 ...
Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2021

Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2021

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, an important observance that sheds light on a very serious health problem that affects many pregnancies in t ...
High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is too high. If not treated, it ...
Sexually transmitted infections can happen without symptoms

Sexually transmitted infections can happen without symptoms

Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant. Get a pre-pregnancy checkup to make sure that your body is healthy. During this visit, your ...
Can Having a Fever While Pregnant Hurt My Baby?

Can Having a Fever While Pregnant Hurt My Baby?

The average body temperature is usually around 98.6 F (37 C). A fever happens when your body reaches a higher temperature than the normal range. ...
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 ...
How to Handle Your Baby’s Congenital Heart Defect Diagnosis

How to Handle Your Baby’s Congenital Heart Defect Diagnosis

When you found out you were pregnant, you may have thought, “It doesn’t matter if I have a boy or a girl as long as my baby is healthy.” Learning ...
How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

Gastroschisis Awareness Day is Thursday, July 30, 2020. Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall this is becoming more co ...