Category: Complications

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 ...
Why are opioids dangerous?

Why are opioids dangerous?

What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. Opioids are used as painkillers after an injury or surgery. They’re someti ...
CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitted d ...
Preeclampsia and COVID-19: What you need to know

Preeclampsia and COVID-19: What you need to know

Preeclampsia is a serious health condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or right after birth. Women who have preeclampsia dev ...
Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose). Preexisting diabetes (also called ...
What is gastroschisis? -part 1

What is gastroschisis? -part 1

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. It happens when the muscles that make up the abdominal wall don’t connect properly ...
Critical congenital heart disease

Critical congenital heart disease

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. What are congenital heart defects? Critical congenital heart defects (also called critical C ...
When congenital heart defects run in the family

When congenital heart defects run in the family

Families often share many things – from common interests to celebrating life’s milestones. But families also can share a higher risk for certain ...
Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. The thyroid makes hormones that help your body work. If it makes too little or too mu ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...