Category: Complications

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month, so it’s important to understand the condition and your risk of developing it. Diabetes is a condition in ...
Jaundice in preterm and full-term babies

Jaundice in preterm and full-term babies

Have you ever seen a baby in a NICU or hospital nursery wearing only a diaper, lying under bright lights? The baby is receiving light therapy due ...
Preterm babies are at a higher risk for RSV

Preterm babies are at a higher risk for RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. It’s so common that most babies get it before ...
Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Loss affects families every day, in many different ways. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day dedicated to recognizing ...
Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Sickle cell disease is a condition in which the red blood cells in your body are stiff and shaped like a letter C. Red blood cells need to be rou ...
Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

After months of anticipation, just the thought of losing your baby is heartbreaking. But, sadly, it can happen. Each September, March of Dimes ...
Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Get vaccinated for chickenpox before pregnancy

Do you know if you’re immune to chickenpox? Chickenpox is an infection that spreads easily. It can cause itchy skin, rash and fever. If you’re ...
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 ...