Category: Complications

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 ...
Shingles during pregnancy

Shingles during pregnancy

Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash on one side of the face or body. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. ...
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 ...
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 ...