Category: Complications

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chr ...
What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Did you know that you can reduce your baby’s risk for neural tube defects (also called NTDs) before you get pregnant? NTDs are birth defects of t ...
Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Did you know that syphilis is a preventable sexually transmitted infection (also called STI)?  In 2019, the U.S. reported a growing number o ...
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every year, leading organizations come together in January to raise awareness about birth defects and the impact these conditions have on familie ...
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 ...