Category: Complications

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Throughout the month of September, organizations come together to raise awareness about a sad, but very important topic: infant mortality. Infant ...
Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Over the last few years, opioids have gotten a lot of attention in the United States. That’s because prescription misuse, opioid use disorder (add ...
International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

Pregnancy and chronic health conditions

If you have a chronic health condition, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (also known as CDC), 6 in 10 adu ...
Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

Cleft lip and cleft palate awareness and prevention month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Cleft lip and cleft palate happen when a baby’s lip or mouth doesn’t fo ...
World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is observed every year on June 19, to increase public knowledge about this disease and the challenges experienced ...
High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

According to the American Heart Association (also called the AHA), about 103 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s near ...
Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum preeclamp ...
Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...