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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 ...
Your heart health and pregnancy

Your heart health and pregnancy

If you have a condition related to your heart, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, you may be worried about how it could affect a pregn ...
Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum pree ...
Genetic conditions, counseling and testing

Genetic conditions, counseling and testing

As Birth Defects Awareness Month wraps up, we want to shift the focus over to genetics, including information about genetic counseling and testin ...
Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Preconception checkups: why they’re important

Are you planning a pregnancy or thinking of getting pregnant sometime in the future? If so, it’s never too early to get ready for a healthy pregn ...
Why is 39 weeks so important?

Why is 39 weeks so important?

Scheduling your baby’s birth means you and your health care provider decide when to have your baby. This can happy by inducing labor or cesarean ...
Good health habits and birth defects prevention

Good health habits and birth defects prevention

One of the best things you can do before getting pregnant is to make sure you’re in good health. Being in good health means having good health ha ...
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 ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why i ...
Fever and your baby

Fever and your baby

It can be scary when your baby has a fever. Here are some tips to help you better understand why your baby has a fever and what you can do to hel ...