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Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

If you had gestational diabetes during your last pregnancy, you might be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Because March 23 i ...
Establishing a Nighttime Self-Care Routine as a New Mom

Establishing a Nighttime Self-Care Routine as a New Mom

Amanda Ellis, Senior Brand Communications Manager at NUK As a mom of two young kiddos, I know how difficult it can be to find time for yoursel ...
Getting Vaccinated While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

Getting Vaccinated While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

For many years, vaccines have protected us from serious diseases. For example thanks to vaccines, people no longer get a deadly disease called sm ...
Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

Can Eating Healthy Before Pregnancy Prevent Birth Defects?

The foods you eat provide nutrients that are important to help you be healthy before and during pregnancy. Nutrients are parts of food, like vita ...
Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

A teratogen is something that can cause a birth defect or increase the risk of a baby having a birth defects. Certain medicines are teratogens be ...
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 ...
World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

World Birth Defects Day is March 3 – Join the Twitter chat!

March 3 is World Birth Defects Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects can cause serious problems in a baby’s ...
Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month honors the contributions African Americans have made throughout U.S. history and on communities across the country. We take t ...
How to Handle Your Baby’s Congenital Heart Defect Diagnosis

How to Handle Your Baby’s Congenital Heart Defect Diagnosis

When you found out you were pregnant, you may have thought, “It doesn’t matter if I have a boy or a girl as long as my baby is healthy.” Learning ...
Your heart health matters before, during, and after pregnancy

Your heart health matters before, during, and after pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United St ...