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Staying cool in the summer heat

Staying cool in the summer heat

Being pregnant during the summer can be tough. Pregnancy already causes your body temperature to be a little bit higher than normal. Adding high outsi ...

Jaundice in preemies 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 to ...
Memorial Day Weekend = picnics and parties

Memorial Day Weekend = picnics and parties

The long weekend is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve been planning a gathering in the backyard for friends and family. This is th ...
Help to bring postpartum depression out of the shadows

Help to bring postpartum depression out of the shadows

Did you know that 1 in 7 mothers experience postpartum depression but only 15% receive care? The March of Dimes is working to urge Congress to pass a ...
Pragmatics – helping your child learn the rules of social language

Pragmatics – helping your child learn the rules of social language

If you have a child with a developmental or speech delay, you may have heard the term “pragmatics.” It refers to the use of language in a social setti ...

How lupus can affect your pregnancy

Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE is an autoimmune disorder that can cause health problems during pregnancy. Autoimmune disord ...
How my baby and I survived preeclampsia

How my baby and I survived preeclampsia

For Preeclampsia Awareness Month, we are grateful to one mom for sharing her story with us. In my fight against preeclampsia, I advocated for mysel ...
Preemies as adults – are their health problems due to prematurity?

Preemies as adults – are their health problems due to prematurity?

“I was born prematurely. Can my eye/heart/learning problems be due to my premature birth?” This is a common type of question we receive at the March o ...
Have you made your health a priority yet?

Have you made your health a priority yet?

This week is National Women’s Health Week - a time to make your own health a priority.  As mothers, women often put their families’ needs first. But r ...
Light and sound in the NICU

Light and sound in the NICU

We all know that a mother’s womb is the best environment for a developing baby. But when a baby is born prematurely, this environment shifts from the ...