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Snowy days and pregnancy – what you need to know

If you're pregnant, you need to be extra careful about walking on the snow and ice. Here's why: During pregnancy, your ligaments become looser to a ...
The life cycle of heart defects

The life cycle of heart defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are heart conditions that are present when a baby is born. CHDs affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United ...
Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

The answer is yes. You’ve probably spent the last few months anxiously getting ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ve probably also thought about and ...
New study offers clues as to why some women give birth prematurely

New study offers clues as to why some women give birth prematurely

Why do some women give birth early and others don’t? March of Dimes researchers are trying to find the answer to this question. A new study has reveal ...
Key messages from Birth Defects Prevention Month

Key messages from Birth Defects Prevention Month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects and what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy. If you’ve missed some posts, here's a o ...
Turtles look cute but are dangerous to pregnant women and young children

Turtles look cute but are dangerous to pregnant women and young children

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 5, you should remove any reptile or amphibian you may have in your home. That’s because they ...
Let someone else clean Mr. Whisker’s litter box when you’re pregnant

Let someone else clean Mr. Whisker’s litter box when you’re pregnant

We often receive emails from pregnant women concerned about their cat and his litter box. Dirty cat litter might contain a harmful parasite called Tox ...
When in doubt, wash your hands

When in doubt, wash your hands

Now that winter has arrived, it seems like the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy this se ...
Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

If you’re the parent of a baby born prematurely, you know the stress and anxiety that is a part of having your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care uni ...
Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

At one time or another in our lives, we've probably all experienced the very unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning. Usually within a day, you bounce b ...