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Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

Folic acid can help reduce the risk of spina bifida

If a woman of childbearing age takes 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during early pregnancy, it can help reduce her baby's risk for ...
Bodacious beverages

Bodacious beverages

Since there is no known safe amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can consume, avoiding it when you’re trying to conceive is best.  Does that make for a ...
Need to catch up on your zzzz’s?

Need to catch up on your zzzz’s?

Your baby hasn’t arrived yet, so why is it so hard to get enough sleep? Getting up to go to the bathroom, heartburn and having to adjust pillows to fi ...
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocoloitis, also known as NEC, is a condition of the intestinal tract that almost only affects premature babies. It often begins 2 or ...

Are you in an abusive relationship? Help is available

Abuse can be emotional or physical and is never okay. Almost 1 in 6 pregnant women have been abused by a partner and abuse often gets worse during pre ...
Priceless advice from a NICU nurse and mom

Priceless advice from a NICU nurse and mom

In honor of Neonatal Nurses Day, we talked to Jessica Zackula RNC, BSN, a NICU nurse and NICU mom. Jessica experienced the ups and downs of giving bi ...

Newborn screening: a personal story

All babies in the United States get newborn screening before they leave the hospital. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatabl ...

Brain bleeds in premature babies

The younger, smaller and sicker a baby is at birth, the more likely he is to have a brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). If ...

Breastfeeding 101

If you’re breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, you’ve come to the right place. This post is your one-stop-shop for all things breastfeeding. ...
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or cleft palate

Breastfeeding can be challenging for any mom. But, for the mother of an infant with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it can be daunting. In honor of Wo ...