Category: Planning for Baby

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this time, we celebrate the culture, achievements and contributions ...
Vaccines Keep Us Healthy

Vaccines Keep Us Healthy

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. During this time, we highlight why vaccines are so important to our health and wellbeing, and ho ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy

Healthy weight before pregnancy

Tips for starting pregnancy at a healthy weight Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight is a great way to help you have a healthier pregnancy. ...
Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Stress less during Men’s Health Week and beyond

Each year, International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in mid-June. This year, it’s from June 14-20. The goal is to increase awareness about me ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to avoid harmful substances during pregnancy

How to avoid harmful substances during pregnancy

For many people, the start of a new year is a great time to think about new beginnings. If one of those new beginnings is planning a pregnancy, t ...