Category: Planning for Baby

Getting ready for another baby

Getting ready for another baby

Due to the current pandemic, some women may be thinking about postponing having another baby for a later time. But for others, that's not the cas ...
MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s an enzyme (protein) that helps your body break down and use folate. One MTHFR variant ...
Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose). Preexisting diabetes (also called ...
International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It’s a time to shine a light on the important roles of women in our society, their amazing contributions ...
Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
Critical congenital heart disease

Critical congenital heart disease

February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week. What are congenital heart defects? Critical congenital heart defects (also called critical C ...
When congenital heart defects run in the family

When congenital heart defects run in the family

Families often share many things – from common interests to celebrating life’s milestones. But families also can share a higher risk for certain ...
Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

Here’s why getting vaccines now is good for your future baby

If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you may have noticed that we’ve talked a lot about the importance of having good health before pre ...
Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

When you become pregnant, what you eat, drink and breathe can affect your baby. This includes vaping and smoking during pregnancy. Cigarettes ...
Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

You may have heard about folic acid, but have you heard of folate? Folic acid and folate are similar but not the same thing. Read on to learn how ...