Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
Get chronic conditions under control before pregnancy

Get chronic conditions under control before pregnancy

Most pregnant people who have chronic health conditions have healthy pregnancies and babies. However, if you can manage your condition well, your ...
How to prevent infections for a healthy pregnancy and baby

How to prevent infections for a healthy pregnancy and baby

Now that winter has arrived, the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. It’s even more important now because of the c ...
6 steps you can take to have a healthy pregnancy in 2021

6 steps you can take to have a healthy pregnancy in 2021

If you are planning to become pregnant in 2021, protecting yourself and making healthy choices are more important now more than ever as we contin ...
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 ...