Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
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 ...