Category: Planning for Baby

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 ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

If you’re planning on getting pregnant and one of your goals for the New Year is to get to a healthy weight, then you’re on the right track. Your ...
Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020) is a nationwide initiative to help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Folic acid is a vitamin th ...
Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...
Pregnancy after a premature birth

Pregnancy after a premature birth

If you had preterm labor in the past, you may be worried about it happening again. Having preterm labor is a difficult experience. It changes a ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

Chronic health conditions, prescription medicines and pregnancy

If you’re thinking about starting a family and you take medicine to manage a chronic health condition, you may have questions about it. A chronic heal ...
Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

Can you reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida?

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. It’s a time when communities and organizations come together to raise awareness and advocate for families ...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): What you need to know

Did you know that September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month? Polycystic ovary syndrome (also called PCOS) is one of the most common cause ...