Category: Planning for Baby

Need a few ways to get to a healthier you? We’ve got them!

Need a few ways to get to a healthier you? We’ve got them!

This week is National Women’s Health Week. Join our Twitter chat tomorrow from 12 – 1pm EST, to learn about ways to feel good and be your best sel ...
Prevent syphilis in your baby

Prevent syphilis in your baby

Congenital syphilis (present at birth) can cause serious lifelong health conditions, or even death, for a baby. Unfortunately, the number of congenita ...
Allergies and pregnancy – can you get relief safely?

Allergies and pregnancy – can you get relief safely?

It seems that everyone I know is struggling with allergy symptoms right now. The chief complaints are itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion, and generally ...
How long will it take for me to get pregnant?

How long will it take for me to get pregnant?

The answer to this question depends on many factors and is very personal. Some people get pregnant the first month they try. For others, it takes long ...
New research on weight and pregnancy

New research on weight and pregnancy

Being overweight during pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have pregnanc ...

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
Zika and sperm – a new concern

Zika and sperm – a new concern

The latest news about the Zika virus is that there is a potential risk that some semen donated to sperm banks in South Florida might be contaminated w ...
Do you need carrier screening?

Do you need carrier screening?

Recently the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) updated their recommendations for carrier screening. A gene is a part of your body’ ...
TTC? Should you change your diet?

TTC? Should you change your diet?

If you’re trying to conceive (TTC) or thinking about getting pregnant soon, don’t wait until you get a positive pregnancy test to make changes to your ...
The life cycle of heart defects

The life cycle of heart defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are heart conditions that are present when a baby is born. CHDs affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United ...