Category: Planning for Baby

When in doubt, wash your hands

When in doubt, wash your hands

Now that winter has arrived, it seems like the temperatures are decreasing and the spread of germs is increasing. In an effort to stay healthy this se ...
“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

“I just found out I’m pregnant and I haven’t been taking folic acid. What should I do?”

This is a question we often receive through [email protected] The good news is that no matter when you find out you are pregnant, you will still ...
Update! New guidelines on how to prevent peanut allergies in your baby

Update! New guidelines on how to prevent peanut allergies in your baby

Peanut allergies have become a hot topic and for good reason. These allergies can be severe and lifelong. I remember when I was in school, before my ...
Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

Prevent to protect: talk to your health care provider

January is Birth Defects Prevention month. In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Some infections before and duri ...
New year – healthy you

New year – healthy you

Today we welcome guest blogger Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Executive Director, The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative. Ja ...
Bodacious beverages

Bodacious beverages

Since there is no known safe amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can consume, avoiding it when you’re trying to conceive is best.  Does that make for a ...
Maternal PKU

Maternal PKU

PKU or phenylketonuria is a condition in which your body can’t break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. In the US, about 3,000 women of child ...