Category: Pregnancy

Why is 39 weeks so important?

Why is 39 weeks so important?

Scheduling your baby’s birth means you and your health care provider decide when to have your baby. This can happy by inducing labor or cesarean ...
Good health habits and birth defects prevention

Good health habits and birth defects prevention

One of the best things you can do before getting pregnant is to make sure you’re in good health. Being in good health means having good health ha ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why i ...
Support during and after pregnancy may be very different now

Support during and after pregnancy may be very different now

The last 18 months have been life changing for everyone around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so much of our daily lives, includin ...
Let’s celebrate the nurses in the NICU

Let’s celebrate the nurses in the NICU

Neonatal Nurses Week (also known as NICU Nurses Week) is the perfect time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the nurses who take care o ...
8 myths about vaccinations and why they aren’t true

8 myths about vaccinations and why they aren’t true

There was a lot of untrue information being shared about vaccinations before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now there is even more misinfor ...
Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. They affect the body’s nervous system. Opioids release chemicals in the brain that make you fee ...
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Most pregnant people have nausea (having an upset stomach) during pregnancy. Sometimes the nausea is accompanied by vomiting. Although some peopl ...
Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash on one side of the face or body. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. ...
Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

It’s summer cookout season! You’ve probably looked forward to eating your favorite summer foods—like grilled meats, hot dogs and potato salad—all ...