Category: Pregnancy

September is Sickle Cell Month

September is Sickle Cell Month

Sickle cell disease (also called SCD) is an inherited condition that affects the red blood cells. Inherited means it’s passed from parent to child ...
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, stay away from alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can ...
Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2020

Minority Mental Health is observed each year in July. It’s a time when we bring attention to the mental health issues affecting racial and ethnic ...
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July seems to be when summer barbecues abound. Grills get fired up and freezers are stocked with popsicles. It’s always great to kick ...
CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitted d ...
Know when to seek medical care during pregnancy and after giving birth

Know when to seek medical care during pregnancy and after giving birth

You may be uncomfortable at times during pregnancy. Discomforts like mild back ache and feeling really tired are common and shouldn’t make you wo ...
FAQ’s: Coronavirus and pregnancy

FAQ’s: Coronavirus and pregnancy

Dr. Rahul Gupta, March of Dimes Chief Medical and Health Officer, gave answers to frequently asked questions pregnant women may have about pregna ...
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm your baby

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm your baby

Pregnancy will change your life in many ways. For example, when you become pregnant, what you drink, eat and breathe may change because certain t ...
Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

Can a thyroid condition during pregnancy affect my baby?

The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. The thyroid makes hormones that help your body work. If it makes too little or too mu ...
The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

The truth about marijuana and pregnancy

Marijuana is a hot topic in news across the nation these days. In some states, it’s legal to use marijuana. In other states, it’s illegal. And in ...