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Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2021

Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2021

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, an important observance that sheds light on a very serious health problem that affects many pregnancies in t ...
High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is too high. If not treated, it ...
Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

If you had gestational diabetes during your last pregnancy, you might be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Because March 23 i ...
Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

Reducing the risk for congenital heart defects

A teratogen is something that can cause a birth defect or increase the risk of a baby having a birth defects. Certain medicines are teratogens be ...
Get chronic conditions under control before pregnancy

Get chronic conditions under control before pregnancy

Most pregnant people who have chronic health conditions have healthy pregnancies and babies. However, if you can manage your condition well, your ...
Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose). Preexisting diabetes (also called ...
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 ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...
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 ...
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time where we recognize Hispanic culture, achievements an ...