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5 Steps Men Can Take to Get Healthy Before Conception

5 Steps Men Can Take to Get Healthy Before Conception

June is Men’s Health Month, but making changes to improve your health can be something you can do at any point during the year. Preconception ...
What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Did you know that you can reduce your baby’s risk for neural tube defects (also called NTDs) before you get pregnant? NTDs are birth defects of t ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month, so it’s important to understand the condition and your risk of developing it. Diabetes is a condition in ...
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this time, we celebrate the culture, achievements and contributions ...
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 ...