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The Link Between Family Health History and Down Syndrome

The Link Between Family Health History and Down Syndrome

If someone in your family has a child with Down syndrome, you may wonder if you will, too. Even though Down syndrome is a genetic condition, in m ...
When congenital heart defects run in the family

When congenital heart defects run in the family

Families often share many things – from common interests to celebrating life’s milestones. But families also can share a higher risk for certain ...
Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...
World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is observed every year on June 19, to increase public knowledge about this disease and the challenges experienced ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
Dad’s health is important for his future baby

Dad’s health is important for his future baby

International Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Celebrate it by encouraging the men in your life to take steps to improve their preconception healt ...
Your preconception to-do list

Your preconception to-do list

You know that staying healthy during your pregnancy is important. But did you know that having a healthy baby actually starts before you get pregnant? ...
#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

#ShowYourLove by being your healthiest self

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Today’s guest post is from Suzanne Woodward, Communications Director at the National Preconception ...

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...