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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we do  know there are things that can help you increase the chances of having a healthy, full ...
How you can protect your baby against the flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious ...
National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is observed this year from December 1-7, is a time when health organizations come together to remind ev ...
Protect yourself and your child from flu

Protect yourself and your child from flu

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) There are a lot of ways that you can keep yourself and your developing baby healthy dur ...
Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines help protect you from diseases but during pregnancy you also pass this protection to your baby. That’s why if you’re pregnant, or planning to ...
Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC   “I am 20 weeks pregnant…when is it safe to get my flu shot?”  The texted quest ...
It’s time to schedule your flu shot

It’s time to schedule your flu shot

A new study published today showed that pregnant women who got the flu shot had an average of 40 percent less risk of being hospitalized from flu. ...
Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This week’s focus is on vaccines for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, certain vaccines can ...
Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

Antiviral medications for flu during pregnancy

This year’s flu season has been particularly bad and shows no signs of letting up soon. Health complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, can be s ...
Take steps to prevent flu

Take steps to prevent flu

Flu activity increased again last week and the flu remains widespread throughout the United States. And according to CDC, flu activity is likely to re ...