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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 ...
Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

Tips for quitting smoking and vaping

When you become pregnant, what you eat, drink and breathe can affect your baby. This includes vaping and smoking during pregnancy. Cigarettes ...
International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy

There’s no safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. If you drink alcohol even before you know you’re pregnant, it ca ...
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Weight gain and pregnancy: what’s right for you

Gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy is important. It can help protect your health and the health of your baby. Why is weight gain d ...
Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

Can stress, PTSD, or depression affect your pregnancy?

Many women wonder how stress and depression can affect a pregnancy. Here is some information that can help you better understand these conditions, how ...

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...