Tag: maternal health

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 ...
Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
March for Babies 2020

March for Babies 2020

Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and premature birth. More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely ...
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 ...
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 ...
2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

The 2019 March of Dimes Report Cards are in, and the grades aren’t good. For the fourth year in a row, more babies in this country were born too soon. ...
Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

We’ve covered lots of important topics related to maternal health in the United States. We’ve talked about the alarming trends in maternal mortality r ...
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 ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...