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Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Loss affects families every day, in many different ways. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day dedicated to recognizing ...
Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Sickle cell disease is a condition in which the red blood cells in your body are stiff and shaped like a letter C. Red blood cells need to be rou ...
Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. They affect the body’s nervous system. Opioids release chemicals in the brain that make you fee ...
Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

It’s summer cookout season! You’ve probably looked forward to eating your favorite summer foods—like grilled meats, hot dogs and potato salad—all ...
It’s never too late to quit smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day! This annual celebration raises awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco leaves are used to make produc ...
Can having a fever while pregnant hurt my baby?

Can having a fever while pregnant hurt my baby?

The average body temperature is usually around 98.6 F (37 C). A fever happens when your body reaches a higher temperature than the normal range. ...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Our hearts are with those who have suffered the unimaginable pain of losing a baby. ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Why your sexual health matters

Why your sexual health matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. Your reproductive organs include your uterus (also called womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and cerv ...
Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

Preventing birth defects caused by isotretinoin

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it’s important to talk to your health care provider about any medicine you take. That’s because taking certain ...