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How to avoid harmful substances during pregnancy

How to avoid harmful substances during pregnancy

For many people, the start of a new year is a great time to think about new beginnings. If one of those new beginnings is planning a pregnancy, t ...
How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

Gastroschisis Awareness Day is Thursday, July 30, 2020. Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall this is becoming more co ...
Why are opioids dangerous?

Why are opioids dangerous?

What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. Opioids are used as painkillers after an injury or surgery. They’re someti ...
What is gastroschisis? -part 1

What is gastroschisis? -part 1

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. It happens when the muscles that make up the abdominal wall don’t connect properly ...
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 ...
Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Over the last few years, opioids have gotten a lot of attention in the United States. That’s because prescription misuse, opioid use disorder (add ...
What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

Body shakes, seizures, excessive crying, breathing problems, fever and other serious symptoms describe a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndro ...
Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the wom ...
A quick guide to preconception health

A quick guide to preconception health

If you are thinking of getting pregnant, whether it’s soon or sometime in the future, one thing is for sure—your preconception health matters! So what ...