Tag: premature birth

Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

On Tuesday, December 11th the House of Representatives passed two bills that focus on important issues affecting the health of moms and babies in ...
How to manage gestational diabetes

How to manage gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes (also called gestational diabetes mellitus) is a kind of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition i ...
World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is recognized around the globe as the 8th annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 w ...
Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

The 2018 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards are in and the grades aren’t good. The United States received a disappointing grade “C." M ...
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Premature birth is birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Being born too soon can cause problems for babies all throughout their lives. ...
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 ...
Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Where does all the weight gain go during pregnancy?

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is changing to get ready for your baby. Gaining weight is an important part of pregnancy. If you gain too l ...