Tag: prenatal care

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Did you know that syphilis is a preventable sexually transmitted infection (also called STI)?  In 2019, the U.S. reported a growing number o ...
Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

After months of anticipation, just the thought of losing your baby is heartbreaking. But, sadly, it can happen. Each September, March of Dimes ...
High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure, preeclampsia and pregnancy

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is too high. If not treated, it ...
The link between family health history and Down syndrome

The link between family health history and Down syndrome

If someone in your family has a child with Down syndrome, you may wonder if you will, too. Even though Down syndrome is a genetic condition, in m ...
COVID-19 and preterm birth: What do we know?

COVID-19 and preterm birth: What do we know?

More research is needed on how COVID-19 affects pregnant people. But pregnant people have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 compared ...
COVID-19 may cause severe illness during pregnancy

COVID-19 may cause severe illness during pregnancy

Updated November 25, 2020 As we face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing infections is more important than ever – especially f ...
March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

Getting quality maternity care can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, not every woman in the U.S. gets good mat ...
What to expect during a telehealth visit

What to expect during a telehealth visit

The COVID-19 crisis may have changed how you thought your pregnancy would go, but the best thing you can do during this uncertain time is to take ...
Collecting your family health history

Collecting your family health history

Thanksgiving is a time when many families get together, celebrate and give thanks. It’s  also a great time to talk about your family’s health history. ...