Tag: prenatal care

Holiday stress and fatigue

If you’re pregnant during the holiday season, you may feel even more stressed and exhausted than usual.  Traveling, visiting family, cooking, shopping ...

Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

There are some infections that you can get either before or during pregnancy that may cause complications for you and your baby. You can’t always prev ...

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...
More babies being born too soon

More babies being born too soon

For the second year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up. Preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnan ...

What’s one often forgotten, but very important, “must do” during pregnancy?

There are so many "do’s and don’ts" during pregnancy that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. But one important “do” that sometimes gets ov ...
Health disparities in premature birth

Health disparities in premature birth

In the United States, rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality are higher for black, non-Hispanic infants than for white, non-His ...

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
Infant mortality. These two words should never go together.

Infant mortality. These two words should never go together.

Infancy should mark the beginning of life, not the end. Even though the rates of infant deaths are at an all-time low, far too many babies still die b ...