Tag: preterm birth

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 ...
Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

Can Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2 Diabetes? How to Reduce Your Risk

If you had gestational diabetes during your last pregnancy, you might be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Because March 23 i ...
Protect your baby from viruses like COVID-19, RSV and the flu

Protect your baby from viruses like COVID-19, RSV and the flu

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve now entered the time of year when other respiratory viruses are more common, too. Influenza ( ...
March of Dimes Report Card 2020

March of Dimes Report Card 2020

The U.S. is facing an ongoing maternal and infant health crisis and in 2020 we are still among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman t ...
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 ...
Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has brought a lot of challenges and affected everyone’s life in one way or another. Unfortunately, some groups hav ...
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy

Because the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new disease, healthcare providers and medical researchers are still learning about the virus ...
Protect your premature baby with vaccines

Protect your premature baby with vaccines

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Premature babies are so tiny—you may wonder if their immune systems can handle vaccines ...
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 ...
Premature birth and the NICU: a personal experience

Premature birth and the NICU: a personal experience

Every day I read and answer lots of questions on topics like preconception care, prenatal care, and how to have a healthy pregnancy. I also answer ...