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Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Black Maternal Health Week 2022

We previously wrote about National Minority Health Month and the importance of highlighting the health of racial and ethnic minorities in this co ...
2021 March of Dimes report card

2021 March of Dimes report card

March of Dimes has published its annual March of Dimes Report Card, which highlights the state of maternal and infant health in the U.S. using th ...
Brain bleeds in premature babies

Brain bleeds in premature babies

Preterm birth can lead to many different health complications. Brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), is one type of seri ...
Don’t forget to get a flu shot this season

Don’t forget to get a flu shot this season

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is still spreading in most parts of the country, and it’s flu season. It’s  important to get the flu vaccine for ...
Preterm babies are at a higher risk for RSV

Preterm babies are at a higher risk for RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. It’s so common that most babies get it before ...
What you need to know about booster shots and an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

What you need to know about booster shots and an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines keep us healthy by protecting us from certain diseases, including COVID-19. Medical experts and scientists have been researching if peop ...
Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Learn more about sickle cell disease and how it may affect your baby

Sickle cell disease is a condition in which the red blood cells in your body are stiff and shaped like a letter C. Red blood cells need to be rou ...
Let’s celebrate the nurses in the NICU

Let’s celebrate the nurses in the NICU

Neonatal Nurses Week (also known as NICU Nurses Week) is the perfect time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the nurses who take care o ...
Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioid use disorder and pregnancy

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. They affect the body’s nervous system. Opioids release chemicals in the brain that make you fee ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy

Healthy weight before pregnancy

Tips for starting pregnancy at a healthy weight Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight is a great way to help you have a healthier pregnancy. ...