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News Moms Need · 22h ago

Prenatal health and nutrition start before pregnancy

Today’s guest post is written by Donna Dell of Mission Pharmacal on the findings of a survey, conducted in part by March of Dimes, on the importance of taking folic acid before and during pr...
News Moms Need · 2d ago

What is newborn screening?

Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth, but if the disorder is not diagnosed and treated early...
News Moms Need · 4d ago

September is Infant Mortality Awareness month

Infant mortality is the death of a baby before his or her first birthday. According to the CDC, in 2015 the infant mortality rate in the United States was 5.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. T...
News Moms Need · 1w ago

Food safety for fall

When preparing food for yourself or your family, it’s important to practice safe food handling to prevent foodborne illnesses. Bacteria can invade areas and surfaces in kitchens and on foods. There are easy steps for you to take to keep your family a...
News Moms Need · 1W ago

Just had a baby, but pregnant again?

If you’ve already had a baby and are planning for more children, it’s best to wait at least 18 months between birth and getting pregnant again. Getting pregnant before 18 months increases yo...
News Moms Need · 1W ago

Take care of your reproductive health

If you’re planning to get pregnant in the future, it’s important that you take care of your reproductive health now. Visit your health care provider regularly Make sure you have an annual checkup with your provider. Your provider will most likely: Gi...
News Moms Need · 2W ago

March of Dimes-funded researchers have identified genes involved in preterm birth

Premature birth is a complex problem with no single solution. Each year, about 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely, and more than one million of them will die. Over 50 percent o...
News Moms Need · 2W ago

Preparing for a natural disaster

As Hurricane Irma makes its way to the Florida area, residents are preparing for the worst. Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes or hurricanes can cause extreme stress and affect y...
News Moms Need · 3W ago

Hurricanes and Zika

Our hearts go out to all those experiencing the devastating effects of the recent hurricanes. In the days after a hurricane when there is widespread flooding, mosquitoes can lay eggs in the ...
News Moms Need · 3W ago

Breastfeeding is beneficial for moms and babies

In the United States, most new moms (about 80%) breastfeed their babies. And about half of these moms breastfeed for at least 6 months. You may know that breastfeeding is best for your baby,...