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News Moms Need · 8h ago

It’s not too late to get a flu shot

You may think that flu season is almost over, but that is not the case. Flu activity is still increasing across the country and it is expected to continue for several weeks. According to the...
News Moms Need · 2d ago

New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

This headline has raised concerns among women who have had a premature baby (birth before 37 weeks) – and for good reason. In a published study, researchers analyzed data from more than 70,0...
News Moms Need · 1w ago

Why reading aloud to your baby is so important

Did you know that reading to your baby helps promote language skills? Science has shown that reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, speech, and later reading comprehension, literacy an...
News Moms Need · 1W ago

Fish safety during pregnancy: what to eat or avoid

Mercury is a metal that can harm your baby. Fish get mercury from the water they swim in a...
News Moms Need · 2W ago

Snowy days and pregnancy – what you need to know

If you’re pregnant, you need to be extra careful about walking on the snow and ice. Here’s why: During pregnancy, your ligaments become looser to allow your body to accommodate your growing ...
News Moms Need · 2W ago

The life cycle of heart defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are heart conditions that are present when a baby is born. CHDs affect nearly 1 in 100 births every year in the United States and are the most common type of ...
News Moms Need · 2W ago

Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

The answer is yes. You’ve probably spent the last few months anxiously getting ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ve probably also thought about and decided how you are going to feed your ba...
News Moms Need · 3W ago

New study offers clues as to why some women give birth prematurely

Why do some women give birth early and others don’t? March of Dimes researchers are trying to find the answer to this question. A new study has revealed important clues. The type of bacteria...
News Moms Need · 3W ago

Key messages from Birth Defects Prevention Month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects and what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy. If you’ve missed some posts, here’s a one page cheat sheet of key messages. Bir...
News Moms Need · 3W ago

Turtles look cute but are dangerous to pregnant women and young children

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 5, you should remove any reptile or amphibian you may have in your home. That’s because they can carry salmonella, a bacteria that can ma...