January is National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month. As a woman who is pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or will one day get pregnant, it's important to know what current research says about preventing birth defects. According to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), birth
You are what you eat- these words are even more true when it’s in reference to when you are pregnant! In all honesty, right now, the phrase should be “Your baby is what you eat.” Your body is growing cells and processing at a rapid rate, literally what you are eating is becoming your child. There ar
With news of the Zika virus spreading faster than the virus itself, there is a great deal of concern -- and even panic -- about what to do, especially as it pertains to pregnant families.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, organized by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN). A birth defect is something no parent wants to think about, but it's important to talk about! Birth defects are common, and cause additional emotional, financial, and health issues
Folic acid is more than just a pregnancy buzz word -- it's a critical vitamin required to help build DNA and grow and reproduce cells. The B vitamin is essential for everyday health, and for a woman trying to conceive or who is pregnant, it has been shown to reduce neural tube defects ("NTDs," a for