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National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Understanding Birth Defects As we enter National Birth Defects Awareness Month this January, it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on the pervasive and impactful conditions that touch the lives of approximately 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. These occurrences, affecting around 120,000 infants annually, underscore the importance of delving … Continue

Choosing a Pediatrician Early in Pregnancy

The Benefits of Starting Early Expecting a baby is an exciting and transformative journey, and there’s a lot to prepare for. From decorating the nursery to picking out baby clothes, there’s no shortage of things to do. However, one crucial decision that often gets overlooked until later in pregnancy is selecting a pediatrician for your … Continue

#1 Your New Best Alpharetta Pediatrician

Sun Pediatrics Alpharetta Your new Alpharetta pediatrician is Sun Pediatrics. Sun opens a new location in Alpharetta today for appointments beginning in March. With 2 locations in Cobb County, we’re growing in north Atlanta to keep kids happy and healthy. We specialize in providing comprehensive pediatric medical care (sick, preventative, and well) from birth through … Continue

Smoking When You’re Pregnant

Despite all the attention given to Covid 19 this year, it’s important to review all the activities you can control in your life. Smoking is one of those. And while quitting cigarettes may seem difficult, not quitting has more serious consequences. Most parents probably know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health … Continue

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

It’s unfortunate that National Folic Acid Awareness Week is only recognized for just a week. Folic acid is important for women year-round! The CDC urges all women who can become pregnant to get 400 micrograms of folic acid every day to help reduce the risk for serious birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine. … Continue

Is Mosquito Repellent Safe During Pregnancy?

With all the news and alerts about the detrimental health effects of the Zika virus, pregnant women want answers for the following question: “Is mosquito repellent safe during pregnancy?” The Zika virus is serious and can cause permanent damage to the health of your baby. But is mosquito repellent any safer? Concerned moms want to … Continue

The Zika Virus – Questions and Answers

In case you haven’t noticed, the Zika virus is making lot of buzz in the press. Intentional pun aside, it’s important to stay aware of all the latest developments as it can affect your well being, along with the health and welfare of your baby if you are currently pregnant.

From the CDC

These are some of the most important aspects of the virus that you should be aware of and prepare for, as outlined by the CDC:

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