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...

Smoking When You’re Pregnant

Most parents probably know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. It should come as no surprise that smoking when you’re pregnant causes health problems for your baby, including premature birth, certain birth defects, and...

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...

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...