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Pregnant women should get tested for syphilis early in their pregnancy and again later on to ensure their safety and that of their baby. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for preventing syphilis transmission to the baby and minimizing potential health risks.
Although babies may technically be considered full term at 37 weeks, it is crucial to wait until 39 weeks for optimal development and health outcomes. Learn the advantages of reaching the 39-week milestone, such as reducing the risk of respiratory problems, promoting brain development, and enhancing the baby's ability to breastfeed.
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of raising awareness about birth defects. Birth defects affect many babies in the United States. Learn the potential causes, the importance of prenatal care and tips for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Every woman's body is unique, and therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight gain during pregnancy. It is important for expectant mothers to gain enough weight to support the baby's growth while avoiding excessive weight gain, which can lead to various health complications.
Fever is a common symptom of various illnesses and can be a sign that the baby's body is fighting an infection. Discover the recommended methods of taking a baby's temperature and what constitutes a fever in different age groups.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape of red blood cells, resulting in various complications. Early diagnosis and prompt medical intervention is critical to manage symptoms and complications.
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15th to October 15th each year. It highlights the importance of recognizing and honoring the contributions, culture, and achievements of Hispanics in society.