Preparing for a Baby with a Complex Fetal Diagnosis
When parents find out that they're expecting, it is usually a time of celebration and anticipation. But when they learn that their baby has a complex fetal diagnosis, those feelings can quickly change. Read a social worker's recommendations to help mentally and logistically prepare for this journey.
Receiving a Birth Defect Diagnosis: Help with Understanding Your Options
Many parents are overwhelmed with excitement when they discover they’re expecting a baby. Additional emotions may arise, however, when they learn that their baby has a birth defect. One of our fetal surgeons explains potential next steps so that parents may better understand their options moving forward.
4 Practical Tips to Help Avoid Gestational Diabetes
Making healthy lifestyle choices can help pregnant women avoid gestational diabetes. Read some practical tips to help prevent the condition:
Top 4 Things for Parents to Know About the Zika Virus
The Top 4 things parents need to know about the zika virus: transmission, prevention, risk to pregnancy, and symptoms.
Future Pregnancy After CHD Diagnosis: 3 Things To Know
If your baby was born with congenital heart disease (CHD), you might be wondering what to do for future pregnancies. Here's what you need to know.
Pregnant Women Should Eat Fish
Learn more about the benefits of eating fish while pregnant, what types are the best and how much you should consume.
Getting the Green Light: Pregnancy with Adult Congenital Heart Disease
One mother explains the process of getting the "green light" for pregnancy with adult congenital heart disease.
Zika Virus: True or False Quiz
A quiz about the Zika virus to help you sort through what's concerning and what isn't.
How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?
If you have adult congenital heart disease, it's important to see a specialist and learn how it might affect your pregnancy.
“1 in 200 million” – Our Triplet Story
I never thought I would be a mom of multiples. There are no twins on either side of our family. So when my confirmation ultrasound about 8 weeks into my
New Research Reveals a Way to Help Prevent Pregnancy Complications
Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s think they may have found a way to prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth and prematurity. Dr. Sing Sing Way says microbes in a woman’s immune system can cause
Short Intervals Between Pregnancies Result in Decreased Pregnancy Length
A new study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-authored by Emily DeFranco of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s concludes that short
Better Diet Associated with Less Risk of Preterm Birth
A study published in the British Medical Journal finds that healthy diets in pregnant women are linked to a lower likelihood of early delivery, and Dr. Louis Muglia, co-director of
Awareness Needed: Babies Born With Drug Withdrawal
I can’t tell just by looking at a newborn if he will have post-birth drug withdrawal. At least not at first. It usually takes 48-72 hours after birth, and sometimes
What this research collaborative means to me, a mom of two preemies
Despite doing everything “right,” in my pregnancies, I delivered both of my girls prematurely. I avoided unhealthy environmental factors. I went to prenatal appointments. I took my vitamins. Ate a
Discovery Offers Hope for Difficult Pregnancies
We all know that mothers perform amazing feats every day. But did you know that biologically, the act of becoming a mother actually defies nature? That’s right. The process of