Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    Should I Get Vaccinated During Pregnancy?

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is the group of medical and public health experts that develops the annual recommendations on who should be vaccinated with what and when. ... more »

    Dramatic Rise in E-Cig Calls to Poison Control Centers; More Than Half Involve Kids 5 and Under

    Electronic cigarettes "represent an emerging public health concern," according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... more »

    Safe Travel Tips for Babymooners

    Traveling while pregnant introduces some new elements that need to be addressed during the planning stage but most healthy pregnant women can enjoy travel until well into the pregnancy. ... more »

    CDC Urges Pregnant Women Affected by West Virginia Chemical Spill to Remain on High Alert

    More than 300,000 residents of West Virginia have been unable to use the tap water running into their homes, workplaces, restaurants, schools, and elsewhere. ... more »

    Flu Vaccine Protects Baby From Much More Than the Flu

    The 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic offered unprecedented opportunity to study the effect of flu vaccinations on pregnant women and the babies they carried. Before 2009, less than 18 percent of all pregnant women in the US got flu shots. In 2009, that rate rose to 45 percent. ... more »

    Flu Vaccine, Explained

    It is vitally important that pregnant women get the flu vaccine. Pregnant women comprise one of the risk groups at greater danger for complications and more likely to get sick. ... more »

    Colds, Flu and the Delivery Room

    Flu season in the United States typically starts in October and runs through March but expectant mothers-to-be might want to take precautions before and after that range of time. Pregnancy puts a woman at increased risk of the flu and catching colds. ... more »

    Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

    Women with sickle cell disease are more likely to have problems during pregnancy; these problems can affect both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. ... more »

    Mindfulness Training Reduces Urge to Smoke

    A group of scientists has discovered that mindfulness training reduces the urge to smoke. This research could help millions of women quit smoking during pregnancy. ... more »

    Efforts to Reduce Spina Bifida and Other Birth Defects Are Working

    Fortunately, the rate of birth defects in the United States has plummeted by 32 percent in the last decade according to a press release issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. ... more »

    Twenty Percent of Teen Mothers Already Have Children

    When teen pregnancy rates are published it is commonly assumed the teens are getting pregnant for the first time, but that is not the case according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... more »

    New Rules of Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy

    Tdap is the abreviated name for the tetanus-diptheria-acellular-pertussis vaccination. Guidelines for the vaccination of pregnant women have changed on the heels of the 2012 Tdap outbreak that included nearly 100% of the US states and Washington, DC. ... more »

    Flu Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Proportions in US, CDC Says

    The word epidemic is not used lightly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but that is exactly the word being used to describe flu season 2012-2013. ... more »

    Can Low Sodium Diets Help Prevent or Manage Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension?

    When a woman is diagnosed with gestational hypertension, she may wonder if following a low sodium diet which is otherwise known to reduce blood pressure may be helpful. ... more »

    Breastfeeding Information and Resources

    Breastfeeding is best for baby and it helps new moms bond with infants. Not every mother will have the perfect breastfeeding experience, but there are support groups that provide helpful information on breastfeeding techniques and forums to discuss breastfeeding problems and solutions. ... more »

    Less Money Means Fewer Births

    When there is less money in the economy it seems there are also fewer births. According to new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth rates are lower for 2010 than 2009 and the economy may be to blame. ... more »

    CDC Reports Record Low Teen Birth Rate for 2010

    A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports teen births and C-sections are on the decline. The report is just a small part of statistics collected each year by the CDC. ... more »

    Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Death During Pregnancy

    A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died. ... more »

    Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Death During Pregnancy

    A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy. ... more »

    CDC Report Claims Hospitals Don’t Support Breastfeeding

    According to a new report from the CDC, only 4-percent of the hospitals in the United States fully support breastfeeding. Support includes education, counseling and hands-on instruction. ... more »

    IVF Success Rates by Age, 2005

    IVF success rates depend mostly on a woman's age ... more »

    Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) During Pregnancy

    An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... more »

    New Guidelines for Periconception Care

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a select panel of external partners issued guidelines for preconception care of women, emphasizing the importance of providing this type of care in the primary care setting. ... more »

    CDC Statement on Alcohol and Pregnancy

    Center for Disease Control (CDC) Statement on the Consumption of Alcohol ... more »

    Birdcage - Can I Clean It?

    Can I clean our birdcage? ... more »