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Category: During Pregnancy

Placenta Pills: What Do We Know

Last week the CDC reported that a baby contracted a severe infection that was traced back to the placenta pills consumed by the mom.  Although rare to have this reaction, the safety of placenta pills hasn’t been established. Benefits of consumption of the placenta are anecdotal and there has not been a study yet that...

Listeria in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Listeriosis is a serious infection, mostly for pregnant women and their newborns. Learn what foods to avoid

Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Questions about medications for pain during pregnancy? We have the answers.

Cold Medicines for New Moms and Moms-To-Be

Pregnant and suffering with a cold? Read these five tips for possible relief.

Holiday Eating for Pregnant Women

Holidays bring about parties and gatherings. Nurse Al gives advice to pregnant moms.

Zika and Pregnancy

Should you worry about Zika during pregnancy? Watch Nurse Dani now.

Stepping Up for Babies

Stepping Up for Utah Babies is a way to work with local hospitals to support breastfeeding. Find out if your hospital participates.

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Learn the potential risks of using marijuana during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

September 9th (9/9) is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day to remind women toavoid alcohol during the 9 months of pregnancy. FASDs are caused by alcohol use during pregnancy and are 100% preventable. Estimates are that FASD affects up to 5 in 100 newborns. In Utah, 3% of women report drinking alcohol in last...

Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Many medications for depression and other mood disorders can be safetly used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.