International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Tips from A to Z
A is for ascending infections and knowing why prenatal check-ups are so important!
B is for bacteria and why pregnant women should see their health care providers if they experience any vaginitis symptoms!
C is for cervical exams and what they can (and can't) tell a pregnant woman about her pregnancy!
D is for Dengue Fever and those dang mosquitoes. Traveling? Find out how to know your risk.
E is for eating good, safely prepared food. Find out some of the foods pregnant women should avoid to help protect their babies before and at birth.
F is for Fifth Disease. Watch today's video to learn about this disease and how to detect symptoms.
G is for Group B Strep. Find out when a baby is susceptible to becoming infected with group B strep.
H is for handwashing. Learn what temperature water needs to be to get rid of germs!
I is for Iatrogenic Infections and knowing how to help keep unborn babies healthy!
J is for joining the GBS conversation - #ShareCareAndBeAware of how you can do your part to help prevent prenatal infections!
K is for kissing your child on the mouth and being aware of the spread of Cytomegalovirus.
L is for Lyme Disease and being aware that Lyme Disease can be dangerous to an unborn baby.
M is for mosquitoes and how to protect unborn babies through controlling mosquitoes around your home.
N is for naturally occurring germs that can potentially be harmful to unborn babies.
O is for outbreaks of infection that can harm pregnant women and their unborn babies.
P is for Periodontal Disease also known as gum disease.
Q is for questions for pregnant womento ask their healthcare providers.
R is for Rubella and how to help babies be born healthy.
S is for signs of infection in unborn babies.
T is for Toxoplasmosis.
U is for urine and understanding how urine can harm unborn babies.
V is for vaccinations and making sure they are up to date, ideally before becoming pregnant, to help prevent infection in your baby.
W is for West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself from mosquitoes carrying the virus.
X is for the X chromosome we all share!
Y is for Yellow Fever and learning when women should get their vaccinations.
Z is for Zika Virus and why pregnant women should pay attention to travel warnings and take precautions when traveling to places where they may be exposed to infection.
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