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Feature Articles

Check Your Knowledge: Diabetes and Pregnancy
Diabetes can affect women during the childbearing years. Learn how.
(Published: November 3, 2014)

Smoking Can Cause Clefts
CDC urges women to quit smoking before pregnancy to reduce the risk of clefts of the lip or palate in babies.
(Published: July 7, 2014)

Diabetes and Pregnancy
Learn how to control your blood sugar before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects and other poor outcomes, such as miscarriages or stillbirths.
(Published: November 11, 2013)

Pregnant? Don't Smoke!
Quitting smoking is one of the best ways a woman can protect herself and her baby's health.
(Published: November 18, 2013)

Diabetes and Pregnancy: Erin’s Story
If you are a woman with diabetes, you still can have a healthy baby.
(Published: November 26, 2012)

Prevent Infections in Pregnancy
These 10 tips can help you prevent infections.
(Published: February 6, 2012)

Scientific Articles

*These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published.


Cytomegalovirus: Learn how to protect your baby from CMV
In the U.S. more children have disabilities due to congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection than other conditions present at birth.
(Published: June 6, 2011)

Diabetes and Pregnancy
Learn how to control your blood sugar before and during pregnancy.
(Published: November 04, 2010)

The Congenital Disease Mothers Don’t Know About
Frequent, thorough handwashing is one way a mother can reduce her chance of getting CMV and potentially passing it along to her unborn baby.
(Published May 22, 2009)

Average Duration of Pregnancy, by Number of Births (per Pregnancy)
Expecting more than one baby? Work with your health care provider to minimize the risk of premature birth.
(Published November 18, 2008)

Premature Birth
More than a half million babies in the United States—that's 1 in every 8—are born premature each year.
(Published: November 10, 2008)