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Staying Healthy During Pregnancy! Posted on Nov 25

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy!

By Suzi Hinck, Graduate Student, Case Western Reserve University and Dietetic Intern, Massachusetts WIC Program Are you pregnant?  Congratulations!  So am I!  It’s an exciting and busy time between thinking of names, buying baby clothes, books, and toys, and thinking ahead to my baby’s arrival.   …Continue Reading Staying Healthy During Pregnancy!

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy! Posted on Jul 1

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy!

Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking during pregnancy can cause various health problems including premature birth (being born too early), some birth defects, and can result in   …Continue Reading How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy!

Focus on Folic Acid! Posted on Jan 9

Focus on Folic Acid!

Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health. Terri is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.   Are you looking for a new New Year’s resolution that’s easy, painless and will help protect you AND your growing family?  Well, look no more!  Since   …Continue Reading Focus on Folic Acid!