~ February Blog ~

~ Month of February ~

is National Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. The National Institute of Health takes time this month to rase awareness for the babies who contract diseases in the womb from the mother, namely, HIV. The CDC states, “Outside of the United States, about 330,000 infants are infected with HIV during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding each year,” mostly in Africa. Though rates in the USA have dipped below 1%, this is still an international issue and it’s our duty to provide the next generation with a better qulity of live.  

For more than 30 years, a major goal of NICHD has been to reduce MTCT of HIV and other infections. Institute-supported research has identified practices and drug combinations that are very effective in preventing MTCT of HIV. As a result of this research, transmission rates in the United States have dropped to less than 1%.

Some infections before and during pregnancy can hurt both you and your developing fetus. They can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems. Click on link below to read the 10 tips to help prevent infections before and during pregnancy!

https://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/infections.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffeatures%2Fprenatalinfections%2Findex.html

8 Fascinating Facts About February Babies

February may already have you a little more heart-eyed than usual—and having a lovebug on the way only amps up those warm-and-fuzzy feels. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, there’s no shortage of things to love about February babies.

Click on the link below to read about the 8 facts!

https://www.happiestbaby.com/blogs/baby/february-baby-birthday-facts

Expecting a February baby? Congratulations! Here are a few things that are great about February birthdays:

1. February’s birthstone is an amethyst, which symbolizes calmness.

2. Your February baby’s flower is the violet. Violets are associated with loyalty and faithfulness.

3. Babies born in February are either Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) or Pisces (February 19 to March 20). Aquarius kids are communicative, unique, open-minded and logical. Pisces are romantic, comforting and imaginative. 

4. Your February baby might share a birthday with one of these well-known people: Christiano Rinaldo (February 5), Jennifer Aniston (February 11), The Weeknd (February 16), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (February 17), Rihanna (February 20) or Drew Barrymore (February 22).

5. Your February baby might be born on one of these big days: Groundhog Day (February 2), National Pizza Day (February 9), Valentine’s Day (February 14) or Presidents’ Day (Third Monday of February).

Share this with a friend who has a birthday in February!

Click on link below to read more about your February baby!

https://www.whattoexpect.com/family/celebrations/february-birthdays/

Hooray for February babies!

Despite this being the stickiest, most humid month of the year in Australia there are some very excellent reasons for having a baby this month. Or eagerly awaiting one … 

Ditto, if you’re already celebrating a special person you made in February of a previous year. According to a whole range of different sources, February babies have luck on their sides. It’s also believed babies born in Feb are more likely to be taller, healthier and more creative than kids born in the other 11 months of the year. 

Click on link below to find out more!

http://Hooray for February babies! Despite this being the stickiest, most humid month of the year in Australia there are some very excellent reasons for having a baby this month. Or eagerly awaiting one … Ditto, if you’re already celebrating a special person you made in February of a previous year. According to a whole range of different sources, February babies have luck on their sides. It’s also believed babies born in Feb are more likely to be taller, healthier and more creative than kids born in the other 11 months of the year.

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