Birth Defects

Birth defects can occur while your baby is developing in the womb, and certain chemicals, medicines and drugs can increase the risks. There is no proven way to prevent birth defects, but you can limit them by creating a healthy lifestyle. You can also reduce the risks by scheduling regular visits with your physician during…

Baby Immunizations

Mothers pass antibodies to their babies before birth, so they are born with protection from some diseases, but this protection is temporary. Immunization or vaccinations are given as a way to create immunity to or protection from some diseases. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there were an actual infection. It fends off the…

WellCare Checks for Baby

Development for children is faster when they are younger, so there should be a complete physical exam at their WellCare visits. Your healthcare provider will check the child’s growth and development to find or prevent problems. Your provider will also record your child’s height and weight, check hearing and vision and do other screening tests.…

Kick Counts

Most mothers-to-be eagerly await that first reassuring baby kick to know their baby is growing and developing. Keeping count of your baby’s movements is not only exciting but also a great way to monitor your baby’s well-being. Sometime between 18-25 weeks into the pregnancy, moms will begin to feel movement. It may occur closer to…