What do I need to know about Zika virus?

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In April of this year, the CDC announced that a Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly, among other birth defects, prompting health care organizations to educate women and couples about how to assess...

Vaccines During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and the journey to that point, for some women, can be a time where they become more intimately acquainted with the inside of a doctor’s office than ever before. Countless magazines on waiting room...

The Transition From Infertility To Motherhood

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are theirs alone and may not reflect those of CooperGenomics. Last Sunday in church, I sat beside a man whose wife has been battling infertility for the past...

Make a PACT to Prevent Birth Defects

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Birth defects can happen in any pregnancy. They can affect even the most carefully monitored pregnancies, despite never having occurred in your family history. And because January is National Birth Defect Prevention Month, the National...

Learning to Celebrate Pregnancy After Infertility

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are theirs alone and may not reflect those of CooperGenomics. Eighteen months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who was conceived through IVF after nearly...

A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy You

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Recently, infertility has become a common problem for couples trying to conceive. As determined by the Center for Disease Control, about 6% of married women between the ages of 15 and 44 years old in...

Folic Acid Awareness Week

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What are your New Year's resolutions? At the start of a new year, many of us are thinking about adopting healthier habits. Some of you may also be thinking about starting a family. Establishing a...

Getting Over the Baby Blues

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On our blog we have featured several posts about what mothers can do for the health of their babies such as sleep safety and breastfeeding. But today, as part of World Mental Health Day, we...

Exploring Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Take a moment, think of all the people you know that have experienced infertility. Family, friends, celebrities? Although approximately 10-15% of couples in the US struggle with infertility, there are a number of treatments that...