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Baby Your Baby on KUTV

The Baby Your Baby experts from Intermountain Healthcare and the Utah Department of Health share their knowledge, advice and tips for pregnant women and new parents on KUTV. Here is what we recently covered:

  • Moms can help avoid exposure to Zika virus and birth defects when traveling to warmer places.
  • Learn about the impact of putting your child to bed with a bottle and how it relates to tooth decay in children.
  • What is Parvovirus 19 and what are the risks during pregnancy?
  • New guidelines help parents understand how to make the best choices on sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy increases the risk for birth defects.
  • Hypertension - or high blood pressure - can cause problems during pregnancy.

Before Pregnancy:

  • Baby Your Baby encourages all women to make a PACT to increase your chance of having a healthy baby.
  • Planning pregnancies is good, smart sexual health, which has a positive effect on women and their families.
  • A healthy mom has the best chance for a healthy baby. Starting your pregnancy at a healthy weight increases the chance of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
  • You and your baby need Folic Acid for a healthy pregnancy. Find out why, and how much you need each day.
  • Regular physical activity before pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy and birth.
  • Preventing infections before and during pregnancy can protect babies from being born with birth defects.

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After Pregnancy:

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Infants and Children

  • Learn about the tests your baby will receive during their first few days.
  • Raising a child is a joy and has its challenges. If your child has special health care needs, that job is even more complex.
  • Infants should never go to bed with a bottle. Follow these tips to help wean your baby.
  • It is normal to worry when your child has a fever.
  • Breastfeeding your baby may lower the risk of obesity for you and your infant.
  • Early infant eye screening saves eyesight.
  • Why its important to test your baby's hearing and identify hearing loss as soon as possible.
  • Does your baby cry a lot? He or she may have colic.
  • Choosing the right safety equipment could mean the different between a healthy life, severe injury, or even death for your child.
  • Are you hiding your pregnancy? A Utah state law provides a secret, safe haven for your newborn.
  • What is Cryptospridium and how can it affect your family's health?
  • Autism affects 1 in every 54 children in Utah. Early developmental screenings are vital for all infants and children.
  • Many health screening are covered at no cost with your health insurance.
  • Learn why it is important that every baby in Utah receives a newborn heelstick screening. Watch now

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