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May is coming, and with it many topics of awareness that any natural-minded or health conscious person would want to know about. Topics for May include Pregnancy Awareness Month,Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Month.

Pregnancy Awareness Monthis all about "inspiring women during pregnancy with educational initiatives spotlighting nutrition, wellness, and all around nurturing." They provide in-person support through partnership events throughout the country, such as MamaFest in San Diegoand the Los Angeles Launch Event Party. For an entire list of their upcoming events, click here.

Preeclampsia Awareness Monthfocuses on educating and creating awareness about preeclampsia, which is a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Thousands of women and babies die or get very sick each year from this dangerous condition. In May, cities across the country will walk to support this cause. Show your support and join thewalk in San Diego, or find walks in other cities.

Natural Baby Pros encourages you to go beyond awareness by learning more about how you can prevent this disease during pregnancy, and by sharing your knowledge about preeclampsia prevention. One potential way to prevent preeclampsia is by ensuring your vitamin D levels are within normal ranges; recent research is showing that this alone could potentially prevent 50% or more cases of preeclampsia and other comorbidities of pregnancy. Learn more about this specific topic and how toget involved in an ongoing study on vitamin D in pregnancy health here.

Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Month launches for the first time this May. So much focus in on 'the cure,' however, "you don't have to cure what you can prevent." TheBreast Cancer Natural Prevention Foundation and Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Month focus on thenatural lifestyle choices proven to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Learn more about this vitally important topic of awarenesshere.