Alcohol: Be ‘In The Know’ If Nursing Baby

By Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona During pregnancy, many women make changes in their lives in order to have the best chance to have a healthy baby. I know I did during both of my pregnancies. These changes can involve their diet, exercise habits and other lifestyle factors. After birth, new moms […]

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The Organ-Eating Obsession: Putting Placenta On Your Plate

By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California “Do women really eat their placenta after delivery?” I was asked many years ago when a coworker mentioned a famous celebrity had talked about it during an interview. I had never heard of the practice before. As I await the birth of my first child, I […]

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Looking On The Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy

By Robert Felix, President, MotherToBaby Gardens are blooming, kids are out of school, beaches and parks are crowded, and the sun is shining. Ahhh….Summer is here again! With more skin showing during these warm summer months, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen. But what do we know about the […]

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Beyond The Diet Fad: My Gluten Journey Through Pregnancy, Life

As it turns out, I’m not crazy nor am I a hypochondriac! After decades – and I mean more than 30 years – of bouts of severe constipation and diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain, migraines, skin rashes and infertility, I finally received the news that I have celiac disease. Oddly enough, it was only after adopting […]

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Is It Normal To Be Anxious During Pregnancy?


*May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month* By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California If you are feeling anxious during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. It seems every year there are more articles and news stories on the latest health hazards. Whether you read it online or in a medical journal, hear it […]

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