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A Closer Look at Controlling Cholesterol during Pregnancy

By Mara Gaudette, MS, CGC, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California The chat message came through promptly at my 9AM start time. Her words and exclamation marks clearly highlighted her anxiety. “Just found out I’m pregnant! Taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for cholesterol control since 6th grade! Talked to my doctor and stopped taking it yesterday, but what […]

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The Cat Can Stay: Debunking Pregnancy Myths about Toxoplasmosis

By Robert Felix, MotherToBaby Past President I’ll never forget the panic in her voice. “The web said, ‘stay away from cats when you’re pregnant because your baby can be mentally retarded!” It was the first thing this soon-to-be mom could get out the second I picked up the phone. “It is true? I got rid […]

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When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Work: Insomnia and Pregnancy

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts During my work at MotherToBaby, I have received calls from pregnant woman who want to know what can they safely take to sleep? Usually they are looking at natural remedies like melatonin for information. For some who have been on medications like Ambien before they were pregnant, they […]

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Adoption: Sharing the Journey

By Lori Wolfe, Certified Genetic Counselor and Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby North Texas “Sometimes I forget I am adopted,” exclaims my sweet son as he grabs his backpack to head off to school. I had just let him know that his birthday this year falls on November 19th, National Adoption Day. “So cool! We will […]

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CMV During Pregnancy and Hearing Loss: A Perspective from the Sound Booth

By Heidi S. Neuburger, MS, MA, Indiana University Audiologist It was a busy day in the audiology clinic, but my 10AM patient made me pause. I reviewed the medical records for this adorable 2 1/2 year old. His mother, a daycare provider, had contracted cytomegalovirus (CMV) early in her pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is nothing unusual […]

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