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Prednisone | Prednisolone

This sheet talks about exposure to oral prednisone or prednisolone in a pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What are prednisone and prednisolone? Prednisone and prednisolone belong to a group of medications called corticosteroids. In the body, prednisone is broken down […]

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Prednisone | Prednisolone

Selected References: Briggs GG, et al. 2005. Drugs in pregnancy and lactation, 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Carmichael SL, et al. 2007. Maternal corticosteroid use and orofacial clefts. Am J Obstet Gynecol; 197(6):585.e1-585.e7. Constantinescu S, et al. 2014. Breast-feeding after transplantation. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol; 28(8):1163-73. Fitzsimons R, et al. […]

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Asthma

This sheet talks about the effects of asthma during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What is asthma? Asthma refers to inflammation (swelling and tightening) in the airways of the lungs. When an asthma attack happens, it is difficult for air […]

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‘Benefiting Other Moms Like Me:’ Why One Mom Chose Research Over Fear

By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby “When my RA started flaring 6 or 7 weeks postpartum, I got to the point that I could barely lift my own baby….We need more research on medications used in pregnancy as well as during breastfeeding!” I want you to meet Mariah, a participant in […]

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Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICSs)

This sheet talks about exposure to inhaled corticosteroids in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What are inhaled corticosteroids? Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are medications to prevent and control the symptoms of asthma. ICSs are taken using an inhaler, pump, or nebulizer. […]

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For Women With MS: Making Decisions About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & More

By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California If you have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy, where do you go when you have questions about MS or MS treatments? In this day and age, the first place you might go is the Internet. With no shortage of […]

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Allergies, Asthma and Pregnancy…Oh My! Wait. Don’t Panic.

Mara Gaudette, MS, a genetic counselor for MotherToBaby provides information on asthma, allergies and the medications to treat these conditions during pregnancy in this month’s MotherToBaby blog. If you have specific questions, call 866-626-6847 toll-FREE!

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MS: The Diagnosis That Doesn’t Mean Missing Out On Motherhood

By Neda Ebrahimi , Teratogen Information Specialist, Motherisk As a counselor with Motherisk, the Canadian partner of MotherToBaby and a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), I hear many stories from women about pregnancy. Some of those stories strike cords with me. Their urgency and desire to make the healthiest decisions possible […]

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