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A Not-So-Silent Night: Restless Legs Syndrome and Pregnancy

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts I heard the pregnant mom on the phone say, “I get this miserable feeling at night with my legs. I feel this constant urge to move my legs and it feels like ants crawling all over. It only happens at night and I just cannot rest like I […]

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Keeping Your Cool during Pregnancy When Fire Season Heats Up

By Sonia Alvarado and Kirstie Perrotta, MPH, MotherToBaby California By now you’ve likely heard about the fires taking place in Northern and Southern California. They have consumed thousands of acres of land, destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, and killed humans and animals in their homes and cars. Smoke and ash have covered much of […]

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Guest Blog: Trouble in Paradise

By Men-Jean Lee, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine physician and member of MotherToBaby’s sister society, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine From gender reveal parties to pregnancy photoshoots and prenatal massage, pregnancies are being celebrated in new and sometimes extravagant ways. The travel trend of “babymoons” continues to grow in popularity and most go off without a […]

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Asking Questions That Count When Considering Adoption

By Kirstie Perrotta, MPH, MotherToBaby California Cara and her husband Mark were contacting MotherToBaby for the first time. “Our adoption counselor just called – we have been matched with a potential birth mom this morning and she’s due next Friday!” Cara blurted out excitedly. “The counselor said you would be able to tell us about […]

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When You Don’t Feel Sick: How Lead Poisoning Can Sneak Up on Moms and Kids

By Rogelio Perez D’Gregorio, MD, MS, MotherToBaby UR Medicine Not many people know this, New York is the only state that requires that every pregnant woman have her risk of lead exposure assessed at the first prenatal visit. As a doctor seeing pregnant patients regularly, this is unbelievable to me! Highlighting this topic is particularly […]

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