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Planning a Healthy Pregnancy

By Beth Kiernan, MPH Tanya called in on a Monday morning. “I’m getting married in a few months and we want to start trying to get pregnant right away. What should I be doing now to have the best chance of a healthy baby?” Preconception health and pregnancy planning present a terrific opportunity to assess […]

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Beyond the Virus: Your Questions during the Era of COVID-19

By Lorrie Harris Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina & Kirstie Perrotta, MPH, MotherToBaby California As the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread, pregnant and breastfeeding women are understandably concerned. Many of your recent calls, chats, texts, and emails to MotherToBaby have been about the virus itself and how it might affect a developing baby […]

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The A.B.C.’s of Prenatal Vitamins

By Ginger Nichols, LCGC, MotherToBaby CT If you are researching prenatal vitamins, we are guessing that you might be considering a pregnancy, or you just found out that you are pregnant. How exciting! We’re also guessing that you have some questions. Pregnancy does that to a woman: it makes us start questioning the safety of […]

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Kombucha and Pregnancy: Answers to Your Brewing Questions

By: Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina Kombucha: fizzy, fermented, and full of probiotics. Some people drink kombucha for its fun effervescence and wide range of fruity flavors. Others, for its alleged health benefits ranging from improved digestion to lowered blood sugar. The increasing popularity of kombucha has not surprisingly led to an increased number […]

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Preventing Birth Defects: Is it Possible? Yes!

By Lori Wolfe, CGC, MotherToBaby North Texas January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and it’s a great time to remind ourselves that there are 5 things that pregnant women can do to reduce their chance of having a baby with a birth defect. The 5 tips include: Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of […]

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