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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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Zoloft and Pregnancy: Battling the Holiday Blues

By Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia The holiday season was in full swing when Katie found out she was pregnant. She called me and wanted to know if she could continue to take Zoloft (or sertraline), the medication she was prescribed to treat her depression. The idea of coming off of the medication scared […]

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Vaping during Pregnancy: Not Just a Bunch of Smoke

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts If you have listened to the news lately, you have probably heard of the outbreak of lung injuries and related deaths associated with e-cigarettes and vaping products. Breaking news by health experts have reported that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was present in most of the samples of the products and […]

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Cancer Diagnosis in Pregnancy: You Have Options

By Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine who is in her second trimester of pregnancy , called me in a panic. Due to her recent medical history, it was recommended that she get an MRI in addition to her yearly mammogram as a way […]

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