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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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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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