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Screening Your Sunscreen during Pregnancy

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC As the famous song croons, “Summertime and the living is easy….” Summer is finally here! COVID-19 has interfered with outdoor gatherings, but people are starting to venture out…with good social distancing, of course! Outdoor activities mean more sun exposure, and healthcare providers recommend protecting your skin from […]

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Pregnancy and Protests: Tear Gas, Pepper Spray & Other Worries

By Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor, MotherToBaby Arizona As a teratogen information specialist, I provide the most up-to-date information about exposures during pregnancy, breastfeeding, before pregnancy or in cases of adoption. Over the years, I have been asked questions about hair dye, heroin, and lots of things in between. I never thought I would be […]

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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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