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IVF and The Risk of a Broken Heart

By Dr. Sarah Običan, OBGYN, MotherToBaby It’s noon. I just ran into my academic office to call back a few patients in between a packed schedule. I just spent my morning seeing 17 patients and gauging by my afternoon schedule, the day was not going to get much easier. I was new at my job […]

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From Bliss, To Barely Breathing: Finding The Light Again After Infant Loss

By Ginger Nichols, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut Oprima aquí para el Baby Blog en español  Twelve years ago I was still blissfully 24 weeks pregnant, unaware that in a couple days I would be admitted to the hospital for two hellishly long weeks of bed rest listening to the constant beeps of the […]

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Alcohol: Be ‘In The Know’ If Nursing Baby

By Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona During pregnancy, many women make changes in their lives in order to have the best chance to have a healthy baby. I know I did during both of my pregnancies. These changes can involve their diet, exercise habits and other lifestyle factors. After birth, new moms […]

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The Organ-Eating Obsession: Putting Placenta On Your Plate

By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California “Do women really eat their placenta after delivery?” I was asked many years ago when a coworker mentioned a famous celebrity had talked about it during an interview. I had never heard of the practice before. As I await the birth of my first child, I […]

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Looking On The Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy

By Robert Felix, President, MotherToBaby Gardens are blooming, kids are out of school, beaches and parks are crowded, and the sun is shining. Ahhh….Summer is here again! With more skin showing during these warm summer months, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen. But what do we know about the […]

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