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Fighting The Bite: A Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Zika in Pregnancy

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts **This information was current as of the time the blog was published. However, information is constantly changing. Please visit Zika Central for the latest information.** Zika, Zika, Zika……everywhere you turn someone is talking about Zika and it’s not hard to understand why. Last fall in Brazil, the cases […]

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Airborne Infections and Viruses: As If We Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About As Moms-To-Be

By Debra Goniwicha, MSW, MotherToBaby Georgia I have spent a significant portion of my career working in hospitals. Shortly after learning I was pregnant with my first child, I received a notice that I may have been exposed to an airborne illness while I was at work in the hospital Emergency Room. The notice advised […]

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Prevention in a Pill: Help Choosing the Right Prenatal Vitamin

Photo Credit: © Bernd Esche | Dreamstime Stock Photos By Lauren Bryl, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor, MotherToBaby IL It’s National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and you’ve found yourself here – standing in the pharmacy aisle in search of prenatal vitamins. You think, “I should start taking one of these if I want to have a baby, […]

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Help for the Holidays: Surviving Stress During Pregnancy

Photo credit: © Lisa F. Young | Dreamstime Stock Photos By Neely Cessac, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby The holidays are full of family, fun, and enjoyment – and the season is wonderful EVERY, SINGLE, DAY, right?! WRONG. Every year many pregnant women (as well as the general public) become so stressed and worried around this […]

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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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