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The Allure of Alcohol: Why do Women Continue to Drink during Pregnancy?

By Lori Wolfe, Certified Genetic Counselor and Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby North Texas Have you ever had a pregnant friend tell you, “it is OK to have just one glass of wine now and then, that’s what my doctor said,” or “my mother drank beer when she was pregnant with me, and I turned out […]

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How I Got the Zika Virus and How You Can Too: Protecting Yourself and Your Family

By Bethany Kotlar, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia As a teratology information specialist, I counsel women and their families on medications, chemicals, herbal remedies, and illnesses that could harm developing babies. So as the Zika Virus, a viral infection that can cause severe birth defects including microcephaly (a condition where a baby’s head is much smaller than […]

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Alcohol, Tobacco & Marijuana: What You Need To Know During Breastfeeding

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC, MotherToBaby Nebraska So…you were really good during your entire pregnancy, giving up every drop of alcohol, quitting smoking tobacco, and, of course, avoiding any drug like marijuana. You were concerned about the development of your baby, and doing everything you could to make a healthy outcome more likely. Good job! […]

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Father’s Day Food for Thought: Zika in a Man’s World

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts When it comes to pregnancy, so much of the attention is focused on the woman: her nutrition, her health, her behavior and just about her whole world comes under scrutiny in order to promote a healthy pregnancy; but what about the man? His nutrition, health, and behavior hardly […]

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Forging Ahead With Facts As Her Fuel

By Jennifer Lemons, MS, CGC, MotherToBaby Texas TIPS It was the longest 3 minutes of her life. As she opened her eyes to glance at the test, her heart stopped. She couldn’t breathe. Frantically, she tore open the instructions that came with the test to confirm what she already knew. She was pregnant. She laid […]

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