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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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Cancer Diagnosis in Pregnancy: You Have Options

By Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine who is in her second trimester of pregnancy , called me in a panic. Due to her recent medical history, it was recommended that she get an MRI in addition to her yearly mammogram as a way […]

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Moldy Milk: How to Avoid Breastmilk Contamination When Pumping

By Rogelio Perez-D’Gregorio MD, MS, Casey Rosen-Carole MD, MPH, MSEd, and Ruth A Lawrence, MD, MotherToBaby UR Medicine We have all heard that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby because you can bond with your child and give them the best nutrients and immunity for lifelong health. Besides that, breastfeeding helps moms […]

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Window into the Womb: What I Learned through Ultrasound after a Car Accident during My Pregnancy

By Nevena Krstić, Genetic Counselor, MotherToBaby Florida When I was 17 weeks pregnant, my husband and I got in a car accident. The guy going in the opposite direction swerved into our lane and hit our car head on. Airbags deployed. The car was totaled. Moments after the impact happened, I remember looking over at […]

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Microblading in Pregnancy: What to Know before ‘Going under the Needle’

By Angela Messer, MS, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California “I love the way my eyebrows look!” Emily just found out she was 6 weeks pregnant, and had started the process of microblading (a cosmetic tattooing technique, in which a tool made of small needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin; resembling the […]

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