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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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A Slippery Topic: The Use of Essential Oils during Pregnancy

By Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona We here at MotherToBaby are always looking for new and interesting topics to write about in our monthly blog series. We like to make sure that we do our best to target questions and concerns that are important to our readers. We of course spend a […]

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Combatiendo Las Picaduras: Guía de la mujer para evitar Zika en el embarazo

Por Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts Zika Zika Zika…dondequiera que vas alguien está hablando sobre el Zika, y no es difícil entender porque. El otoño pasado en Brasil, los casos comenzaron a aparecer con frecuencia inusual. Los proveedores de salud notaron un aumento en bebes nacidos con cabezas pequeñas y pequeños cerebros, un defecto […]

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

By Patricia Markland Cole, MPH, MotherToBaby Massachusetts 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 began coming in with unusual frequency. Health care providers noticed an increase in babies born with small heads and small brains, a birth defect called […]

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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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