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Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Why ‘Eating Healthy’ Isn’t Always Easy

By Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona At some point in their lives, most people have heard that they should “eat healthy.” This means different things to different people. For some, it means eating less junk food and more nutrient-rich foods; for others, it could mean making dietary changes to reduce sodium intake […]

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Summertime Pitfalls During Pregnancy: What to Eat and How to Stay Afloat

By Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, MotherToBaby New York It’s officially summer! Time for pool parties, cook-outs, and beach-side picnics. Bring on the hamburgers and hotdogs, potato and pasta salads, fish fry, and barbecue chicken. You may be wondering if it is safe to eat that food that has been sitting in the sun? Also, didn’t […]

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Don’t Fight It Tooth and Nail: Your Dentist is on Your Side during Pregnancy!

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC “There are so many risks to the baby if I go for dental work, right?” “What about x-rays?” “I don’t like going to the dentist anyway, so I’ll probably just wait until my baby is born. That should be fine, right?” Worries, excuses, we’ve heard it all […]

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Nailing Down the Facts: Nail Treatment Safety in Pregnancy

By Al Romeo, RN, PhD, MotherToBaby Utah Mother’s Day will be here soon, and as a mom or expectant mom you might get a gift certificate for a nail salon. But if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you might wonder if it is safe for you to go to the nail salon. After all, there […]

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The Pain of Pregnancy: Can Massage or Acupuncture Safely Help?

By Bethany Kotlar, MPH, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia Anyone who has been pregnant knows it’s no walk in the park. From the intense nausea, vomiting, and strange cravings of the first trimester, to all the aches and pains of the third trimester, carrying a baby can feel like a marathon! It’s no wonder pregnant […]

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