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Asking Questions That Count When Considering Adoption

By Kirstie Perrotta, MPH, MotherToBaby California Cara and her husband Mark were contacting MotherToBaby for the first time. “Our adoption counselor just called – we have been matched with a potential birth mom this morning and she’s due next Friday!” Cara blurted out excitedly. “The counselor said you would be able to tell us about […]

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When You Don’t Feel Sick: How Lead Poisoning Can Sneak Up on Moms and Kids

By Rogelio Perez D’Gregorio, MD, MS, MotherToBaby UR Medicine Not many people know this, New York is the only state that requires that every pregnant woman have her risk of lead exposure assessed at the first prenatal visit. As a doctor seeing pregnant patients regularly, this is unbelievable to me! Highlighting this topic is particularly […]

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Dear Opioid-Addicted Moms-To-Be, We Are Here for You

By Dr. Sarah Običan, OBGYN, MotherToBaby Florida I feel really lucky. I have had the pleasure and privilege to live and work in some great cities and universities as an OBGYN. I spent my formidable residency years in Washington, DC and loved the diversity of my patients. Being that I was located in the heart […]

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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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