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When Measles Strike, It’s Not The Happiest Place On Earth For Pregnant Women

By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA “Martha,” a 27 year-old pregnant woman from Long Beach, anxiously cried out over the telephone, “What if I have measles?! I’ll never live with myself if my baby suffers because I may not have gotten vaccinated?!” “Let’s take a deep breath, Martha, and walk me through […]

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How You Can Protect Your Baby from Pertussis “Whooping Cough” Before and After Birth

By Chelsea Flores Reviewed by Elizabeth Salas, MPH Are you currently pregnant? Are you aware of the risk of pertussis to your baby? Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious problem throughout California. Public health officials confirm our state is currently experiencing a pertussis epidemic. In 2010, there were more pertussis cases in […]

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FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories: Going Away for Good

By Lynn Martinez and Julia Robertson, CPM, MotherToBaby Utah During the more than 30 years MotherToBaby affiliates have been serving the public with education regarding exposures during pregnancy, many women have called who are very distressed, sometimes in tears, about finding out they were pregnant while taking a drug categorized as an X or D […]

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For Women With MS: Making Decisions About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & More

By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California If you have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy, where do you go when you have questions about MS or MS treatments? In this day and age, the first place you might go is the Internet. With no shortage of […]

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When The Sniffles Strike During Pregnancy: Cold Meds & Your Questions Answered

By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA The kinds of questions that counselors receive at MotherToBaby over the phone or through live online chat are heavily affected by the season; sunless tanner, sunscreen, allergy medications, and air travel questions in the Spring and Summer, and cold, flu remedy and flu vaccine quesions in […]

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