- Monday, 03 November 2014
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 […]
- Monday, 06 October 2014
By Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, MotherToBaby CT Teratogen Information Specialist “I know I should quit, but it’s hard…I’ve cut down, though! I know it’s bad for me, but is it really that bad for my baby anyway?” I had heard these words time and time again as a teratogen information specialist and genetic counselor at […]
- Friday, 05 September 2014
IBD, Pregnancy, and The Burning Question: ‘Will My Baby Be O.K.?’
By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby
Ask your prescribing doctor or the pharmacist about the research on your Crohn’s Disease medication in pregnancy, or call MotherToBaby at our toll-free number 877-311-8972 and ask to speak with a counselor.
- Tuesday, 05 August 2014
MotherToBaby expert, Sonia Alvarado, answers top questions surrounding whooping cough and the pertussis vaccine during pregnancy. For a personalized risk assessment, call MotherToBaby toll-FREE at 866-626-6847. MotherToBaby is a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).
- Tuesday, 08 July 2014
By Pat Olney, MS, CGC, Pregnancy Risk Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia One day in early June I received a frantic call from a woman who had first called Georgia’s Poison Control Center worried about the agent used to treat her varicose veins. She thought that she did the right thing by postponing her treatment until after […]