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Should I Get The Pertussis Vaccine During Pregnancy?

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).

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The Science Of Pumping And Dumping: Are Medications And Breast Milk Compatible?

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 […]

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Allergies, Asthma and Pregnancy…Oh My! Wait. Don’t Panic.

Mara Gaudette, MS, a genetic counselor for MotherToBaby provides information on asthma, allergies and the medications to treat these conditions during pregnancy in this month’s MotherToBaby blog. If you have specific questions, call 866-626-6847 toll-FREE!

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A Mother’s Day Memo: ‘Excited To Be A Mom, But Please Excuse Me If I Hurl’

By Lynn Martinez, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby Utah “O.K., so I can’t look at pizza the same way. Saltine crackers seem to be my go-to snack for sustenance and don’t even SAY the word ‘curry!’ Oh no, I said it… Please excuse me while I hurl,” said Nicole, 34, who’s pregnant with her second child. […]

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Breaking Bad Habits During Spring Break: Why Alcohol And Pregnancy Continues To Be A Problem

By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA Spring break 2014, which, for some, actually fell at the end of winter this year, is in full swing. Many students are back to school working diligently toward their degree. For some students, Spring break means a trip back home, a trip abroad for cultural education […]

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