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From Bliss, To Barely Breathing: Finding The Light Again After Infant Loss

By Ginger Nichols, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut Twelve years ago I was still blissfully 24 weeks pregnant, unaware that in a couple days I would be admitted to the hospital for two hellishly long weeks of bed rest listening to the constant beeps of the fetal heart rate monitor; feeling alone and terrified […]

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Alcohol: Be ‘In The Know’ If Nursing Baby

By Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona En el español también During pregnancy, many women make changes in their lives in order to have the best chance to have a healthy baby. I know I did during both of my pregnancies. These changes can involve their diet, exercise habits and other lifestyle factors. After […]

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The Organ-Eating Obsession: Putting Placenta On Your Plate

By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California En el español también “Do women really eat their placenta after delivery?” I was asked many years ago when a coworker mentioned a famous celebrity had talked about it during an interview. I had never heard of the practice before. As I await the birth of my […]

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Looking On The Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy

Looking On The Sunnyside: Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy

By Robert Felix, President, MotherToBaby En Español también. Gardens are blooming, kids are out of school, beaches and parks are crowded, and the sun is shining. Ahhh….Summer is here again!  With more skin showing during these warm summer months, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen. But what do we […]

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Beyond The Diet Fad: My Gluten Journey Through Pregnancy, Life

En Español también. As it turns out, I’m not crazy nor am I a hypochondriac! After decades – and I mean more than 30 years – of bouts of severe constipation and diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain, migraines, skin rashes and infertility, I finally received the news that I have celiac disease. Oddly enough, it was […]

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