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 […]Read more
A Main Course Of Knowledge With A Side Of Support, Please! 3 Tips That Help My Patients Prevent Birth Defects
By Lori Wolfe, Certified Genetic Counselor and Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby North...
1 In 33 Are Born With A Birth Defect In The U.S. Each Year BRENTWOOD, TN –“Many potentially...
The impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on children and their families will be explored in a free presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 1-4 p.m., in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center at Cal State San Bernardino. From left, Diana Simmes, Carolyn Shaputnic and Rachelle Feiler. They will be among the speakers at a Feb. […]Read more
MotherToBaby offering free medication counseling during pregnancy lands federal funding to expand services
January 28, 2015 Approximately 50% Of Women Report Taking At Least One Medication During Pregnancy BRENTWOOD, TN – As January’s National Birth Defects Prevention Month comes to a close, the United States’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA) opens the door for expanded access to pregnancy health education resources by […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more