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AH-CHOOsing the Best Way to Stifle Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy

 By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH and Carolyn Wilson-Brackett, MS, MotherToBaby North Carolina      En Español también. Welcome, spring!  In most of the United States, this fair season means wildflowers popping up!  Trees blooming!  Fresh grasses turning hillsides green!  (Sniffle)…Umm, did someone say wildflowers?…(AHHH…?)…trees?…(AHHH…?)…grasses?…(CHOO!)  Ugh!  While many people enjoy renewed energy brought on by the bursting forth […]

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Flare-ups Fueling Fears During Pregnancy? Stop In The Name Of Psoriasis!

By Patricia Olney, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia Emily’s call to MotherToBaby came in late at night. Her voicemail message sounded a bit garbled, almost as if she had been crying. I returned her call the next day and heard her anxious voice say, “My psoriasis flared up last week…it’s […]

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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 Texas It’s pretty much a fact – ALL pregnant women worry…about what they eat, what they do, what they breathe. Basically, they worry about everything. That’s simply because every expectant mother wants to do the very best she can for her developing baby. […]

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Experts Spread Message About ‘Preventable Birth Defects’ On First-Ever World Birth Defects Day

1 In 33 Are Born With A Birth Defect In The U.S. Each Year BRENTWOOD, TN –“Many potentially devastating birth defects can be prevented,” that’s the message leading researchers in the field want the public to know as the world prepares for the inaugural “World Birth Defects Day,” which will take place on Tuesday, March […]

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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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