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Experts Call Unhealthy Behaviors Among Pregnant Teens ‘Huge’ Problem

May 13, 2015 MotherToBaby Aims To Curb Trend Through New Partnership With ‘Healthy Teen Network’ BRENTWOOD, TN – Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects is something health care providers have often warned the general public about, but the message often struggles to reach pregnant teens – until now. MotherToBaby, […]

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Is It Normal To Be Anxious During Pregnancy?

*May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month* By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California If you are feeling anxious during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. It seems every year there are more articles and news stories on the latest health hazards. Whether you read it online or in a medical journal, hear it […]

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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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