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MS: The Diagnosis That Doesn’t Mean Missing Out On Motherhood

By Neda Ebrahimi , Teratogen Information Specialist, Motherisk As a counselor with Motherisk, the Canadian partner of MotherToBaby and a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), I hear many stories from women about pregnancy. Some of those stories strike cords with me. Their urgency and desire to make the healthiest decisions possible […]

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Baby Blog: Clearing The Smoke About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Baby Blog: Clearing The Smoke About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Unless you don’t own a television and never listen to the radio, you know that marijuana has been in the news a lot lately…For specific questions about the risks of marijuana during pregnancy, call MotherToBaby experts at 866-626-6847.

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Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy Still The Best Choice For Baby

Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy Still The Best Choice For Baby

Experts Call Mass Media Misrepresentation Of Recent Alcohol-Related Studies ‘Harmful’ Brentwood, TN – “Children Of Mothers Who Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy ‘Better Behaved,’” and “Pour It Up Pregs,” coupled with images of smiling pregnant women sharing in a wine toast, are just some of the messages flooding news headlines in recent days following publicity of […]

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Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: How Much Folic Acid is Enough?

Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: How Much Folic Acid is Enough?

Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: How Much Folic Acid is Enough?
By Patricia Olney, MS, CGC
“I think I’ll go out to the garage and work on the car for a while.” This was Daniel’s reaction after the birth of his second child with spina bifida. His wife, Rebecca, cried uncontrollably…
Questions? For your FREE personalized risk assessment, call MotherToBaby toll-FREE (866) 626-6847. MotherToBaby is a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a society that supports and contributes to worldwide initiatives for teratology education and research. MotherToBaby affiliates and OTIS are suggested resources by many agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Top Tips For A Holly Jolly Pregnancy This Season

Top Tips For A Holly Jolly Pregnancy This Season
By Julia Robertson, Utah Department of Health, MotherToBaby Utah (formerly Pregnancy Risk Line)
I can’t begin to describe how organized I was during the holiday season when I was pregnant with my first child. Since I was pretty far along (5 months), I wanted to make sure each gift was chosen way ahead of time, I knew how long it would take me to get the food trimmings just right and whether I should emphasize red or green in my decorating scheme. All of this had to be done before that “pregnancy brain” I had heard so much about set-in. Little did I know, the most important items on my holiday to-do list weren’t sitting on store shelves or mixed in with the tinsel and mistletoe.

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