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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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…
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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.
Weighing The Pros & Cons: CrossFit, Weight Lifting & Other Extreme Exercise In Pregnancy
By Lauren Bartell Weiss, Ph.D.
Tis’ the season for overindulging in all things food and, during pregnancy, this might be even more tempting as you grow a human being. However, before you think about adding on a dumbbell to counteract the extra trimmings you might have taken in, you might want to consider the research associated with weightlifting during pregnancy. For expert information on exercise during pregnancy, call MotherToBaby CA toll-FREE at 866-626-6847.