52 episodes

Is my medication still ok to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? What about marijuana? Is it ok?
These are questions Chris Stallman, a mom just like you, hears every day through her work as a genetic counselor and teratogen information specialist, which is a fancy way of saying she's an expert in anything a woman might come in contact with and its known risks during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. She's part of a non-profit service called MotherToBaby and in The MotherToBaby Podcast, she’ll answer your burning questions about what’s ok and what’s not during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
No judgment. No topics are off-limits. Subscribe to The MotherToBaby Podcast and learn more at www.MotherToBaby.org.

The MotherToBaby Podcast Organization of Teratology Information Specialists

    • Health & Fitness
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Is my medication still ok to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? What about marijuana? Is it ok?
These are questions Chris Stallman, a mom just like you, hears every day through her work as a genetic counselor and teratogen information specialist, which is a fancy way of saying she's an expert in anything a woman might come in contact with and its known risks during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. She's part of a non-profit service called MotherToBaby and in The MotherToBaby Podcast, she’ll answer your burning questions about what’s ok and what’s not during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
No judgment. No topics are off-limits. Subscribe to The MotherToBaby Podcast and learn more at www.MotherToBaby.org.

    High Risk Pregnancy and Birth Defects Prevention

    High Risk Pregnancy and Birth Defects Prevention

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and social media health educator, Dr. Shannon Clark of @babiesafter35 joins host Chris Stallman to discuss high risk pregnancies and top ways to prevent birth defects.
     

    • 21 min
    Birth Defects Awareness Across the Lifespan

    Birth Defects Awareness Across the Lifespan

    Two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) join host Chris Stallman, CGC, to talk about birth defects awareness "across the lifespan" and why it's important for future generations. 
    Resources mentioned on the episode:
    Free Materials about Congenital Heart Defects | CDC
    Congenital Heart Defects Toolkit for Physicians | CDC
    Birth Defects and Infant Disorders Resources |CDC
    Free Materials on Spina Bifida | CDC
     

    • 15 min
    PowerMom and Pregnancy Research

    PowerMom and Pregnancy Research

    Dr. Tolúwalàṣé (Laṣé) Ajayi, MD, FAAP from Scripps Research Digital Trials Center in California, joins host Chris Stallman, CGC to talk about PowerMom. PowerMom is a data-driven research project fueled by pregnant participants aimed at improving pregnancy health. Participants contribute information through the PowerMom website/app during their pregnancies and gain feedback as pregnancy progresses. Dr. Ajayi also shares her personal encounter with health disparities and why research may be one of the ways to help reduce the problem.
    PowerMom: https://powermom.scripps.edu/ 

    • 27 min
    Preconception Health and Birth Defects

    Preconception Health and Birth Defects

    Dr. Sarah Verbiest, of the University of North Carolina Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health joins host Chris Stallman, CGC to discuss preconception health (before people become pregnant) and why it's important for reducing the risk for birth defects while leading to a healthier life across the lifespan of their offspring. The "Across the Lifespan" concept is part of the theme for January's Birth Defects Awareness Month.

    • 28 min
    Preparing for the 4th Trimester

    Preparing for the 4th Trimester

    Kimberly Harper, MSN, RN, MHA of The 4th Trimester Project and the University of North Carolina Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health joins host Chris Stallman, CGC to discuss preparing for the critical weeks after getting home from the hospital with a newborn, also known as "the 4th trimester." 
    Resources mentioned during the podcast include:
    New Mom Toolkit: https://newmomhealth.com/ 

    • 22 min
    Long COVID, Pregnancy and Pediatrics

    Long COVID, Pregnancy and Pediatrics

    The American Academy of Pediatrics' Alexandra Yonts, MD, FAAP joins host Chris Stallman, CGC, to talk about the symptoms of long COVID and the risks of it associated in pregnancy and children. Resources for families and healthcare providers mentioned by Dr. Yonts during the episode include:
    https://www.longcovidkids.org/
    https://www.survivorcorps.com/advocacy 

    • 17 min

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