Because Pregnancy is Invasive Enough

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I vividly remember being hugely pregnant (well, I felt hugely pregnant for 16 weeks) and calling my husband crying after just getting off the phone with my OB/GYN. She had called me personally. So funny...

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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On the CooperGenomics blog, we try to focus on important topics in fertility and genetics, while keeping our tone light and throwing in ample pop culture references, and puns, when possible. Today's subject though, we've...

What’s In Your Prenatal Supplements?

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Whilst perusing baby gear, you will hear it from any friend or relative who has been pregnant before you. . . “What?!? I never had this when I was pregnant. What’s it for? Do you...

Maternal Diabetes- What Are the Risks?

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Most babies are born healthy. Approximately 3% to 4% however, are born with a type of birth defect. This percent is considered the background rate for birth defects in the general population. There are many...

Common Questions about Pregnancy Exposure

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I once had a patient ask me if there was any harm in eating eight lobsters during her week long vacation in Maine. She was six weeks pregnant at the time and was concerned about...

What are the risks of common exposures to a pregnancy?

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Two lines? Is that really two lines? I’m pregnant?! YES!!!! And then…oh, no. But I had a glass of wine last night. Or, it was girls’ night last Friday and I had a margarita. ....