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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.

Recent Episodes

Adoption and Exposures: What to Ask

What questions should you ask during the adoption process when it comes to medications, alcohol and other exposures the baby might have had during his birth mom's pregnancy? Our MotherToBaby teratogen information specialists who also have first-hand e...

Zika Virus, Pregnancy and Travel Part 2

Our experts continue the conversation about Zika virus and why we're still talking about it well after its initial outbreak. We answer questions about men and Zika, planning a pregnancy and Zika, and much more. Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, a bilingual...

Zika Virus, Pregnancy and Travel

Why are we still talking about Zika virus? Should I still be concerned about it if I'm pregnant and traveling to another country this holiday season? Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, a bilingual teratogen information specialist at MotherToBaby North Caro...

Opioids and Alcohol in Pregnancy – Part 2

What passes on to the baby if a mom drinks alcohol or takes opioids during pregnancy? Are there underlying reasons that could affect the child? Sarah Obican, MD, a maternal-fetal high risk pregnancy subspecialist from MotherToBaby's Florida affiliate a...

Alcohol and Opioids in Pregnancy

Can some alcohol be ok in pregnancy? What about opioid use in a birth mom if adopting? Will the baby born have problems? Sarah Obican, MD, a maternal-fetal high risk pregnancy subspecialist from MotherToBaby's Florida affiliate at the University of...

Vaccine Questions during Breastfeeding Answered

Are vaccines ok during breastfeeding? Which vaccines should you get? Do vaccines cause autism? World-renowned pediatrician, Sonja Rasmussen, MD, a world-renowned clinical geneticist and pediatrician and Kerri Bertrand, MPH of MotherToBaby California an...

Vaccine Questions during Pregnancy Answered

Are vaccines ok during pregnancy? Which vaccines should you get in pregnancy or before becoming pregnant? What about vaccine safety in breastfeeding? Sonja Rasmussen, MD, a world-renowned clinical geneticist and pediatrician and Kerri Bertrand, MPH of ...

Maternal Mental Health & Postpartum Depression

What can a pregnant or breastfeeding woman take to control her mental illness? What happens if she leaves it untreated? What are the risks to her developing baby? Host Chris Stallman, CGC, helps provide answers in a Maternal Mental Health...

Marijuana during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Host Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor, takes questions from moms about the known safety of marijuana products during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, a UC San Diego researcher whose groundbreaking marijuana in breas...

Beauty Products during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Chris Stallman, Certified Genetic Counselor and mom of three, takes questions from moms about the known safety of using beauty products, like lash enhancers, and acne treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, LGC, is her ...