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Hot yoga and pregnancy

With the increased risk of neural tube defects and possibly of other malformations among fetuses exposed to excessive heat, pregnant women should avoid practising hot yoga during pregnancy. Read more »»

How to Survive Morning Sickness Successfully

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Maternal cocaine use during breastfeeding

What is the current evidence about the risks of cocaine exposure during breastfeeding?

Given the substantial benefits of breastfeeding for infant health and development, there is no reason for mothers who previously abused cocaine to avoid breastfeeding. more »

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Identifying women who might benefit from higher doses of folic acid in pregnancy

Women who are at high risk of having babies with neural tube defects and who would benefit from higher doses of folic acid. learn more »»

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Is carbamazepine safe to take during pregnancy?

Similar to valproic acid, carbamazepine increases the risk of neural tube defects; however, it does not increase the risk of other malformations. Carbamazepine is also not associated with an increased risk of developmental delay. learn more »»

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