Dad Matters: How a Father’s Genes Affect Baby

Dad's Genes Effect on Baby

Time and again, women are told all the things they can’t do while pregnant. They can’t smoke or drink alcohol. They should be careful about the medications they take and the food they eat. They should work out, but not too hard. It is widely recognized that a mother’s health and genetics impact the risk of pregnancy complications, […]

Radiation and Pregnancy: What’s the Risk?

Radiation Pregnant Birth Defect

When someone mentions the word radiation, what comes to mind? The atomic bomb? Marie Curie? X-rays? We are exposed to radiation every day by just existing on this planet. Cellphones, medical imaging, household appliances, the sun, cosmic rays during air flight, and radon are just a few examples of sources of radiation. Typically, the amount […]

Marijuana and Pregnancy: Just the Facts

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Updated October 14, 2016.  Marijuana has gone through a lot of ups and downs in public opinion in the past hundred-odd years and it’s currently experiencing a serious upswing. Four states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington) and Washington, D.C. have legalized it for recreational use and 20 more states have legalized it for medical use. […]