As you grapple with the reality of pregnancy, you may find yourself dwelling on every single thing you might have done that could harm your baby: that extra glass (or two) of champagne on New Year's Eve, the X-ray your dentist took, the fumes you inhaled last week when you painted the guest room, that fall you took while skiing. Or you could stumble onto a newspaper article about birth defects that leaves your mouth dry with fear about your own baby's health.
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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