Tina’s Advice For New Moms

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Earlier this week, Tina, our Director of Operations, revealed what she was most looking forward to as a new mom.

We had one more question for her:

What are your top three pieces of advice for someone thinking about pregnancy?

  1. Drink Water- Sounds so trivial but for me water is my pregnancy elixir.  I see and feel a huge difference in my body when I’m not drinking enough water. It means regular trips to the bathroom but it’s a small price to pay.
  2. Beware of unsolicited advice- your round belly seems to be an open invitation for anyone and everyone to give you their opinion about being pregnant and raising a child. Take it in stride and remember my third piece of advice……
  3. Listen to your instincts- pregnancy means being inundated with tons of information about what’s normal and not normal and what you can and can’t do. Navigating this is enough to make even a sane person crazy. Listen to yourself and trust that you know what the best decisions are for yourself and your family.


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Stephany Foster

Stephany Foster is the Associate Scientific Writer at Recombine, a genetic testing company based in New York City. She writes on topics spanning fertility, reproductive medicine, and recent advances in genomics. Stephany also writes about recently published research that Recombine presents at conferences and meetings around the globe. Before joining Recombine, Stephany interned at the George Church Lab at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Biology in 2014.