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Embryo mix-up baby ‘loved by two families’

Someday, the little boy known as baby Logan will come to know about the extraordinary circumstances of his birth.For the moment, the perfect little infant, dressed in plaid pants, a white polo shirt and sweater vest, remains blissfully ignorant of the international news he created, not to mention the emotional turmoil that accompanied his arrival […]

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Pregnancy Increases The Risk For Everything

Just about everything, according to some experts! It is this reason that experts urge pregnant women to be more careful about infections such as Swine Flu and others at this time.During pregnancy, the energies and resources of the mother’s body are concentrated on offering sustenance to the little life being nurtured within. At this time, […]

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Recalls of children’s medicines spark worries

Parents may be worried by this weekend's recall of dozens of versions of Children's Tylenol and several other infants' and children's medications made by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division.Parents voiced fears to pediatricians and pharmacists, and asked questions about the affected products - two dozen formulations of Tylenol, known generically as acetaminophen, along […]

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Birth Defect Risk from Insect Bites Received by Mother During Pregnancy

A North Carolina State University researcher has discovered that bacteria transmitted by fleas-and potentially ticks-can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility of bacterially induced birth defects.Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is among the world's leading experts on Bartonella, […]

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Antidepressant tied to risk of newborn heart defect

Women who use the antidepressant bupropion during early pregnancy may have an increased risk of having a baby with a particular type of heart defect, a new study suggests.Researchers caution that it is not clear whether the medication, marketed as Wellbutrin, is the cause. And even if it is, they say, the absolute risk of […]

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Molar Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

In more than 25% of early pregnancies, there will be some vaginal bleeding. About one half of these end up in miscarriage. In the remaining half, the bleeding subsides and the pregnancy continues to evolve, such that most will culminate in a healthy live birth. In less than 2% of cases of such bleeding, the […]

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The Rh Factor Blood Test During Pregnancy

If a woman who is pregnant has a rhesus negative blood type, then there could be complications in the pregnancy that one needs to be aware of. The Rh test of negativity may be performed at the time of the first prenatal visit, and in some cases the father may also have to undergo such […]

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Pregnancy Tips For The Single Mother

There are several reasons why a woman may find herself pregnant and single: she may choose to be single and have a baby on her own; feeling the march of time and her biological clock ticking. On the other hand the pregnancy could be an accident which she decides is right for her nevertheless.Or, it […]

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High-dose vitamin D safe during pregnancy

Taking high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy is safe and appears to reduce the risk of preterm birth and infections, say the authors of a study that compared different amounts of supplementation in expectant mothers.But their recommendation that pregnant women should take 4,000 international units of vitamin D daily -- at least 10 times […]

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Put a mask on!

Infections at Ohio hospital prompt national reminder This is an article about the two women who received epidurals during labor and both contracted bacterial meningitis from the bacteria Streptococcus salivarius - a bacteria that was colonized and transmitted from the unmasked anesthesiologist who administered the epidural placement to each woman.Here is another article - different […]

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Post with cursing up ahead…….you’ve been warned!

Yeah, so, now that you've been forewarned.....Had a lovely specimen on L&D recently. Oh, actually, several times on L&D. She likes to sign herself out AMA (against medical advice), after coming to us, repeatedly, with her sundry of complaints. Some/most are true complaints that need addressed medically. However, once she arrives, she promptly wants food. […]

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Sunday News Round-Up, Early Morning Tornado Siren Edition

Yikes – here in Nashville we’ve had some intense weather this weekend. I mean, it’s not every day that a portable classroom floats down the interstate. First, check out all of the great posts that were part of Blogging Against Disablism Day. Or maybe do that last, because you will be there for a while. […]

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Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day is an online effort that has been going on for the past few years, in which “disabled and non-disabled people will blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about disability discrimination. In this way, we hope to raise awareness of inequality, promote equality and celebrate the progress we’ve made.”It’s also an […]

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school week, work is busy!

Hi everyone! I haven't sunk into complete oblivion of classes.......I have been, however, working diligently on my middle range theories paper (see my last post). My partner and I have been sending parts of the paper back and forth to each other for rewrites and editing. Hopefully it will be good to go for submission […]

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Get Into Shape Post Pregnancy, Warn Experts

It isn’t just the fact that you want to get into your smartest pair of jeans that should be a reason to lose the post pregnancy flab, there are health reasons for you to do so as well, according to health and wellness doctor, Dr Jennifer Ashton.When your life has become a series of feeding, […]

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Sleep Deprived? Tips To Help You Get Enough Rest

A new baby does not know day or night, he does not know when he is supposed to wake or sleep, he does not realize that mommy and daddy need their sleep. [ Infant sleep]He follows an internal rhythm all his own, and nothing can parents do to change that at least to begin with. […]

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Lance Armstrong To Be A Dad For The Fifth Time!

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is getting set to expand his brood yet again! The soon-to-be dad-of-five took to Twitter to share the news, writing, "Getting ?'s today about someone I'm following, a certain @Cincoarmstrong. What to say? Yet another blessing in our lives. I cannot wait!"Yes, much like big brother Max, 10 months, baby Armstrong already […]

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Why Prenatal Care Matters during Your Pregnancy

It is important that pregnant women see a physician more often than just to confirm their pregnancies and to have their babies delivered. Quality prenatal care by an established OB/GYN or nurse practitioner throughout the entirety of the pregnancy is the best way to monitor a baby's growth and to identify any problems or complications […]

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New diapers causing chemical burns on babies?

Thousands of mothers say a new diaper is causing chemical burns on their babies.The new Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers diapers are made with something Pampers calls "Dry Max Technology," and Pampers says diapers made with it are the thinnest and driest on the market.They've been out for about four weeks, but now many mothers are […]

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Mother-daughter pregnancy sickness link found

Pregnant women are three times more likely to suffer from severe morning sickness if their mothers did, say Norwegian researchers,Around 2% of women suffer excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy - known as hyperemesis gravidarum - which can require hospital treatment.But a study of 2.3 million births showed a threefold higher rate in those whose […]

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Less sunlight in first trimester of pregnancy linked to MS

Region of birth and lower levels of exposure to ultraviolet radiation during the first trimester of pregnancy were both independently associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult life, shows research published in the BMJ.The study was conducted across five states and one territory in Australia, among people born between 1920 and […]

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7 Useful Tips For Pregnancy

Dr. Philip Landrigan, pediatrician, who won the 2010 Heart of Green “Protector” Award and has been lead investigator of the National Children’s Study, has simple tips for pregnant women:Keep yourself healthy and fit and maintain proper body weight, and optimum blood pressureGet the Rubella vaccine. No research has been able to prove any link between […]

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Mark McGrath and Fiancée Welcome Twins

Thursday morning Mark McGrath's fiancée, Carin Kingsland, gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl - in Los Angeles.Son Lydon Edward weighed in at 5 lbs., 7 oz. upon his arrival at 9:54 a.m., daughter Hartley Grace came one minute later, weighing 4 lbs., 8 oz., McGrath's rep told PEOPLE exclusively."We are so […]

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Sex of baby drives response to pregnancy stress

University of Adelaide research is showing that the sex of the baby determines the way it responds to stressors during pregnancy and its ability to survive pregnancy complications.Male and female babies during pregnancy show different growth and development patterns following stressors during pregnancy such as disease, cigarette use or psychological stress.The research is being carried […]

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Hair Removal Before The BIG DAY!

I have yet to go to Brazil but I have had "a taste of Brazil" if you know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge.DISCLAIMER: Let's start with saying if you are ulrta-conservative, a member of my family or get bashful when you hear the words "Brazilian Wax" let's save both of us the embarrassment, […]

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