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Study: Breastfeeding would save lives, money

The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breastfed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the […]

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Incontinence during pregnancy ups risk of it later

A new study confirms that women who have incontinence during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have the problem after giving birth as well. The good news, researchers say, is that there are ways for women to reduce their risk.In a study of more than 1,100 first-time mothers, Spanish researchers found that 39 […]

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Paisley Pattern Represents Fertility

picture:www.shopstyle.com I've always loved the paisley pattern, and come to find out, it is supposed to represent fertility. Is this all nonsense? Will you really become more fertile if you wear paisleys? I don't know, but if you think you will be more fertile, you probably will! This article explains the paisley-fertility connection:www.telegraph.co.ukFrom the article:"There […]

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Sickness in the midst of sickness

I was sick last week. REALLY sick. I had strep throat. I will never secretly feel that my children should suck it up when they have strep throat. Because I thought I was actually going to die.I'm not sure if it was a raging fever, the debilitating body aches, the excruciating headache, or the improbably […]

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The season….for allergies

I can, without a doubt, tell you that my allergies get worse every single year. I have them 24/7/365. Spring, summer and fall are definitely worse than winter. I can always tell when the seasonal outdoor allergens are peaking. My eyes itch and water, my skin breaks out and itches, my chest gets tight (with […]

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IVF: Putting Our House in Order

Public trust is the single greatest factor that has allowed the miracles of medicine to evolve. The public has allowed the medical community a great deal of latitude to decide where to go and how to get there. It is unfortunate that we have not in all cases returned that respect with an equal degree […]

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One more day until….

My lovely spring break from school is almost over. Tomorrow marks the first day of the spring term for my courses. This time I'll be taking "Nursing Theory" and "Decision Making for Primary Care". Sounds exciting, right?While on break, I certainly did live it up with some fun and relaxation! I'm almost finished reading the […]

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10 weeks

I'm amazed that I am able to type "10 weeks" as a title for this post. This is really amazing and I am so excited and pray that everything continues to go well. We are so happy, Super S and I and are just besides ourselves really. April 26, will be 13w2d and thats when […]

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Newborn Giggle

Addy had her first smiles in her sleep. Not the gas smiles, but that big, toothless grin. It was only a few days after I saw that first sleepy smile that I saw the first real one, the first one that was an actual reaction to something.So I knew that when I heard the first […]

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April Fool’s.

Babies really have a way of coming in and taking over everything, ever crevice of your thoughts, being and day-to-day life.I remembered it was April Fools Day around 11 last night. Jason was feeding Addy one last time I had been sick all day recovering from my procedure. The combo of anesthesia, pain killers and […]

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