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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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Bedrest: Week One

So what I'm learning about bedrest is that I'm lousy at delegating things to my husband - which doesn't bode well for us with the whole twins thing. Must work on communication!I suck at telling him exactly what I want. I kind of suck at actually knowing exactly what I want. I'm not specific enough. […]

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Ideas for Mother’s Day

Oh, what a troubling day this is, especially if you have yet to bring a baby home. One of the reasons I started Casey Shay Press was to come up with ways for us to remember and celebrate our babies, even if they were only with us for a few weeks of pregnancy. Early this […]

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Early Pregnancy Bleeding – Implantation Bleeding, Miscarriage Or Infection?

Not all early pregnancy bleeding is a cause for worry or a sign that something is wrong. In a number of cases, early pregnancy bleeding is considered perfectly normal and no reason for concern.One kind of early pregnancy bleeding is caused by the process of implantation.One in four pregnant women will experience implantation bleeding, which […]

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Pregnancy With IUD In Place – Possible Complications You Should Beware Of

Though IUDs (copper as well as progesterone releasing) are very effective means of birth control, they have a failure rate of 1 to 2%.When a pregnancy does occur with an IUD in place the following are possible complications that could occur:Ectopic Pregnancies have a higher chance of occurring in the presence of an IUD rather […]

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Breast-Feeding During Pregnancy: A Painful, Controversial Choice

I had a positive pregnancy test when my first daughter was just 9 months old, and I immediately called my ob-gyn to share the news."Stop breast-feeding," she told me, and dutifully, I weaned my daughter that night.A week later, when I miscarried what turned out to have been a chemical pregnancy, I had two things […]

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just time

On the anniversary of Sadies death I received an email from a woman I befriended through our antenatal class, whose boy would have been turning two around the same time. I was surprised that she remembered until it occurred to me that she must on some level associate her sons birthday with Sadies death, considering […]

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Ovarian Cysts And Pregnancy – What You Should Know

Though it is natural to be concerned about undergoing pregnancy when being diagnosed with ovarian cysts, the fact is that in a lot of cases this may not be cause for concern. Since a large proportion of ovarian cysts are benign, they may not be of much consequence to a woman during pregnancy.An ultrasound will […]

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Matt Damon’s Wife Is Pregnant Again

Matt Damon and his wife Luciana are expecting another baby, his rep confirms to UsMagazine.com.His rep tells Us, "Everyone is excited."Damon, 39, and Luciana, 34, are parents to Isabella, 3, and Gia, 21 months. Luciana has a daughter, Alexia, 11, from a previous marriage.Damon -- who quietly wed Luciana at NYC City Hall in December […]

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