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Creativity, projects, writing & school

You like the new layout? I played with it last evening. I wanted to create a header that showcases some of the flowers I've photographed lately. I was tired, so I didn't make a new background design/color, so I just chose one that I had made previously.************************************************I started the new school term on Monday. The […]

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He’s home

Wow what a day! We went to pick up Charlieabout 1:30pmfrom the vet here where we live. They do not do the type of surgery Charlie neededthere. We took him to anInternationalpet hospital in Cairo recommended by one of Super S's friends. The vet checked him out, gave him some nutritional injections and said they […]

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Aloha oy-vey

To celebrate the countdown to Disney World (4 days!!!), I thought I’d let you all take a glimpse into a past Sweet Family vacation. To Hawaii. I was 15, Annie was 17, and Corinne was 19. Or something like that. It was ill-fated, to say the least. So ill-fated that on the first try, we […]

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THYROID: Really Low TSH likely OK in pregnancy

My lovely fertility doctor, the late Dr. Alan Beer, was TOTALLY ahead of his time, and people in the medical community gave him SO much grief for it. For one thing, he advocated a preconception TSH thyroid stimulating hormone--common test of thyroid function of less that 2 5 is considered "normal". I usually feel best […]

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More On The Mind-Body Connection – Depression Can Cause Infertility

If you've read my previous posts, you know that I'm a true believer in mind-body medicine. Many women going through the ups and downs of trying to conceive will inevitably fall into a depression a some point. Infertility hits you at the core of your being. You feel like a total failure - then you […]

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spring, sprang, sprung…

First off thank you so much for the fantastic support and ideas with regards to Bliss. I DO believe this is a growth spurt thing and after some great links feel his BMI is perfect. Sheesh there is such a range on those.I am not worried about celiac, it is not always after eating and […]

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Q&A: Adopting Again?

Asks Susiebookof Endure for a Nightwith whom I recently closed out a Starbucks and who is both lovely and gracious: Under what circumstances, if any, would you adopt again?You're trying to get me in trouble, aren't you? Heh. If we were ever asked to adopt a sibling of Puppy or Firefly. I really don't ever […]

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Syndrome O and Fertility

I've heard of syndrome X, but this is the first time I've heard of something related called syndrome O. This article explains how it can affect fertility:www.newliving.comFrom the article:The basic hallmarks of Syndrome O are best defined as: 1 Overnourishment: a chronic mismatch in how calories are taken in and burned, leading to insulin overproduction […]

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Introducing–BABIES! (In J’s Words)

Introducing . . . drum roll please . . . the fabulous new additions to our family! Meet Gretchen "Baby B" and Dexter "Baby A" probably G and D from now on, but Im so happy with the names I had to share. Dexter was born 6 pounds, 4.8 ounces. Gretchen, or Super-G as we […]

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Exercise Away The Baby Blues

If you are scared of the baby blues or are actually feeling blue now that the little one has arrived on the scene, prepare to get up and active! For research is now showing that one of the best ways to battle the baby blues or post natal depression is exercise.It was found that physiotherapist […]

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Brett Favre Becomes a Grandfather!

If Brett Favre returns for a 20th NFL season, you can call him "Grandpa" and not be making fun of his age.Favre's 21-year-old daughter Brittany gave birth to a son Tuesday, according to multiple media reports, making the 40-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback a grandfather.Favre was 19 when he and girlfriend Deanna had Brittany in 1989. […]

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Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath is Going to be a Dad

Big congratulations to Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, who has announced that not only is he engaged to his longtime love Carin Kingsland, but they're expecting twins!The expectant father gushes that he's "so excited" for the birth of the babies - one girl and one boy - who were conceived via in vitro fertilization. He […]

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Drinking during pregnancy ‘could increase epilepsy risk’

Women who drink during pregnancy could be increasing the risk of their child developing epilepsy, a study has indicated.The research found that children who suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - a condition caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy - were six times more likely to suffer from epilepsy as they grew older.They were […]

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…and then I almost lost bowel control.

We celebrated Easter by attending mass at the Catholic church (don’t look at me like that. We obviously don’t get General Conference on TV here, and we don’t have internet, and even if we DID have internet it wouldn’t be fast enough to stream it anyway). It was our first mass ever. I’m sure I […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Michael Witt

Michael A. Witt, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1995 and specializes in the treatment of male infertility, sexual function and urology. Dr. Witt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Urology Association, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Society of […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Robert Straub

Robert J. Straub, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in August 2003. Dr. Straub is a member of numerous medical societies, some of which are The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and The Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Though a native of New York, Dr. Straub received […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Scott Slayden

Scott M. Slayden, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in January 2001. Dr. Slayden is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Slayden is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Andrew Toledo

Andrew A. Toledo, M.D. became a member of the Reproductive Biology Associates team in 1990, and is the current medical director. He has treated infertile couples in the Atlanta area for over twenty years. His interest in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility began in medical school, when he had the opportunity to participate […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Daniel B. Shapiro

Daniel B. Shapiro, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1995. A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He then went on to medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and it was during this training that Dr. Shapiro first became […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef

Dorothy Mitchell-Leef, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1991. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a past president and member of the Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Society of […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr.Carlene Elsner

Carlene W. Elsner, M.D. has worked in the field of infertility since 1973. She is Subspecialty Board Certified by the Division of reproductive Endocrinology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was the first board-certified reproductive endocrinologist in Atlanta and is a founding partner of Reproductive Biology Associates. She is a charter member […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Hilton Kort

Hilton I. Kort, M.D., a founding partner of Reproductive Biology Associates and current CEO, has worked in the field of infertility and in vitro fertilization for over 30 years, supervising over 7500 IVF cycles. Many of his patients have had unsuccessful treatment at other IVF centers and travel from around the United States and world […]

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IVF: Its Time Enhance Access, Improve Results and Make it More Affordable

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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Pretty flower goodness

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My life, hard times

I keep getting behind on comments. I truly apologize, ladies. Last year, my second little miracle baby, now seven years old, had her first Grand Mal seizure. Since then, we’ve had to work hard to figure out what is best for her — medication or not, special help at school, what we should do. Amidst […]

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