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Remember the old SNL skit…

...where they have a news reporter becoming increasingly and startingly dramatic about the "household item that COULD kill you...", which then becomes "the item you're using RIGHT NOW that will ruin you and your family if you don't get rid of it immediately...after the break!"...This article is like that...only they're not jokingmocking.Really? Nail polish might […]

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The Pregnancy Announcement – When And How Do You Do It?

A pregnancy can be a much awaited and joyous event, one that you want to announce to the world. And yet you wonder when a good time to announce your pregnancy is? And when you do announce it, how do you do so?First things first: If this is news that you have been anticipating for […]

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Tips For Your Pregnancy Journal

A Pregnancy Journal can be a fun and interesting way to record every detail of your pregnancy and will be a great keepsake for you and your baby in times to come.Keeping a pregnancy journal is also a useful way to predict or compare notes for future pregnancies. Here are some tips about what to […]

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A little stress may boost the fetal brain

High stress during pregnancy is bad news, but it turns out that moderate stress might boost fetal brain development.Studies in rodents suggest that stress during pregnancy inhibits neural growth, while the children of women who lived in war zones during pregnancy have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia.To investigate the effects of moderate stress in […]

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New Rules About Breast Pumps at Work

Writing about the difficulty that hourly workers have finding the time and space to pump breast milk while at work, Jodi Kantor noted several years ago that while it was admirable that a former Massachusetts governor, Jane Swift, had breast-fed after returning to work, doing so was more complicated for women lower on the ladder […]

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Is Your Anti-Aging Cream Doing More Harm than Good?

When you consider how many health and beauty products you use daily – from toothpaste to deodorant, it’s easy to understand the importance of reading labels and using only the highest quality, chemical free products.  After all, whatever you put ON your body ends up IN your body, and according to the Environmental Working Group’s […]

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What I’m Makin(g) Monday: Wall Vinyl Decal! {And Giveaway!}

I'm sucking at this meme thing already. I mentioned planning to start one this week, and here I am, finally posting it Monday afternoon...In an effort to make myself more crafty, and also brag a little about some of my accomplishments, I thought it would be fun to make Monday my craft-related post day. It'll […]

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bad dog

I leave tomorrow for Disney World! I’m not planning on doing any posting while there, except for maybe to my Twitter feed. I was hoping to get the Madison Memorial Hospital baby names newspaper insert before I left but that didn’t happen, so it’ll have to wait until I get back. Don’t miss me too […]

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Insurance Coverage for IVF: A Proposal

Of the estimated five million infertile couples in the U.S., approximately two million are unable to conceive without IVF treatment. The majority have no insurance coverage for IVF, since only a quarter of employers or less offer insurance plans with infertility benefits. As a result, as many as 50 percent of American Infertile couples do […]

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Sunday News Round-Up, Back Online Edition

I’m finally back online at home! While I’ve been away, I’ve learned adult/child CPR/AED use and infant CPR, registered to be an organ donor, listened to a lot of classical music on the radio courtesy of the local public radio station, played a lot of Rummy and lost at Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit […]

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Going Out.

Last night Jason and I got all dressed up and went out. We've tried to go out a few times since Adelyn's been born, thanks to the generosity of her grandparents, but we've never really been able to leave for more than an hour, thanks to the domestic pull that is being a parent.I've always […]

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11 weeks

Today is 11 weeks for me and my babies. My appetite has lessened quite a bit, a little scary I must admit, but then again dealing with poor Charlie the last few days, maybethat could be it? I sure hope so. On the syptoms front, nada. Still no sickness. Mybelly is pudging out and I […]

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Party Hangover (belated Happy 3rd Birthday, Angel Girl

Is that a walrus or a Keifer girl?Yesterday, my angel girl turned 3 years old at 5:03PM. We had an extraordinary party for her-and we have over 250 pictures to dig through in order to share. Mama has party hangover. My girl had a most excellent time and she was behavior-wise an angel indeed all […]

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Some More Bits

A few bits to share, list-like... 1. Meat Beat Manifesto is the shiznit, my friends. I love them for much the same reason as I love Q-Tip, and Eminem, and The Roots, and other hip-hoprap artists-- it's the giant, swollen, fat beats, all twisted and contorted, crunchy and growly, and the vocals that wrap around […]

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Choices: The ball is in her court

I had a great birth last evening! Momma was having her fourth baby, but it had been quite a few years since the last one. That can sometimes make it difficult to predict how quickly (or not) the birth will happen.She had her water broken to get things started, and took off slowly. Too slow […]

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Is Breastfeeding An Effective Form Of Birth Control?

It is an old wives tale that you cannot get pregnant so long as you are breastfeeding, or is there some factual and scientific basis for this claim?Well, breast feeding is somewhat effective as a form of birth control and the lactational amenorrhea method or LAM (relying on the absence of periods while you are […]

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Why Maternity Support Hose May Be A Good Idea?

For reasons of comfort, support as well as to address certain health risks, many women find that a maternity support hose, specially constructed pantyhose is a good investment.This is a variation of the idea of compression stockings which are used for similar reasons.There are several reasons why women choose to buy and use maternity support […]

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Are You More At Risk Of A Breech Birth? Find Out

Whereas the normal position for birth of a baby is head first, it can happen in a significant proportion of cases that the baby is in breech position at the time of birth; i.e. buttocks or feet first.The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have laid down a number of factors that may impact the […]

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First Pregnancy Symptoms – The Delightful And Not-So-Delightful

A woman who is looking forward to getting pregnant is keenly on the lookout for her first pregnancy symptoms.Particularly the woman who is trying to get pregnant for the first time feels perhaps a mixture of anticipation and trepidation, excitement and apprehension, not knowing exactly what to expect but keenly expectant none the less.The Prima […]

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Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy

Though many believe that Chiropractic treatment to be at odds with the principles of science, more and more people turn to it in a bid to explore non mainstream treatment options. This is also the case for pregnant women who may be looking to explore alternative therapies that are non pharmaceutical in nature so as […]

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Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

Obese pregnant women are at increased risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect, a new study finds.On average, obesity is associated with a 15 percent increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect. But the risk rises with the level of obesity. Compared to normal-weight women, the risk is 11 […]

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Feds Reveal Birth Defects Caused by Company in California Town

Citizens of Kettleman City have long suspected that the largest waste treatment plant west of the Mississippi that shares their zipcode is the cause of the surge of birth defects and infant deaths in their town. Finally, the truth has been revealed:A federal investigation has found that a hazardous waste facility at the center of […]

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Tips for a Smooth Birth

Keep up your strengthStaying active could give you an advantage when it comes time to deliver, says Amy Downey, RN, a labor and delivery nurse. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your ability to cope with the pain of labor, as well as speed your […]

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Baby-Name Regret

It's part of the fun of a pregnancy, tossing around all those possibilities, literally giving a name to what is still a hope and an abstraction.For some it's a process that continues after the baby is born when the name chosen in utero just doesn't seem to fit. (That happens to writers, too. Margaret Mitchell's […]

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Poll Found 600,000 Fathers Staying Home to Raise Their Kids

A recent poll discovered that the number of dads who quit work to look after their kids has risen 10 times in the last 10 years. About 600,000 fathers stay back at home according to the poll, compared to 60,000 just 10 years ago.A lot of stay-at-home fathers were quizzed about their reason for this. […]

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