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Designer baby with ‘three parents’ and no hereditary diseases ready in three years

Dozens of human embryos with three parents have been created by British scientists, ushering in an era of designer babies.The embryos - which effectively have two mothers and one father - have been genetically engineered to be free from incurable muscle, brain, heart and digestive illnesses, some of which kill within hours of being born.The […]

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Common Test Done on Newborns Questioned

More than four million babies born in the U.S. every year are given a routine "heel-stick" blood test in the hospital to check for dozens of disorders.About 4,000 infants will be diagnosed with a condition, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Now, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that the […]

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Stressed? It May Be Good For The Baby

While stress has been named villain in a number of health problems and physical and mental ailments, a new study has found that moderate stress may actually be good for pregnant women. The study found that mild stress among pregnant women could actually help in the development of the fetal brain.Janet DiPietro led the study […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms – What You Should Be Watching Out For?

Before going on to ectopic pregnancy symptoms, firstly it is important to understand what an ectopic pregnancy is: it is among the gravest of pregnancy complications, when the implantation of the fertilized egg or the embryo is implanted not in the uterine lining but elsewhere.Most ectopic pregnancies occur when the implantation occurs in the fallopian […]

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Short vignettes: lost and found

What do you do when you lose a pager? Why, you page yourself, of course! And then the hunt begins to try to track down where you hear the pager beeping. The problem with that, of course, is: you have to have some basic idea of where the pager might be and the pager needs […]

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The Rest of our Colorado Trip

After the workup on Friday, we met some friends at Monkey Bizness. It's an indoor playground. We were there for a couple of hours. We were just exhausted at this point from the trip, getting up at 430am the day before to catch our plane and we also got up at 4am that day because […]

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Music for Labor? My Labor Playlists

I was reading the birth story of a friend who recently had a baby... Without and epidural, and only a shot of morphine in the butt can I get one of those?. She's a champ! I knew that before she had this baby, but reading her story really testified to that once again. She wrote […]

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Twenty Niner

Ah, it's Wednesday, which means that I am at that point in the week where I transition magically from one developmental phase until the next. Twenty nine weeks today, and really, all is well. Despite random bits of pain, or bizarre non-indicative symptoms, there's really nothing major going on. I woke up in the middle […]

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At Our Bodies Our Blog: Upcoming Conferences, and Reproductive Justice vs. Climate Change

At Our Bodies Our Blog this week, I have a post on upcoming conferences on hysterectomy, midwifery (including a forum for those considering the profession), maternal and reproductive health. In another post, I highlight a new publication from the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women on climate change and reproductive justice, particularly the ways […]

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Open Adoption Roundtable #15

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It's designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. You don't need to be part of theOpen Adoption Bloggerslist to participate, or even be in a traditional open adoption. If you're thinking about openness […]

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It’s all we can do

I read a blog yesterday that has had me thinking ever since. No mean feat given how busted up my weary brain is these days.The blogger was wondering aloud if she still belonged in the dead baby mama"club" since, after losing her first child, she has gone on to have a second, and is now […]

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Demi Moore Talks About Post Pregnancy Body Issues

For many of us Demi Moore is the epitome of self confidence, the fact that she has had three girls has inspired a lot of women in a sense that how it’s done! And now she has revealed that a seeming self confidence in her body is really not what it seems to others. She […]

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Potty Time!

Well, well, well, lookee here!Yep, it's that time. Actually we got these about 2 months ago. We thought Abby, especially, was ready. She was showing signs of knowing when she was going and staying dry. She would tell me before she went. So we thought we should go ahead and strike while the iron was […]

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Fond Memories of The Fertility Clinic…NOT!

I was thinking the other day about everything I went through to finally have my daughter. You'd think I'd be over it by now, but it still makes me a little sick to think about what a horrific experience it was to have my life run by a fertility clinic for a couple of years […]

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Talking Princesses With My Princess

My Little LadyBug,Your room is really starting to come along. I got your dresser this week for a great bargain that's how your mommy rolls and I ordered your fabulous bedding. It should be ready for you in just a few weeks and I can't wait to put it up in your room. I think […]

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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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