Category: Mother & Child

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12 Words of Wisdom from Mom

Mothers are known for being generous with their advice. Unfortunately, we usually don’t appreciate this trait until years later, when we’ve had enough experience to realize just how wise our mothers really were. So, just in case you needed a reminder, here are twelve classic bits of mom advice that hold just as true today as they did when you were...

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You Know You’ve Been TTC’ing for Too Long When…

You know You’ve been TTC’ing too long when: ~ You saw the title of this article and had to click it immediately because you need an article that you can relate to. ~ You know what TTC stands for (Trying to Conceive, for those that aren’t TTC’ing but clicked the page out of curiosity). ~ You give new meaning...

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Should You Go See a Doctor? 5 Types of Discharge During Pregnancy and What It Means

  Pregnancy is the most sensitive period that you can go through as you prepare to become a mom. This is the time they become more concerned about certain changes in some parts of their body wondering what’s normal and what’s not. And vaginal discharge is one of the major concerns. This may vary in frequency,...

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Why Parents and Pregnant Women Are Concerned About the H1N1 Vaccine

Pregnant women are on the list of top five groups most vulnerable to contract the Swine Flu. But, many women are concerned about the safety of the vaccine for their babies in utero. What’s the concern? One word: mercury. One of their primary concerns is one particular ingredient: thimerosal, or mercury. Some believe that the federal...

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The Mommy Comparison: “My Child is Better Than Your Child”

Whenever two or more mothers get together the conversation inevitably turns into a child growth and development comparison and bragging session. It starts from the moment children are conceived. Mothers discuss and compare their pregnancies, births, and children’s development. They often determine their own maternal successes and failures based on these discussions. There is not only an unofficial...

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Straight Talk about IUI

When my husband and I were diagnosed with infertility we were told that our best chance for conceiving would be with Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI). We decided not to pursue that option but several of my friends in my online infertility support group did. One of them recently agreed to talk with me about her experience. Brieanne is...

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Staying in Eating Disorder Recovery While Pregnant

When my husband and I were diagnosed with dual infertility and told that the only way we would conceive was through medical procedures, I was devastated. In that moment, and the weeks that followed, I felt that I would give anything to have a baby, and no sacrifice could be too big. A short time later...

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Staying Healthy During Infertility

You have the stick on the bathroom counter but your back is to it because you aren’t sure you want to see what it says. This makes the umpteenth time that you have peed on a stick in three years and, though you really think this time is it, you just don’t want the disappointing confirmation...