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Save Babies Through Screening

Save Babies Through Screening

Having a baby born with a medical condition or a gene that could trigger a condition is scary. Not knowing about your baby’s condition is even scarier. That’s why newborn screening is so important—even lifesaving. We’ve teamed up with Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for newborn screening, to spread the word. In the U.S., every baby is screened for some conditions. The number of conditions varies by state, but each baby … Read entire article »

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But She Looks So Perfect!

But She Looks So Perfect!

The first time I held my baby, I thought: “She’s exactly the same temperature as my body. It is like she is still part of me. She is so perfect.” The first sign that anything was less than ideal was the oxygen mask they kept pushing onto my face and then onto the baby’s. “What’s wrong?” I asked… Click to continue reading… Million Moms asked me to share the first moment I held my baby with you. You can … Read entire article »

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You Can Save a Life: Learn CPR

You Can Save a Life: Learn CPR

CPR can save lives. National CPR and AED Awareness Week (the first week in June) is a great time to learn or brush up on this vital skill. According to the American Heart Association, “about 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings” and “effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.” CPR is also important as the weather warms and people begin to … Read entire article »

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Happy First Birthday, Baby Diva!

Baby Diva wants to thank you for helping her celebrate her birthday. We raised a lot of awareness and $512.00 for the American Heart Association. The tribute page will stay up for a while so you can still donate if you want to contribute to the important research and education work the AHA does. She’ll contact the winners of her birthday contest in the next few days and then congratulate on Mamanista! Thank … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Charity, Congenital Heart Defects, Photographs

Heart Healthy Contest Ending Soon

Save lives, be a heart hero! Just a reminder that our contest to spread the word about congenital heart defects and raise money for the American Heart Association is almost over. Over 50 bloggers and counting have helped us spread the word, and we’ve had 36 comments wishing Baby Diva well. So far we’ve raised $302 for the American Heart Association. Please donate now and help us spread the word–the contest ends August 9. I’m so excited that we have spread the word and raised some money–and I know we can do even more! If even half of the subscribers on our newsletter, half those who linked, and half who commented just gave $2 or more, we’d have a few thousand dollars to support the life-saving research and education … Read entire article »

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You’re a Winner at Mamanista!!!

Congratulations to the following winners of Mamanista’s contests: ParkerG Contest (ParkerG Chic Baby Sunglasses): Christine from California + Billie from Arkansas Slummy Mummy Contest: aBookworm Wee Gallery Contest: Debbie from Georgia Didn’t win??? Check out more contests here: Remember to leave a valid way to contact you and to put mamanista at gmail dot com on your e-mail safe list so we can let you know if you won! ***Heart Healthy Birthday Contest***Donate to the American Heart Association and spread the … Read entire article »

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Reminder: Help Heal Broken Hearts and Be a Winner!

In two weeks (plus a couple of days), Baby Diva will celebrate her first, heart-healthy birthday! Help us raise awareness about congenital heart defects and be a winner like Baby Diva. We’ve added another way to win: donate at least two dollars to the American Heart Association through Baby Diva’s Tribute Page so more kids can be winners. We’re so excited that we’ve been able to share Baby Diva’s story and spread the word about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Congenital Heart Defects, Contests