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A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait!

A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait!

We often hear about the worries of going “past due” on your pregnancy but do you know about the risks of elective induction? I found myself weight the options at almost 42 weeks pregnant: My once slender ankles have swollen so badly that I can no longer wear shoes. In the sweltering August heat, I can barely move. I’m considering moving into a hotel so I can have air conditioning. The midwives think the baby I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Pregnancy, Women's Issues

Can You E-Mail a Baby?

Can You E-Mail a Baby?

A few months before my husband deployed to Iraq, we decided we were ready to start a family. There is never a perfect time, especially for a military family. There is only now. The day before my husband deployed, I took three, count ’em, three, of the “super-duper early we can tell if you are even thinking about it” pregnancy tests and got a big fat negative. But just days after he left, there it was: “Pregnant”, … Read entire article »

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Million Moms Challenge Necklace Giveaway

Million Moms Challenge Necklace Giveaway

As one of the community leaders for the Million Moms Challenge, I am learning more about the issues that unite us as mothers. The goal of the Million Moms Challenge is to focus our collective will on the issues that most affect women and children on this planet: “By engaging a million Americans with millions of mothers in the developing world around issues that directly impact pregnancy, childbirth and children’s health, the Million Moms Challenge will raise … Read entire article »

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How Can Moms Support Each Other?

How Can Moms Support Each Other?

I’m one in a million… I’ve joined the Million Moms Challenge as a BlogFrog Community Leader and we’re going to talk about it all, the good, the challenging, and the heartbreaking. We’re going to talk about all those times when nothing seems to go right and we’re just one spit-up stain away from a breakdown. We’re going to talk about all those gorgeous first smiles and brave first steps. And we’re also going to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, Women's Issues