Pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy increases risk of fetal, infant death

Pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy increases risk of fetal, infant death New research shows that pre-existing diabetes…

Ivy is 8 months old!

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Study examines potential evolutionary role of ‘sexual regret’ in human survival, reproduction

Study examines potential evolutionary role of ‘sexual regret’ in human survival, reproduction A study finds men…

Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie (& giveaway)

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Participants needed for alternative breastfeeding study

Participants needed for alternative breastfeeding study I just received notice that a researcher is looking for…

Stokke Scoot $500 stroller giveaway

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Birth Relaxation Kit: a complete birth hypnosis program

Birth Relaxation Kit: a complete birth hypnosis program On last month’s post about my experiences using…

#NSXmas Giveaway Event! TONS of prizes!

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Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Environmental toxins linked to heart defects Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’…

do you have a Multicolor Kid? (giveaway)

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Caring Messages contest: support caregivers and see your card at Hallmark!

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Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller (giveaway)

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Sleep update

Sleep update Thanks for all your advice and, better yet, your expressions of sympathy and solidarity.…

High clot risk for women admitted to hospital during pregnancy

High clot risk for women admitted to hospital during pregnancy Admission to hospital during pregnancy for…

Interview with photographer Meg Gregory

Interview with photographer Meg Gregory I’m excited to share this interview with Meg Gregory of m.e.g.…

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Help Remember how in Ivy’s 7-month update I mentioned that sleep was still an issue, but…

Is clinicians’ decision making affected by ‘precious baby’ phenomenon?

Is clinicians’ decision making affected by ‘precious baby’ phenomenon? Parents who conceive through assisted reproductive technologies…

Most Creative Sandwich Contest

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Currently reading (and a giveaway!)

Currently reading (and a giveaway!) Non-fiction: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams. This…

US preterm birth rate drops to 15-year low

US preterm birth rate drops to 15-year low The United States’ preterm birth rate dropped for…

Happy 7th birthday Zari!

Happy 7th birthday Zari! Halloween is a great time for a birthday. We did our usual…

The Cake Boss is coming to Rockford! discount code

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Need for supplemental health insurance

Need for supplemental health insurance As pregnancy is often believed to be a gift from God,…

My kids have some awesome skills

My kids have some awesome skills Ivy Ivy can do a perfect downward-facing dog. Kind of…

The 10 Leading Causes of Disability

The 10 Leading Causes of Disability According to the Social Security Administration, the probability of becoming…

What I’m making right now

What I’m making right now …a baby hammock! Ivy isn’t sleeping well, and several readers suggested…

DIY Fairy Costume for Boys

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Conflicting criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome clarified

Conflicting criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome clarified A Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) was published today…

Plant diseases may start chain of events to threaten your picnic basket

Plant diseases may start chain of events to threaten your picnic basket Black bears in the…

Sleep Pink: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Sleepy’s Grand Openings in Chicago (giveaway)

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Roadmap for implementing quality preschool

Roadmap for implementing quality preschool Early childhood education can yield short- and long-term educational, economic, and…

App of the Week: Pregnancy +, l’app per le future mamme!

Pregnancy + è l'app più completa per seguire la tua gravidanza, di settimana in settimana.L'articolo App…

Women in labor can ditch ice chips, drink protein shake instead

Women in labor can ditch ice chips, drink protein shake instead Women in labor can enjoy…

Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them What’s in a kiss? A…

Diet during pregnancy and early life may affect children’s behavior and intelligence

Diet during pregnancy and early life may affect children’s behavior and intelligence The statement “you are…

Smoking with asthma during pregnancy is particularly dangerous

Smoking with asthma during pregnancy is particularly dangerous New research shows that pregnant women who smoke…

Expectant mothers’ periodontal health vital to health of her baby

Expectant mothers’ periodontal health vital to health of her baby New clinical recommendations urge pregnant women…