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Congenital Heart Defect: 5 Steps To Take After The Diagnosis

Posted November 26, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

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One in 100 children born in the United States will have a congential heart defect. Parents facing such a diagnosis are often overwhelmed and feeling alone. Choosing the right doctors and finding support can help.

Celebrity Parenting Role Models

Posted October 25, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

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Every parent has a bad day, but in the tabloid world, all celebrities seem to be parenting failures. Here are some that not only make parenting look easy, but seem to enjoy every minute of it.

Probiotic Milk for Moms Helps Reduce Infant Eczema

Posted July 27, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Maternal probiotic consumption has been found to reduce the incidence of eczema in newborns.

Infant Mortality: Dads Matter

Posted June 21, 2010 by Fred Lee

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New research indicates that a father’s presence before their baby is born can reduce certain health problems in the child’s first year of life and increase their chance for survival.

Predicting Your Baby's Gender: Don’t Count On the Chinese Lunar Calendar

Posted May 31, 2010 by Fred Lee

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According to a recent study, the reliability of the Chinese lunar calendar is no better at predicting your baby's sex than flipping a coin.

What is Embryo Adoption?

Posted May 26, 2010 by Lori Kerrigan

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Is it possible to experience adoption and pregnancy at the same time? Yes! Do you want to? This can be another big question in the “fertility challenged” couples journey to family. Exciting elements, concerns and resources for more information are highlighted here.

Mixing Up Genes to Prevent Disease

Posted April 21, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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Science seems to be advancing faster than our ethics on how to apply our new knowledge. Where would you draw the line in determining when it is okay to fiddle with human DNA?

Maternal Obesity May Increase Risk for Heart Defects in Babies

Posted April 12, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Obesity puts a mother's health at risk but can also increase the chance of certain birth defects in her child.

Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Cut the Coke.

Posted April 5, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Excessive consumption of cola may have an adverse effect on male fertility.

Human Eggs: The Best Door Prize Ever For Infertile Couples

Posted March 22, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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Human eggs were up for grabs at a recent infertility seminar in London. Commoditization of human products or super generous door prize?

The Duggars: How Many Is Too Many?

Posted February 10, 2010 by Lori Kerrigan

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are parents to 19 children with no current plans to stop adding to their brood. How many kids are too many? And why do we care?

Notes For Your Underbelly: Great Online Pregnancy Resources

Posted February 2, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

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The World Wide Web has some fantastic resources for pregnant women. These sites have some of the best pregnancy tools and resources available.

Trouble Getting Pregnant? PDBEs May Be to Blame

Posted February 2, 2010 by Fred Lee

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A common flame retardant may actually delay pregnancy in women.

Designer Babies: A Matter of Choice?

Posted January 10, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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There is a big difference between testing for life threatening genetic disorders and screening out embryos that may grow into kids with crooked teeth. Experts believe the next decade will bring a huge demand in embryonic screening. At some point, we're going to have to decide how far we go down the path of genetically selecting our children. Otherwise, someone else will.

Ladies; Will You Ask Your Guy To Get The Male Contraceptive Injection?

Posted June 9, 2009 by Paul Michael

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Broadly speaking, our society has put the burden of contraception on the ladies. But with the male contraceptive injection testing at almost 99% effective, women may well be asking the guys to shoulder more responsibility.

The Nadya Suleman Story – The Opinion Of An Average Joe.

Posted March 23, 2009 by Paul Michael

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Unless you’ve been on Jupiter for the last few months, you’ll know the story of Nadya Suleman. Already a mother of six children, Nadya gave birth to octuplets in late January, a result of some very questionable in vitro fertilization practices. And the whole thing is winding me up.

Dealing with Pregnant Loved Ones in the Midst of Your Infertility Battle

Posted November 19, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Something is in the water, but apparently, you are not drinking it! Is another loved one pregnant while you stay "stuck" in the fertility challenged stage? These are five steps that help me when I get the call that once again, the "mommy club" has a new member, and I am still not invited.

Adoption: What To Do After The Home Study Approval

Posted August 6, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Are you adopting? Have you finally completed the home study approval? Are you unsure of what to do in this time of waiting? It's time to celebrate and prepare!

Relaxing Won’t Get You Pregnant…or Will It?

Posted June 6, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Relax and you will get pregnant. Is it a myth or truth?

Failed or Cancelled IUI/ IVF, Pregnancy/Child Loss? What do you do?

Posted May 14, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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What do you do when the IUI/ IVF does not work or is cancelled? How do you get through a child or pregnancy loss? It had me defeated, but other women endured. Here are their stories.

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