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I Had A False Positive HIV Test While Pregnant

Scary Mommy and Charles Gullung/Getty I am a 40-year-old mom of a two-year-old.  Just months ago, I was agonizing over the decision of whether to have another baby. As an older mom, I was losing sleep over the anxiety of being on the fence and my own biological clock ticking loudly. Well, it turns out that I had already been kicked off the fence and I didn’t even know it.  So, here I am: 40 and pregnant…

I’m pregnant and a doctor: This is why I got the COVID-19 vaccine – ABC News

Dr. Nayeli Rodulfo-Zayas, an emergency medicine physician in San Antonio, Texas, was 35 weeks pregnant when she received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. Rodulfo-Zayas, also the mother of a 2-year-old, is speaking out about her decision in hopes of inspiring other pregnant women to have important, educated conversations with their health care providers about getting the vaccine. Editor’s Picks Pregnant women have not been actively included in the late-stage clinical trials for…

B*tch I’m A Cow: My Exclusive Pumping Journey

Courtesy of Jacquelyn Kates Agins Fed is best. Fed is best. If breastfeeding doesn’t work — that’s okay! Fed is best! This was my mantra until my little one was born and then it was FED IS BREAST! BREAST IS BEST! I was obsessed with wanting to breastfeed and nourish my baby with my body’s own natural resource. Unfortunately, our experience was wrought with calamities. Our latch was doomed from the beginning. The hospital lactation consultants were…

Navigating COVID-19 Vaccines with Pregnant Women – Contagionlive.com

Current trial evidence is severely lacking for the at-risk group, but does clinical history suggest safety? The topic of vaccination for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnant women is essentially a non-starter—largely due in fault to the fact that clinicians have no observed understanding of how currently regulated mRNA vaccines interact in the key patient group. The group was largely excluded, or not at all recruited, for assessment in global, real-world trials which eventually generated the first available…

Nipple Thrush From Breastfeeding Is A Thing — Here’s What You Need To Know

Halfpoint Images/Getty Are your nipples burning and cracking? Are they shiny, itchy, and bleeding? Well, if they are — and if you’re breastfeeding –there’s a good chance you have nipple thrush, or a fungal infection of your breast tissue. And while many parents know the signs and symptoms of thrush in babies (it can cause white patches to appear on your infant’s tongue and cheeks, as well as fussiness, restlessness, and/or a diaper rash) the symptoms of non-oral…