Tag Archives: Health / Wellness

Why No One Wants The 184 Ounces Of Breastmilk In My Freezer

Sutthiwat Srikhrueadam/Getty One of the moms is crying again. I keep my daughter cradled against my breast with one arm, and—while trying not to flash everyone too much in the process—hand the baby nearest us the rattle he is straining to reach, listening to her explanation between the sniffles and sobs. Next to us, a…

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Our Son’s Circumcision Site Became Infected, And He Nearly Died

Scary Mommy and Nenov/Getty “Your baby’s too sick to stay here. We’re going to transfer him to the PICU where he can get more care.” As I processed the nurse’s words, a tsunami of panic engulfed me. I gasped for air. Moments earlier, my newborn son had been urgently admitted to the hospital’s pediatric unit.…

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Bleeding In Pregnancy Is Serious, But It’s Not Always Catastrophic

Scary Mommy and Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Over the last month, as the whole world watched via social media, Chrissy Teigen bravely shared her journey with excessive bleeding in mid-pregnancy. She bravely let us into her experience from bedrest to hospital stays and transfusions. Last week, millions of people mourned with Chrissy as she endured…

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September Is PCOS Awareness Month — Here’s How It Can Affect Your Body And Mind

Scary Mommy and Leland Bobbe/Getty September is PCOS awareness month. PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. It affects around 10 million people worldwide. Since it involves the hormones related to reproduction, it can cause many different frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms. Fatigue, increased facial and body hair, thinning of the hair on your head, acne, painful…

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Climate Change Can (And Does) Negatively Impact Pregnant Moms And Babies

Scary Mommy and LWA/Dann Tardif/Getty Climate change affects all aspects of our lives, whether we realize it or not. It permeates every facet of the Earth, which means it’s directly affecting us in our daily lives. A new review of studies on the subject shows that air pollution and high heat exposure have a staggering…

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I Handled A Pregnancy, A Job Change, And My Spouse’s Cancer All In One Grueling Year

My daughter turned five today. That in itself feels like a huge milestone. We’re finally past the newborn stage, filled with the nights that felt like they would never end. The colicky crying that had me in tears as well, and the zombie-like state where the days bleed into each other. We’re past the huge…

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If It Weren’t For My Pregnancy, I Wouldn’t Have Discovered My Breast Cancer

Courtesy of Jenny Leon As I entered the delivery room, my eyes were immediately drawn to the scarlet letter: the red handwriting on the whiteboard outside of my room upon which was scrawled “B.C.” for breast cancer. This caused a lot of discomfort among the nursing staff, who would start lecturing me about breastfeeding before…

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