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Bachelor Alum Claps Back at People Who Say Her Kid Is Too Old to Breastfeed

While pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until baby is at least a year old, ultimately the decision on how long to breastfeed lies in what’s best for both mom and baby. While some moms opt to add in formula sooner than one year, some opt to breastfeed their child past a year. Neither decision is one moms deserve to be shamed for, yet, Bachelor alum Bekah Martinez was—and she’s not having it. Last month, Martinez posted a picture to her Instagram showing her breastfeeding her 18-month-old daughter, Ruth, and […]

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She Was Pregnant With Twins During Covid. Why Did Only One Survive? – The New York Times

In March, with the coronavirus lockdown in full swing, Chrissy Sample was feeling anxious. Furloughed from her job and stuck at home with her 8-year-old son, she was also pregnant with twins, who were due in mid-July. Although she often felt immobilized by an intense pain in her legs and lower abdomen, her doctor regularly told her these feelings were normal. Ms. Sample had seen her regular obstetrician, but as a 34-year-old woman carrying more than one child, she was supposed to frequently see a high-risk obstetrician. […]

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4 Ways Black Moms-to-Be Can Combat Disparities in Prenatal Care

As a doula, I assist women in giving birth, providing physical, educational and emotional support before, during and after labor. About 80 percent of these births are in the hospital. It’s always such an honor and privilege to be welcomed into the birthing spaces of women and to witness the beauty that is childbirth. However, as a birth worker and as a Black woman who has birthed her own children, I also see how prevalent racism and prejudice still are within hospitals and among white health care […]

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A pregnant woman with covid-19 was dying. With one decision, her doctors saved three lives. – The Washington Post

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Study Finds Kids May Carry COVID-19 at Higher Levels Than Previously Thought

A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has found that kids younger than 5 years old may carry the novel coronavirus at higher levels than previously thought. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that kids younger than 5 have at least as much as of the virus, and maybe more, in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children. The researchers believe that this young age group may transmit COVID-19 as much as other age groups, however this […]

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My Water Broke At 7 Months, So I Had To Quarantine Alone In The Hospital

Courtesy of Jennifer Indig On the evening of the fourth of July, we gathered around the dining room table for a delicious feast of steaks, corn on the cob and pasta with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Close friends of ours from Brooklyn we hadn’t seen since the beginning of the pandemic were visiting us in Connecticut where we rented a house for the summer. My eight and almost six-year-old daughters were looking forward to staying up past sunset to light fireworks and sparklers. Seven months pregnant, I […]

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Why pregnant women face special risks from COVID-19 – Science Magazine

<!– –> Obstetrician Yalda Afshar is probing COVID-19’s impact during pregnancy. Her own baby is due in October. Aparna Sridhar By Meredith WadmanAug. 4, 2020 , 3:45 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. Yalda Afshar hears the worries every day from her patients: Will COVID-19 hit me harder because I’m pregnant? If I’m infected, will the virus damage my baby? Afshar, a high-risk obstetrician at Ronald Reagan University of California (UC), Los Angeles, Medical Center, understands the women’s concerns […]

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46 Baby Boy Nursery Ideas for the Baby Room of Your Dreams

It’s easy to get carried away (and slightly overwhelmed) when you’re designing a space for your new baby. All the baby boy nursery decor and what seems like endless color scheme options can be daunting! After all, you want to create a space that’s soothing, fun and a reflection of your dreams for your growing family—no pressure, right? To help, we’ve rounded up a ton of baby boy nursery ideas to help inspire you as you create a game plan for your little man’s new room. Pale […]

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8 Best Products To Tackle Stretch Marks & Hyperpigmentation Caused By Pregnancy—And Life

While many pregnancy side-effects are short term— like morning sickness that lasts all day, heartburn that lasts all night, postpartum hair loss or the inability to hold in your pee after a light sneeze— others are long-lasting, or even with us, well, forever. Some of the most pesky and common pregnancy hold-overs, that last well after your baby makes their big debut are skin-issues— usually in the form of stretch marks or hyperpigmentation (aka melasma). They are two top complaints among new moms chatting on Peanut, the […]

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65 Louisiana women died pregnancy-connected deaths. Almost all were preventable, report finds. – NOLA.com

In 2017, at least 65 women died of pregnancy-connected causes in Louisiana. Almost all of the deaths — 80% to 100% — could have been prevented, according to the state’s most comprehensive report of maternal deaths to date. The report was put together by Louisiana’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review committee, a group of health professionals who combed through medical records, autopsies, police reports, and local news clips to piece together how each pregnant woman died in the state. The federally funded committee is trying to determine how […]

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