If you have upper abdominal pain in pregnancy, it's not necessary to automatically switch into panic mode, according to the March of Dimes. But any severe and long-lasting stomach pain or discomfort accompanied by dizziness or bleeding is considered a medical emergency. Prompt medical help is essential in such circumstances to protect you and your future son or … [Read more...] about Upper Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy
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Teen STD Testing
While the thought of your teen engaging in behavior that could result in the acquisition of an STD is likely enough to keep you up at night, it's important to realize teens can and do get them. If you believe your teen has engaged in risky behavior, an STD test may be a wise choice. A test for sexually transmitted diseases will prompt immediate treatment and ensure she doesn't … [Read more...] about Teen STD Testing
Would You Ever Steal Another Woman’s Nanny Or Is That A Major Betrayal?
I just lost my ninth nanny. I go through nannies the way some women go through men. Nine nannies in seven years seems suspect. Some wonder if we’re secretly beating the nannies or keeping them chained inside the playroom. Why else would we have had such a spectacular run of bad luck in keeping childcare? Our latest casualty is Stephanie, an attractive, athletic, marathon … [Read more...] about Would You Ever Steal Another Woman’s Nanny Or Is That A Major Betrayal?
Reflections from a Gifted Program Dropout
So this sealed envelope was sent home from Ava’s school the other day. When you get such a letter it usually means that your child has contracted lice, is the source of the lice, or has pretended to be lice by inappropriately latching onto other children on the play yard. To my surprise, it was none of the above. Instead, the letter asked for my approval to have my daughter … [Read more...] about Reflections from a Gifted Program Dropout
Chapter 4: Chemo Begins, With a Bonus: Bronchitis
To start at the beginning, read Chapter 1: Abby's Crap News - AKA My "Journey" With Cancer The Kindness of Strangers and Others I cut my hair. And then I cut it again. I can't even remember the last time I wore my hair short - I don't particularly like it short, but I know it's going to fall out within weeks, so I wanted to feel some modicum of control over the process. … [Read more...] about Chapter 4: Chemo Begins, With a Bonus: Bronchitis