I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting in the hospital room during my perinatal stay, I wondered to myself, “How did I get here?” We spent five years trying to get pregnant. We had multiple miscarriages, surgeries, and double-digit IVF cycles. But when we found out we were having twins, it made that wearisome journey well-worth it. All those years spent waiting and … [Read more...] about When The Struggle Doesn’t End After IVF
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You see it on television news all the time. An unsuspecting woman goes into labor because she had no idea she was pregnant. In many cases, she exhibited no symptoms. In fact, some women state that they were using birth control at the time of conception and others report having periods for the entire nine months of pregnancy. With stories like that, it is bound to make you … [Read more...] about Can You Be Pregnant on Birth Control With Periods Every Month?
Every year several thousand babies die unexpectedly in their sleep, the cause of death unknown. These deaths are the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, a condition that doctors have yet to explain. While the nation’s top researchers have worked persistently to better understand SIDS, doctors have not yet determined an exact cause or a way to prevent this silent … [Read more...] about 5 SIDS Risk Factors Parents Need to Know
Good big brothers don't expose the Santa lie to little brothers.I spoke last year about the difficulty of outing Santa to my son. He was at an age that most kids no longer believed, so he needed to know - I didn’t want his "believing" to potentially embarrass him among his peers. I took the opportunity to spill the beans about Santa to him last June. The timing was good since … [Read more...] about Spoiler Alert: The Santa Secret