For most women, sex is safe during the course of a normal pregnancy, which Kids Health defines as one that carries a low risk for complications. But even during a normal pregnancy, sex can be painful for the mom-to-be. Not all the causes of pain during sex mean something serious is wrong with you or your baby. However, you should inform your health care provider of any painful … [Read more...] about Pain During Sex in Pregnancy
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A new report about bullying was released this week that really hit home for me. It notes that children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied, and I’ve found this to be nothing short of the truth for my son who was born with a severe cleft lip and cleft palate. From the moment he was born, my expectations of motherhood went out the window. John needed multiple … [Read more...] about Overcoming Bullying: Five Things I Learned From My Son with Cleft
“Coconut oil contains large amounts of lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat coconut oil to increase the quality of the womb environment and breast milk” - Dr. Claudia Pillow Have you ever noticed how much a coconut looks like a female human breast? (Insert immature … [Read more...] about Why Coconut Oil Is So Good For Pregnant & Nursing Mothers
Yaz uses a different hormone than most combination birth control pills. It relies upon estrogen and drospirenone, rather than estrogen and progesterone. Yaz offers some beneficial side effects, including a reduction of acne and improvement of pre-menstrual dysmorphic disorder, as well as providing reliable contraception. This pill does have some possible risks not typical of … [Read more...] about Is Yaz Birth Control Safe?
My 17-year-old son has always been a sports-first kind of boy. We have a Polaroid of him holding a basketball before he could crawl. He took his first steps on Superbowl Sunday – because he was trying to get as close as possible to the TV screen. Poker is a sport in his view, because ESPN broadcasts it. Ask him any sports trivia question and you will get an answer within a half … [Read more...] about Why My Son Will Never Play Football