I am a lucky woman. Both of my daughters were born full term and healthy. Sadly this isn't the case for every baby. One in eight babies is born premature in the United States and those numbers soar when we start talking specifically about African-American babies. Today, Prematurity Awareness Day, I want to take a… Continue reading Prematurity Awareness Day
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pregnant women who have contracted the H1N1 virus have died at a rate six times higher than the general population. Because of this physicians are encouraging expectant women to get the H1N1 “All pregnant women should be vaccinated,” urges Dr. Gerson Weiss, professor and… Continue reading Pregnant Women Urged to Get H1N1 Vaccine
Aah, the joys of pregnancy! I really miss those days. Being an expectant mom over eight years ago was the best time of my life. I think it's because I was fascinated by how much my body was changing and how awe-struck I felt with actually carrying another human being inside my body. For those… Continue reading Fall Fashions from Motherhood Maternity & A Pea in a Pod
Did you know there is a higher incidence of premature birth among African American babies than Caucasian babies? According to the March of Dimes, more than 18 percent of African American babies are born prematurely, compared to only 11.5 percent of Caucasian babies. Given your increased risk of delivering a premature baby, ask your doctor… Continue reading Preventing Premature Birth
I am always looking online for unique baby boutiques because invariably someone I know is always pregnant whether it is a family member (of whom I have many) or a colleague or one of my neighbors down the street. I have two daughters (ten and seven) and two of the most memorable times in my… Continue reading LaLa Baby Boutique
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When I was pregnant in 1998 and 2001, eating fish was not an option. Every pregnancy book, magazine, and television show for expectant moms expressly recommended that expectant mothers refrain from indulging in delectable delights from the sea. Now, researchers have changed their tune and insist that pregnant women should consume at least 12 ounces… Continue reading Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish? New Research Says Yes