Study Concludes Non-Drug Pain Relief for Labor Less Effective
A new study published in the Cochrane Library, has concluded that there is strong evidence that drug-based pain relieving methods are more effective at relieving labor pain than non-drug approaches.
Toxic Chemicals Found in Costume Jewelry
The Ecology Center released a study performed by (an arm of The Ecology Center) on March 13, 2012 finding high levels of toxic chemicals (such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic) in low-cost costume jewelry.
Couple Awarded 2.9 Million Dollars in Wrongful Birth Suit
In one of the most controversial cases of its kind, a jury in Oregon has awarded parents Ariel and Deborah Levy $2.9 million in their wrongful birth lawsuit against their doctor.
Celebrity Round-up: Snooki's Snookette, Jessica's Nude Shoot, and The Bachelor
The celebrity round-up gives you the weekly news you can't live without -- in a neat little package. Find out what's going on this week!
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is celebrated yearly on March 8th. 2012's theme is empowering rural women and to end hunger and poverty. This day is all about ordinary women as creators of history.
Rise in Preschooler Cavities Worrisome
Dentists see a worrisome rise in the amount of baby teeth requiring fillings, root canals and crowns for preschoolers.
Isn't that common sense,
Isn't that common sense, though? My GP told me not to eat or drink anything when breastfeeding that I wouldn't feed the baby directly. It's a little draconic, but it made all kinds of sense to me. I stuck pretty close to that, with the exception of krill oil, which I didn't stop taking. I even put my coffee habit on hold.
Baby Inherits Cancer in the Womb
In one of the rarest cases of its kind, a baby has inherited cancer while still in the womb from her now deceased mother.
U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!
The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
Making time to grieve.
Pregnancy and infant loss is never easy. The passing often takes with it shattered hearts and dreams of a future far different than the reality. Having to go through this process while still being called on to serve others -- whether that role is bearing work responsibilities, as "mom" for other children, coping with deteriorating health of parents or in-laws, or simply juggling your relationship with your partner -- 'overwhelming' doesn't even come close.

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02/10/2012 - 18:06
saying Hi and we need to talk more since i just learned that you homeschool.
11/15/2011 - 14:49
The nice kind; just dropping by to say hi.
11/15/2011 - 12:21
Hi Missy!
11/15/2011 - 12:10
What a lovely wall you have! Your face is missing though! LOL!
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