Archive for 2010

  • Breast Feeding Saves Lives

    Monday, April 5th, 2010

    A few days ago a study was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics showing that hundreds of babies’ lives could be saved each year if U.S. women breastfed their babies for the first six months of life.

    This is not entirely new news. In 2001, The American Academy of Pediatrics came out solidly with the recommendation that all babies be exclusively breast fed for a minimum of six months and optimally for one year. The interesting thing about this study is that it was connected primarily as a cost analysis related to childhood illness and disease.

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  • April Fool’s Day Chocolate?

    Thursday, April 1st, 2010

    Today is April Fool’s Day. If you follow the Internet, you see that Google, Star Buck’s and several other companies are engaging in some good-humored fun. What a relief it is to see this in a day and age where seriousness is all around us.

    I have been part of (on both sides) a number of practical jokes over the years but one stands out as the absolute best. It got at least twenty people. It took hours for us to make sense of it and no one caught on that it was April 1st.

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  • Nancy Pelosi Is a Mother Too

    Monday, March 29th, 2010

    Alexander and I went to church yesterday, as we do most every Sunday. We are Catholic but our spiritual community is a Methodist church called Glide, located in the poorest section of San Francisco. That part’s a longer story.

    To say that Glide is different than other churches is certainly an understatement. This statement describes the community. “We have been called radical, even rebellious – and we just thought we were doing what a church is supposed to do…”.

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  • How The Health Care Bill Helps Women

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

    On Monday, the groundbreaking Health Care Bill passed. Although there is lots of controversy surrounding it, it does potentially improve the health care options for women and children.

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  • New Feature- Tips on Twitter

    Friday, March 12th, 2010

    Happy Friday — I wanted to post a quick note to announce something new I’m starting on Monday. Five days a week I will be adding a new Pregnancy Tip on Twitter. A short, simple, but useful tip related to preparing for pregnancy, being pregnant or being a new parent.

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  • Fit Pregnancy’s Biggest Babymoon Ever

    Monday, March 1st, 2010

    I attended Fit Pregnancy magazine’s Biggest Babymoon Ever event in Los Gatos, California this weekend. I was asked to give a seminar on “Common Sense Pregnancy” as well as be a part of a panel discussion on a wide variety of pregnancy topics. F

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  • February Research: Eating in Labor, Predicting Preterm Labor

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    Two new and interesting studies came out this month. I want to be able to pass on this kind of information, as I am able to. Current information keeps all of us moving towards better care for moms and babies.

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  • My 9-Year Old Slept In The Dog Crate

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    My nine year old slept in the dog crate last night. Alexander announced at dinner that he wished to sleep in the crate. Perhaps this entitles me to the Best Mommy Award for, not only agreeing to it, but photographing it as well. Some might balk at this interesting sleeping arrangement.

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  • The Joy of Pregnancy Is A Free Download

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

    I want to share some exciting news with you. My focus has always been not only to provide, but also to raise the bar on the quality of information that is available to pregnant women. I applaud all the health care professionals who work so diligently to provide solid, sensible and accurate information about having a baby here in the U.S. in the 21st century.

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  • The Shoulder Gets Fixed

    Saturday, February 13th, 2010

    I’ll apologize up front. I am going to whine a little, I’m afraid. I had a big shoulder surgery this past Wednesday. Yes, stemming from the fateful fall I had just before Thanksgiving. It was a big repair with a long recovery. I am in a rather intimidating arm/shoulder brace for the next 6 weeks and my days will be rather quiet. At the moment that seems fine as I can barely move, but I know as soon as I feel like myself again, that will be a challenge.

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