Topic: prenatal health

7 Ways To Support Parents Faced With A Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

7 Ways To Support Parents Faced With A Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

It was supposed to be one of the most wonderful days of our lives. On April 29, 2008, at just over twenty weeks pregnant, it was time for my anatomy scan. I was very excited to find out the gender and to see my little bean again. My pregnancy had been going wonderfully so far; no morning sickness or other issues. When the sonogram tech brought in the doctor to “take a look at something,” I knew there was a serious problem.
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25 Things Your Fetus Would Say If It Could Talk

25 Things Your Fetus Would Say If It Could Talk

Pregnant ladies among us already know that their fetus has quite the personality. He or she “waves” during the fetus ultrasound. You wave back! Suddenly you’re craving foods you previously couldn’t stand, need to pee round the clock, and can’t even sleep at night. You would think that little baby has mind and schedule all of their own. And, most likely, he or she does! Among other things. More »

It’s Depressing That We Need Legislation To Provide Reasonable Accommodations For Pregnant Workers

It's Depressing That We Need Legislation To Provide Reasonable Accommodations For Pregnant Workers

There’s good news out of Washington DC for pregnant women today. Well, it’s kind of good news. Senators Bob Casey and Jeanne Shaheen introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act into the Senate today. The bill protects pregnant women by making sure that employers offer reasonable accommodations for their condition, such as a stool to sit on, a water bottle to keep with you, and not having to lift heavy objects. It’s designed to make sure that pregnant women can safely work as long as they’d like to in their pregnancy. Yay, right? Not really. This is good news only if we accept the fact that women need federal legislation to be granted a stool to sit on while pregnant and working. More »

Tragic Story Proves Why We Need To Educate At-Risk Moms-To-Be About Prenatal Care

Tragic Story Proves Why We Need To Educate At-Risk Moms-To-Be About Prenatal Care

Every mother has her own personal style and philosophy. At this website and others like it, we spend a lot of time discussing choices, making suggestions and debating philosophies. Some parents loved to get involved in those conversations. And some choose simply to trust their gut and listen to their own instinct.

I think both choices are valid and both can produce amazing families and children. But there’s a point when the “Live and let live” motherhood agreement gets pushed too far. There’s a place where it stops being about personal choice and starts becoming a safety issue. And one blogger brilliantly demonstrated the point where that “personal choice” goes too far and endangers the lives of children. More »