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Baby Blues and Post Natal Depression

From Anne O’Dwyer After the birth of your baby you are likely to feel tired after sleepless nights. Also your body has been through quite an ordeal carrying baby for 9 months followed by the exertion of giving birth. Perhaps you had a prolonged labour, or you may be feeling anxious wondering how you will…

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Working to Prevent Obesity in Today’s Children

From Meagan Deacon  How to get kids to eat healthy snack foods and improve diet: While it doesn’t take much to convince kids to head outside to the playground to get their daily dose of physical activity, navigating nutritious food options can be easier said than done. Here are a few tips and tricks adults…

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Surrogacy: A Demon Arising

From Arpit Toshniwal  Surrogacy The Art of Happiness! In India, it is still not uncommon to tell if a woman is sterile and sometimes even worse just because she hasn’t conceived a child till her “designated age”. The family planning scenario in India lasts as long as your salary from day 1; exactly, it’s not…

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Lessening the Taboo of Miscarriage and Stillbirth

From Melissa Desveaux  When a woman falls pregnant, her and her partner (assuming most of the time) have dreams of raising their child. They are happy beyond words and share their excitement with those who would want to know. Whether the woman knows her baby or not, a feeling of happiness, excitement, and wonder suddenly…

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How In-Vitro Fertilization Works

From Robin Khan  In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure where a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm are combined in a glass dish to result in fertilization and the creation of an embryo that is then transferred to a recipient woman to carry to full-term. The process may be performed with the recipient’s eggs or…

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The Unexpected Trends Within Egg Donation

From Robin Khan  For many couples who are unable to conceive on their own, the willingness of another woman to donate her eggs gives them the opportunity to have a child they would otherwise be unable to have. Sometimes the man’s sperm is used with the donor eggs while others are actually embryo transfers that…

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Having a Caesarian Is Not the End of the World!

From Melissa Desveaux  It’s a caesarian, not the end of the world! As a mother of two young boys, I never got the chance to deliver them naturally. It was a little disappointing because it’s one thing I hoped for. Other than having a healthy baby of course. I was induced with my first boy…

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5 Facts to Know About Hip Pain and Pregnancy

From Kenneth Perkins  Few women get through an entire pregnancy without some form of hip pain. It might be a slight discomfort or a debilitating, throbbing soreness. Many women experience hip discomfort in the second trimester while others get it in the second trimester. (A few have it even earlier in the pregnancy.) Trouble sleeping…

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