Kickin' It

On 21 July 2009 , tags: fertility, food, health 1 Comments

My bad habit that is. Caffeine I have had a hunch that is been affecting my fertility. When we conceived last summer, I was not drinking caffeine. But, because of my work schedule these days, I have been drinking more coffee in the past several months. I would say that I drink an average of 12 oz. per day. That isn't ...

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A Petition for Health

On 10 July 2009 , tags: health 0 Comments

Today on the radio I heard an ad that was promoting a petition for "free your health care". The idea is to not let the government run our health care system and to ensure that it stays in the hand of the people. If the government takes control, we will not see as many options of our own desires ...

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Coming Full Circle - Ch. 1

On 04 July 2009 , tags: fertility, health, pregnancy 2 Comments

CHAPTER 1 Lucky. Blessed. Whatever you want to call it, I am it. Today marks the first day of my year long journey. And this is my story. I didn't know it yet, but this was going to be the cycle that we would conceive a baby. When you calculate your pregnancy, you count from the first day of your last ...

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Book of the Week

On 09 June 2009 , tags: health, life, parenting 0 Comments

Childhood Vaccinations by Lauren Feder, M.D. I recently posted that I would write about vaccinations. Since then, I have been reading and researching beyond what I had already done over the past several years. It has been about eleven years since I first learned of the choices that we have concerning being vaccinated and vaccinating our children. In addition, about a month ...

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New Poll on Vaccinations

On 15 May 2009 , tags: etc…, health, life, parenting 3 Comments

Please take my most recent poll on vaccinations located to the right. I have recently gotten a lot of feedback and comments on vaccinations and feel that a vaccination post is in the near future. Although I learned more of vaccinations and their pros and cons about eleven years ago, I would like to be able to write about it from ...

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What's going on "down there"?

On 08 May 2009 , tags: fertility, health, pregnancy 0 Comments

If you chart your cycle or know your body well, you may have questions when you see bleeding besides your period, have painful cramping, or are trying to become pregnant. What does it all mean? Ovulation spotting is defined as a very light bleeding that may accompany ovulation - though it is rather uncommon fertility indicator and can be easily missed (even ...

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Track Your Cycle

On 06 May 2009 , tags: fertility, health, pregnancy 0 Comments

Pregnancy achievement can be a touchy subject for some women who long to have a baby and expand their family. Some women have difficulty becoming pregnant while others seem very fertile. I have been using the "Fertility Awareness Method" to track my fertility for a few years. If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, I believe this is the first ...

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Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy

On 29 April 2009 , tags: health, pregnancy 0 Comments

There are many things you can and should do to prepare your body to have a healthy pregnancy. This can and should start several months or even years before trying to conceive. Some of these sound like no-brainers, but you would be surprised at what I see pregnant women do because of the lack of knowledge they have about ...

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Can This Really Happen?

On 20 March 2009 , tags: birth, health, pregnancy 0 Comments

Yes. And it did. Expectant mother taken to hospital after four hours of minor, but relentless contracting. She is 36 and a half weeks pregnant. At 8:30 pm, nurse finds her to be 3 cm dilated and 60% effaced. At 1:00 am she was to be re-examined for change. At that check, water bag was broken....(on purpose.) Remains in hospital ...

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A Question for the Doc

On 22 February 2009 , tags: birth, health, pregnancy 2 Comments

In recently attending two births with whom my clients had the same doctor, neither one delivered while their doctor was on call. This means that they each got the doctor in that group of four in the practice that was on call that evening/weekend. I was able to see first hand the practices of each. One of which I was ...

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