Police: Baby Might Have Been Microwaved

29 11 2006

Such horrible, horrible people in this world. They do not deserve to have children.

An infant girl who died in August 2005 of a high body temperature might have been put in a microwave, and her mother has been charged in the death, authorities said Tuesday.

China Arnold, 26, was arrested at her home Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital, police said.

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Breast-feeding: What every mom needs to know

24 11 2006

As a breast-feeding mom, I feel this article I found is very important. I hope it gives all breast-feeding moms some answers…

You know the benefits of breast-feeding. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. It’s easier to digest than commercial formula, and the antibodies in breast milk will boost your baby’s immune system. Breast-feeding may even help you lose weight after the baby is born.

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Doctors repair heart born outside baby’s body

24 11 2006

I found this article and wanted to share….

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Using a piece of Gore-Tex fabric to make their repairs, doctors performed corrective surgery on a baby born with his heart outside his chest and said that the youngster should be able to lead a close-to-normal life.

Naseem Hasni underwent surgery to put his heart inside his chest hours after being delivered by Caesarean section Oct. 31 at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

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Pregnancy rates unchanged with Plan B on hand

24 11 2006

This article may be interesting if you are TTC and/or preventing pregnancy….

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a proactive program where women can keep on hand at all times at least two free packages of emergency contraceptives — also known as the morning-after pill or Plan B — the pregnancy rates are no lower than when women have normal access to emergency contraception, study results suggest.

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How Parents Can Choose the Proper Little League Coach for Their Child

22 11 2006

Another great article! Since I am a mom of an 8 year old boy who dreams of playing professional baseball when he’s older, I thought I would provide this link to a great article.

Before parents just sign their kids up for little league, they need to do some research on the coach. Little league could negatively or positively impact a son or daughter and most of the time the initial impact is made by the coach. Imagine your ten year old trying to stretch a single into a double and unfortunately they get thrown out. You would expect the child to receive encouragement from his coach for good hustle and aggressive behavior, but what if, they didn’t. What if, instead of congratulating the athlete for his or her efforts, the coach starts yelling and screaming at the ten year old for poor judgment. How can you as parents spot a good coach from a bad coach? Parents want their kids to have a great experience and learn that sports are meant to teach. So what are the characteristics in a coach that a parent should be looking for? Is it the team that always wins or the coach that plays everyone? Well, the real question should be: what coach will be best for my kid? Most professionals suggest that when looking for a coach you should look for one: that is going to be positive, that knows the limitations of little leaguers, that is going to educate their players about the game, that respects the athletes individuality and shows they care for them as a person, and one that will create an enjoyable experience for the kids.

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Surprise hazards – 8 products NOT to buy for kids

20 11 2006
    8 products NOT to buy for kids

They may be heavily advertised. Every other kid on the block may have them. Your children might be pleading for them, too. But we recommend that you avoid buying and using the following eight children’s products, including playthings and baby gear, because of the injuries or potential injuries associated with them.

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‘Super Mom’ recovering after rescuing children

20 11 2006

I know it’s been a few days since I posted anything, but here is a story about a very brave woman. I would have done the soame thing. My children are my life! I live and breat for them..

NEW YORK – A woman was recovering Saturday from skin graft surgery for burns she suffered when she rescued her 4-week-old twin sons and two other children from a fire in their apartment, then went back to save a fifth child.

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Woman kicked off plane for breast-feeding

15 11 2006

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A woman who claims she was kicked off an airplane because she was breast-feeding her baby has filed a complaint against two airlines, her attorney said.

When is it a crime to feed your child? Bottle or breast…it doesn’t matter. A mother should be able to feed her child no matter the age or whether or not she breast or bottle feeds. Shame on Delta Airlines! If I fly in the future, I surely will not be flying Delta…I am a mother who breast-fed all her children. I am currently nursing my 7 month old daughter. If anyone ever told me that I couldn’t nurse my baby, they would be getting an earful. The will be no way that I would accept a blanket that has been tossed back and forth from passenger to passenger to cover my child. Gross….Hello….GERMS!!! Not to mention that when you put a blanket over your baby’s head to nurse, it gets pretty hot. Would you like to eat with a blanket over your head? I don’t think so.

Anyways, the link to the article is below. Feel free to comment. I would love to hear all sides. No foul language please.

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11 Embarrassing Fertility Questions Answered

7 11 2006

If you are TTC and if you have some fertility questions here are 11 questions I found along with answers….

1. Does having an orgasm help you to get pregnant?
In theory, an orgasm could help you get pregnant, but experts agree it’s definitely not necessary. During an orgasm, the uterus contracts, causing a vacuum effect which could theoretically move sperm up into the uterus. But Sandra Gahn, co-author of The Infertility Companion, points out, “There’s a certain logic in this theory, yet while studies have shown such a vacuum effect exists, whether it actually brings about a higher pregnancy rate is unproven.”

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Are you a shy mom?

7 11 2006

Interesting article on learning to shed your shell….

Motherhood comes with all sorts of new challenges, from learning to care for your newborn to dealing with postpartum emotions, feeding obstacles, and lack of sleep. One of the biggest challenges you might have is finding a support system of other moms as you grow into your new role as a mother.

Finding Friends
Perhaps you held a full-time job before you had your child and now you’re working part-time. Maybe you’ve quit work altogether and are feeling alone and unsure, with no support other than your family. It’s important to find friends who can understand what you are going through and be there when insecurities arise. It’s also comforting to have mom friends who can share the joys you experience as a new mother.

Full article here!