womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

Friday, Nov 06th 2015

The Awesome Pregnancy Perk a Start-Up Company Offers

authored by Vera Sizensky

If you're pregnant and working in an office whose dress code isn't stretchy yoga pants-friendly, your bank account will take a hit. Business maternity clothes aren’t cheap. One dress can cost hundreds of dollars, and that’s just one outfit.

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Wednesday, Oct 28th 2015

The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation

authored by Vera Sizensky

There are many reasons women need cesareans. For me, after 17 hours of labor, my daughter's heartbeat slowed down, which results in my emergency c-section.

I remember taking deep breaths as they prepped me for the surgery. My husband had to wait in the hall. All I could tell myself was, "soon you'll meet your daughter. Stay calm."

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Friday, Oct 09th 2015

This Football Stadium Is Installing Breastfeeding Suites

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Wednesday, Aug 19th 2015

THIS Is Why Breastfeeding Is So Important

by Linda C. McGrath, PhD, CHES, IBCLC, LLLL, and Vincent R. McGrath, EdD

What if scientists created a product that would protect infants from developing chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, respiratory infections and ear infections? What if this product could protect infants from developing allergies? What if this same product would also protect mothers from developing breast, ovarian and other types of cancers?

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

authored by Vera Sizensky

Pregnancy comes with many symptoms and side effects—morning sickness, exhaustion, cravings, mood swings, thicker hair and even sensitivity to smells. While these are generally normal, others may be cause for concern and even a sign of a pregnancy-related condition such as preeclampsia. 

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Tuesday, Mar 17th 2015

Moms: Are You Guilty of "Sharenting"?

authored by Vera Sizensky

About 90 percent of my Twitter and Facebook posts are about my daughter, Lena, which makes me guilty of "sharenting"—the practice of a parent regularly using social media to communicate information about their child.

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Wednesday, Dec 10th 2014

Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Thursday, Dec 04th 2014

Teaching My Daughter to Say “Vagina”

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Wednesday, Nov 26th 2014

Quadruple Amputee Mom Grateful to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Her Family

authored by Vera Sizensky

I always give thanks for the same things every year: family and friends. I’m still thankful for those things–of course!—but this year I’m inspired to give thanks for something I take for granted: my health. 

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