womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

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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Sunday, Nov 09th 2014

What Children Can Learn From Losing

authored by Lindsey Metrus

Everyone needs to learn how to lose. Just as you teach your children the ABCs, to say "please" and "thank you," and to ride a bike, you should teach them how to lose.

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Sunday, Nov 09th 2014

One of the Craziest Birth Stories EVER

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Friday, Oct 24th 2014

Survey: Having Kids Makes You Happier

authored by Vera Sizensky

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