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This Woman Became Pregnant While She Was… Already Pregnant

Beata noted that she and Pawel didn’t listen to the advice of their doctors about abstaining from intercourse. “They tell you at the fertility clinic that you can’t have sex for the four days before your egg collection because the hormones mean more eggs are fertilized than normal,” she explained to SWNS. “But I think […]

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Thousands More Kids Are Separated From Their Parents

The migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border is even worse than we thought. According to a newly released investigative report from the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. government detained and separated thousands of more children from their families than officials had previously disclosed. The numbers are staggering, with the […]

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Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can […]

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I Don't Know Who My Adopted Child Will Be

Lately, my husband and I have been announcing to our friends and family that we’re starting the process of independent adoption. Many friends are simply excited for us. Reactions like, “What an awesome season of life for you!” and “That’s so great!” abound. These are both the simplest and, honestly, the best responses we get. […]

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A smooth move makes for a happier child

(HealthDay)—Moving from one community to another can be difficult for everyone in the family, especially if leaving friends and relatives behind. But the problems can be magnified for kids who have to switch middle or high schools. Studies show that, for high school students, moving just once in a 12-month period can cut in half […]

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Facts about cerebral palsy and risk factors during pregnancy

There are many symptoms during pregnancy that may cause damage to the developing child’s brain, which can later lead to cerebral palsy. The disease is considered to be mostly congenital, which makes it all the more important for the mother to be extra cautious. By Dr Amar Singh Chundawat According to reports from the Indian […]

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Fractures in children often indicate abuse

Physical abuse in children often remains undetected. Atypical fractures may indicate such abuse. Everything that doctors should be particularly alert to and aware of in this setting is the subject of an article by Oliver Berthold and colleagues in the current issue of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018, 115: 769-75). Fractures due […]

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Tips from a teacher on getting your child to listen to you

A large part of parenting depends on patience and perseverance, especially since failures and mistakes are a fundamental part of a child's learning process. Trying to understand the child's perspective, and the reason why he made the mistake, can go a long way in helping you bond with him. By Dr Amrita Vohra The older […]

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Kidstrology: Your January 2019 Parenting Horoscope

January is almost here, and with it, a down-to-business attitude that comes straight from the sun’s visit to Capricorn. End-of-year festivities fade as vigorous new beginnings emerge, so wave goodbye to the shit show that was 2018, and say hello to the new year! Winter can be a time-crunch with kids (hello, darkness at 4 […]