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Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy

Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The study looked at about 10,000 British children born at the turn of this century and found no developmental problems among those whose mothers drank moderately during pregnancy. But even the study’s authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.

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After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

| April 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Hmong refugees have been resettling in California’s Central Valley since the late 1970s. Most arrived with few personal belongings, but they did carry their cultural practices — and their recipes. At traditional Hmong healing ceremony in rural Merced, family members feasted on pork and cabbage rolls, fresh fish, and more.

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Pregnant Pause: The Chronicles of Nausea

Pregnant Pause: The Chronicles of Nausea

| May 26, 2009 | 4 Comments

The most valuable thing I learned was that the nausea was a result of a blood sugar drop — explaining why it’s worse in the morning and therefore given the totally fallacious name of “Morning Sickness” — so as long as I had enough food in me at all times, I’d be okay. In order to stave off what was for me 24-hour nausea, I had to eat every two hours.

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Pregnant Pause: Digesting Junk Food and Unwanted Opinions

Pregnant Pause: Digesting Junk Food and Unwanted Opinions

This is the deal: your pregnancy, your decisions. Unless you are causing physical harm to yourself or your baby, no one has the right to make you feel guilty or like a bad mother. NO ONE. And that goes for your food choices as well.

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I’ll have my baby with a side of placenta

I’ll have my baby with a side of placenta

| April 16, 2009 | 10 Comments

Note: Don’t read this if you find my other posts disgusting or offensive. Move along now. I mean it.
Some women get post-partum depression; in my case, I had a whopper case of pre-partum depression, which, needless to say, did not bode well the post part of the partum.

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