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Is St. Vincent’s Really “Baby Friendly”?

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When signing onto the Connecticut Post this morning, I clicked on an article about St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport being deemed a “Baby Friendly” hospital in Connecticut. The standards for becoming a “baby friendly” hospital revolve around breastfeeding for new mothers and babies. But what is not being discussed in this article are several […] [Read More]
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Celebrating 375 of Connecticut!

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Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend?  The Hartford Courant published some deals for families to have fun around the state, so I wanted to share a couple with my readers. The Mark Twain House & Museum On Saturday local cultural arts organizations will be partnering up with the museum for […] [Read More]
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Are Cesarean Babies more Likely to suffer from Celiac Disease?

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A new research study I stumbled across in the Health Day Medical News recently suggests that babies born via cesarean section may be more likely to  suffer from Celiac disease later on in life. “Researchers analyzed data on almost 2,000 children seen at gastrointestinal outpatient clinics for celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other […] [Read More]
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Being a SAHM is a Full Time Job!

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Yesterday I was asked a question on Formspring.me which kind of got my mind really going. I am sure it was meant to be an insult from one of my fans out there, but I think it just rang true of what a lot of people out there actually think. While the questions was worded […] [Read More]
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Patient Choice C-Sections are NOT Driving up the Rate!

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Contrary to popular belief that patient choice cesarean sections are currently driving up the cesarean delivery rate, a study shows this not to be accurate.  The 2005 Listening to Mothers survey followed 1,573 women over the period of one year observing their experience with childbirth. Recently on top of the very important Listening to Mothers […] [Read More]
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Things To Come…

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There are a lot of great things to come in the next couple months. I am working on a group of series that are going to be super entertaining for all of my readers! First thing I am most excited about is Getting Back In Shape after Baby series. In the next coming months I […] [Read More]
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The Importance of Skin to Skin Contact after Birth

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In the first hours after your baby is born, skin to skin contact, and keeping the mother with the baby at all times is something hospitals, and parents should be practicing everywhere. Unfortunately it is not as common as it should be, especially in U.S. hospitals. I have been using a lot of the Mothers […] [Read More]
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Accuracy in a Cartoon

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There has been a  lot of discussion lately about woman’s feelings post cesarean here.  Lots of healthy baby comments, and other women simply not having an understanding of the feelings some women go through after having a cesarean section.  With my post today, I wanted to talk about Post Cesarean Feelings, the recent survey, websites […] [Read More]
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