Women Are Working Harder During This Pandemic

Every time there is a shift in our culture, it usually means that women have to manage more tasks to keep the household running. And so it follows, women are working harder during this pandemic. “More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology From The Open...

Good Sleep, Better Health

Without sleep we will eat more unhealthy foods, drink too much alcohol, will be persistently irritable and angry.

Home Births

I cringe at the mere mention of the words Home Birth. As much as I don't want to offend the exceptional nurse midwives who provide this approach, and do not want to belittle the exercise of self-determination by mothers who choose this route, I worry about the risk....

What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...
Zika vs DEET

Zika vs DEET

Avoiding mosquito bites offers the best protection against Zika virus. Use DEET. But, you should know that this insect repellant is absorbed through the skin. DEET crosses the placenta. This compound will get into the babies bloodstream. But, DEET has never been shown...

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What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...

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A Happy Doctor Saves Lives

A Happy Doctor Saves Lives

A happy doctor will practice better medicine.  TheBMJ published a study this month, which highlights the problem or poor staffing on weekends. This can lead to worse outcomes for mothers and babies who deliver on the weekends. This did not surprise me at all. In part,...

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Who’s Right…Whose Life…Whose Choice

Who’s Right…Whose Life…Whose Choice

Every part of life has to be considered before one decides to have a baby. This is true, even if you believe in God. Who best to make that decision? Even if she is in a partnership with another adult—her physical, emotional and financial wellbeing will be tested. Does...

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Understanding Transgender Children

Understanding Transgender Children

From the moment we're born, our gender identity is no secret.We're either a boy or a girl. Gender organizes our world into pink or blue. As we grow up, most of us naturally fit into our gender roles. Girls wear dresses and play with dolls. For boys, it's pants and...

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Divorce

Divorce

Going Beyond Anxiety and Positional Thinking During a Divorce When people are divorcing, they are often filled with intense anxiety. They feel compelled to solve whatever is causing their anxiety—sometimes before they are ready to do so. All too often, they want to...

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God and Men: Skin Cancer

God and Men: Skin Cancer

He was a god watching over the woman as she slapped at the waves arduously trying to remove her ill fitted orange bathing suit. He glared at the chubby baby whose immature gait tackled the uneven terrain of white sand. This god hovered over the fifty something woman...

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