“WHEN ARE YOU HAVING KIDS??”
AND OTHER QUESTIONS WE SHOULDN’T ASK

Are you engaged? Are you married? Are you pregnant? Do you have just one child? If you answered yes to any of those, then you know what I’m talking about: the relentless questions that your friends, family and co-workers ask you as soon as one of these things happens to you.

The minute my friends and family found out that my now-husband had proposed they all had the same question,

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MUST READ MONDAY:
THE IMPATIENT WOMAN’S GUIDE TO GETTING PREGNANT
BY JEAN M. TWENGE, PH.D.

This post marks the first post in what shall hopefully become a regular series! Huzzah! A book review series! There are soooooo maaaaaany books out there relating to fertility, trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Thousands. Millions? I’m not sure, but definitely hundreds of thousands. My goal with these posts is to help steer you away from the bad books and towards the good books.

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IS YOUR COMPANY USING BIG DATA TO TRACK PREGNANCIES
OR YOUR POTENTIAL TO BECOME PREGNANT?!

How would you feel if you found out that your company had hired a third party company to mine data about your prescriptions, shopping habits, voting records and search queries to predict which medical conditions you might develop? I know how I would feel – pissed right off. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal on February 17,

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IMPORTANT VACCINES FOR NEW
PARENTS PT. 2
AND WHEN TO GET THEM

When my husband and I decided it might be time to start our family a few months ago, I knew that we should schedule appointments with our doctors to get clean bills of health before we did anything else. When my nephew was born, my sister made sure that our whole family received the Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) before we were allowed near the baby.

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IMPORTANT VACCINES FOR NEW
PARENTS PT. 1
AND WHEN TO GET THEM

When my husband and I decided it might be time to start our family a few months ago, I knew that we should schedule appointments with our doctors to get clean bills of health before we did anything else. When my nephew was born, my sister made sure that our whole family received the Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) before we were allowed anywhere near the baby.

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CONDESCENDING IS THE NEW COOL
CONTROVERSIAL NEW CDC PRESS RELEASE ON FASD

 

There have been a lot of stories in the media lately about a controversial press release from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 2, 2016 titled, “More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy”. It seems as though the press release was meant as a reminder to women of child-bearing age that drinking any alcohol while pregnant,

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