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Gestational Diabetes

Recently I discovered that I have diabetes and high blood pressure running through the family genes. This is a concern to me for two reasons: 1. I don't want to have either of those issues now or later in life and 2. I don't want to develop gestational diabetes (GD) when I eventually decide to… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes

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Buffalo Birth Locations

Good Morning All! Today I'm going to be talking about the birth spaces in the Buffalo area, where I'm currently living. I think that it's really important to know all of your options before you decide where you're going to give birth and recently I was taken on a tour and given all of the… Continue reading Buffalo Birth Locations

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What are Boobs?

Today we're going to chat about the basics breast anatomy and breastfeeding. In my posts about breastfeeding (part one and part two) I talked about the book Breastfeeding Made Simple,  by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. In the introduction, Jack Newman, MD described the many reasons why women say that they "can't" breastfeed (i.e. I don't have… Continue reading What are Boobs?

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June: World Infertility Month

I just found out that June is World Infertility Month. I think that it's great to label it as a "World" issue because the range of infertility problems can affect anyone anywhere. WHO (World Health Organization) has even funded research on the topic to help determine what the world infertility rates are. From a 2012… Continue reading June: World Infertility Month