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Delivery Room Dads: The Best Supporting Actors of Childbirth

Delivery Room Dads: The Best Supporting Actors of Childbirth

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s a great time to celebrate the father figures in our lives. One of my duties as a Pediatric Hospitalist is to attend “high risk” newborn deliveries. Essentially, if the baby seems distressed at birth – there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the heart rate isn’t acting normally, or the […]

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Ten Fantastic Podcasts for Every Mom's Listening Pleasure

Ten Fantastic Podcasts for Every Mom’s Listening Pleasure

If you have yet to dive into the world of Podcasts, then you are seriously missing out. Not only are these gems free, but their topics are endless and can educate or entertain you whenever and wherever. I discovered the wide world of Podcasts a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. As […]

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Can I Love and Support Two Kids? {My One Child Policy}

Can I Love and Support Two Kids? {My One Child Policy}

I have one child and “So, when is she going to have a little brother or sister?” is a question I’m often asked. It’s fairly common among Filipino families to have several children; I’m the youngest of four, and I have friends who are among four, five, even six children. There’s social pressure from family […]

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How to Manage Pregnancy Diabetes When You Love Food

How to Manage Pregnancy Diabetes When You Love Food

I want to get something off my chest. Something that only a few people around me knew about while I was pregnant. A few days into my third trimester, I was diagnosed with Pregnancy Diabetes. Yup. I had to take that three-hour test of fasting, drinking that sugary orange drink, and waiting to find out […]

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Another Baby? {Please Stop Questioning My Decision}

Another Baby? {Please Stop Questioning My Decision}

I vividly remember my six-week postpartum appointment after my second baby was born. I spent the bulk of the appointment nodding, as my OB/GYN did her best to sell me on an IUD. And not-so-subtly suggesting that we (my husband and I) consider a permanent birth control method. My methodical nodding and blank stare must […]

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The Ugly Side of Pregnancy: Vomit and All

Here we look at the ugly side of pregnancy because at some point or occasionally throughout the whole nine months the ugly happens! Now there is good and bad in all aspects of life including pregnancy. And honestly despite the wonderful outcome of our tiny miracles the nine month ordeal is down right UGLY!! First Comes Nausea […]

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