Author Archive for Kate

Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done. Find out more about Kate’s books at authorkategivans.com.

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What is Placenta Previa?

The placenta is a crucial structure during pregnancy. It provides baby with nutrients, oxygen, and it removes waste. Unfortunately, some mothers have a placenta that rests partially or completely over their cervix. This condition, known as placenta previa, can be dangerous if not monitored and correctly treated. Learn more with help from the following information.

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FDA Warns Couples About NY Fertility Doctor’s Three-Parent IVF Treatment

Last year, Dr. John Zhang did the unthinkable. He performed a three-parent in vitro fertilization treatment and eliminated mitochondrial disease for one very lucky family. A condition that often results in death for any infants born with it, mitochondrial disease is passed down from the mother to the baby.

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What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, a condition that is characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy, affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all expectant mothers. If left untreated, it can cause numerous complications for both mother and baby, including seizures or fatality. Learn more about this dangerous pregnancy-related condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and risks, with help from the following information on preeclampsia during pregnancy.

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Sweet Kyla Debuts New Midnight and Groovy Giraffe collection

Made in Canada at their warehouse in Guelph, Ontario Sweet Kyla is well known for their beautiful nursery bedding sets. Founded more than 30 years ago, their line includes designs for parents of all styles.

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8 Ways You Can Support a New Mom

Has your friend, sister, cousin, neighbor, or in-law just had a baby? Do you want to help, but aren’t sure how? Rest assured: you are not alone. The world of parenting is difficult to understand if you’ve never been a parent. Yet things can be just as confusing, even if you have raised a child. […]

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Mom Carrying Baby Without a Brain Plans to Carry to Term and Donate Organs

Keri Young and her husband, Royce, were just like any other expecting parents, up until the 19-week ultrasound. It was then that doctors gave them heartbreaking news: their daughter, Eva, didn’t have a brain. Devastated as they were, it was in that moment that Keri decided she would carry her baby to term and donate her organs.

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Mount Sinai Hospital’s Smallest Micro-Preemie is Heading Home!

Preeclampsia causes high blood pressure during pregnancy and can even result in damage to the body’s organs. If not treated timely, it can also lead to fatality for either the mother or the baby. Enitan Martins, who had the condition during her pregnancy, understood this, and she knew she would probably deliver her baby early. What she didn’t expect was a delivery at just 23 weeks gestation.

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Tips For Planning Baby’s First Birthday!

If you’re like most parents, you’ve been thinking about your baby’s first birthday since you found out you were pregnant. Added to that excitement is the pressure of knowing they only get one. How do you keep a level head and enjoy that very first birthday milestone? You can start by checking out these 10 tips for planning baby’s first birthday.

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Infant Brain Scans May Make Early Diagnoses for Autism a Reality

Children with autism will always have autism. Yet many can and do make cognitive, communicative, and behavioral improvements as they age. Sadly, many children experience a delayed diagnosis. Since early detection and treatment are key in making progression possible, this delay can significantly limit their ability to grow to their fullest potential. A new study…

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Study Suggests ADHD is Neurological, Not Just Behavioral

In Canada, at least one in 20 children have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Marked by behaviors that many consider obnoxious – hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention – many of these children and their parents are stigmatized as lazy, rude, or undisciplined. Thankfully, a new study may dispel these common misconceptions about the condition. It has determined that the brains of children with the condition are notably smaller than neurotypical children, suggesting the condition is more than just behavioral.

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10 Ways Parents Can Support One Another After Welcoming a Baby

You spent months waiting for your baby, were likely struggling to contain your excitement as the birth date drew near. And then the baby comes. You honestly can’t remember the last time you washed your hair (and may not even really remember your last shower). Your teeth probably never get brushed before noon. And you may even find yourself feeling envious of all the single people who get to sleep through the night.