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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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.

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Study Finds Gestational Diabetes May Increase Your Risk of Postpartum Depression

Statistics suggest that around 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. Characterized by long-lasting symptoms (generally longer than a couple of weeks), those suffering from the condition may experience symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, and trouble bonding with baby. It affects women of all ages, income levels, and ethnicities. There are some commonalities, however. For example, women depression are more likely to experience PPD. Now a new study suggests that gestational diabetes may also be an independent risk factor.

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Mom Says Daycare Worker Breastfed Her Baby and Made Him Sick

Most moms are used to receiving unsolicited advice, but what happens when that advice turns into inappropriate and unwanted action? A North Carolina mom might have the answer.

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Mother Shamed Into Covering Up While Breastfeeding Baby at an Art Gallery

Christie Rea, a mother of four, recently spoke out about her breastfeeding experience at the National Gallery of Australia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a pleasant one. In her own words, the Newcastle woman said “it was absolutely humiliating” to be pressured into leaving the gallery area for feeding her daughter.