Author Archive for Jennifer

Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom who spends her days chasing around the never-ending ball of energy that is her son. By night you can find her at her computer, drafting up her next great blog post about parenting with chronic illnesses. She is also an avid photographer and jewelry artisan. She is the founder of the Fibromyalgia support website, www.fibro.me, where Fibromyalgia patients can go to gain support, learn how to advocate for themselves, and spread awareness of this still relatively unheard of condition.

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Men Conceived Through IVF May Inherit Fertility Issues

For many couples, infertility can be a struggle. As prospective parents, we will try anything to have a child. A new study is suggesting, however that a specific fertility treatment may lower the sperm count of the future children.

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CDC Issues Travel Warning Over Miami Zika Outbreak

With new cases being confirmed everyday, the Zika virus has continued to be a concern for health care agencies. In Miami, Florida, Governor Rick Scott has stated that the number of Zika cases has jumped up to 14. Scott asked on Monday for a federal emergency response team, in order to help the state fight the spread of the virus in the United States.

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Photographer’s Project Aims To Bring Awareness To Rare Childhood Illnesses

Karen Haberberg, a New York photographer knows what it does to family when a child becomes ill and passes away. Before she was born, her parents had lost a child to Tay-Sachs, which is a rare illness that destroys nerve cells, and often leads to death at a young age.

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Live Video Chat Shows Promise, May Teach Toddlers New Social Skills

It has been long believed that too much screen time can harm our children. So, we monitor and regulate. But what about FaceTime, an application that can be downloaded to any Apple iPad or iPhone? It’s a great tool for keeping in touch with distant relatives, but can our little ones benefit from it? A new study believes it may be so.

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Baby Born With Brain Outside His Skull Defies The Odds

There are some things that happen in this world that can only be attributed to being a “miracle.” Such is the case of Sierra Yoder and her husband Dustin, when twenty-two weeks into her pregnancy, the couple learned that the baby Sierra was carrying had a very rare birth defect. During Sierra’s second term ultrasound, the tech noticed something was a miss.

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CDC Confirms 3 Babies Have Been Born In The United States With Zika Related

If there was ever a time that pregnancy could be very scary, this is it. The Zika virus is one of the most covered medical issues across the globe right now, and for good reason. Currently there are 234 cases of pregnant women with Zika in the United States alone, and the Centers For Disease Control(CDC) has revealed that three babies have been born in the United States with Zika-related birth defects.

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UPDATE: Cleveland Clinic Reveals More Details About Uterus Transplant Recipient

2016 truly is the year for scientific and medical leaps and bounds. Last month a Cleveland Clinic revealed that they had completed it’s very first uterus transplant, something that can potentially give many women hope.

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Community Comes Together For Father After Kansas Woman Dies Following Triplet Birth

Finding out your pregnant is exciting enough, but learning you are having triplets would put you over the moon! That’s how Kansas woman Casi Rott, 36, felt when she knew she was having three more babies. The mom of five children, a native of Clay City, Kansas had been at her brother-in-law’s home as she […]

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Baby Born With Severe Disability Beats Odds, Enjoys First Visit With Santa!

When little Jaxon Buell was born in August 2014, his parents learned that the infant suffered from Mycrohydranencephaly, which is a rare condition where brain tissue is replaced with fluid, instead. Doctors were certain that the little boy would not survive the week, let alone a month. But

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History Is Made In Canada As Government Passes Bill To Help Families Who Suffered Pregnancy And Infant Loss

When a loss during pregnancy occurs couples are left to deal with the shock, guilt and anger that comes with losing a baby. It is a heartache that just doesn’t go away. But we carry them in our hearts forever. History was made on December 8 with the passing of Bill 141 in Ontario, Canada, making it the first known healthcare legislation of its kind in North America.

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New Survey Finds Children Have High, Worrisome Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is usually something us adults worry about, it can get a little confusing, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, etc. It’s not usually something parents had to worry about with their children in the past. However, a new survey has revealed that one in five America children have unhealthy cholesterol levels, with 8 percent having very high cholesterol levels.

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Baby Who Had Three Heart Attacks Now Has ‘Proper Chance’ At Life After Transplant

As new parents, we always think of our babies as fragile, and that they’re going to break if we touch them. But, for two British parents, this was their reality. When little Ruby McCullough was born, her parents weren’t even able to touch her. Within the first few weeks of her life, she had three heart attacks. Doctors gave her a 20 percent chance of survival.

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9-Months Pregnant Woman Gives Birth To Twins After Being Airlifted To Hospital During Chennai Flooding

Out of tragedy comes hope. One woman brought some joy to Chennai, India, after she was airlifted to a local hospital and delivered healthy twins. In early November, Chennai was hit with extreme rains and flooding occurred, displacing thousands of people from their homes and jobs. Residents had to be rescued by the Indian Air Force.

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New Research Shows That Dad’s Lifestyle And Diet Could Affect Baby’s Future Health

We all know as pregnant women, what we eat does affect our baby, and even beyond infancy. But a new study published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism led by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research has found that what dad eats and how his appetite is can affect baby and their future, too!