When traveling with a preschooler it can be difficult to ensure that you have all the things you need. Not only do you have consider all their clothing, dietary, and personal needs, but above all else you have consider their safety. But this can be a real challenge when traveling with a child that still requires a booster or car seat. Anyone who had ever flown with a small child and car seat can attest to the amount of frustration felt when trying to haul a car seat or booster through the … [Read more...] about RideSafer 2: The Safe Alternative to Booster and Car Seats
After a baby is born, the real work begins. I have some vital tips for new dads that everyone needs to know! After my best friend gave birth to her first baby, I braved the 405 to her home in North Hollywood to pay the little one a visit and give her some much-needed adult conversation. She was eager to show off her son's ten perfect fingers and toes, and I let him practice his grasping reflex against my (clean, TDAP-vaccinated) hands. And then she started talking. "I could just throttle … [Read more...] about Postpartum Tips For New Dads Everyone Needs To Know
Guest Blogger: Jenna According to recent reports, more than two million birth injuries are known to have taken place in the last few years alone. This figure is definitely appalling knowing that medical science continues to grow and has is now better than ever. In such a scenario, it’s not surprising to have so many parents and parents-to-be confused about the the type of preventive measures that they should be taking to avoid birth injuries. The following article outlines a few effective … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Birth Injuries
My experience in OB nursing has been somewhat limited. However, during a recent involvement with implementing a fetal monitoring system, I had the opportunity to talk with nurses and gauge their opinions on how best to deliver patient care to both the mother and the baby. The hospitals I had worked in had different areas for the birthing mothers, post partum mothers, and the babies. Sure the nurse would bring the baby to the room at routine intervals, but you could always send the baby to the … [Read more...] about Exploring the Benefits of Mother-Baby Maternity Nursing Units
As I was preparing my speech for the MEDITECH conference, I realized it was Mother’s Day. Unfortunately I will not be able to celebrate this Mother’s Day with my mother. But I can celebrate the many gifts she blessed me with. I can celebrate how incredibly proud she would be is of me. I miss her. Had I known when I was younger that she would die so young I would have been much more aware of how precious the time was with her. But isn’t hindsight always 20/20? My mother taught me many … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned From My Mother
We do not set aside nearly enough time to express thanks for the many blessings that we have in our lives. I am glad that we have a day dedicated to be thankful and embracing family. Sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are and Thanksgiving is wonderful reminder to take a moment to count your many blessings. In no particular order, and in no way encompassing the entirety of all things I am thankful for, I present to you some of my blog-worthy blessings: I am thankful for my family. I … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving: Being Thankful for my Blessings
Fifty-Six Year-Old to Give 25 Year-Old Her Uterus It's a little much to grasp, and it's applicable in a double sense. It's the 56-year old's womb, in the sense that it's her uterus, and she will be "sharing" it with her daughter. It's the 25-year old's womb in the sense that it was where she was conceived, and she will potentially be sharing it with her child. How very perplexing. Mother ’s love their children deeply and often spend their entire life giving to them. They … [Read more...] about Uterus Transplant: Sharing Your Womb With Your Child?