Pregnancy is supposed to be a very joyous life event. In fact, most pregnant mom’s are excited to meet the baby that has been moving, kicking, and growing in her belly over the last few months. Meeting your baby for the first time is an overwhelming and happy time for most parents. Once a mom gives birth,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 26, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
No sleep is not an option for me. My sense of security is back in tact since I think we are on the same page in trying to work things out. I lean over and kiss his lips. I say goodbye and don’t hear a response before I walk out the door….not knowing what is in store next.
I text Jason the next day apologizing for leaving and explaining how he knows that his loud snoring keeps me awake.
He doesn’t reply. I text him again later in the day, and he doesn’t respond to that text…Continue
Added by Jessica Rector on February 11, 2013 at 1:52am — No Comments
Anemia is very common during pregnancy due to the increased blood flow in a woman’s body. Your doctor will test your blood during your first prenatal visit to ensure that you aren’t anemic at the beginning of your pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant, her body will produce up to 50 percent more blood than…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 7, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Here in the Chicagoland area, people are wearing RED today as part of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. Many people still do not realize that Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women over the age of 20, according to the AHA. The upside to this? It’s largely…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 1, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
I leave the room and sit in the lobby for them to finish my paperwork. While I’m waiting, I send Jason a text saying, “I just wanted to let you know that I’m at Planned Parenthood. They confirm that I am pregnant and due in November.”
He sends a text back saying, “I don’t even know what to say to you.”
Stunned by this reply, I’m at a loss for how to respond. How does he not know what to say to me? Last I knew, it takes two for this result to happen.
He sends a follow-up…Continue
Added by Jessica Rector on December 6, 2012 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Would you recognize the signs of a heart attack in yourself or a loved one? I thought I knew all of the signs and found out I was wrong. Earlier this year Dr. D's mother died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. I became motivated to educate myself as much as possible about heart disease which is the number one killer of women in the United States. I'm very passionate now…Continue
With the holidays approaching, everyone's spirits seem to soar. Festivities and family gatherings offer opportunities to make new friendships and re-establish old ties. Most people look forward to this season. Unfortunately, some people find the holiday depressing. Those without family or even those with family can get the blues because of circumstances. Some people just find the season stressful. What you may not realize is that one of those unhappy persons could be your…Continue
Added by Nancy Konigsberg on December 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Question, are you aware of the signs and symptoms of that arise after being bitten by a tick?…