Women who experience repeated stressful events while pregnant are more likely to have children with behavioral problems
Dr. Monique Robinson, a psychologist at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Australia, and her colleagues analyzed data from nearly 3,000 pregnant women who reported stressful events at 18 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. Of those women, about 37 percent reported two or more stress events and nearly 8 percent reported six or more.
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Just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. Trying to get them to pay *their share* of the homebirth. You know, the one I discussed with them a year ago. The one they agreed to pay 80% of. Well, let’s just say I’m having trouble calling them a “provider.” They cut a check for less than 40% of the homebirth.
Can you imagine if your partner “provided” for you like insurance companies manage to?
Here's the conversation of Jane and another woman:
"No thank you; chocolate-covered pretzels aren't part of my diet," Jane says.
"They're not part of mine either, but I just ate five!" the other woman says, laughing a bit as she says it.
"Well, pregnant women can eat this kind of stuff! It's good for the baby! Pregnant women don't have to be on diets..." Jane says - but she goes on and on for about a minute (a v.e.r.y. long minute), but…
As our pregnancy nears the end, our Friday nights are no longer our usual Friday nights. Friday night has always been (like many couples) a night to go out to dinner and spend the evening around the town as a way to unwind from the…
If your a parent (or know someone who is or will be) that needs some baby supplies then now is a good time to go out and get them.
Babies R Us is holding another "Great Trade-In Event" and this time they have upped the discount to 25%. The premise is simple: Bring in an old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on January 29, 2010 at 5:07pm —
What kind of luck is it that there is only 8 weeks left in our pregnancy and we are just now finding out about this free pregnancy journal. We ended up buying a couple of different journals around week 20 of our pregnancy so we could fill out parts along the way before we forgot the details (it's almost completed now minus the birth). Never the less, we… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
Stork parking was an exciting thing when my husband and I first found out we were pregnant. We couldn't wait to go to Babies R Us to finally park in the coveted "Stork Parking" spots. Granted, we first parked in it a few days after we found out we we're pregnant and I was only about 5 weeks along but fast forward 7 months later and I have realized what a difference… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 21, 2009 at 12:00am —
It's quite fascinating that we're able to say the baby is only 10 weeks away. It's just around the corner! The 30th week was quite a week for us. We had our monthly visit with the baby doctor and got to hear his heartbeat again. We love hearing his little heartbeat! She had everything looked wonderful and we would even get one… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 17, 2009 at 10:16pm —
There are several days during the week that have some sort of special meaning to them. Monday is the day we all dread as we are heading back to work. Wednesday we look forward too because that signifies that half the work week is over (don't say "Hump Day", you sound stupid), Friday is great because the weekend is here and Saturday and Sunday are… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 9, 2009 at 8:00pm —
We had a little bit of fun tonight. While sitting on the couch we noticed that Mommy's shirt was moving up and down. Our growing boy is getting big enough to start having visible kicks at 25 weeks! So I took out my iPhone and recorded a couple of videos. Yay for babies!
Dude, when did going to the movies become something you had to save up for? I know that bitching about the cost of movie-going these days has been done, but I can't help it. Everytime I go, I wonder how the people that run the theaters and/or the people who run the concession, are able to get their A.I.G. on and continue to charge consumers prices for things like candy and soda that are so clearly robbery. Oh, and now, not only are they continuing to violate us in the most base and lube-less of… Continue
Added by Michele on September 30, 2009 at 9:20am —
A bit of history: About a month ago, a friend of mine decided that she was going to have her IUD un-installed. She thought she was "ready to start thinking about trying to come to a decision about" getting pregnant. She knew the consequences. We both knew the consequences dammit but that didn't stop us from throwing caution to the wind and then watching it fly right back and smack us in the faces with the sound that I imagine liver makes when dropped from a great height and lands on the… Continue
Added by Michele on September 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
The pregnancy test reads positive and we all, or at least most, jump for joy with excitement and anticipation of the journey we are about to embark upon until we are reminded of… Maternity Leave.
The appropriate time to share your pregnancy with your employer varies depending on your situation and your personal preference. I had been working at a small office for about for years and considered my coworkers to be friends so I shared the news right away. However, when the time came to… Continue
Parenting teens is hard enough, but parenting a troubled teen can feel impossible. Most parents simply don’t have the training in psychotherapy techniques, communication skills, and mentoring necessary to guide a teen through the troubled years of adolescence, especially when that teen is also struggling with mental…