Why It's More Important Than Ever to Defend Reproductive Rights

In a move that surprised almost no one, the Supreme Court decided Monday that Hobby Lobby, a corporate entity, can somehow claim that paying for contraception for its employees violates its (the corporation's) religious sensibilities. This comes on top of last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down the Massachusetts law that kept abortion protesters a decent distance from patients entering and leaving abortion clinics....more
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Should Employer Insurance Cover Birth Control? Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

In one of the most anticipated decisions this year, the Supreme Court announced Monday morning that companies cannot be forced to provide insurance coverage for contraception that violates the owner’s religious beliefs. The high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, the most famous plaintiff to seek exemption from providing birth control on grounds that it's against the company's religion. ...more
So if your faith tells you the transfusions are not allowed do you have the right refuse ...more

Losing the Dreaded Pregnancy Weight

There are very few things in life more difficult than losing weight, especially as you get older. It takes dedication and a commitment to make life changes. Humans are creatures of habit, and unfortunately, we pick up bad habits rather quickly. ...more
Losing weight is a goal many people have, and it’s also one that lots of people have trouble ...more

Let's Have a Baby....Or Nah

When I was younger, I used to want very badly to be a mom. I wanted the big house and the pitter patter of little feet all over. For me, the more, the merrier. I wanted at least five little ones that I could nurture and love forever. And then I got older and I got over it. Not to say the desire of motherhood is something one simply gets over. However, I realised it probably wasn't for me. The realisation came after I had siblings, especially the last one. I was like a mother to her after our mom had passed away. The constant attention giving and losing sleep and worrying was not for me....more

The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea; Pregnancy and Beyond

My second pregnancy was a little rough on my back so I started getting prenatal massages to help out with ...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Surprise!

You may have guessed it…it’s true…we’re having baby number 2!  To visit the blog, http://www.georgiapeachmommy.com Xo,J...more

Homemade baby food: chicken rice apple puree

How to use a rice cooker to prepare homemade baby food. A complete and healthy meal for your little baby: chicken tight with rice, apple, carrot and basil. A creamy puree’ with a very delicate taste. Perfect from 6 months, stage 1For tips, suggestions and more check my blog:http://www.buonapappa.net/chicken-rice-apple-baby-puree/ciao!!!...more

Give the Gift of Life

Over 7.4 million women in the United States alone have had to turn to infertility treatments or alternative methods of conception, according to the CDC statistics. The frustration and anguish caused by infertility is a heartbreaking cycle.  The answer can sometimes be found in finding egg donors for implantation, so that a couple can have a child of their own in these very difficult circumstances....more

Asking for help creates a win-win (It really, really does!)

Tricia didn’t believe that asking for help would create a win-win. She thought she’d feel weak and like a pest and that her in-laws would feel burdened. She was wrong....more

No Baby = Failure?!?

There are times on this road of TTC (trying to conceive) where I have to catch myself from falling down the well of depression. I look at the last two years as a transformation of who I am and what our marriage is and there are times where I feel like I have failed. Why can't I get pregnant? Why did my other babies not survive? It should not be this difficult - the natural process of procreating. I even go further at times thinking - What black girl has trouble having a baby?  I am the only one in my family with this issue. Then HE reminds me of who he is in my life  - Yes God!...more

TTC and Marriage

Well, trying to conceive (TTC) and having a good marriage can be overwhelming. At my last procedure I got to thinking about the husbands. Many of our men are sufferring in silence moreso than us. We are the women and are expected to be emotional with friends or families that we can purge ourselves to and with. But our men are not so open nor do they have the space where they are given permission to express their feelings about TTC and what it really means for them as men....more

Richmond Doulas Auction for Therese

During my pregnancy with my son, Alistair (wow, was that really over a year ago now?!) I had some ongoing prodromal labor for the last month or so. It was incredibly frustrating to go to just about 43 weeks of pregnancy and every night having such intense contractions I was certain I was in labor. One such night...READ MORE......more

A Little Bit Pregnant...

www.hopeful-luna.comHave you ever heard someone say it's impossible to be a little bit pregnant? Well, that person has never been through an I.V.F. cycle.I think someone made that up as a line for scared teen moms or as an ad for cheap pregnancy tests because today I am truly a little bit pregnant and it is a terribly strange "in-between" place to be....more
Thinking you, Luna ~ Hugs.more