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Fishy Business – Safe and Unsafe Fish to Consume While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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Fish has a lot of nutrients that are very beneficial for you and your baby. Fish is a great source of protein, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids all of which have innumerable health benefits. You should definitely plan to regularly include fish in your pregnancy diet, as the benefits …

Bringing Birth Choices to the GCC: An Arab Midwife’s Perspective

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Pregnancy and birth are two of the most life changing experiences in a woman’s life.
Being trained as an Arab nurse midwife in the United States, and coming to practice in the Arab Gulf States, has given me the rare opportunity to experience both the traditional Eastern and modern Western perspectives. …

My Dearest Fetus

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My Dearest Fetus,
Let me start off by saying what a pleasure it has been conceiving you. You will never know the details of course, but you were conceived by people who love each other very much and are gearing up to love you even more.
Now that we are more acquainted, …

What to Expect When She is Expecting

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What to Expect When She is Expecting

When your wife or girlfriend tells you that she is pregnant, avoid dumbfound silence to “umm, tequila shot?” and in between as potential responses. Needless to say, those are all incorrect responses. 

The correct response can be brief (‘wow!’) or poetic and effusive (e.g., “how do I love thee? Let me …

The P-Test: Pregnancy Probability

The P-Test: Pregnancy Probability

Something is amiss – could I be pregnant?
Some women have a sixth sense about these things. Most of us mere mortals, however, need to rely on Google or Wikipedia to inform us about those prime biological tells: a missed period; retching at the smell of our favorite foods; feeling like …

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