Cancer, Lead Poisoning And Our Version of March Madness
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Cancer, Lead Poisoning And Our Version of March Madness

In the last two weeks, we seriously thought our daughter might have cancer AND lead poisoning, I kid you not. For real…these were collectively the 2nd and 3rd times I almost quit China. It all started a few weeks ago when our household was plagued with illnesses of Biblical proportions. I’m talking upper respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pink eye, … Continue reading

The Nurse’s Perspective on Minimal Pain Interventions During Childbirth
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The Nurse’s Perspective on Minimal Pain Interventions During Childbirth

By Casey, RN BSN I love a good natural childbirth. As a labor nurse there are very few things that provide a greater happy rush. A patient with no epidural can jump from 6cm to complete and pushing without the ability to stop herself in a matter of minutes – it keeps us on our … Continue reading

End The Shame of Public Breastfeeding!
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End The Shame of Public Breastfeeding!

I’m not ashamed of breastfeeding. And it’s about time that I said it. Mostly because I’m tired of feeling ashamed when I feed my children in public. And I’m disgusted by the fact that I know several women who actually gave up breastfeeding because they were too traumatized/scandalized/embarrassed to do so. In case you didn’t … Continue reading