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To All Birth Mothers

There are many voices out there, whether other adoptees, previous birth mothers, adoptive parents, or the general public. They all have their story regarding adoption and its impact on their life. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and trying to research more about adoption, you may be feeling confused and frightened by…

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Healthy Preganancy

Healthy Pregnancy Center for Disease Control (CDC) Learn what you can do before and during pregnancy to improve your chances of having a healthy baby. Before you get pregnant, try to reach a healthy weight. Obesity increases the risk for several serious birth defects and other pregnancy complications. If you are underweight, overweight,…

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Safe Toys for Children

Good Toys for Young Children by Age and Stage In addition to being safe, good toys for young children need to match their stages of development and emerging abilities. Many safe and appropriate play materials are free items typically found in your homes. Cardboard boxes, plastic bowls and lids, collections of plastic bottle…

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Safe Sleep for Newborns

Ask any new mom or dad what they find most difficult in a child’s first year, and they will probably mention sleep deprivation. By a baby’s first birthday, most parents have tried some sort of intervention – something to help their child learn to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own so…

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ChildProofing Your Home

    My information  is taken from “What to expect when you are expecting,” by Heidi Murkoff.  I have recommended her books for years!  I will cover crawling, standing and walking. Crawling Safety    Congratulations — and welcome to a whole new phase of babyhood! Now that your infant has mastered movement on…

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