Shauna: 16 week Preg Check

My wordpress admin has been giving me fits, so I meant to write this last week.  Shauna went in for normal prego exam, and the heartbeats of both babies were good.  Shauna has been on progesterone, not only because of her miscarriage history, but because twins have a higher risk of being born early.  The …

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Be a Hero for Babies Day

June 7th, is Be a Hero for Babies Day. Please join the thousands of heroes who are helping us raise $2 million in ONE day to help fight premature birth. And, best of all, Farmers will match every dollar (up to $250,000) donated by all heroes like you.

Shauna: 13 week Preg Check

Shauna went in last week for a routine OB check.  They decided to do another ultrasound since she’s still been spotting a bit.  The babies are growing fine, and they could even see little legs and arms moving.  The babies were too big to check their gender vaginally, and too small via normal ultrasound.  So …

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Casting Call for Preemie Parents

ABC’s prime time Emmy nominated program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, would like to highlight a March of Dimes family who has a prematurity story. Please note that families must own their home and the home should tie into their story: Either the home needs to be fixed in order to bring the baby home from …

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Premature Births Linked to Pesticides?

A study at the Indiana University School of Medicine found that the premature birth rates in the United States could be linked with increased use of pesticides and nitrates. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, pesticide and nitrate levels in surface water were highest May–June and lowest August–September. The highest prematurity rate occurred May-June (11.91 …

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