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A Young Man’s Fatherhood

A Young Man’s Fatherhood

What does a young man's fatherhood look like? Is it as scary as your family and friends have made it out to be? Or is there something unique, special, and rewarding, when a man steps into the life of a child and accepts his role as a father? There is a difference in a...

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Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

90% of women will get stretch marks. Though it’s common, you might still want to figure out how to prevent them. Find out how you can make sure to prevent new or developing stretch marks by reading our latest blog.

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What Is the Best Adoption Plan for Me?

What Is the Best Adoption Plan for Me?

What Adoption Plan is Best for Me? Not sure which adoption plan is best for you? Afraid of where your child will go and who the parents will be? While adoption is not an easy decision to make, it shouldn’t be one to stress about. The decision to find adoptive parents...

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Five Ways to Prepare for Single Parenting

Five Ways to Prepare for Single Parenting

Afraid to single parent? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are roughly 13.6 million single parents alone. Your job as a single mom is not unusual, and we want to shed some light on how single parenthood, though with its challenges can be seen as a time to find new...

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5 Ways to Manage Your Mood Swings during Pregnancy

5 Ways to Manage Your Mood Swings during Pregnancy

So you’ve been experiencing some mood swings. If you're having some mood swings, welcome to the club-it's completely normal, and especially occurs during the first trimester when the HCG hormone flares up, and later again in the last weeks of pregnancy.  At this time,...

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After the Baby is Born, how soon Can I Have Sex?

After the Baby is Born, how soon Can I Have Sex?

After the baby is born, how soon can I have sex? This is a question that every couple faces after having a newborn.  Pregnancy and delivery cause a lot of changes in a woman's body.  In the aftermath of it all, there needs to be significant healing. In fact,...

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Grieving Your Miscarriage

Grieving Your Miscarriage

Have you had a miscarriage? Pregnancy loss is never easy. If you’ve had a miscarriage, we want to help you. Grieving is an important part of healing, though we understand that it takes time and the pain of losing a child never truly leaves, but we hope to share with...

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9 Positive Ways to Get Ready to Be a Dad

9 Positive Ways to Get Ready to Be a Dad

“Unexpected” Now there’s a loaded, and potentially scary word! Sometimes, it might represent something good, like an unexpected raise or a visit from an old friend. But often, this word causes anxiety, because we almost always associate it with bad things: an...

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How Soon Can I Have Sex after a Miscarriage?

How Soon Can I Have Sex after a Miscarriage?

How Soon Can I Have Sex after a Miscarriage?  What is a miscarriage? “The loss of a pregnancy during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester) is called early pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion.” Miscarriage is more common than you may...

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Am I a Victim of Sexual Assault?

Am I a Victim of Sexual Assault?

If you've been sexually assaulted know it is not your fault. According to Rain.org, sexual assault “refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim”. This can take the form of attempted rape, fondling or touching in a sexual...

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5 Ways Dad Can Help During the Covid-19 Crisis

5 Ways Dad Can Help During the Covid-19 Crisis

I just wanted to take some time to talk to all the dads (and dads-to-be) out there.   There’s no doubt that this is a stressful time for all of us, and for some it’s more stressful than others. As men, we want to be the ones to take care of and protect our families....

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Safely Surrendered

Safe Surrender In a moment of crisis, a woman who is soon to give birth can panic and make a desperate but deadly choice—to abandon her newborn child. This woman has another option. In California, a woman can safely surrender her child to any hospital or fire station...

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What can I see in a first trimester ultrasound?

What can I see in a first trimester ultrasound? A limited obstetric first trimester ultrasound is performed for three reasons: 1) to determine that the pregnancy is intrauterine (inside the uterus), 2) to determine the pregnancy is viable (the baby’s heart is...

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“Where Sex Education Goes Wrong”

“Where Sex Education Goes Wrong”

Where Sex Education Goes Wrong Pt. 1      In speaking as a motivational speaker for years, my opening question in the classroom was always,                            “When do you think is the right time is to begin having sex with your partner?” Various answers...

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Three Reasons to Get an Ultrasound

A first trimester ultrasound provides valuable information about your pregnancy that lab work and physical exams cannot provide. An ultrasound can confirm an intrauterine pregnancy. This means that a pregnant woman will know if the developing fetus is within the...

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What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

What is domestic violence? In a movie, it' s clear when a girl is in danger. The music is low and builds to increase your anxiety, the violence is building to this moment of great danger, and it is usually a dark and stormy night. But that is in the movies. In real...

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Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

I admit it. I am not a fan of Halloween. I love October! I love fall weather, pumpkin spice, crunchy leaves, candy corn (yes, I like candy corn), but not Halloween. I am not against fun costumes and candy, but I do not being afraid. I don't like scary movies (never...

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How Healthy Is My Relationship

How Healthy Is My Relationship

Sometimes it’s hard to take an objective look at your relationship with your partner. We tend to compare our relationships - and our partners - with other people we know. Are we doing better or worse than those around us, we might ask. What if that’s not the best way...

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Starting Something New

Starting Something New

New. New shoes are great, new ideas are exciting. However, a new path in live can seem overwhelming. Especially of the "new" was not what you expected or planned for. So does that mean "new" is bad? When you are faced with starting something new, we often want all the...

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Looking for a Champion

Football season is starting, baseball is winding down and basketball seems to run forever! In every sport, a champion seems to rise to the top. He or she often has a compelling story of overcoming adversity or pushing through pain to excel in their sport. We are...

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