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Baby or Bust – In Vitro Fertilization

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Brandi & Shelton Koskie, on the Baby or Bust site, are “one of the many couples going through the long In Vitro Fertilization journey so that they can start their family” and due to the “significant cost”, they are asking each visitor to their site to donate just $1 so that if 20,000 people do so, they will have the funds they need to have their first baby.

I don’t know how many such couples are out there who are holding out hope for their first baby but have to resort to IVF and other such medically-assisted methods of getting pregnant. Even that is not half as bad as not having the funds to do it, like in the above case. Now, that is seriously a double-whammy and I hope they get all the help they can muster through such online efforts.

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May 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm

If you are a vegetarian and pregnant

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A lot of expectant mothers who are vegetarians by choice or by religious belief or by their concern for animals, the environment, world food supply etc. have a nagging doubt at the back of their minds as to whether they are getting all the nutrition they need, both for themselves and for the babies they are carrying in their wombs. I found this link particularly useful from that standpoint (registration required – free).

It is a well-known fact that vegetarians (or even vegans) are a minority and the majority of the people in the world are meat-eaters. So, most physicians are likely to tell an expectant mother that she may not get all the nutrition required during pregnancy by just sticking to a vegetarian diet. I disagree with this majority-held view and have personally seen the beneficial effects of sticking to a healthy and balanced vegetarian diet. So, if you are a vegetarian and you are pregnant, read up on all the literature available on the subject on the net and you will get all the reassurances you’ll need.

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May 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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Do you know what is “The Paleo Pregnancy?”

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Stephanie Raffelock, in this excellent post on the WellPostpartum blog, talks about the ideal kind of diet for pregnant women, particularly referring to the Paleo diet which “refers back to Paleo times when human beings were hunter/gatherers and lived on diets of protein, vegetables and moderate amounts of seasonal fruit.”

The best part of following this diet is that it takes us back to that basic household task – cooking, something that is being increasingly neglected in many homes in favor of eating out. I find cooking to be a cathartic experience and one that helps me actually focus better, that way keeping my worries at bay, at least temporarily. Anyway, the article made for good reading.

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May 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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