Category Archives: Rants

What Your Health Care Provider May Not Tell You about the Flu Vaccine

Last week several well-respected, prestigious organizations released a joint statement urging health care providers to advise their pregnant and postpartum patients to take the 2010 seasonal flu vaccine. These organizations employ brilliant researchers, educators, clinicians, and public health experts. Their unified voice is hard to ignore. Continue reading

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Crapity Crap Crap Crap

At nearly 8 weeks into this venture, I’m starting to drag. I’ve skipped weeks ahead in my pregnancy books and grown tired of browsing baby names. Now there’s nothing left to do than admit: I feel like crap. Continue reading

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Why Boobs Don’t Stand a Chance

Because of where I work, I’ve heard the rhetoric about how the formula giants are hitting mothers over the head with free samples at hospitals before they’ve had a chance to get out the door and get the hang of breastfeeding. Continue reading

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