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July 28, 2017

The placenta holds about a third of baby's blood. Cutting the cord immediately means the blood still in the placenta isn't able to get back to the baby. Fetal blood is a rich source of stem cells, which are important for the growth of numerous body system. Cutting the cord immediately means that a third of those stem cells end up in the trash.

July 14, 2017

FACT 5.  Vaccines do not cause autism. The vaccines scheduled at 12 to 18 months just happen to coincide with the age that the traits of autism first become most evident -- though a professional could have likely recognized the traits earlier. Decades ago, vaccines used a preservative called thimerosal, a derivative of mercury. One poorly executed study linked thimerosal with autism. Despite numerous well-executed studies that exonerate thimerosal (see www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/pdf/cdcstudiesonv...

June 23, 2017

If visitors show up unannounced and you'd rather snooze, thank them deeply and simply excuse yourself to go sleep as they visit with the rest of your family. Close friends and family may be willing to pitch in and clean up something. In fact, you have a free pass to ask for some help.  SIX. Don't even try to play hostess. You just had a human being exit your body, a very demanding little human being whose needs are as taxing as working two full-time jobs. Give yourself a break.

June 16, 2017

Increasing a shoe size during pregnancy happens for several reasons. Relaxin, a natural hormone released during pregnancy weeks before the actual birth, loosens ligaments to aid in birthing. It also loosens ligaments elsewhere, including the feet. Ligaments help hold together the 26 small bones of the foot. Relax the ligaments and the foot spreads during pregnancy. Many women retain water in their feet while pregnant, and that can further keep these small bones drifting apart to the point where...

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Port Orchard, Washington based newborn photographer, serving the greater Kitsap County area. Offering newborn (my favorite!), maternity, kids (watch me grow) and family sessions.

 

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