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Archive for January 19th, 2011

As a former Labor and Delivery nurse, I watched over many women who were “pre-eclamptic” and severely so.

Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and can threaten the life of the mother and the fetus.

I was thrilled to read this news item from the “March of Dimes”.

Ironically, I now work with renal dialysis patients and this news was presented at the American Society of Nephrology conference.

Hopefully, preeclampsia predisposition will be detected very early and save many moms from this terrible complication.

Early urine test for preeclampsia

Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in November claimed that a simple measurement of key proteins in a urine test can detect preeclampsia in women during the early stages of pregnancy.

via News Moms Need » Blog Archive » Early urine test for preeclampsia.

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NOTEWORTHY WEDNESDAY!

Blog: Slow Love Life
Post: CHINESE TIGER MOMS? KITTENS COMPARED TO FRENCH MOTHERS. WHY ANY FEAR MODEL IS THE WRONG WAY TO GO, NO MATTER WHICH CULTURE DRIVES IT
Link: http://www.slowlovelife.com/2011/01/chinese-tiger-moms-kittens-compared-to.html

I love this blog and by now you are probably sick of hearing about the “Tiger Mom” on this blog and everywhere else. But I encourage you to read this piece and subscribe to “Slow Love Life” to enjoy some wonderful thoughtful writing.

It seems that this author’s experience somewhat parallels the “Chinese Parent” although her mother was French so it has a little different perspective.

There is some humor in realizing that children do not come with an “owner’s manual” so we try to do the best that we know how.

On a daily basis, I am amazed with the number of wonderful resources available to the parents of today. But, they are resources and parents need to tailor them to their child and their own experiences.

A child is a wonderful gift, unique in every way…

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