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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays




Here's hoping you receive that which you want the most.

Have a safe holiday and holiday weekend.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Recall Harder For Kids With Language Impairments

I've always been fascinated with how children learn to speak. If you've ever tried to learn a foreign language as a teenager or adult, you start to understand what a complicated process it is. Kids with language delay or impairment may have a tougher time not only with speaking but also with recall. As mentioned in the article below, talking with kids and explaining day to day situations can help. Read more:

Language impaired kids can't recall story (www.sciencedaily.com)

From the article:

A University of Alberta researcher found that children with language impairments fare very poorly when trying to recall story details.

Denyse Hayward read a script-based story -- about two children who go to a restaurant with their mother -- to 44 8-year-old children with and without language impairments. Once the story was finished, the children were asked to tell the story back to the examiner.

The study, published in the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, found that the children with language impairments often were only able to retell one key piece of information related to the story. Researchers called that a surprising result, since research on children without language impairments shows children as young as 3 can comprehend and retell basic scripts -- how people store information in their brain.

"This research indicates that we need to talk more with our children about what we are doing in daily situations because children with language impairments often need more experiences before they will understand and remember scripts," Hayward said in a statement.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Having Babies Over 40 From AARP


Okay, I reluctantly admit: I got my AARP card! You know there must be many others out there like me who are having children later in life if AARP is addressing it. Read more:

Giving birth after 40: Ageless motherhood: Births to women over age 40 are soaring, and so is the birth rate (aarp.org)

From the article:

In 1995 and 2006, for example, the number of babies born to women 40 to 44 grew from 67,250 to 105,476. And the number of babies born to women older than that increased from 2,727 to 6,958, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control's National Vital Statistics System.

The birth rate of the women 40 to 44 grew by 45 percent in that time, and the birth rate for the oldest group doubled.

More babies are born to women having their first child over age
40 as well. The number of these births increased from 20,096 in 2000 to 24,284 in 2006.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Urine Test To Detect Pre-Eclampsia

Here's an interesting article about detecting pre-eclampsia with a simple lab test:

Urine test useful for detecting pregnancy problem


From the article:

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Urine testing for kidney cells can help detect preeclampsia, a potentially serious condition involving high blood pressure and fluid retention during pregnancy, according to findings published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In the new study, Dr. Vesna D. Garovic, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues examined whether podocyturia, the term for the presence of certain kidney cells in the urine, can identify pregnant women with preeclampsia.

Podocyturia was present in all patients with preeclampsia. Compared with healthy women, those with preeclampsia showed significantly greater podocyturia.

Moreover, podocyturia was a better predictor of preeclampsia than any of the blood tests the researchers examined.

Further studies are needed, however, to determine exactly why greater numbers of kidney cells are released into the urine of women with preeclampsia, the team notes.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pregnancy and The Flu Shot

Before you know it, flu season will be upon us. If you are pregnant or think you will be pregnant, read this information from mayoclinic.com:

Flu shot in pregnancy: Is it safe?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu shots for all women who will be pregnant during flu season. In North America, peak flu season is usually November to March. Because the flu shot is made from killed (inactivated) influenza virus, it is considered safe during any stage of pregnancy. However, pregnant women should not use the nasal-spray flu vaccine, which is made with live, weakened influenza virus.

Pregnancy can affect your immune system and also put extra stress on your heart and lungs. As a result, you may be at increased risk of not only getting the flu but of developing serious complications of the flu, including pneumonia. In addition, pregnant women with the flu are far more likely to require hospitalization for flu complications than women with the flu who are not pregnant.


I'll admit, I didn't get a flu shot when I was pregnant for a couple of reasons. First of all, I was suffering from terrible morning sickness when the shots were being given and second of all, I was to scared to inject anything inside my body.
However, if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant during flu season, it's helpful to know what the experts recommend.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

On Vacation









I am on vacation, I'll be back 5/27/08. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day holiday!

Monday, May 12, 2008

41 And Pregnant With Number 18

I'm sure you're familiar with the Duggar family since they've been on television a number of times because of their huge family. Obviously Michelle Duggar is a "fertile myrtle" - she's pregnant with her 18th child! What caught my eye is that she's 41 years old. I think in the days before birth control, it was quite common for women to have children into their 40's. Read more about the Duggars:

Fuller house: Arkansas mom pregnant with 18th child
Michelle Duggar gives her kids a Mother’s Day surprise: ‘We’re expecting!’
By Bob Considine

Monday, April 21, 2008

62 Year Old Gives Birth


Hey, I'm not necessarily advocating that women in their 60's go through fertility treatments to give birth, but I do find it interesting that it's possible for a woman of this age to have a baby. It makes getting pregnant and having a baby over 40 seem very "run of the mill". The woman in the story below did go through fertility treatments and this was her 12th child. Read more:

Great-Grandmother, 62, Gives Birth

Friday, April 11, 2008

Natural Conception of Quintuplets

Natural Pregnancy With Multiples

With all of the people going through fertility treatments, having multiples almost seems commonplace.
my site: www.getpregnantover40.com
 However, I recently ran across this video from Yahoo news about a couple who naturally conceived quintuplets. What are the odds of that?

See the video here:

Rare Quintuplets Born To Polish Mum (Reuters)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Down Syndrome Decisions


Here is a video that was recently posted on Yahoo News. It discusses how different couples dealt with the diagnosis of Down Syndrome in their pregnancy. You may need to watch a quick ad before viewing the video. See more:

Down Syndrome Decisions

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