It’s My Choice. Except…

Abortion. It’s a woman’s choice, right? Legally, yes. But what if you aren’t sure that abortion is the right choice for you – and someone else thinks it is? Are you feeling pressured to have an abortion? Know that in Wisconsin, you have the legal right to make a decision about your pregnancy, even if…

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7 Tips for Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

If you are pregnant, you are likely getting advice from all corners. Hopefully you’re getting good advice from your doctor and nurses. And then everyone from your mother, sisters and friends to that person you just met in the check-out line at the grocery store may also want to chime in. You’ll likely see ads…

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Surprising Ways Breastfeeding Benefits Mom & Baby

  We are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2018. This celebration is to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. It is also to advocate for support of all mothers and their children in breastfeeding. This annual celebration began in 1992 and is observed in over 120 countries. It is coordinated by the…

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Need a Safe Place for a New Start?

Are you pregnant? Not sure you have a safe place to live during your pregnancy or after your baby is born? Perhaps the father of your baby does not want you to stay, now that you’ve decided to keep your baby. You might be staying with a friend or a family member. They may not…

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What are Early Signs of Pregnancy?

You’ve had sex and you’re wondering if you might be pregnant. You want to find out as soon as possible. And you’re not sure — what are the early signs of pregnancy? This is a very common question. And with good reason. Being pregnant can be a significant, life-changing event. Whether you’d desperately like to…

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Dads Matter: 3 Reasons You’ll Want to be Involved

You matter. As a man and a dad, I admit, we don’t hear this message enough. In fact, far too often we receive the opposite message: “You’re the problem.” Or “It’s her choice; she doesn’t need you.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, research demonstrates that you matter to three very important…

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How Do You “Wear” a Baby?

  Ever since babies have been born, babies have been worn. Mom or dad or another caregiver carries the baby close to his/her body using a long piece of fabric or a structured carrier. Babywearing has been handed down through generations in many cultures. But in Western culture, it fell out of practice many generations…

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5 Ways to Get Ready for Prom

Are you making plans for prom? Prom is a night for a young woman to get dressed up and look, feel and be beautiful. Whether you’re headed to prom with a date or with friends, it can be a night to do something special and have fun with those around you. While you’re doing your…

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Ashamed to Ask About STDs?

Perhaps you’ve heard that STDs are a serious and growing problem. Maybe you know that young people between the ages of 15-24 account for half of the 20 million new STD infections that occur in the U.S. each. And you might have heard that one in four sexually active adolescent females has an STD. But…

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Four Ways to Encourage Expecting Fathers to Step Up

  Being pregnant is about more than having a baby. During the first nine months, a mother’s body adapts and changes so that she can nurture and care for her baby. And then the baby is born, and it’s over…right? Of course not. A new life has been born into the world. Even though her…

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