HIV Infection in Women
OVERVIEW The number of women with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and AIDS has been increasing steadily worldwide. By the end of 2002, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 19.2 million women were living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, accounting for approximately 50 percent of... Breastfeeding Benefits and Options
The topic of breastfeeding can sometimes be controversial and confusing for many women. For some, breastfeeding makes them uncomfortable. For others, they can’t physically breastfeed. And still some decide that bottle feeding is best for their situation. Every woman has to make the decision... Milk Soy Protein Intolerance: A Mother's Perspective
I first learned of Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) in the office of a pediatric gastroenterologist's office with my seven-week-old son, Max. After the first week of his life Max lost weight and was labeled "failure to thrive." As an educated mother and nurse I was devastated that this could... Pregnancy Community Resources
Whether your pregnancy was planned or it was a surprise, community resources are a fantastic medium to educate yourself and to analyze your situation. Various community resources can give you the support and knowledge you need to make an informed decision. Counseling: There are many types of...
Adoption Not Automatic for Infertile Couples
August 5, 2013, 12:09 pm
Imagine if society talked about finding a marriage partner as matter-of-factly as it does about infertile couples adopting.† Rather than sympathizing with two single friends, they would be pushed together and expected to fulfill each otherís expectations simply because they are both searching for... Telling Others about the Adoption
May 17, 2013, 1:41 pm
Whoís job is it to tell people our childís adoption story?† Is there even such a thing as a right to know when it comes to a personís adoption status?† Of course the child herself or himself has a right to know, but thatís not what Iím talking about.† What about the childís relatives?† Friends of... Your Sister's Race
August 12, 2011, 5:35 pm
Iíve been answering tricky questions about race lately. And, for the record, Iíve not been as prepared or eloquent about them as Iíd like. With the release of my book, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter this past week, Iíve been surprised at how often my daughterís race ...
ALL Mother's Day
All my life I knew I had 2 mother's. I always knew. From the time I was tiny. I knew I grew in one mama, and was cared for by one mama, yet loved deeply by both. I always knew that I was lucky, but...