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US infant mortality rates down 15%

(CNN)Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

From 2005 to 2014, the infant mortality rate in the US dropped 15%, from 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000 live births to 5.82. 671 more words

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Medical emergency closes Coquihalla

The Coquihalla highway, south of Merritt, was closed for nearly two hours Monday afternoon for a medical emergency that involved an infant.

An Okanagan couple was travelling to B.C. 173 more words


6 Ways to Help a Family in the NICU

This photo of the pumpkins was my pregnancy announcement on Facebook. Cute, right? I was feeling pretty proud of myself for finally making things, “Facebook Official.” And it’s a darn good thing I did because about a week later, I spontaneously went into labor at 30 weeks 6 days and delivered our second baby. 1,059 more words



My niece—the older sister of the college student we visited while driving cross country—just gave birth to twins: a boy and a girl. These are her first children, and the first great-grandchildren on my side of the family. 353 more words


Boring Mama

I am the definition of boring right now.

It’s all work and life and taking care of the dumpling.

Here are the “exciting” things that have happened in the past week: 411 more words


Cayleb- Week 4 Full Month

Time flies fast when you are having fun. Not exactly fun but everlasting memories of our dear newborn. A good 3 weeks has gone with the wind, and there we are, at his 1st milestone since birth… 122 more words


Lying Down to Breastfeed: Mother and Baby Sleep Position

Barbara Higham

When I was pregnant for the first time, I remember being struck by something a mother said at a prenatal class. She recommended all new mothers get the hang, early on, of… 598 more words