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Infant Mortality Rates in the U.S.

I’m sure this fall in infant mortality rates has nothing to do with expanding Medicaid, or making insurers cover contraceptives. Correlation doesn’t prove anything.

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Identity Death

Grief has so many unexpected turns, so many unwelcome surprises that seem to grow right out of the aching hole in your chest. One of the worst ones I’ve found since losing my son was the loss of my identity. 423 more words

Child Loss

Is Co-Sleeping Dangerous?

There’s no way to sugar coat it: SIDS is truly is a parent’s worst nightmare.

I remember worrying to the point where I got up several times a night to check on my daughter while she was sleeping. 598 more words


US infant mortality rates down 15%

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 percent, from 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000 live births to 5.82. 619 more words


Anxiety through the night.

Becoming a mother is easily the most amazing thing I have ever done. I am proud every day of what my daughter has already achieved at just 3 1/2 months, gliding through the baby milestones. 630 more words


Safer Sleep Week

This week is The Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week, a campaign that aims to improve awareness about safer sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 238 more words

Soaking Up Memories

Each time I pass Daxon’s bedroom door, I look at it and say something to me either in my head or out loud, depending on whether my boyfriend is nearby. 730 more words

Child Loss