Month: May 2018

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How Dangerous Is “Advanced Maternal Age”?

I was talking with a friend of mine who is expecting her fourth baby this summer. She wasn’t terribly thrilled over having to get a gestational diabetes screening— after all, her only risk factor was being over 25. She was already getting the bubble wrap treatment because she will be turning 35 a month before her due date.  Having a baby after 35 is … Read More How Dangerous Is “Advanced Maternal Age”?

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Jizo: Guardian of Children Gone Too Soon

I have had two miscarriages. Both were very early. It hurt to lose the promise of a new baby, but I was fortunate that each was followed by a successful pregnancy. I like to think that each of those miscarriages was my baby trying to get here against difficulty. Everyone has a different way to view pregnancy and infant loss, including Buddhists. According to … Read More Jizo: Guardian of Children Gone Too Soon