Why an expectant mother is truly special

Expectant mothers are a beautiful sign of the gift of a woman's fertility and the procreative power that brings forth new human life. As science advances and improved ultrasound imaging gives a more detailed picture of life in the womb, a mother can literally "see" her baby, and the unique anatomical features of a genetically…

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Postpartum depression, more than baby blues

Got the baby blues? Or, is it postpartum depression? Knowing the difference is important to maintaining health and getting proper diagnosis and treatment for new moms. Women need supportive care and resources when coping with PPD, and sound medical advice to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression (PPD). According the the American Psychological Association, the incidence…

Pope Francis on the “future you”

Pope Francis gave a TED talk called “The Future You” via video message. A happy future really is ours when we live in hope. Real hope isn’t a sappy expression of feigned positive thought–but rather, an encounter. It is the effort of authentic solidarity, “the tiny flicker of light” that will shatter the “shield of…