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Why You Should Get The Flu Vaccine – National Immunization Awareness Month

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health

I’ve never had the flu. *Knocks* wood. My son did get the flu, but because he did get the flu vaccine, he had a mild case that didn’t last long at all. I never got a flu shot before my son was born, but after he came into my life, I knew I wanted to […]

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Prenatal Planning for New Parents

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2018 | Categories: Family and Health
prenatal planning

For many couples, conceiving a baby can come as a surprise.  For others, significant prenatal planning is used to determine when they hope to conceive. Either way, it can be easy to miss critical details like the importance of clinical screening concerning conception. For individuals who are ready to make a transition into parenthood, taking […]

Cigna and Samahope Want All Women to Have Access to Maternal Health Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Women
Cigna Foundation Samahope maternal health care

 I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Cigna Foundation, in partnership with Samahope. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Photo Credit: Samahope When my husband and I talked about having a child, I never even thought about whether I would have access to maternal health […]

At Risk Pregnancy? 5 Steps To Take For A Safe Delivery

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Health and Fitness, Pregnancy
at risk pregnancy 5 steps for a safe delivery

Guest Post Image Source The birth of a child is a defining moment in a mother’s life. There’s no greater joy than seeing a life you’ve created come into the world. For some women, the end of the pregnancy may be triumphant, but the pregnancy itself can be fraught with dangerous trials. Many women have […]

Little Me Multiple Birth Program Celebrates Multiple Births + Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 4, 2013 | Categories: Babies, Children, Family and Health, Giveaways

I remember thinking when I was younger that it would be great to have a multiple birth. So easy. What I mean by easy is, if you wanted to have more than one child, you could have, say, twins, and be done with it. No more pregnancies. Like a two for one deal. Twins with […]

Exercise Guide for Pregnant Women

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Contrary to popular belief, being pregnant does not give you the right to eat as much as you want, even though you’re eating for two! In order to provide an unborn child with all the nutrients it needs in order to fully develop, a pregnant woman still needs to eat healthy while also […]

From Pregnancy Signs and Beyond

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2012 | Categories: Family and Health, Pregnancy

I have a friend who has been trying to get pregnant for awhile now. She is older and is afraid she has waited too long.  She is full of pregnancy questions, all the what, when, where, and hows to getting pregnant. She wants to give it a little more time to try naturally, and then […]