In the beginning having a baby brought joy to her life and Sally wanted to provide for and love Katie. Katie told herself she would do a better job than her mother did. Her own mom either yelled at her or ignored her,(page 13). David Hughes writing of the Abuse and Neglect of Katie gives so much insight into all the issues that set up the early years of Katie. A Mother who was neglected, young and depressed dealing with a new baby with little support, in a bad marriage.
Emily Jane Darer, born on a Tuesday, January 17, 2011, I was ecstatic, thrilled, happy, excited and missing her already, yet we haven’t met. This beautiful baby girl with big brown eyes and brown hair had captured my heart. My empty arms were aching to hold her, this wonderful blessing, a perfect little angel from God. To hold Emily in my arms, close to my heart was always on my mind. I wanted, and Vivian too to be much closer than we were, it was time to move home.
Taking a pill everyday could greatly diminish the risks of neural tube defects and autism. Taking prenatal vitamins three months before getting pregnant and during the first month can lower the risk of developing autism by 60%, and also lower the risk of developing neural tube defects, including spinal bifida which can result in paralysis and mental retardation by 50-70%. Folic acid is an important necessity in neurodevelopment. The first four weeks
Was I not good enough for him?” I began to constantinetly worry about my looks, weight, and even the way I dressed. Then a few months later I found out I was pregnant. This was one of the happiest days in my life. As a young and naive girl, I honestly believed becoming parents’ would help our marriage. A baby would make it all better.
It delays the return of menstrual periods and helps in spacing pregnancies. Breast feeding also reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Breast feeding benefits society and families by saving on health care costs as the breast fed babies get sick less because of the immune system they get from the milk. It saves the family hundreds of dollars that could have been spent on formula. Breast milk is a naturally-renewable resource that requires no packaging, shipping, or disposal.
There are advantages to both bottle- feeding and nursing. A bottle-fed baby tends to have fewer sleeping issues and little fussiness. Some of the things that are in breast milk that are not in the formula are antibodies. The antibodies help the baby’s immune system and allow the baby to fight off disease, and these antibodies are not in formula milk, which can be upsetting for a mother. Bottle feeding offers bonding times for other family members that breast feeding does not.
Brook Sheilds Postpartum Michaela Martinelli Psychology 410 August 5, 2013 Linda Porcaro Having a baby is one of the happiest events in a womans life; and should be the most important one. Life with a new baby is rewarding just as much as it can be stressful and difficult. Many women transition without harsh difficulties, but there are some women who experience a considerable amount of postpartum disorder (PPD). In the 40 weeks a woman is pregnant her physical and emotional states of mind change. A pregnant woman can often feel sad, anxious, and confused.
The mother reflects back to when Emily was a baby. She tells how society felt it was important to nurse. She has nursed all the children, but with Emily it seemed to be harder due to being the first child and lack of knowledge as to what she was doing. The mother tells how Emily is a beautiful baby and loves motion, light, color, music and textures. To her mother Emily was the only baby out of five that was beautiful from birth.
My doctors opens the door and say to me “Erika I have some great news for you” I respond with a shaky nervous voice and say “okay great”. She smiles and says to me in a soft gentle voice “you’re pregnant”. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing I respond and say “I’m what?” She says to me again “you’re going to have a baby and your 6 months pregnant”. My boyfriend looked at me with his mouth wide open and said to me “I love you and I cannot wait for our baby to get here”. I look at him with huge smile on my face saying “thank you Lord for this wonderful blessing and there is nothing wrong with me”.
There was one thing that set them apart from their peers, they both desperately wanted children, but due to medical complications they could not reproduce themselves. After many months of consideration, they finally decided to adopt a child. The entire adoption process took about seven months. During that time the Dillard’s were preparing themselves for their first child. They did everything from reading parenting books to buying toys for their new son.