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Being Pregnant During a High-Stress Event (Like Hurricane Sandy) — What to Do

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Guest post by Jada Shapiro, co-Founder of Birth Day Presence You’re about to be a Mom. Now that you’ve seen it happen, you’ve probably already started making a plan for worst case scenario -- just in case. You’re totally right; it’s a Mom’s job to listen to her maternal instincts and be prepared for anything. You’re... Read more

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help Families In Need

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To say Hurricane Sandy caused some damage would be a huge understatement. The superstorm that hit last week, in a short amount of time, cut power in 18 million homes and caused over $20 million in property damage throughout New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Millions have seen the destruction and have asked how they... Read more

Another Hurricane Sandy Birth Story: New Jersey Mom Delivers Baby in Her Bathroom

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It reads like a sitcom story line:  Pregnant woman gets stuck somewhere because of some crazy circumstance, goes into labor and delivers her baby on her own. But for Abby Wellington, a 34-year-old pediatrician and second-year neonatal fellow from New Jersey, this was no TV episode. Last Monday, while Hurricane Sandy took down power lines and home... Read more

Delivering in NY or NJ? The Latest on Hospitals’ Hurricane Sandy Recovery

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This week, states along the East Coast were hit by Hurricane Sandy, causing thousands to lose electricity for days. Several of these places included hospitals in New York and New Jersey, which were forced to evacuate patients due to power outage. While some were fully functioning within a few days, others are still struggling to return to normal.... Read more

Happy Home-a-ween: How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

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Due to Hurricane Sandy, several states along the East Coast have rescheduled Halloween. While this will keep your kids safe, it could also make them a bit upset (no kid wants to miss out on free candy). But just because they can't go out doesn't mean they can't celebrate! Throw on those costumes... Read more

Hurricane Sandy Birth Stories

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Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.NBC News / The Bump Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.
It’s safe to say that 34 year old Christine Schleppy didn’t have “deliver during a hurricane in a mobile medical shelter” in her birth plan. But that's exactly what happened after she started having contractions last night at 6 p.m., just as Hurricane Sandy was hitting her New Jersey neighborhood, reports Read more

20 NICU Babies Were Safely Evacuated from NYU Hospital During Hurricane Sandy

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As if going into preterm labor isn’t stressful enough, many new parents and their fragile new babies had to endure a mid-hurricane evacuation from the NICU when a New York City hospital lost power due to Hurricane Sandy. After its basement flooded and the backup generator failed to start, the New York University Langone... Read more

Parents: How to Get Through the Hurricane Without Losing Your Mind

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East-coasters who've  been cooped up at home for the storm: I feel your pain. It was barely even nap time at our home and I was almost ready to tear my hair out. So far, we've put on a pot of chicken chili, played trains, read what feels like a hundred books, dealt with several... Read more