Horrifying New Study: Babies Feel Pain Like Adults But Most Not Given Pain Meds For Surgery

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Well, this is horrifying.The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. As recently as the 1980s it was common practice for babies to be given neuromuscular blocks but no pain relief medication during surgery. In 2014 a review of neonatal pain management practice in intensive care highlighted that although such infants … [Read more...]

Update from the Hutch: Pope Francis Praises Large Families

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For all the cyber sturm und drang yesterday surrounding Pope Francis comment that Catholics don't have to reproduce like rabbits to be faithful to the Church, many people forget that only a couple of short weeks before,(yes, I know, a millennium in the news cycle), at the meeting of the National Association of Large Families, Pope Francis said some very supportive things about parents who are heroically generous in the service of life. The presence of large families is a hope for … [Read more...]

Wed 4/3 on More2Life Radio: It’s A Baby Bonanza!

 Today on More2Life Radio it's a Baby Bonanza!  As we celebrate the gift of new life at Easter, we'll look at the joys and challenges of bringing new life into your world.  We'll look at sleep issues, post-baby marriage maintenance, mommy care, and every other issue related to welcoming a little one to the family.Don't forget to respond to our More2Life FB Q of the D:  (Two-fer.  Answer one or both).  As a new parent (or when you were a new parent)...  1)  When do/did you feel closes … [Read more...]


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