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...]

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Marriage After Baby: Simcha Fisher Interviews Dr. Greg

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Simcha Fisher, blogger extraordinaire and author of The Sinners Guide to Natural Family Planning is working on a piece for Our Sunday Visitor Newsmagazine on the marital changes that occur once a baby arrives on the scene.  She emailed to ask for an interview.  By happy coincidence, Lisa and I just turned in our upcoming book, Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood to Ave Maria Press.   Between that and the things we had already writ … [Read more...]

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Parenting and the Theology of the Body– Can Babies “Self-Soothe”?—(UPDATED 4/4)

The Theology of the Body teaches us that the body has an innate self-donative meaning.  That is;  we are, literally, wired for love and connection, and that God's plan for relationships can be discerned by prayerfully contemplating the bodies God gave us.  Science is actually backing this claim up, and is giving us some important insights into what--given this mindset--is God's intention not only for adult pair bonding (i.e., marriage and sex) but parent-child  bonding as well.  This line of thou … [Read more...]

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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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