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When pregnancy is complicated

From the Family Foundations archives ****  The Braxton-Hicks contractions began three or four months into the pregnancy, compounding Lydia Bardua’s exhaustion, dizziness and nausea. Her doctor couldn’t find anything wrong, so he told her to relax and hydrate, relax and hydrate. Lydia heard her doctor repeat that advice often, but it was hard for the 34-year-old to…

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What the new Vatican document says about hysterectomy

Update, January 4, 2019 at 10:52 am: Due to responses, some of the wording and implications in this article have been clarified. *** On Thursday, January 3, a document further exploring the morality of hysterectomy was published by the Vatican on behalf of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). It was released…

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A novena for pregnancy

Young St. Philomena has been such a powerful intercessor, she’s actually the only saint who was canonized on the grounds of intercession alone. While miracles have been reported regarding a whole span of requests, she’s known as the patroness of babies, infants, and youth. It’s unsurprising, then, that she’s taken a special place in hearts…

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Infertility in Advent

Infertility is one of the worst pains that can befall a couple. And for those couples struggling to conceive, Advent — an entire season dedicated to the hopeful anticipation of a long-awaited birth — only highlights the aching they live every day. To all those couples reading this: we see you. Advice is probably not…

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20 reasons why

We asked our members why they chose NFP. Here’s just a sampling of their answers: 1. “My wife did years ago because she didn’t want to take any more medications. She wants her health and wants to do things naturally.” – E.G. 2. “My husband was raised Catholic and I was baptized in the faith…

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Mourning after the nightmare

From the May/June 2012 Family Foundations: by Holly Rutchik Jonathan and Kristin Smies expected their third pregnancy to be a smooth sail. Been there, done that. But the Teaching Couple from Green Bay, Wisc., was devastated by a miscarriage. Kristin, a 29-year-old stay-at-home mother to two daughters, 4 and 2, learned they were expecting while…

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