CDC warning creates pressure, divide for women not on birth control

Recently the CDC released a statement encouraging women who are not taking birth control to stop drinking alcohol in order to avoid the potential danger of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders should they become pregnant. This article points to research that exposes the potential risk of a woman drinking early in her pregnancy. Why does it seem as…

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Moving off the back burner

From the November-December 2011 issue of Family Foundations: by Carol Greer Recently CCL received the following comment on its Facebook page: I wish that CCL would cover the topic of loving our bodies in those postpartum months and the issues that go with that. I feel like NFP celebrates our bodies, but I always find…

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Being Pregnant With Grace

When I was pregnant with my second child, I huffed and puffed into my parents’ kitchen over the holidays and plopped down in a chair, complaining about every ache and discomfort in my body. My sister sniffed: “I loved every moment of my pregnancy.” Inside, I rolled my eyes and questioned her truthfulness…or at least,…

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