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Child Safety at Home: How to Prevent Common Accidents

We would all say we stand for child safety. Yet every year, the CDC[1] tells us, approximately 12,000 children and young adults, ages 1 to 19 years, die from accidental injuries. Thousands more are sent to emergency rooms with other injuries. For parents, those numbers are staggering. What can we do to keep our children …

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Car Seat Safety: How Much Do You Know?

Do you know how to safely use your child’s car seat? That one parenting skill can save her life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)[1], car seats saved the lives of 328 children ages 4 years and younger in 2016. In addition, compared to using seat belts alone, properly used child safety restraints …

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Longing for Love: How to Fill Your Heart without Regrets

You were made to be loved. That’s why the longing to be loved is so strong. Yet you have probably heard society’s subtle whispers: “Who would ever want someone like you?” or “You’re not (_fill in the blank_) enough to be loved.” Then puberty hits, and hormones turn your longing for love into something deafening. …

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The Powerful Gift of Reading to Your Child

What do Llama, Llama, Red Pajama and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Goodnight Moon all have in common? Children love them! In homes across the country, these are some of the books parents or grandparents are reading to children while cuddled up together. What makes children’s books like these so popular? For …

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Your Healthy Pregnancy in 5 Important Steps

If having a healthy pregnancy is one of your goals, there are 5 key steps to getting there. I know, there’s a ton of advice online. And a lot of it is good. But it all boils down to these 5 steps. Ready? Here we go. Step 1: Eat and Drink Right What goes into …

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Smokefree Pregnancy: Why You Need to Kick the Habit

Choosing to give birth to a child—like any other choice—leads to more choices down the road. For women who smoke, the choice to kick that habit may come next. At Choices Pregnancy Center, we support women who make such positive choices for their own health and their child’s. Yet we know that ending an addiction …

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4 Steps to Joy in the Journey of Parenting

If you were to make a movie about parenting, would you fill the screen with joyful moments or with the moments when drudgery reigns? Would you show a weary mom navigating runny noses, laundry, and endless crying? Or a mother and child snuggling and giggling together? Or would you include both? If you said both, …

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How to Reduce Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS

SIDS. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. And if you’re expecting a child, it can really get you worrying. After all, SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is the unexplainable and unexpected death of a baby less than one year old. There is no known cause. Scientists do know, however, that it causes about half of …

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Breastfeeding Your Baby: What You Need to Know

Are you considering breastfeeding your baby? That’s a valiant act of motherhood! Here are some tips we’ve collected from some of our go-to resources to help you on your way.* Why Breastfeed? You have choices about how to feed your baby. Find out why breastfeeding is best, hands down. Look at these benefits for baby …

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What If I Already Had an Abortion?

In spite of all the loud political voices arguing over abortion, many women who’ve had an abortion find it difficult to talk about. Are you one of those women? We know women who say they have only told one or two trusted people about their abortions. Some have never told anyone. Maybe that’s because they …

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How to be More Than Just a Baby Daddy

Once a baby’s on the way, a guy is a “baby daddy,” right? Yeah. Well, that was the easy part. And that’s where far too many guys start to get—dare we say it?—scared. If you’re a guy who’s already a baby daddy, but not quite sure how to go on to be a father, this …

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What Will Your Friend Find at Choices Pregnancy Center?

Do you have a friend facing an unexpected pregnancy? Wishing you knew of a place where she could get help? Choices Pregnancy Center in Redwood Falls is that kind of place. We’re here to help women—and men—looking for support in handling a pregnancy they weren’t planning on. But if you’ve never been in our office, …

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