Archives for June 2013

Mother's Group

Mothers Together

Joining a moms’ group can help forge connections and support By Elena Epstein Michelle Turner says the best advice she received while pregnant with her twin daughters was from a co-worker, advising her to join a moms’ group. She found the West L.A. chapter of the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs and signed up. Her daughters, Coco and Aya, are now 3 years old and the moms in that group have become like an extended family for Turner. “I can’t imagine my life without them,” she says. “They have been such an incredible support system.” Turner is currently...

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UCLA L&D

High-Risk Pregnancy

What To Do When Complications Arise By Christina Elston Jessica Fisher had a busy month ahead. Pregnant with twins after two years of frustration and fertility treatments, she was at a 19-week ultrasound where she would learn whether she was having boys or girls. Two days later she and her husband were headed to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with family, followed by a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 30th birthday, then a “babymoon” cruise to Mexico. The doctor got started, and quickly put an end to Fisher’s plans. With a cervix that was barely holding...

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