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Live, Love & Laugh. Taking Back Control Tickets, Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

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Eventbrite – You’re Worth It presents Live, Love & Laugh. Taking Back Control – Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 397 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX. Find event and ticket information.
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“You’re Worth It” Program

Our youth and young adults are facing so many obstacles in today’s world.

Statistics show that youth violence is an adverse childhood experience and is connected to other forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, adult intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide.

Different forms of violence have common risk and protective factors, and victims of one form of violence are more likely to experience other forms of violence.

  • You’re Worth It, provides middle school to college aged student awareness about topics pertaining to:

    • Dating Violence

      Trafficking

      Sexual Assault On Campus

    Contact us if you or your organization is interested in bringing this program to your youth or young adults.

    What is Your Thyroid and how does it affect your Pregnancy: All About Hyperthyroidism After Childbirth.

    Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid condition that affects five to ten percent of women after childbirth. Here’s what you need to know about the connection between your thyroid and pregnancy. I have a client that is dealing with thyroid issues right now and I generally like to provide additional information on topics that may affect them. I saw this article on the parents website and thought it would be great to share a small excerpt of the information.

    Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, regulates a lot of basic functions, such as metabolism. It does this by constantly releasing a steady amount of hormones called thyroxine into the bloodstream, explains Zev Williams, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center. When the body needs more energy – like during pregnancy – the thyroid gland produces more hormones. Two pregnancy-related hormones – human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and estrogen – cause higher thyroid hormone levels in the blood. But for some women, an immune system malfunction can cause the thyroid to go into overdrive, resulting in hyperthyroidism. This literally means overactive thyroid.

    Hyperthyroidism Symptoms After Pregnancy

    Those suffering from hyperthyroidism may encounter many of the following symptoms:

    • Rapid weight loss
    • Heat intolerance
    • Excessive hunger
    • Hair loss
    • A bulge in the base of the neck
    • Hot flashes
    • Sweating
    • Trembling
    • Diarrhea
    • Nervousness
    • Hyperactivity
    • Emotional instability and irritability
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Restlessness
    • Racing heart

    To read more about this visit, https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/everything-pregnancy/what-you-need-to-know-about-hyperthyroidism-thyroiditis-graves-disease/

    How Much Do Doulas Cost? Just how much should you spend for doula services? Learn how much a doula costs, what that price includes, and how to budget for it. By Dina Roth Port

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    Having someone attending to your every need during labor and delivery and after the baby arrives home sounds awesome, but will hiring a doula break the bank? Not necessarily. It’s a matter of doing your homework and finding the doula who’s not only right for you but will also fit in your budget. Here’s a look into the important financial matters related to doulas.

    How Much Does a Doula Cost?

    Regardless of where you live, almost anyone who wants a doula can hire one, though the price of doula services varies greatly depending on your location, the doula’s experience, and the specific services you’re seeking. For instance, in large cities such as New York and Los Angeles, a birth doula (one who’s hired to assist you with labor and delivery only) can cost $3,500 or more. In other parts of the country, though, you can find a doula for an average price of $500. If you’re looking to hire a postpartum doula (one who’s hired to assist you after delivery with lactation support and recovery), the average price can be $25 to $35 an hour, with possible room for negotiation, depending on how many hours are needed. Some doulas may even be willing to work for a nominal fee, or even for free. Read more https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/doula/how-much-do-doulas-cost/

    Knowing When To Get Help. New Mom Takes Her Own Life After Silent Battle With Postpartum Depression:

    Allison was a beautiful ray of sunshine in my life.  The life of an Army wife can get lonely at times – moving around so much, searching for new friends, and trying to make a strange house and new town feel like home.  A mil-spouse herself, Allison knew the struggle, and reached out to my husband the very first weekend we moved a few houses down from her in Montgomery, Alabama.  She invited us on a blind friend date with her and her husband, Justin.  It wasn’t long into our first dinner together that I knew we hit the friend and neighbor jackpot.  It was easy to be drawn to Allison.  She was incredibly witty and had an amazing ability to make everyone around her feel welcome, included, and loved.  I knew we would be lifelong friends.

    With both of us expecting our first child, Allison due a few months before me, we had a lot of similar experiences that year in Montgomery.  We shared pregnancy together, eating cupcakes regularly, waddling around the neighborhood, and alternating as the designated driver so our husbands could enjoy drinking for two on the weekends.  Allison’s career as an early childhood educator, coupled with adoration for her niece and nephews, portrayed her love and experience with little ones.  I trusted her baby sense, and copied everything she did.  I chose the same OB group, the same stroller and car seat, even the same nursing tanks and nipple shields.  I wanted to be just like her.  She was adorable, healthy, smart, funny, loyal, supportive, and oh so sweet.  Every time she greeted me with my giant belly, she said, “You look beautiful!”  Of course I didn’t think so when I looked in the mirror, but she made me feel so good.  Allison was a great friend.  She handled pregnancy and motherhood beautifully…on the outside.

    Read more https://herviewfromhome.com/new-mom-takes-her-own-life-after-silent-battle-with-postpartum-depression-why-all-of-us-must-share-her-friends-plea/

    First Trimester Signs and Symptoms.

    Congrats! During the first trimester, you’re getting used to the idea of being pregnant, and pregnancy symptoms week by week can vary big time! Learn how to deal with morning sickness and exhaustion during this early pregnancy phase. The bump website offers this wonderful chart that’s week by week.

    Surprise! One week pregnant is actually not pregnant at all. Say what?!

    Most OBs count pregnancy starting from the first day of your last period. That’s because ovulation and conception are really tough to pinpoint, but the physical signs of menstruation are much easier to spot. So in doctor speak, 1 week pregnant means you’re on your period and not yet pregnant. You won’t actually conceive your baby until week two or three, depending on the length of your cycle.

    If you’ve just found out you’re expecting, you might think this is your first week of pregnancy, but you’re probably around 4 weeks pregnant. Yes, already! (Your OB will give you a more accurate estimate when you go in for your first prenatal appointment.) Skip ahead and check out week 4.

    1 Week Pregnant Symptoms

    At 1 week pregnant—remember at this early stage, the symptoms you’re experiencing are those typical to your period because you’re not actually pregnant. These symptoms may last from three to seven days, and can include:

    • Vaginal bleeding. You body is shedding the uterine lining, which holds last month’s unfertilized egg.
    • Lower back pain and cramps. To release that lining, your uterus contracts, causing your back and abdomen to ache.
    • Bloating. Fluctuating hormones can give you a bloated belly right before and during your period.
    • Mood swings. Those raging hormones can also cause irritability and wreak havoc on your emotions.
    • Headache. Many women complain of menstrual migraines, which are also hormone related. (Surprise, surprise.) Ice packs, OTC pain relievers, and relaxation exercises may help ease the pain.

    1 Week Pregnant Belly

    Inside your 1 week pregnant belly, your body isn’t only releasing last month’s egg. It begins to form a new uterine lining, which will hold next month’s egg. You know, the one that will hopefully get fertilized and grow and develop into a fetus?!

    Cool fact: Human eggs are the largest cells in the body. An egg is the size of peach fuzz. Your body will release one (or in rare cases, two) eggs somewhere between day 10 and day 19 of your menstrual cycle—or about 14 days before your next period is expected. It can be fertilized for about 12 to 24 hours after that. Oh, and having sex before then is helpful too, since sperm can live in your body for up to six days.

    The first signs of pregnancy won’t occur right away—in fact, many women miss their period at week 4 before they even feel “different.” But some common early signs of pregnancy in the first weeks after fertilization include breast soreness or tenderness, nausea, fatigue, and frequent urge to pee.

    At one week pregnant (a.k.a. hoping to be pregnant soon!), you’re probably thinking about how you can prep your body to carry a baby. It’s a good idea to start pregnancy at a healthy weight and free of bad habits such as smoking and drinking. Reduce your caffeine intake to the equivalent of a cup of coffee or two (we’re talking 8 ounce cups—not the venti!) per day.

    1 Week Pregnant Ultrasound

    You’re not likely to have a 1 week pregnant ultrasound. But if you’ve been trying for a while to get pregnant and have seen a fertility specialist, you may have had an ultrasound to check for fibroids, to see how many follicles (which grow into eggs) are in your ovaries and/or to gauge the thickness of your uterine lining. If there are any problems, your doctor can prescribe a fertility treatment that can help you conceive.

    Now, get ready to have some sex. You’ve got a baby to make!

    Pregnancy Checklist at 1 Week Pregnant

    Reminders for the week: