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  • Top of the Morning: Mom of Five Ina Raymundo Reveals Secret to being Fit

    Ina has become a 'fitspiration' to many moms
  • 1. Ina Raymundo reveals fitness secret
    The actress, now a mom of five, posted on her Instagram account videos of herself while doing the Zumba, the popular dance fitness program. Her figure has become a “fitspiration” to other moms. Aside from Zumba, she also finds time to do weight training to help keep fit. Ina recently gained a lot of praise for proudly showing off her stretch marks, a.k.a. “battle scars,” on social media. (abs-cbnnews.com)

    2. New IVF procedure gives hope to infertile couples
    A new technique to grow and screen embryos has been developed by a team of researchers from Taiwan. This new IVF technique is more accessible and less time-consuming than other methods because the most viable embryos with the best chance of implantation are selected by separating them in individual pools instead of choosing one among many embryos in just one dish. As a result, it reduces the stress of patients as the number of IVF cycles and embryos transferred into the uterus can be lowered without compromising the results. (nydailynews.com)

    3. Sharing breast milk may pose risks
    Many women now consider sharing breast milk with other moms, but few consider the risks involved, according to a new survey. Yes, there are risks involved with feeding your baby breast milk from another woman, friend or stranger, says Sarah Keim, principal investigator with the Center of Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. It’s important that you keep your pediatrician in the loop when considering shared or donated breast milk for your baby. (webmd.com)

    4. Brain-dead woman kept alive to deliver baby safely
    For nearly two months, pregnant woman Karla Perez, 22, was kept alive via a life support just so that the baby that she was carrying could survive. Baby Angel, weighing just 2 pounds and 12.6 ounces, was delivered on April 4 —- the first C-section delivery of its kind. Karla collapsed in her home in Waterloo, Nebraska on February 8, after complaining of headaches; doctors determined she suffered a brain bleed. Baby Angel is now in an incubator and feeding through a tube, but doctors remain cautiously optimistic of her survival. (nbcnews.com)

    5. Warning: chemicals found in everyday household things could be harmful
    The journal of Environmental Health Perspectives just published a “Madrid Statement,” signed by more than 200 scientists from 38 countries. It highlights the potential harm of both old and new polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS chemicals. These chemicals protect carpets from stains, keeps your food from sticking to pans, repels rain from oars and prevents mascara from running down the cheeks. Even the pastry wax paper that comes with cookies has it. The statement calls for limiting production of these chemicals and identifying safer alternatives. (huffingtonpost.com)

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