9-Year-Old Brazilian Girl, Raped by Stepfather, Aborts Twins
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2009 - 14:45

A Brazilian 9 year-old, who was raped and impregnated by her 23-year-old stepfather, was given permission to abort the twins she was carrying, angering Catholic officials. Although abortion is illegal in Brazil, exceptions are made in cases where the mother's life is in danger or the fetus has no chance of survival.

"We don't know if she will develop the pregnancy up to the end because of the structure of her body. It is a big risk for her," Jose Severiano Cavalcanti, the doctor who confirmed her pregnancy, told the Diario de Pernambuco.

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30 Weeks and Counting
By Carla Molina Martins | 03/04/2009 - 12:30

For those of you who haven't been keeping an eye on your calendars, like me, you'll be surprised to find out that I'm 30 weeks into this pregnancy! I had no idea until BabyCenter so kindly reminded me with one of their weekly emails. I've gone into overdrive thinking of all the things that need to be done around the house. What's really weighing heavily on my mind, though, is what exactly am I supposed to do with two babies?

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RIP Nightlife
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/18/2009 - 15:30

Last night, I sorted through a box under my bed that had all of my handbags in it. What started out as really early spring cleaning soon turned into a trip down memory lane. I found about half a dozen little purses and clutches from my pre-Dessa days. The days I'd sport a sexy mini dress and bare the Arctic temperatures to make it to the designated hot spot and I'd wear ridiculously high heels to walk and dance for hours and hours. The days when my girlfriends and I found ourselves coming home as the sun was rising, when everything I needed fit into a clutch the size of a make-up bag.

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The Great Debate
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/04/2009 - 14:15

To daycare or not to daycare? That is the question. When I was pregnant with Dessa, I avoided this question like it was the plague. I couldn't bring myself to think about leaving my itty bitty little baby girl with a ton of strangers and paying them a crap load of money to entertain her while I had to work. I kept up hope that I would win the lottery or that my husband would be given a massive promotion or that all of our bills would for some reason just go away.

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The Mami Diaries: Meet Carla and Baby Dessa, Our New Mami Diaries Bloggers!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/25/2008 - 13:32

Hola, fellow Mamis! My name is Carla and I'm a 27 year old Cuban Filipina American and where as most young women my age gab about late night cocktails, killer outfits and juicy sex gossip, my daily updates revolve around late night breastfeeding, poopy diapers and missing bobos (or pacifiers to some). In less than a year, I got hitched, knocked up and became responsible for another human being…oh and now, just 13 short months later, I found out that I'm pregnant again!

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Watch Those Eyes
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2008 - 13:05

When should those little peepers be examined?

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Pregnancy Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction
By BabyCenter | 10/15/2008 - 12:21

Now that you're pregnant, you've probably heard lots of advice about things you should and shouldn't be doing. A lot of times in Latino culture, these beliefs are based on traditional superstitions. Abuelita
may take them quite seriously, and these old beliefs are a part of our cultural heritage—but, they can also give us a good laugh!

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The Dangers of Childhood Obesity
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:22

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The State of Latin Couples
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:13

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