I am a 28 year old woman with cystic fibrosis, married to a wonderful man, with whom I have a beautiful daughter, Murren Nohah, our gift from God, born on 24 April 2002 at home.
I am an accredited La Leche League leader, trained to provide breastfeeding and parenting information and support for parents and parents-to-be and to lead La Leche League group meetings. I am also a self-educated advocate and lay-educator of natural and home birth and connected parenting for the general public, but with a special passion for the cystic fibrosis community. I believe that returning to parenting naturally, in the manner for which God created us, will raise up a healthier generation - physically, emotionally, spiritually. I believe it is vital for people with CF and their care-takers to be made aware of the natural alternatives available to give them lives of greater health and freedom.
I am available to speak on the topics covered on this site at CF education days or conferences. To inquire, please email me.
Shall I Be a Mother?
The Birth of a Mother
Next Time Around
For Life and Health
The Victory of Nursing
(updated 5-21-08) My Fertility Journal
(updated 3-26-08) Our Adoption Journey
Fact Sheets and Links:
Male and Female Fertility
Specific Concerns of Pregnancy
Specific Concerns of Breastfeeding
NOW OPEN! Health and Wellness
Fatherhood on the Horizon:
One couple's current journal of triplet pregnancy through fertility treatments
for CF-related male infertility
Stories and Featured Articles
about Fertility and Infertility,
Adoption, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and/or Parenting
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What is CF?
an explanation of the disease
(updated 10-10-07) CF Links
personal pages, newsletters, forums
and organizations for and/or
by people with CF
encouragement for mothers
and families worldwide
No Greater Joy
encouragment, teaching, and support
for parents worldwide
an international magazine for natural family living and healthy choices
|Copyright 2004-2008 - HollyCatheryn Loughlin|
| This website is dedicated to the dispensing of accurate, current information regarding fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding for women and men with Cystic Fibrosis.
It is my hope that through my own experiences, only some of which are unique, and through information and natural alternatives, other people with CF might take hope and be encouraged to look beyond their diagnosis and the fears associated with CF, to the full and rewarding life they desire.
I encourage you to email me with any questions, comments or suggestions, or to inform me of more current or useful information. Please write "website" in the subject heading. This website is for you and I welcome your input in making it what you need it to be.
1) This site contains both proven, researched facts and statistics as well as personal experience articles. As such, it is meant to be a starting point on your journey in self-education. It is by no means exhaustive. I prescribe nothing. Please research and weigh the facts with your own personal health and circumstances as well as the recommendations of any health care practitioners in whose care you may be. Take what works for you and leave the rest.
2) My views are expressed here (in my articles and in italicized, parenthetical comments on the fact sheets) separate from documented facts and research. My articles contain both the facts that bore on my decision making, beliefs and the faith that enabled me to step out. Again, please take what works for you and leave the rest.
|As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10, 11