Executive Summary Team Flo About 15 million babies are born preterm each year. Preterm babies are in need of specific vitamins and proteins which can only provided by breast milk. Premature birth affects one in every eight babies. For the past fifteen years, the Mothers’ Milk Bank has been saving the lives of preterm infants... Continue Reading →
Team Flo on the GO!-Celeste O.
Since the start of our project, we have identified our problem, thus creating a problem statement as well as come up with a solution most beneficial to Mother’s Milk Bank. Problem Statement: Across the nation, thousands of new mothers are in need of donated breast milk. In Texas, thousands of parents use donated milk to... Continue Reading →
Mothers Milk Bank Needs Help and Team Flo has the Solutions: By Pattie A., Isabella V., Thalia G., Celeste O.
As the semester has progressed, we have been able to become more familiar with the Mothers Milk Bank and our challenge, providing an efficient work flow, allowing a higher amount of distribution of milk to mothers across central Texas. With this comes many things, such as researching how many mothers currently receive donated breast milk,... Continue Reading →
The Final Countdown- Celeste O.
Are you pregnant? Well, if you are congratulations! You are growing another human being inside of you, and depending on how far along you are, you may feel different things and as Nishi and Bella say in their blog post, you may not be ready for a variety of factors. But have you ever wondered... Continue Reading →
The Embryo Debate by Celeste O. and Thalia G.
The ongoing ethical debate between whether the experimentation on embryos is ethical or not is still in the news today. A recent example of this issue is in the tv comedy actress and cover girl model Sofia Vergara’s, over the case with her ex-fiance Nick Loeb on the custody of their frozen... Continue Reading →
The Donation of Life-Celeste O. (Blog #3)
In page 206, the book says that something sperm banks can do to be completely certified is to test the sperm for Tay-Sachs, thalassemia, sickle cell trait, and or cystic fibrosis. I was really happy when I saw this because I knew ¾ of the diseases said in that sentence. I definitely think that this... Continue Reading →
Hormones and Other Things (Blog #2)-Celeste o.
“They knew that women were mere puppets controlled by hormonal swings” (page 101). Often when women are mad or sad, men say it’s the hormones or that time of the month. Yes, sometimes our sudden change in mood can be caused by hormones but in a new Stanford study, Dr. Henderson says that data does... Continue Reading →
Covering Thousands of Years (Blog #1)-Celeste O.
Can you imagine a society nowadays where being born with a caul was the greatest thing to a newborn? I find very interesting the origin of this belief. The Romans created this myth based on the birth of their Prince, yet this prince died at a very young age, only at 10 years old. Just... Continue Reading →
Hello/It’s me -Celeste O.
Hey guys! I am really excited for various reasons. One, we are almost tenth graders! That means we are three years away from graduating and going to college! Now, back on next year, I am excited to see what classes I will be taking and what I will be learning. I am also really excited... Continue Reading →