Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush

Postby brittani » Thu Oct 07, 2004 06:05 pm

Not sure if this has ever been mentioned but I think I read somewhere that Barbra Bush had pe with her twins. I just wondered if this was true and if so has she ever tried to do anything to raise awareness?



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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby julie f » Thu Oct 07, 2004 06:28 pm

Hey Brittani,

It was Laura Bush and I saw it briefly (very briefly) mentioned in a Lifetime Special on her. I'm not sure if she's ever done anything to raise awareness or not.

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby brittani » Thu Oct 07, 2004 06:31 pm

I meant to write Laura. I accidentally posted her. I also posted it in Ask the Experienced. I'm such a dork. Thanks!

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby eleni » Thu Oct 07, 2004 08:17 pm

Yes, Laura Bush did have pe with her twins. She has mentioned it in some of her early press interviews, but has declined our invitation to join the PF, preferring instead to focus on some of her pet causes,primarily literacy.
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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby tafkap » Fri Oct 08, 2004 07:32 am

How strange- she promotes a "Health and Wellness" for women, why not preeclampsia? http://www.whitehouse.gov/firstlady/women.html

We should start a letter writing campaign to the First Lady (we should also ALL have letters written to our local congressmen/senators about pre-e). She can be contacted by going to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby grace04 » Sat Oct 09, 2004 07:04 am

I agree. I think we should try to rally the First Lady and see if she can speak at next year's annual meeting!

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby brittani » Sat Oct 09, 2004 06:05 pm

I AGREE, I WONDER WHAT THE FIRST STEPS WOULD BE TO GET THAT GOING?


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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby taras mom » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:25 pm

Just wait until January; she'll have plenty of free time after that. Does anyone have their Texas address?[:D]

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby laura » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:31 pm

CAROL! We must be on Vulcan mind meld, because I was just thinking of you tonight! Honey, you always say the stuff I am thinking.. (oops, did I say that out loud?)

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Re : Barbara Bush

Postby brittani » Sun Oct 10, 2004 07:12 pm


Come on everyone! I can't be the only one out here that hopes the ketchup queen isn't our new first lady!!! Seriously, I am in the process of writing letters locally as well as on the national level about pe. Any ideas about how to write a letter to celebs would be greatly appreciated.

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