It’s Been 16 Years Since My Daughter’s Stillbirth, But My Body Still Remembers

[Warning: This post contains emotional reflection that some of our pregnant or once-pregnant audience may find triggering.]

Two days of every year, my body grieves for the child it once grew.

Sixteen years ago on August 2nd, I walked into the hospital pregnant, and sixteen years ago on August 3rd, I walked out of the hospital with a small box of keepsakes respectfully prepared by volunteers, so that grieving mothers wouldn’t have to leave the hospital with no tangible thing to carry out the door with them after experiencing second trimester miscarriages or stillbirths.

The box is […]

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    Crucial Information About Winter Babies, Countering Previous Vitamin D Research

Crucial Information About Winter Babies, Countering Previous Vitamin D Research

Midwives and doctors have known that vitamin D supplementation is important for some people for some time, but research has regularly shown that supplementing babies doesn’t seem to make too much of a difference. As it turns out though, the study designs probably had everything to do with the uncertain results. New an important research that was just published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. This latest study is a a multicenter, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial and it takes into consideration the most obvious an important aspect of vitamin D […]

Why To Use A Birthing Stool, And Which One We Love

Birthing stools are a very important tool in helping with the delivery of a new baby. According to an article in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, when squatting such as with a birthing stool, both transverse and antero-posterior diameters of the outlet are bigger. The squatting position has shown a minor angular change, but demands an outward movement of the lower part of the pelvic bones which leads to a separation of the two sides.

“Women throughout the ages preferred to be delivered with their trunks vertical and most delivery positions illustrated in […]

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Once again Midwives Martha Boudakian and Brenda Surabian will be traveling to Armenia to work with Midwives and Moms in March.
They will be teaching skills labs to the midwives, prenatal yoga to the moms and providing health care to the women of rural Armenia. We will be purchasing some disposable items to bring but we hope to fill a suitcase with donations of reusable supplies. Here are some items that would be appreciated tremendously!
You can buy these on Everything Birth with our special 10% […]

This New Year Rings In New Era For Everything Birth

For a few months now, Crystal, the owner of Everything Birth, has been working on a transition for the company. She has been meticulously planning and arduously preparing. The time has finally arrived for Crystal to begin a new path, one that she has been working diligently for years towards, and she has passed the company on to a new owner: Nicole Beers.

Nicole, as it so happens, is a dear friend of mine. She is the attachment parent of two precious, young children. Nicole is a trained paramedic […]

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    Canadian Peds’ Advice On Circumcision Actively Defies AAP’s Suggestions, Disregards American’s Fears Over ‘Health Issues’

Canadian Peds’ Advice On Circumcision Actively Defies AAP’s Suggestions, Disregards American’s Fears Over ‘Health Issues’

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recently re-examined its official position on routine infant circumcision (RIC), given that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States had come to the conclusion within the past year that the benefits of this routine genital surgery outweighs any potential risks. The CDC’s draft recommendations stated that American doctors should let parents know that circumcision is recommended. So, the Canadians took another look at all of the relevant new info.

After scouring almost 1,600 journal articles and taking a fresh look at […]

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    NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs, like the OTC drugs that some women regularly take for menstrual cramps or cramping associated with ovulation, have been found to cause a drop in progesterone … A significant drop in progesterone. 

According to a very recent study’s lead investigator, Professor Sami Salman of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Baghdad, the findings have some serious implications:

“After just ten days of treatment we saw a significant decrease in progesterone, a hormone essential for ovulation, across all treatment groups, as well as functional cysts in one third of patients.”

The women were taking just about the […]

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    Do You Like Having Easy Access To OTC, Affordable Homeopathic Remedies? Better Let The FDA Know

Do You Like Having Easy Access To OTC, Affordable Homeopathic Remedies? Better Let The FDA Know

Late last month, the FDA held a hearing to find out more about the use of OTC homeopathic products. The FDA asked about American’s attitudes towards homeopathy, whether or not Americans know enough about homeopathy to make informed decisions, and whether or not having OTC homeopathic products on retail shelves is confusing to Americans.

The Organic Consumers Association is asking for your help to make sure the FDA knows that you know what you are buying when you purchase OTC homeopathic products:

Help us get the following messages to the FDA:

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H. R. 2232: Mandatory Vaccination From Sea To Shining Sea

H. R. 2232 is called the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015” and is a game changer.  This bill would mandate that all students in public elementary schools and secondary schools be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
It aims to amend the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b). Basically, if any state or public entity of a state wants grant money from the federal government under the section, they will have to prove that the state requires all public school students be vaccinated […]

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    Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

McDonald’s might have been on to at least one thing it seems. Making meals happier by adding a seemingly inconsequential smiley face or sticker-prize to foods might make children more likely to eat that food. Many might assume that it’s the fries and chicken nuggets that kids are after, but it seems it might be the happy decals and tiny prizes that really made kids attracted to the Happy Meal.

A school in Cincinnati Ohio tested the theory. Could a smiley face sticker make children want to eat their veggies?

It seems so, according to new […]