British Officials Come To Similar Conclusions As Canadian Researchers About Midwife-Assisted Births

The New York Times editorial board issued a surprising opinion statement in support of midwife-assisted births and legislation that supported midwife-assisted births. The Times referenced strong research from the UK that reversed a decades-old stance on the critical importance of birthing in a hospital. The fact that Britain’s National Institute for Health and …

The "Autism and Flu Correlation" study and its inevitable use in marketing the flu shot.

By now, you’ve probably seen the news articles, like this one, reporting on the Danish study published in Pediatrics that found “that maternal influenza infection was associated with a twofold increased risk of infantile autism” and that “prolonged episodes of fever caused a threefold increased risk of infantile autism.”  You’ve probably …

The Artificial Sweeteners & Preterm Birth Debate

An analysis of 59,334 women from the Danish National Birth Cohort (1996–2002) was done and published in the American Clinical Journal of Nutrition. Researchers looked at soft drink intake in midpregnancy by using a food-frequency questionnaire in order to determine if women who drank soft drinks that were artificially sweetened had a …

Cravings.

Meat, sweets, fruit, salty.  When you have a craving during pregnancy, your body is trying to tell you something.  More calories, or more of a certain vitamin.   It is really a good idea to listen to these cravings.  Do not deprive yourself or your baby what you need.  Unless …