Drug Industry Affiliated Research Authors Generally Carry More Influence

Though, you already “knew” it,  a study published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  may be a good one to bookmark if you are inclined towards natural parenting. The study may help you look less like a conspiracy theorists to your more mainstream friends and family. In a massive analysis of 6,711 randomized controlled trials …

When is your baby due? Eh… Give or take a few weeks.

I just read a fantastic news article that explained what many midwives have been proclaiming all along. A pregnancy does not last a set amount of time. In fact, it can vary up up to five weeks! Previously attributed to flawed methods of estimating due dates such as conception and …

World Breastfeeding Week on Facebook

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who immediately and profusely reported that page. Twenty minutes after this post originally was published, two hundred of you had already read it and many of you have let me know you reported the page. It has now been taken down. NICE WORK…. You are …

Chemicals in Stain Resistant Clothing/Teflon Linked to "Pregnancy Induced" Hypertension

Hypertension during pregnancy can be very dangerous and even life threatening. A new study‘s results were published in  Environmental Health Perspectives and found an association between chemicals found in stain-resistant fabric and high blood pressure during pregnancy.  The chemicals involved in the study were perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Blood …

Uterine Perforation Risks with an IUD Higher Just After Birth

CBS Pittsburgh just printed a news story online about the risks of uterine perforation (tearing the uterus) while using the popular IUD Mirena as well as other forms of IUDs. While IUDs are arguably one of the safer contraceptives on the market, they still come with some risks. The pregnancy rate with …

Pregnant? Please don't forget your Omega-3s.

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial during all stages of life, but especially during pregnancy. We were issued a friendly reminder yesterday by Live Science staff writer, Bahar Gholipour, when she spotlighted new research just published in PLOS ONE about how eating fish during pregnancy reduces anxiety. She wrote about the study, …

How Many Times Do We Have To Learn That We Should Delay Cord Cutting?!

Every time I read some new article about the benefit of delayed cord cutting at birth, I feel like I’m having déjà vu.  I’m kind of frustrated that even though researchers are consistently finding that delaying cord cutting is healthier for our babies, most hospitals in the United States STILL …

Worried about MRSA? Consider Hemp Fabric for Diapers.

It sucks that we have to worry about MRSA infecting our babies. With the abundant use of antibiotics in our food and the overuse of it in our medicine, however, we do. It’s a very common problem. Some people choose to use disposable diapers citing MRSA concerns. That is understandable, …

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