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 Perfect Baby Shower Gifts

At Everything Birth, you can find the perfect baby shower gifts. In this economy and with evolving perceptions in baby care, the most coveted presents aren’t going to be the cutest outfits anymore.  Though, Everything Birth does offer some adorable organic outfits that would make wonderful baby shower presents, a …

The Perfect Pregnancy Tea for the Second and Third Trimesters

During a woman’s second and third trimesters of pregnancy, there are nutrients her body needs, specifically her uterine tissue. The herbs in WishGarden Herbs’ Pregnancy Tea are the perfect blend to prepare a woman’s uterus for the big job it has in store for it. WishGarden Herbs’ Pregnancy Tea is specifically formulated …

Lavender Oil for Fungal Infections

Pregnant women often have battles with fungal infections such as candida and dermatophytes (the fungi responsible for conditions like Athletes’ foot, ringworm, scalp and nail infections.) Just as we have seen with bacteria out-mutating antibiotics and vaccines, fungi seem to have built up resistance to popular antifungals. Compound that with how there …

Should Freaked Out Dads Be Allowed At The Delivery?

I stumbled on a really interesting perspective about fathers in the delivery room. It was from about a decade ago. One of the world’s leading childbirth doctors and the pioneer of water births, Dr. Michel Odent proclaimed that nervous fathers should not be in the delivery room. He asserted that in their …

Meanwhile, in the UK… Water Births Were Heralded.

I wanted a water birth for the birth of my daughter.  There was a huge, private birthing tub sitting right in my hospital room.  I had my husband get the water running as I started getting all my annoying paperwork and questioning out of the way. I was so excited. …

Wishing They Were Left Intact: Adult Men Discuss Their Circumcisions

When I write a piece on circumcision in any forum, including here on Everything Birth Blog, inevitably, someone will explain that if circumcision were such a big deal, men would be speaking up, not just “crazy moms.”  I know men in real life that wish they hadn’t been circumcised, but …

What's a Childbirth Educator?

A childbirth educator is someone who teaches parents-to-be about the process of giving birth. They may be a lay instructor or a certified educator. Most childbirth educators are knowledgeable in a few different methods or “schools of thought” about birthing. Some childbirth instructors are doulas or midwives. The information you get from a …

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