Archive for 'Before Baby'

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

A new study by a team of Canadian and American researchers has provided further evidence that chemicals found in flame retardants are harmful to fetal development.  The chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are found [...]

New Born Appearance

New Born Appearance

What will your newborn look like after birth? What will your newborn look like after birth? There is nothing quite so precious as a newborn baby even if the first impression isn’t quite what you thought [...]

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

How umbilical cord blood banking could be a life-saver for your child. Umbilical Cord Blood More and more, parents are considering umbilical cord blood banking where some of the blood from their baby’s umbilical cord and [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

Mom’s Self Image

Mom’s Self Image

Loving your body.  Pregnancy and a women’s self-image. Moms and Self Image If there’s one thing you can’t control when you’re pregnant, it’s your waistline, after all there’s a human being growing in that belly.  So, [...]

Homebirths

Homebirths

Are you considering childbirth at home?  Homebirths About 2% of births take place at home, and the verdict is still out on how safe they are. Some studies show that there’s higher infant mortality but less [...]

Fitness Programs During Pregnancy.

Fitness Programs During Pregnancy.

Tips for starting a fitness program during pregnancy. Pregnancy & Fitness Exercise during pregnancy has a lot of benefits like keeping weight gain in check, and reducing leg cramps and high blood pressure.  And the good [...]

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Eating Fish Reduces Asthma in Kids

Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]

Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

When is a cesarian section absolutely necessary?  Cesarian Section In North America, births by cesarian sections average between 25 and 30% of all births. Of course, c-sections are major surgery and with that comes risks and [...]

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

The important role of doulas during childbirth. Doulas The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means “a woman who serves”. It’s an apt definition because doulas do just that, helping women during the actual birth [...]

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