Monday, December 29, 2008

Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy

Another recently-published study has found a link between exposure to common chemicals and the time it takes a woman to conceive as well as birth defects and growth restriction in fetuses. It's yet another example of how the expansion of technological options can have unintended side effects on our species.

The most disturbing fact is that the chemicals were known toxins in the process of being phased out. While it's encouraging that they are being removed from products, the reality is that the damage has been done; while they will no longer be present in newly-manufactured items, there presence will linger in landfills, water supplies, and our bodies for decades to come.

We must remember that our actions today force the outcomes of tomorrow. More due diligence is needed on the safety of such technologies before they are used to prevent this seemingly never-ending cycle of self-destruction through industrialization.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions

Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions, a new book by Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE of the wonderful resource on vaginal birth after cesarean section, has just been published.

You can learn more about the book and view the table of contents at:

I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I'm certain it will move onto my list of recommended resources.

Buy your copy from Amazon using GoodSearch and the vendor will donate to the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). Go to, choose CIMS as your charity, then choose Amazon and enter Dangers of Cesarean Birth in the Amazon search bar.

This is a timely book I'm sure will help empower and inform mothers to help stem the tide of ever-increasing c-sections without improved outcomes for mothers and babies.

Please pass this along to all the mothers in your life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Research on Predicting Pre-eclampsia

Researchers at the University of Bristol have conducted a new study which may help predict which mothers are at risk of later developing pre-eclampsia.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Flaxseed Oil and Risk of Pre-term Birth

New study finds link between flaxseed oil consumption in pregnancy and pre-term birth

An interesting read....

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