I’d say that all women that come into our office are aware that it is important to supplement with folic acid before they get pregnant and during pregnancy. Another research study was just released showing benefits of folic acid in relation to growth in-utero. However because of the negative research studies about supplementing with folic acid (the synthetic form found in 95% of nutritional […]
I do believe that it is important to take a multivitamin/mineral for good health. Our food supply isn’t what it was even 50 years ago and our requirements for nutrients have increased because of pollution and other stress factors. In women of childbearing age nutrient supplementation is even more imperative. There is plenty of research that points to a few supplements that are […]
It is important for women planning to conceive to be in good physical shape in order to support the pregnancy and health of their offspring. Women should have their nutritional status and diet analyzed to make sure they are not deficient in nutrients such as Vitamin D nor anemic which can lead to postpartum depression.
I’m a strong believer that taking a high quality multivitamin […]
Many studies have shown that breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta professor has found that eating fast food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects that breastfeeding has in protecting children from the respiratory disease.
The article appears online in the international journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy based […]
In a mother-infant cohort study involving mothers and 787 infants, results indicate a beneficial effect of maternal vegetable consumption during pregnancy on fetal growth. Fruit and vegetable consumption during pregnancy was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire. Women who ate the fewest vegetables were significantly more likely to have infants who are small for gestational age (SGA). Women who ate the […]
It is the feeling of many midwives, doulas and some OBs that conventional procedures performed in hospitals during labor are unnecessary and potentially harmful for a successful vaginal delivery. We don’t feel it is the fault of misguided physicians as they are following procedures to avoid litigation. But the system and what is considered standard care is at fault.
The Milbank’ report led […]
There are so many natural options available for the majority of cases known as acid reflux, GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease ), heartburn, or whatever you want to call that it is appalling how these are indiscriminately handed out given their potential deleterious effects. There are certainly times when someone may need a Proton Pump Inhibitor (i.e. Prilosec) or H2 Antagonists (i.e. Ranitidine). However those […]
The news has been loaded with a plethora of articles touting the benefits of vitamin D reported in nutrition journals. Based on research of the past few years it appears that Vitamin D plays a large role in regulating the immune system. Most recently the American Academy of Pediatrics have doubled its recommended daily dosage of Vitamin D for kids. (more…)
Children who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from
behavioral or mental health issues than those who are not breastfed,
according to new research.
The study, which was presented at the American Public Health
Association’s 136th Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, looked at
whether breastfeeding is associated with decreased behavioral problems
and psychiatric illness during childhood.
Here is a good article outlining ways to avoid a c-section. Notice at the last point is to have a Doula!
This is taken from CNN Aug 23,2007
Five ways to avoid a C-section