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The wondrous experience of birth is often destroyed by the routine practice of medicine, with many medical professionals and mothers alike assuming that birth needs pharmaceutical interventions (i.e., epidural). In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! While there are certainly instances when assistance is required, the vast majority of births do not require medical intervention. Still, a natural birth can be successful and rewarding for many mothers. (more…)

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may cause children to experience breathing concerns in their first four years, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. [1] The longitudinal study looked at the exposure to BPA in 398 mother-infant pairs. Researchers determined each mother’s level of exposure to BPA by measuring the concentration of BPA urine levels at 16 weeks and 26 weeks. (more…)

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Many mothers choose breastfeeding because of the close bonding experience and the fact that it's the most nutritious option for their baby. Commercial formulas, even the organic ones, simply can't compare. Let's take a look at 5 proven reasons why breastfeeding is just plain awesome. (more…)

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The rate of mental disorder diagnoses has grown exponentially in recent years, as has antidepressant use. People of all ages are being prescribed mind-altering drugs to battle depression, despite evidence suggesting they do more harm than good and sometimes don't work at all. [1] [2] The massive use has also contributed to antidepressants being found in the public water supply. You could be one of the millions of people who are ingesting these chemical drugs and don't even know it. Now, new evidence is even linking antidepressants to birth defects. […]

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Many people are aware that the number of cases of autism has been rising over the last few decades, but everyone is still fairly in the dark when it comes to knowing what puts unborn children at increased risk of developing the disorder. In order to better avoid this debilitating neurodevelopment disorder, it is wise to look at the compounding factors that have been strongly associated with increased autism risk. (more…)