In addition to the traditional medicine systems that developed clinical herbal practices over thousands of years, there used to be a knowing amongst women about which herbs are safe, helpful and appropriate during pregnancy – largely drawn from experience and regional plant growth. Women could self-prepare their formulations, or have them delivered by elders in
Think About Contraception What if I told you that a product is available that can interfere with your hormones to the extent that your daily and monthly rhythms are no longer operational? And because you will no longer have functional brain to ovary signaling, you will likely avoid conceiving if you have sex during
Antibiotics and the management of pregnancy and birth “They told me I’ll need IV antibiotics because I had GBS my last pregnancy.“ I could feel Catherine’s confusion as it swirled with her near desperate desire to be cared for by a trusted authority – her obstetrician. Many women, even most, have been stripped of their compass.
emfWhile I have grave concerns about pharmaceuticals, I recognize that as long as we have a choice to engage the medical model, we should be relatively more invested in the involuntary exposures we accumulate everyday – from industrial chemicals to glyphosate to technological pollution. At this point in our rush toward greater and greater mechanistic
Far from the sterile womb hypothesis, we are beginning to appreciate the nature of maternal-fetal communication on levels never dreamt necessary, possible, or even safe. Read what Keith Bell reports on the way that a mother’s body transports her gut bacteria to the developing baby – bacteria infected by viruses called bacteriophages! It’s never been