Despite the fact that no randomized trial has ever been done to support this recommendation, bed rest in pregnancy is offered as a “preventative measure” for all manner of mid-late pregnancy complications. This study demonstrated that, not only is there no benefit, but the risk of deconditioning, thromboembolism, and depressive symptoms may be accompanied by
I have studied, taught, and published in the field of reproductive psychiatry. I’ve treated women in every stage of the reproductive cycle. And, I’m a working mom. So, I’m acutely interested in and aware of the many ways in which modern medicine is impacting, and sometimes hurting women and their children – more than helping them. In this category you’ll find a wide range of topics of interest to mothers, and mother’s to be.
A recent report from Women’s Voices of the Earth explores the loopholes that allow for toxic chemicals in feminine products to go untested and unpoliced. Tampons and pads contain dioxins, furans, and pesticides associated with cancer and endocrine/reproductive disruption. Wipes, washes, douches, and deodorants contain parabens, dyes, and unknown chemicals under the label of “fragrance”. These
Why You Need Gluten-Free After you read this, you’ll want to know more including the how’s and why’s of a gluten-free lifestyle. Don’t miss the world’s first Gluten Free Summit, a FREE, ONLINE event taking place from November 11-17, 2013, that gathers 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders to discuss the topics of gluten-related
Dear Class Moms: It was great to see all of your smiling faces at last week’s potluck. There’s nothing quite like connecting over the shared mission of motherhood – of working so hard to grow healthy, happy kids at a time where the guidelines of parenting have become so complex and convoluted. We all want
Are You On the Pill? It was early in my actualization as a righteous, post-adolescent that I began to think of birth control as a woman’s right. It would be years before I would learn the nuanced considerations of tacit permissiveness for unprotected sex, the wholesale delegation of contraception to the female counterpart, and the