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The Benefits of Babywearing

October 8th, 2013

A guest post written by: Rachel Thomas
In honor of International Babywearing Week, we thought we’d take a moment to discuss some of the advantages and benefits to wearing your baby.  Baby-wearing is a concept that has been practiced since the beginning of time in many cultures. As you will find in the discussion below, babywearing [...]

Diet pills made from the pregnancy hormone, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), claim that consumers can drop 20-30 pounds in 4 or 5 weeks all while being energized. The diet products containing HCG are made from human placenta, which are sold to the HCG diet product companies by hospitals.  While prescription HCG is approved by [...]

The placenta, the organ responsible for for nourishing your baby and regulating maternal-fetal interactions, may be a contributing factor in a child’s autism diagnosis.
“There is increasing evidence implicating the placenta in autism risk. For example, abnormal inclusions of trophoblasts, the cells that comprise the placenta, are found more frequently in placentas from [...]

The three U.S. midwifery organizations, MANA, ACNM, and NACPM, recently came together to make a joint statement regarding the support of normal, physiological childbirth.  In 1996, The WHO called for the elimination of all unnecessary interventions in childbirth, yet as you know, some of these interventions are being overused in our maternity health system, often [...]

Through the years, mastitis, an infection of breast tissue that mostly occurs in breastfeeding mothers, has typically been treated by a course of antibiotics. However, more recently, probiotics have been shown to be a better alternative.
Doctors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, studied a group of 352 with symptoms of mastitis. One group of women [...]

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