Autism: what causes it?

AutismArticleImage copyA growing issue.  If you doubt that autistic symptoms have grown tremendously, talk to any grade school teacher who has taught since the 1970s. Regardless of the exact rate of increase, at over 2% of all children, this is an enormous epidemic that receives incredibly little attention toward discovering and preventing the causes. ASDs provide a jackpot for the pharmaceutical industry in terms of treating symptoms but large-scale studies for safer treatments or for curative possibilities are practically non-existent. READ THE REST OF STORY at Natural Mother Magazine

 

Antibiotics in Labor: Evidence? Alternatives?

“Most AntibioticsPathwaysimportantly, the scientific review found that the use of precautionary antibiotics did not reduce the number of infant deaths—neither from GBS (Group B Strep) infection nor from all causes—and the number of later, serious infections is increased by the use of antibiotics during labor.” READ MORE of this excerpt from “Baby Poop” at Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine.

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Breastmilk and Baby’s Gut Health

homebirthsuzanne079-FirstLatchBeginning with the trip through the birth canal, every minute counts in the early effort to launch the healthiest-possible balance of gut microbes. The newborn digestive system is not ready at birth to handle much in the way of food, and the breasts know this. Immune protection is the first order of Continue reading

Mothers Suing Over Morning Sickness Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Zofran and Birth Defects MotherFlowers

Zofran, also known as ondansetron and Zuplenz, is an anti-nausea medication approved for use for cancer and surgery patients. Yet, it’s been prescribed by doctors across the nation as off-label use for morning sickness for numerous Continue reading

Should You Lower Your Child’s Fever? What You Need to Know Before You Reach for the Tylenol

Baby Poop” excerpt published on Mothering.com:

165StethascopeEmillyeMothering“Fever does not cause brain damage. Fever is a good thing,” says pediatrician Scott W. Cohen, MD, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop. Pediatrician Jo Ann Rohyans, MD, writes for BabyCenter.com: “Most children can tolerate a temperature of slightly higher than 107°F without long-term effects from the fever itself.” …   REST OF EXCERPT HERE

The Science of Starting Solids

Published on Green Mom:

GreenMomEvery child and every family has different preferences, genetic tendencies, and needs. Parents and babies are also full of natural instincts that help guide them, if allowed. Babies know when they want to start solid foods but the question still receives a lot of attention …

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Best Baby Shower Gifts are Special and Unique


BabyShowerGifts copyGive the mother-to-be a unique baby shower gift for the upcoming arrival of her newborn baby. These baby shower gifts are special, beautiful, entertaining,
and useful.

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