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Organic Red Meat: What’s Your Beef?

Monday, 01 July 2013 19:57
It is that time of year again when grilling recipes take over the hearts and minds of BBQ’ers. This usually includes some very tasty veggies, but also the rise of the ever-prominent red meat on the barbeque.  Pregnant and new mothers are hesitant to put any weirdness in their bodies-that…
I became interested in fetal positioning during the end of my own pregnancy.  Since the birth of my son I have continued to gain knowledge, a deeper understanding and an appreciation for the importance of fetal positioning.  I believe all care providers and birth workers need to have an understanding…
DARK AGE II: REPORT ON THE RITUALS & BEHAVIORS OF ANCIENT TRIBES LIVING IN NORTH AMERICA FROM 1950-2050.   “The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next.” -Sir William Osler It is now the year 3013, and in this report we will discuss briefly three rituals…
In Part 1 of this article, AFTER MISCARRIAGE: Postpartum Care for Mothers Experiencing Loss, we discussed the care a woman should receive in the first several weeks after a preterm loss (or stillbirth) to help her through the grieving process, to assure her return to vitality, and—according to the precepts…

The Truth Behind the Flu Vaccine

Thursday, 22 November 2012 00:16
  To Flu Shot or Not?               It’s that time of year again. Pharmacies, OB/GYNs, PCPs, and everyone in between is trying to convince you to get the flu shot to “protect your health.”  Sure, nobody wants to get the flu, but before you get stuck (or not), make…

Natural Family Planning - Know Your Body!

Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:12
What is Natural Family Planning? Natural family planning (also know as The Billing's Ovulation Method) is a method used to determine when a woman is fertile. During the menstrual cycle, numerous changes occur in a woman's body. By learning to identify your natural signals of fertility, you can use this…
Common Reasons for Conception Difficulties An estrogen imbalance (usually excessive) can cause conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis, which cause problems within the uterus. An issue in the uterus can make implantation of the fetus difficult. The hormones FSH (Folicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) are responsible for ovulation.…
These are excellent books to read! Feel free to comment below with any other books you recommend. 1. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler This book takes a woman from conception to breastfeeding with great easy to read information. It also details relaxation…

Healing Recipe for Your Pregnancy

Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:47
During one of my pregnancies, my midwife told me about a "groaning cake" and handed me the recipe for it. I had never heard of it before and unfortunately never tried it, but it is a great idea with a long history. There are many wives' tales and traditions surrounding…
Once you have established and met with your selected care provider, it is time to start thinking about what kinds of tests, screenings, and procedures you do and don’t want. In all likelihood, when you met with your care provider, he or she outlined the general schedule of checkups and…
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