Regular readers are aware that I (Dr. Amy) repeatedly point out that most of what natural childbirth and homebirth advocates think they “know” is factually false. Moreover, the claim of being “educated” about childbirth is the surest sign of ignorance since most of the “education” comes from the websites and books of lay people or other NCB advocates who have no idea what they are talking about.
WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and theSociety for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) have released a new report identifying the top 10 unanswered questions in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease in women . The new 10Q Report follows up on a 2006 alert, published because experts felt little traction…Read the Rest of Article
Pregnancy and Exercise, Update Overdue Recommendations for exercise developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American College of Sports Medicine were established about15 years ago, and it has been 9 years since their adoption by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Finally, new recommendations have been suggested. Specifically, the…Read the Rest of Article
A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, found that the use of DHA-rich fish oil capsules compared with vegetable oil capsules during pregnancy did not result in lower levels of postpartum depression in mothers or improved cognitive and language development in their offspring during early childhood. JAMA 2101;394(15):1675-83 J….Read the Rest of Article