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February 28th, 2013

OH BOY! OH BABY!

What a site!  Just the facts, ma’am .   The Endowment for Human Development (ehd.org) is “a nonprofit organization working to improve health science education and public health.”   They have no agenda.  No bioethical stance.  Just everything you could want to know about babies and pregnancy, from start to finish, inside and out. 

At six weeks the baby is making blood and you can see the new little red heart beating away.

At eight months we see the baby exercising his/her tongue. Can’t tell the sex from this one!

In the olden days we never knew ahead of time whether we would have a boy or a girl, whether our baby would have all its parts, or whether it might have some defect that it would be good to know about before birth. One of the wonderful things about this site is that it offers a “window to the womb” that should cut down the temptation to keep “peeking” at your own baby through the technology of ultrasound.

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn has some advice to consider before before YOUR baby is subjected to unnecessary sonic energy.

Remember: Ultrasound cleans rust off pipes, kills sperm, heats muscles, and changes the migratory pattern of whales! (Carla Hartley)

April 20th, 2008

YOU ARE NOT ALONE


Funny thing. Before I became pregnant I never really noticed many pregnant women. Then, suddenly, they seemed to be all about me. And we would have an instant rapport. We could discuss morning sickness, when we first felt life within us, whether we wanted to have a natural birth. Our hopes and fears about pregnancy and delivery were all grist for the mill and we followed each other’s lives with interest. We had become members of a club of people with similar trials and experiences.
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April 7th, 2008

THE ABORTION / BREAST CANCER LINK

It seems to be a little known fact that one of the best ways to reduce a woman’s risk of having breast cancer in her later years is to have a baby while she is young. There are many factors that are reputedly related to the development of breast cancer, including family history, obesity, hormone therapy, birth control pills, alcohol consumption, radiation, and amount of exercise, but among these nulliparity is a very important one.

Nulliparity? You haven’t heard of it? Surely you don’t have that! In layman’s terms, nulliparity simply means that you have never borne a child. Having a full-term baby at an early age turns out to be one of the best cancer preventives. Now at last we can understand something that has long been noted: that nuns have a higher breast cancer incidence than the rest of the female population.
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