Pregnancy and Childbirth

Acupuncture for Fertility

Here is a small summary of the use of acupuncture for fertility issues from Acupuncture.com, October 2009. I was particularly struck by the comment on a study from the British Medical Journal showing nearly twice as many live births for IVF when...

C-section aftershocks

In late September of this year, researchers in the US dropped a bombshell onto the cosy world of obstetrics. After analyzing the records of nearly six million births, they advised that mothers should think twice before choosing a caesarean section...

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

As mothers tend to sacrifice during their lives to meet their children’s needs, a mother’s body will give up its own essential nutrients to provide health and growth for her developing baby. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is...

Nausea in Pregnancy

First, a tried and true quotation heard many times during my adolescence from my father... "this too will pass." You're thrilled, all your relatives are thrilled, you're starting to dream about darling infant outfits, researching the best...

Vitex: The Hormone Balancing Herb

Vitex agnus-castus is a perfect example of a modern medicinal plant, with important clinical applications, validated by modern science, and known and used by the ancient Greeks. From the writings of three of the best-known herbalists and healers of...

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