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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Pregnancy Over 40, Umbilical Cord Abnormalities

The scary thing about genetically modified crops is that sometimes they are hidden in our foods without us knowing it.
 According to this article, these foods may be changing the structure of pregnant women's umbilical cords. Read more:


Cords are [now] shorter. we are seeing many less dramatic examples of shorter cords, velamentous cord insertion, diminished Wharton's jelly, and strange looking placentas.

Last week we had a five babies in a 12 hour night... two had velamentous cord insertions! It's just not average anymore. In five days time I saw one fatal cord accident, another cord problem leading to stat cesarean birth, and today another incident of deep fetal distress due to cord problems.

The study I read concerning M16 genetically modified corn showed that when fed to pregnant mice, all the offspring in one generation, had alterations of ALL the cells in ALL their organs! Can you see why I am worried about our precious placentas? I did not make this connection until I began to see an increase in abnormalities and pathology due to placenta and cord troubles. The fact that so many Indonesian women depend upon genetically modified soy products (tempe and tofu) for their day-to-day protein -- and the early introduction of GMO soy here... it got me wondering.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Is it really that hard to get pregnant over 40?

It seems like every time I turn around, I am reading about how wome over 40 need to "run, not walk" to the nearest fertility clinic.  The media likes to jump on the bandwagon and write stories of how hard it will be to get pregnant.  However, the fact is that the unexpected rate of pregnancy in women over 40 is second only to teenagers!  Before the days of birth control, having a baby over 40 was fairly routine.  Granted, it may have been the last child of a large family, but the fact remains that women over 40, assuming they are still ovulating can be very fertile.


Sunday, July 20, 2014


Benefits of Probiotics for Pregnancy

Guest Post By Anthony Dwiers
Not all bacteria are bad. There are some which are actually beneficial to the body. Falling under the good bacteria category are those called probiotics. These are similar to the good bacteria found in the human gut which help aid proper digestion. They were discovered by Elie Metchnikoff who was a microbiologist from Russia and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace.
The most common kind of probiotic available in food is lactobacillus acidophilus which can be found in cultured foods like yogurt and those with other live cultures. Probiotics help restore the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut and when intestinal bacteria start causing health concerns like diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics balance their population and help reduce the discomfort and worsening of the situation.
How do probiotics help pregnant women?
Pregnancy comes with a host of ailments related to the digestive system and probiotics help pregnant women suffer less from these conditions. Some conditions which probiotics can help with during pregnancy include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal cramping
  • Constipation 


    When pregnant women integrate probiotic-rich food in their diets, they help make their gastrointestinal tract have a better environment. Probiotics help provide relief from constipation by regulating bowel movements. These good bacteria also help regulate the normal motion of the digestive system; thus, lessening heartburns and intestinal cramping.
    The benefits of probiotics don't just stop at improving the state of pregnant women's digestive system. Probiotics also help boost the immune system of not just the mother but the baby's as well. These good bacteria help ward off colds and other diseases to lessen health complications that the baby may experience during the time of pregnancy.
    Research is still ongoing about how probiotics can help pregnant women but one other good effect they have is helping to prevent eczemas to form during pregnancy.
    What foods are rich in probiotics?
    Good bacteria like probiotics can be found mostly in dairy products which have undergone fermentation. The top sources and most easily accessible food groups which contain probiotics which are beneficial for the digestive system and pregnancy include:

    • Yogurt
    • Cheese
    • Sour cream
    • Milk
    • Miso
    • Tempeh
    • Soy products

    Another great thing about probiotics is that they are available in foods which are easily accessible and found in the supermarket. However, there are also probiotic supplements which can be bought over the counter. They are available in either capsule or powder form.
    Things to Remember Before Adding Probiotics to a Pregnant Woman's Diet
    Because pregnancy is a sensitive stage in a woman's life, it is highly important to thoroughly evaluate the factors and benefits which one can get from probiotics. Just because it works for one doesn't mean it will have the same effects on another. Some considerations include:

    • Lactose intolerance
    • Remember to pick pasteurized products
    • Are these food items approved by the physician?

    While there are benefits to be had from adding probiotic-rich foods to a pregnant woman's diet, the above factors should be taken into consideration to lessen the risks of adding instead of lessening complications during pregnancy.
    It is still best to talk with a physician before purchasing supplements or probiotic-rich food items intended to be added to a pregnant woman's diet. The benefits of probiotics during pregnancy reduces several discomforts, but it is better to be careful and think of the bigger picture before making changes to a pregnant woman's nutrition.
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    Friday, July 18, 2014


    Food - It's Impact on the Gender of Your Child

    By Sarah M Ocean

    What you eat can affect the gender of your future child for a magnitude of reasons - however, all you really need to know is that your body's pH level is required to be at a certain level depending on which gender you wish to produce.
    If you wish to have a girl, you'll need to focus on foods that will boost acidity in your body. This is because the sperm that carries the x chromosome necessary for the conception of a girl is bigger, and more durable, than their male counterparts. Therefore, they and are favoured by an acidic environment because the male sperm are not strong enough to survive. This leaves only sperm carrying the x chromosome to fertilize the egg.
    The following is a non-exclusive list of foods that will help boost your pH level to a desired level of acidity naturally:


    Asparagus, beef, bread, buckwheat, butter, cashew nuts, cheese, cereal, crab, cream, eggs, fish, flour, ham, hazelnuts, honey, jello, lamb, lentils, macaroni, maple syrup, meats, mushrooms, oats, pasta, peanuts, pork, peas, pistachios, rice, prunes, rye, salmon, spaghetti, sugar & wine.
    However please keep in mind that the human blood pH level should naturally sit around 7.35 - 7.45, which makes it slightly alkaline. Any level below 7.0 is considered acidic, whilst any level above 7.0 is alkaline. An acidic balance in your blood can result in a decrease in your body's ability to absorb minerals and nutrients, a lowered energy production in cells and a reduction in its ability to repair damaged cells. This can occur not only due to what you eat, but from emotional stress, immune reactions and toxic overload
    On the other hand, If you want to conceive a boy, it is better to eat foods that will boost your alkalinity. This type of environment favours male sperm (sperm that carry the y chromosome responsible for conceiving males) because they are naturally more agile than their female counterparts, and the absence of acidity in the uterus allows them to reach the egg for fertilization much faster.
    The following is a non-exclusive list of foods that, should you consume, will help boost your alkalinity:
    Watermelon, vegetable oils, cranberries, coconut, dates, celery strawberries, spinach, soybeans, rhubarb, raisins, raspberries, pumpkin, apples, bananas, broccoli, passion fruit, peaches, pears, pineapple, oranges, onions, lima beans, lemons, garlic and grapes.
    Although there are many more ways to help increase the odds of conceiving a baby of your desired gender, this is one of the most effective and natural methods.
    However, as always, please remember that your own health and safety come first and that you need to consult your doctor before undertaking any diet changes.

    Click here to learn more about this topic and how to naturally conceive a girl
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    Wednesday, July 16, 2014


    To my readers:  I was contacted by a casting company who is looking for women with a pregnancy over 50.  Please use the contact information below if you have had a pregnancy over 50 or if you know someone who might fit the description below:
    From Casting House:

    We are currently casting for a documentary series for the Discovery channel at the moment all about unique and unusual pregnancies. As part of this we are looking for lots of different women in different situations to share their pregnancy stories. One of the particular stories we are looking into and would like to follow is that where the mother to be is 50 or over.


    The show focus on women’s different and varying pregnancy stories and their individual journeys. We are therefore looking for extraordinary women who are currently going through a unique or unusual pregnancy to share their story , their challenges,and their day to day routines and how they are preparing for the birth of their child.

    From sharing the news with your loved ones, to medical appointments and baby showers – right up to the big day itself - we want to explore the realities – the highs and lows, the excitement and the inevitable anxieties that being an extraordinary pregnant mum brings, and help you share your pregnancy story.

    Contact information for Emma Furniss:
    email : 
    phone number is UK 01908 681 142.

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