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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pregnancy and Eating Fish? It May Be OK

I'm sure most pregnant women have been cautioned about the mercury danger in some types of fish. I pretty much stuck with wild Alaskan salmon. However, according to the article below, pregnant women should eat fish because of it's benefits (also the selenium in fish would protect against mercury). Read more:

Pregnant Women Should Eat Fish After All, Experts Urge (

From the article:

The Group recommended that women who want to become pregnant, are pregnant or are breastfeeding should eat a minimum of 12 ounces per week of fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel, and can do so safely.

The Group found that eating fish is the optimal way to gain the benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Seafood is the richest dietary source of DHA and EPA in Americans' diets. The Group also recognized that selenium, an essential mineral found in certain ocean fish, accumulates and appears to protect against the toxicity from trace amounts of mercury.

"The Group reviewed recent scientific studies and found a link between ocean fish consumption and advanced cognitive and motor skill development in children," said Group member Ashley S. Roman, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the New York University Medical Center, who is also a mom.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Natural Conceptions Over 40

I am going to be doing a series of posts on my fertility blog on real women (from all over the world) who conceived naturally and had a baby over the age of 40. If you are interested in being a part of my series, please send me the following information:

-Your name or a name you would like to be identified by (please let me know if the name you provide is a real name or a pseudonym)

-How you conceived your baby - we're you trying or was it a surprise? Had you previously undergone fertility treatments? If so, which ones?

-If you were trying, how long did it take you to conceive?

-How did your pregnancy progress? Did you have any complications? Did you have a C-section or a vaginal delivery?

-How would you describe your experience as a mother over 40? Do you have other children?

-Please send a picture in a jpeg format of you and your baby/child which I can post on my blog with your story

Use my email address which can be found by going to my website: - contact page

Please note, by sending me the above information/picture, you are authorizing me to post it.


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