Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones

Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones
Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How Does Your Baby's Brain Grow After Birth?

It seems parents of a newborn baby are obsessed with their physical and neurological development (I know I was). Here is an article that stresses the importance of the first few months after birth for your baby's brain development:

Baby brain growth studied

"CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say areas of the brain controlling vision and other sensory information grow dramatically during the first few months following birth.

Using magnetic resonance imaging, the scientists found, conversely, the area that controls abstract thought experiences very little growth during the same period.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers say they also found the type of brain tissue called gray matter, which contains most of the neurons, grew much more robustly than another type of tissue called white matter, which contains the connecting fibers between neurons in different brain regions.

Gray matter size grew by roughly 40 percent during the first months after birth, while white matter grew very little.

"This pattern of brain growth in newborns has not been described before," said Dr. John Gilmore, a professor of psychiatry and lead author of the study. "An enormous amount of brain development takes place between birth and late childhood that we know very little about. This study gives us the first glimpse into understanding that."

The research is detailed in the Feb. 7 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience."

Friday, February 24, 2012


Ringing In Ears In Pregnancy Over 40 Or Any Age

I'm surprised at the number of people who suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears.
Pregnancy can trigger this condition due to all of the changes going on in the body.  Ringing in the ears is also called tinnitus.  This can be a very annoying problem which some people find very disruptive in their life.  If you've ever been exposed to loud noise, like a concert, you may have experienced a temporary ringing.
This article addresses the reasons why pregnant women get tinnitus and what you can do about it: 
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Sex-related Problems Common After Assisted Births

I previously wrote about how forceps deliveries can contribute to pelvic prolapse. Here is another article about how many women suffer from sex-related problems after assisted births:

Women Report Sexual Problems A Full Year After Giving Birth; Health Problems Vary By Race

From the study:

Key findings include:

The three most common problems reported were sex-related health issues (55 per cent) followed by stress urinary incontinence (54 per cent) and urge urinary incontinence (37 per cent).
Painful intercourse was reported by 19 per cent of women who had had caesareans, 34 per cent who had had a normal birth and 36 per cent of women who had an instrument-assisted birth, such as forceps.
Sex-related health problems were highest among instrument-assisted births (77 per cent) and lowest among caesarean births (51 per cent), with 64 per cent of women having normal births reporting at least one problem related to sex.
Women who had an instrument-assisted delivery also took two weeks longer than woman who had had caesareans and normal births to resume sexual intercourse (ten weeks versus eight) with figures ranging from one week to 52.
Forceps deliveries were also associated with higher levels of stress, urge, and continual incontinence.
Having an epidural did not lead to an overall increase in health problems and this study does not support previous research that identified increased stress incontinence and frequent urinating as risk factors.
Asian women reported greater health problems than white women. Perineal pain was more than two times higher (62 per cent versus 28 per cent) and they experienced much higher levels of continual urinary incontinence (35 per cent versus 20 per cent).
However, Afro-Caribbean women displayed similar levels of ill health to white women.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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