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Saturday, September 30, 2017


Radiation - Watch Out If Pregnant

There's a lot of information out there about what kind of radiation you may be exposed to in your day to day life, especially when pregnant.
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Although I made a point of avoiding any type of known radiation when I was pregnant, this article talks about what may still be safe:

Pregnancy and Radiation Exposure:
I am pregnant. What are the risks to my baby from dental, mammogram, chest, extremity, head, or CT exams that don't directly expose my abdomen? 
The risks to the baby are minimal, if any, when x rays are taken of areas other than the abdomen. This is because the x-ray beam is focused only on the area of interest to minimize doses to other areas of the body. When you receive a diagnostic x-ray study of your head, teeth, chest, arms, or legs at a qualified facility, the x-ray exposure is not to your baby. The "scatter" radiation that might reach the baby would be extremely small and would not represent an increased risk for birth defects or miscarriage.

For some additional information, you can visit the Web site titled, "Prenatal Risk Assessment, Keeping Your Unborn Baby Healthy through Prevention." 

How long should I wait to conceive after x-ray exams that have exposed my ovaries or my husband's testes? Can I become sterile after having x rays?
There is no evidence that there are any effects on the ovaries or sperm at doses used in diagnostic procedures such as the one(s) you had. If there were any risk at all, it would be very small. Also, this type of radiation does not remain in your body so that does not need to be a concern either. 

How long should I wait to conceive after I have had/my spouse or partner has had radioiodine therapy? 
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The generally recommended waiting period prior to trying to conceive after radioiodine therapy varies from four to six months. A period of four months is discussed on page 15 of a 1997 report by the European Commission and a period of six months is discussed in a report from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (Publication 54). 
What are the chances I am sterile after radioiodine therapy?
AIt is very unlikely that the ovaries or testes of a person who undergoes radioiodine therapy received enough radiation to render them sterile. In addition, the likelihood of next-generation biological effects is minimal. 

Is a lead apron over the abdomen necessary for x-ray exams on a pregnant individual? 
Many state regulations regarding this issue require lead shielding to be used during x-ray procedures when the ovaries or testes are in the direct beam-as long as the shield won't interfere with the procedure. This implies that lead shielding is not required when the ovaries or testes won't be in the useful beam. Many facilities choose to use aprons for most of their procedures anyway simply as prudent practice. 


Thursday, September 28, 2017


Carnelian Uses and Properties - How it Can Benefit You

Guest Post By Loren Mann

Carnelian is a vibrant semi-precious gemstone which is popular with crystal lovers for its various powerful properties. This article takes a look at some of these.
What Is Carnelian?
Sometimes spelled as 'cornelian', Carnelian is a type of chalcedony (part of the quartz family) that has a rich orange-brown colour. The colour is the result of the presence of iron oxide, and varies a lot in intensity, with some specimens being a light orange, and others almost black. Sometimes it has a fleshy appearance, a characteristic from which its name is thought to be derived (from the Latin 'cano', which means 'flesh'). Carnelian is translucent, and may sometimes exhibit a banded effect.
Carnelian is also sometimes called 'sard', although the term sard is more correctly used to refer to varieties of the stone which are harder and darker in appearance. Carnelian has been popular in many
diverse cultures throughout history, and was at one point associated only with the elite of society. It was used by the ancient Egyptians to cast a protective effect over their tombs, and they also used it as a form of jewellery, to provide an energy boost during the day. The Romans also valued carnelian, using it as a material for making gem jewellery and seals.
Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Carnelian
Carnelian has various properties which make it valued by crystal lovers. These include:
  • It promotes courage and boldness
  • It creates a sense of stability and groundedness
  • A good stone for those lacking inner fortitude - increases self-confidence and inner security
  • Good for the indecisive - helps to make decision-making easier
  • It may enhance creativity
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Increases motivation and drive
  • Helps to increase mental focus and clarity
  • Physically, it may increase energy, and is associated with fertility, the lower back and abdomen, and the kidneys. It is often beneficial during pregnancy
  • A good stone for work with the navel (second) chakra
  • Helps to protect against negative influences both from other people and from non-physical entities


Overall, carnelian is a very active, vital stone that is a great choice for increasing both physical and mental energy.
Using Carnelian
Carnelian can easily be used by placing the stone on the skin in the relevant locations. Alternatively, you could wear a carnelian pendant, to take advantage of its powers as you go about your day.
Like other stones, carnelian should be cleansed regularly. This can be accomplished by holding the stone under running water, and then placing it in the sun to 'recharge'.
If you're interested in tapping into your full potential on a physical, mental and spiritual level, I strongly recommend the use of brainwave entrainment, which can be used in conjunction with crystal work and many other self-empowerment techniques. For more information, visit my site at http://www.quantumbliss.com/
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Couvade Syndrome may also be referred to as "Sympathetic Pregnancy". This is when your husband starts feeling pregnant just like you.
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 I must say, my husband didn't experience this even to the slightest degree. Sometimes I wish he had...especially since I had such terrible morning sickness...but then who would have done my grocery shopping?
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Some people have doubted the reality of couvade syndrome. These doubters say that the weight gain that the father may experience is caused by the eating habits of the mother, nerves, or other changes that pregnancy makes in one's life.The vomiting? Of course, that is blamed on nerves, too.

What do the dads have to say about this? They don't know what to think about vomiting, weight gain,
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and changes in sexual appetite. How can you tell everyone at work that you need to lie down because you have morning sickness?!? And, of course, they would stop vomiting if they could.

This is something that has been researched and found to be quite real. Some men are more susceptible to couvade than others. For instance if you and your partner have experienced infertility or if you were adopted, you could be more likely to experience couvade syndrome.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017


Women Over 40 Are Bombarded with Negative Information about Pregnancy Over 40

It's not uncommon for women to be completely scared during their pregnancy - this is especially true for their first one.  There is so much information out there about all the things that can go wrong, in
particular for women over 40. After six miscarriages, I couldn't believe everything could go so right for once. I was almost paralyzed by the fear. I spent most of my pregnancy laying around because I was sure my baby would "fall out" if I moved around too much. In retrospect I'm sorry I let my fear get the best of me.  As it turns out, the nausea was so intense my first trimester, that I couldn't really do much anyway, but I think it would have been good to get some exercise.

If it's you're first pregnancy or if you've previously miscarried, the fear may be even more intense, but there are ways to cope with it.

Here's an article about pregnancy fears and dealing with negative information:

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Monday, September 18, 2017


Pregnancy and Birth Defects From Salon Chemicals

I've often thought about the toxic smell of beauty parlors. There's one in the local indoor mall which you can smell long before you even approach it.

See Also: Environmental Threats To Your Fertility (www.getpregnantover40.com) 

 I frequently worry about the people who work in salons because they must breathe in the fumes all day. Apparently there's good reason to worry.  I've also known a number of hairdressers who decided to quit their jobs when they started trying to conceive. This recent article in newscientist.com talks about a link between hairspray and birth defects:

 from the article:

Paul Elliott from Imperial College London, and colleagues, interviewed 471 mothers whose sons had
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been born with the defect and 490 mothers of children not born with the disorder, to try to find out which chemicals the mothers had been exposed to: including exhaust fumes, printing ink, hairspray, or glues.

While the other substances did not return statistically significant results, the use of hairspray appeared to have a big impact. Of the 74 women who reported regular exposure to hairspray at work during the first three months of pregnancy, 50 gave birth to sons with the genital defect.

In contrast, the proportion of children born with the defect was much lower in women who did not report being in regular contact with hairspray - just 294 out of 618. Overall, the study found that women exposed to hairspray were 2.3 times more likely to have children with the defects.

The team suggests a group of chemicals called phthalates that are found within hairspray may be to blame.


Friday, September 15, 2017


INDIGOS - The New "Breed" Of Kids!

Guest Post By Olena Gill

Perhaps you've seen them or even have some yourself. They're happy, highly sensitive, sometimes temperamental, and can even be seen as 'difficult' or 'misunderstood'. When you look into their eyes, you know that they are something special - wise old souls in small bodies. Many of whom when they speak, speak a 'different' language, saying profound and wise things. These are the children being born today on this planet - children that are born pure in Spirit, and who are truly a new 'breed' unlike anything you've seen in previous generations. These children are The Indigo Children or Indigos.
By now, Indigo, The Movie! has made its debut, introducing the world to presence of Indigos among us. If you haven't seen it, simply put, this movie is about a seemingly "normal" child, with strikingly different characteristics in personality and behaviour.
But what is an Indigo really? Well, in 1982, the term Indigo was coined by parapsychologist, Nancy Tappe, who, in her book Understanding Your Life through Color linked personality differences - behaviour and character style, with the colour of people's auras. The Indigos are the 'new' kind of child - dark blue auras with very distinctive personalities.


So how do we identify the Indigos? As a parent, teacher, or caregiver, your first inkling is the sense of a child being 'different' but not necessarily being able to pinpoint what that could be. There are numerous characteristics of Indigos, however, many exhibit the common behaviours of: being bored in school, rebelling against societal structures, are very intolerant of situations that don't allow for free choice or will, they feel as if they don't belong here and sometimes life is often painful. They can be misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD, Autism, or are labelled as 'misunderstood', 'difficult', and/or 'unable to fit in or get along'. Often, they have 'hot' temperaments and a warrior-like ferocity when fighting for a cause especially when wanting to be heard and understood. Physically, Indigo children can have strong aversions to specific foods such as wheat, dairy, gluten, sugar, dyes and even chemicals and synthetic materials. Conversely, Indigos are bright and inquisitive, and highly intelligent - they always ask thoughtful, insightful questions, and question everything. Many of these children are very intuitive and exhibit psychic ability - they just seem to 'know things'. They also have a great empathy for animals, nature, and rocks and are very artistic or gifted in several areas. They are also capable of tuning or honing in other people's emotions - nothing slips by them.
As with all children, the Indigos come as complete perfection, into a seemingly imperfect world. But there is great disparity between the energy of their Higher wisdom within them and the energy of this world. It is the disparity therefore, that causes these children often feel confused, rebel, act out their pain, and some older or Adult Indigos often feel suicidal or suffer from depression. They feel discomfort being in their bodies, and many have difficulty coping with life. And spiritually, they often feel battered and bruised. The difficulty lies not only in these children not having a full conscious understanding of how to fit in a world that does not necessarily support them at this time in its evolution, but also for parents, guardians, teachers, and friends, on how to counsel and guide them through these 'rough' waters.
It is equally important to know though, that these children come into this world by choice. They fully
know that they have an inner agenda - by demonstrating their 'differences' through their speech, thinking and behaviour, they assist us in breaking old paradigms of perception, behaviour and overall ways of being. In other words, the Indigos are the new generation of superheroes that help expand the concsiousness and evolution of this world.
In the next issue I will speak more about the strategies and solutions for working with Indigos - helping them to cope and navigate their way around a changing and fluctuating world. For further details and information on the characteristics of Indigos - children and adults, feel free to check our website: www.indigocrystalcoach.com.
This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on Indigo Children. In upcoming issues: Coping Strategies and Solutions; and PostIndigos: The Crystal Children
Olena Gill is a spiritual-life coach and owner/operator of Indigo-Crystal Coaching Services in Errington, BC. She regularly coaches individuals and families with Indigo and Crystal Children. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Indigo Survival Guide". You can contact her at [http://www.indigocrystalcoach.com]. Copyright 2005
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Pregnancy Over 40, Iodine and Prenatal Vitamins

Most of us know the importance of prenatal vitamins, especially for things like folic acid.
See also:  www.getpregnantover40.com for my series on foods for fertility and how to balance hormones with the right nutrients 
Iodine is another component that isn't really mentioned very often. Here is an article from about the
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 need for iodine in prenatal vitamins:

Concerns over iodine deficiency during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding) have resulted in a number of organizations issuing guidelines and recommendations for iodine intake. According to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), these are the recommended levels of daily iodine intake during pregnancy and lactation:

•Daily iodine intake of 220 µg during pregnancy and 290 µg during lactation -- The Institute of Medicine
•Daily iodine intake of 250 µg for pregnant and lactating women -- The World Health Organization
•Vitamin with iodine level of 150 µg for pregnant and lactating women -- The American Thyroid Association 


Monday, September 11, 2017


If you've ever struggled with infertility, and you see a doctor, all of a sudden a big shift in "power".  It's like they take over the ability for you to get pregnant.  After going through every fertility treatment in the book including two failed IVF's, and ectopic pregnancy and surgery, we decided to
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discontinue working with the fertility clinic.  It was then that I realized that I was in control of my fertility, my body and my ability to get pregnant.  It was very empowering to take back my control.  My attitude really changed at that point.  How dare they tell me I can't have a baby!  Click here to read more:


Friday, September 08, 2017


Pregnancy Yoga Exercises and Various Yogic Postures for Keeping Away From Various Health Problems

Guest Post By Khushi Garg

Pregnancy yoga exercises are a source of constant relief for the expectant mothers during their nine months pregnancy period. These exercises are prominently specific yogic postures which commingle with yogic breathing and meditation to bring about remarkable positive changes for the expectant mothers.
1. Pregnancy yoga exercises loosen the knee joints and hip though practice of half butterfly pose which leads to quicker delivery.
2. The full butterfly posture relieves the tension from inner thigh muscles which does away with the tiredness of legs and strengthens them to bear the weight of expanding body.
3. The sleeping abdominal stretch pose improves digestion and eliminates constipation while
relieving strain and stiffness set in by protracted sitting.
4. Churning the mill pose tones the nerves, pelvis and abdominal region, regulates menstrual cycle and prepares the body for pregnancy related stress.
5. The chopping wood pose impacts the pelvic girdle by loosening it up and also exercises the pelvic muscles.
6. The cat stretch pose promotes the agility of shoulders, neck and spine in addition to keeping the female reproductive system toned.

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Pregnancy yoga exercises for second trimester prominently features the flapping fish pose which relaxes the leg nerves, improve digestion, prevents constipation and allows the mother to relax by relieving the pressure over major veins and ensuring smooth blood circulation. It also causes the excess weight around the waistline to redistribute across the body.
Pregnancy yoga exercises in the third semester stimulate the smooth functioning of the mammary glands, relive stress around the heart and lungs, promote better breathing and remove stiffness.
Pregnancy Yoga exercises involves a lot of stretching of body parts and consequently they entail that they should be performed under the guidance of an experienced instructor who will take care of the intensity of exercises. This is important to avoid arising of any unwanted complications.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Indigestion and Heartburn in Pregnancy

I only experienced one episode of so called "heartburn" in pregnancy and it really did feel like my heart was burning. I really wanted to take something but I was too afraid to take any type of medication when I was pregnant.
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 I did try taking a little bit of "Tums" since these are made from calcium carbonate and I heard that they were safe to take in pregnancy.  This article has some suggestions:

Here are some guidelines to help you understand which heartburn medicines are appropriate to use during pregnancy. (As with any medication, get the okay from your healthcare provider first.)

Your first line of defense should probably be chewable antacids made from calcium carbonate (sometimes just called "calcium" on the label). Fast, portable, and effective, they may be all you
need. Some of them even taste pretty good.

Antacids containing magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide are also a good choice during pregnancy. These come in tablet or liquid form.

Bear in mind that swallowing any liquid, even the liquid you need to wash down a tablet, will cause your stomach to do what it does naturally: produce digestive juices – including acid, the very thing you're trying to reduce. So it's best to swallow tablets with as little liquid as possible when you're having trouble with heartburn.

All of these antacid medicines work by neutralizing the acid that's already in your stomach and causing you pain. Chewable and liquid antacids act much more quickly than tablets because they're already dissolved. You can experiment to see which type works most effectively for you.

Avoid antacids that list aluminum (such as aluminum hydroxide or aluminum carbonate) as an ingredient. Aluminum can be constipating and, in large doses, toxic. So even though these products are probably safe when used occasionally at the recommended dosage, they're not your best choice when pregnant.

Remedies containing aspirin (such as Alka-Seltzer) should also be avoided during pregnancy. Aspirin may be listed on a label as salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid.

Also steer clear of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which is sold as an antacid in tablet form, and sodium citrate. Both are high in sodium, which causes water retention. And if you're far enough along in your pregnancy to have gone into a panic trying to remove rings from your swollen fingers or looked down in horror at a pair of puffy ankles, you'll understand why that's the last thing you want right now.


Sunday, September 03, 2017


CDC Study on Birth Defects Implicates Popular Fertility Drug

Guest Post By Terence Mix

On November 26, 2010, the medical journal, Human Reproduction, published online the results of a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which found that the fertility drug, Clomid (clomiphene citrate), was associated with a significant increased risk for 9 different types of birth defects following use of the popular drug.
The implicated abnormalities included a 130% increased risk for anencephaly (open cranium with absence of a brain); a 130% increased risk for esophageal atresia (closed esophagus); a 120% increased risk for omphalocele (protrusion of part of the intestine through the abdominal wall); a 90%
increased risk for craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the skull bones); increased risks for 3 different types of heart defects, ranging between 60% and 390%; and an increased risk of 340% for a defect of the brain (Dandy Walker malformation). The ninth defect (cloacal exstrophy) involves multiple defects of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, and the study reported a 440% increased risk for this severe congenital abnormality.
Drawing on 8 years of data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, CDC epidemiologist Dr. Jennita Reefhuis and her colleagues compared the drug's exposure to 36 types of birth defects with 6,500 live born babies born without major birth anomalies, used as controls. No less than 22 of the remaining 27 birth defect categories likewise showed an increased risk, ranging from 10% up to 170% after exposure to Clomid, although the numbers were insufficient to reach the scientific standard for "statistical significance."



The FDA is now faced with a dilemma which will be more difficult to side-step. The agency had previously ignored preliminary findings from the CDC study, which reported in July 2008 that exposure to Clomid was associated with an increased risk of developing 4 different types of birth defects - a list that has now grown to nine. The purported justification for challenging these findings was that they had not yet been reported in a journal.
But earlier studies appearing in peer-reviewed journals involving the same drug have likewise been ignored. These include reports of an increased risk of craniosynostosis in 2003 (Reefhuis, et al.); an increased risk of neural tube defects in 2004 (Medveczky, et al.); an increased risk of penoscrotal hypospadias in 2006 (Meijer, et al.); an increased risk of spina bifida in 2006 (Wu, et al.); and an increased risk of neural tube defects when ovarian cysts are produced by the drug, in 2008 (Banhidy, et al.). Since anencephaly (involving the cranium) and spina bifida (involving the spine) are both neural tube defects (NTDs), there are now 4 studies involving an association between Clomid and NTDs published in the last 6 years - none of which have motivated the FDA to require a warning.
In December 2007, a citizen petition was filed with the FDA demanding, among other things, that the regulatory agency require the manufacturers of Clomid and its generic to include a birth defect warning in the drugs' labeling. After sitting on the petition for a year and 9 months, the FDA denied the request. However, in October 2009, a petition for reconsideration was filed, citing multiple errors in the reasoning of the FDA's ruling. Fourteen more months have now passed without a final decision - a delay which has provided a window of opportunity for presentation of the recent findings by the CDC.
Will the FDA also ignore an official study by another branch of the federal government? After 43 years on the market, will the users of this popular fertility drug finally be warned about the potential risks to the babies they so desperately desire? Stay tuned, as this saga continues to unfold. For anyone interested in the debated exchanges over the citizen petition, I would encourage you to go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter the docket number of FDA-2007-P-0234. In addition to a debate over the science on the issue, these filings reflect an agency determined to maintain the status quo, rather than acquiesce to the mandate of federal law to require warnings of potential serious adverse reactions to drugs.
Time will tell whether the FDA is committed to protecting the general public or, instead, the interests of the industry it is required to regulate.
Terence Mix is a trial attorney who spent over 2 1/2 decades successfully litigating fertility drug cases on behalf of malformed babies. He is a former president of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association and spent 12 years on the Board of Governors of California Trial Lawyers Association. He is a legal author and lecturer on trial techniques and strategies, including the trial of drug product cases, which was his specialty for over 30 years. He is a former biographee in Who's Who in California (1983) and Who's Who in American Law (1985). He has recently completed a nonfiction book: "THE PRICE OF OVULATION: The Truth about Fertility Drugs and Birth Defects - and a Solution to the Problem." During the course of researching the book, he reviewed in excess of 1000 scientific papers on the subject. He has also testified in front of the FDA on the topic of fertility drugs and birth defects. www.terencemix.com
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