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Friday, November 16, 2018



If you believe everything you read, you might feel like getting pregnant naturally over 40 is impossible or only happens to a lucky few. In reality, it's quite common for women to get pregnant at older ages. The rate of unexpected pregnancies in women over 40 is second only to teenagers!

I truly believe I was not a “victim” of infertility. When you see yourself as a victim, you automatically think there isn’t anything you can do to change your situation. Where I am today is the cumulative effect of my past choices. It was my choice to delay childbearing, it was my choice to throw myself into my career, it was my choice to lead a stressful lifestyle. All of these things ultimately affected my ability to get pregnant.

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On the other hand, it was my choice to assume responsibility for my fertility. I finally realized that I was in control of my body, not the doctors! My natural journey to pregnancy has proved to me, once again, that with the right knowledge and commitment, you can achieve anything in life.

When I was trying to get pregnant over the age of 40, I ran into so much negativity, I thought it would be helpful to share my story with others who were also trying. I am living proof that it can be done. I got pregnant naturally at 43 and 11 months with only one fallopian tube and had a baby at 44. I hope my story inspires you in an otherwise seemingly hopeless situation. Infertility is one of the most difficult challenges I have faced in my life. What I didn’t know in the beginning of my journey that I do know now is I had more control over my fertility than I was led to believe by the medical professionals.

When it came to fertility treatments, I found the most effective treatment was no treatment! I’m not saying there isn’t a place for assisted reproductive technologies, but if you fall into the unexplained category and you’re older in reproductive terms, you may get pregnant naturally. Most natural methods of enhancing fertility are extremely good for your body, mind, and soul. In retrospect, my journey through infertility has actually improved my health and forced me to confront much of my past that acted as a roadblock to my success (not just in having a child but in all aspects of my life).

Tuesday, November 13, 2018



I have had bouts of tinnitus over the years and I can say from experience, it is a very annoying problem. It's hard to concentrate with all of this background noise. However, pregnancy can make it more likely that you will experience this condition. You may be wondering why it happens and if there is anything you can do about the ringing in your ears in pregnancy. This article explains more:
Is Ringing Ears During Pregnancy A Common Phenomena?
By Kevin Cordahl
Pregnancy is an exciting time for an expectant mother, although it can also be one of the most stressful due to the radical
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changes taking place within the body. As the body changes, strange and sometime unusual phenomena may take place. One such phenomena is a medical condition known as tinnitus, also
referred to as ringing in the ears. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, does not only affect pregnant women, worldwide one in five individual are affected by the condition.However, in pregnant women, tinnitus takes on a more troubling dimension because it seems to come from out of nowhere and can be a frightening experience for those who never experienced it. For those who have experienced tinnitus in the past, pregnancy seems to heighten the severity, frequency and duration of the annoying sounds. Needless to say, with the many already aggravations of pregnancy from the morning sickness to the mental doubts, ringing in the ears is an unwelcome presence.
Aspects of Pregnancy Leading to Tinnitus
So, what exactly brings on the ringing ears during pregnancy? Scientific research on the subject has revealed the following connections:
  • High blood pressure has been known to cause or to intensity tinnitus. In pregnant women, blood pressure levels can become elevated and lead to hypertension.
  • The increased levels of emotional and physical stress, coupled with the fatigue experienced by pregnant women also heighten awareness and brings on episodes of tinnitus. It appears that the expectant mothers increased sensitivity to her surroundings also makes her more sensitive to the triggers that cause tinnitus.
  • Depression is common in expectant and new mothers, which is known as pre and postpartum depression. Unfortunately, this medical condition has been known to lead to tinnitus among susceptible individuals.
  • The use of anti-depression drugs have also been known to trigger tinnitus
For some women, the ringing in the ears they experienced during pregnancy does not stop after the baby has been delivered. New mothers are constantly under emotional and physical stress caring for a newborn. Stress is one of the leading causes of tinnitus; therefore, experiencing tinnitus after the baby is born is not an unusual occurrence.
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Fortunately, there is good news for tinnitus sufferers including expectant mothers. Ringing in the ears can be significantly lessened in intensity, severity and duration, if not completely eliminated during and after pregnancy. Since expectant mothers have to think of the unborn baby, they must seek medical advice before taking any medication to reduce the affects of tinnitus. Your doctor is the best professional to perform diagnostic tests to determine and treat the causes of your tinnitus.

Adapting a healthy lifestyle will help you reduce the symptoms associate with tinnitus. This includes:
  • Avoid possible irritants like loud noises in the environment. Wearing ear plugs when around loud noises to block out loud sounds will help.
  • Use white noise to mask any ringing sounds you may be suffering from. White noise machines can be purchased; however, playing a radio or TV softly in the background is just as effective.
  • Take care of your heart's health. Taking care of your heart will help you avoid high blood pressure. Studies have shown that high blood pressure is one of the causes of tinnitus.
By talking to your doctor and taking the necessary step to prevent or cope with the ring in the ear sounds you hear during your pregnancy, you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy without the unwanted ringing sounds brought on by your pregnancy.
My name is Kevin Cordahl and I have been a tinnitus sufferer for many years. I have spent countless hours reading and studying everything published by top experts in the field of tinnitus. To learn more about tinnitus suffering and what can be done to reduce if not eliminate the constant ringing in your ears, check out my website here
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Sunday, November 11, 2018



Most people think getting pregnant over 40 is amazing, but what about getting pregnant over 50 with a natural conception? Can women get pregnant over 50 naturally? Yes, there are documented cases of women who had natural successful pregnancies in their 50's, many times by surprise. It's quite common for women to get pregnant over 40 naturally and some women who are still getting periods can be fertile in their 50's. Here are some published cases of remarkable women who had babies in their 50's without fertility treatments:

Case #1 Debbie Hughes, England
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What makes this case remarkable, as reported by the Daily Mail, is that Debbie got pregnant by surprise at the age of 53, and she was on the pill at the time. She also admits to a "once in a blue moon" love life! What are the odds of that? Her pregnancy had a fairytale ending too. She carried to
term and had a healthy baby after a natural delivery. At the time of her pregnancy she also had two grandchildren from her two grown kids. After delivering her baby, she said her motherly instinct kicked in right a way and her age just was not a factor (except to the doctors who, when finding out her age, automatically assumed she had donor eggs!)
Case #2 Dawn Brooke, England
This case was also reported by the Daily Mail. Dawn Brooke gave birth at the age of 59 and was said to have a natural conception without fertility treatments. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy who grew up to love math and Harry Potter! Case #3 Ruth Kistler
Ruth Kistler of Portland, Oregon gave birth to a daughter in Los Angeles, California, on October 18, 1956, at the age of 57. This was obviously before the days of fertility treatments!
Case #4 Anthea Burns
This case was reported by Australian media outlets. Anthea Burns conceived naturally and had a healthy baby boy at the age of 50. Her husband was 54. After being told a year earlier that she was in menopause, and her husband being told that he had “couch potato sperm” they spontaneously conceived their son.
Case #5 Giovanni Ciardi
This Italian woman amazed doctors by getting pregnant at 54 and having a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby girl. She was still having periods and thought the cessation of her menses was due to menopause. When she started feeling nauseous she suspected she might be pregnant.
Case #6 Arcelia Garcia
This 54 year old women and her 60 year old husband had triplets without the use of fertility drugs or fertility treatments. As reported by the LA Times, Ms. Garcia said, “to receive a child, no woman is too old”. Ms. Garcia considered her triplets a big wonderful surprise.
Case #7 Antonietta Mellone
This 52 year old woman give birth to triplets in Naples Italy. She did not use fertility treatments and a reporter at the Daily Mail could not find any records of fertility treatments. She also claims that pregnancy over 50 is not unusual for her family, her cousin had a baby at the age of 51!
Case #8 Kate Fezigha
This is another story of a 52 year old woman from Africa who had wanted children most of her married life and even tried to adopt without success. Just when she thought some strange symptoms were related to menopause, she found out she was pregnant.
Case #9 Morgan Zantua
According to, Morgan Zantua had a surprise pregnancy at the age of 51. "I was stunned," she says. "I have friends younger than I am who are grandparents, and here I was becoming a mom."

The Telegraph UK online interviewed Professor Kypros Nicolaides, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the UK. He told the the paper that his own grandmother had a child at 53, and he was quoted to say, ''The risks of late motherhood are completely exaggerated...There's an increased risk of Down's syndrome but the vast majority of women have normal babies at 40 and completely normal pregnancies.''

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Saints For Fertility, Conception, Pregnancy and Getting Pregnant

I realize I have readers from all over the world who hold a whole host of religious beliefs. Although I certainly don't claim to be a religious scholar, I have done some research on the saints which can help women and couples struggling with infertility or who are having trouble getting pregnant. I said many prayers during the six years of trying to get pregnant and many of those prayers were directly to God and some were to saints.
Why should you pray to saints rather directly to God?

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In addition to our prayers directly to God and Jesus (which are absolutely essential to the Christian life), there are abundant reasons to ask our fellow Christians in heaven to pray for us. The Bible indicates that they are aware of our prayers, that they intercede for us, and that their prayers are effective (else they would not be offered). It is only narrow-mindedness that suggests we should refrain from asking our fellow Christians in heaven to do what we already know them to be anxious and capable of doing...
...Not only do those in heaven pray with us, they also pray for us. In the book of Revelation, John sees that "the twenty-four elders [the leaders of the people of God in heaven] fell down before the Lamb,

When I was trying to conceive over the age of 40, I was bombarded with all of the negative outcomes and statistics each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints" (Rev. 5:8). Thus the saints in heaven offer to God the prayers of the saints on earth.

It is usually recommended to read up on the life of a saint, so you understand their history and why they have reached sainthood. Stay calm and focused and find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Compose your own prayer in your own words. Speak from your heart. Conclude your prayer with "Amen".

Can non-Catholics and non-Christians pray to saints?

Yes, around the world, people are taught prayers and the Rosary even though they may not have been brought up Catholic or Christian. They report finding peace and comfort in these prayers. It is thought to be not just a benefit to them, but to the entire world.

Saint Anne

St. Anne was the Grandmother of Jesus Christ. She was the wife of Saint Joachim. St. Anne was quite elderly when Mary was born, and Mary was her only child. The belief that Anne remained a virgin in the conception and birth of Mary was condemned by the Vatican in 1677. Most sources say that Anne and her husband Joachim were married for 20 years and had no children, although they certainly wanted them. The legend suggests that Anne prayed that if she were given a child, she would dedicate it to the Lord's service. An angel came to Anne and told her she would conceive a child. They did have a child, again at an "elderly" age (although I can't seem to find how old she actually was) and of course named her Mary. Even though they longed for this child, when Mary was three, they brought her to the Temple of Jerusalem where they left her to be brought up. And, Mary became the mother of Jesus. Many infertile women and couples pray to St. Anne because not only did she succeed in getting pregnant after many years of wanting a child, but she also succeeded in having a baby at an older age.

Saint Mary

Mary was the mother of Jesus. She conceived Jesus while a virgin. She married Joseph and went with him to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. Her age when giving birth was unknown. The Angel Gabriel appear to her to announce that she was selected to be the mother of Jesus. Mary is frequently mentioned as "Our Lady of Perpetual Help". The title, Our Lady of Perpetual Help seems to have originated around the thirteenth century. Traditionally, the image is also known as “Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.” The icon depicts our Blessed Mother Mary, under the title “Mother of God,” holding the Child Jesus. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion– St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge, and the crown of thorns, and St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails. In a very beautiful way, the Child Jesus grasps the hand of the Blessed Mother. He seeks comfort from His mother, as He sees the instruments of His passion. The position of Mary’s hands– both holding the Child Jesus and presenting Him to us– convey the reality of our Lord’s incarnation, that He is true God who became also true man. Many recorded miracles are attributed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Saint Rita of Cascia

Daughter of Antonio and Amata Lotti, a couple known as the Peacemakers of Jesus; they had Rita late in life.
From her early youth, Rita visited the Augustinian nuns at Cascia, Italy, and showed interest in a religious life. However, when she was twelve, her parents betrothed her to Paolo Mancini, an ill-tempered, abusive individual who worked as town watchman, and who was dragged into the political disputes of the Guelphs and Ghibellines. Disappointed but obedient, Rita married him when she was 18, and was the mother of twin sons. She put up with Paolo’s abuses for eighteen years before he was ambushed and stabbed to death. Her sons swore vengeance on the killers of their father, but through the prayers and interventions of Rita, they forgave the offenders. Upon the deaths of her sons, Rita again felt the call to religious life. However, some of the sisters at the Augustinian monastery were relatives of her husband’s murderers, and she was denied entry for fear of causing dissension. Asking for the intervention of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Augustine of Hippo, and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, she managed to bring the warring factions together, not completely, but sufficiently that there was peace, and she was admitted to the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalen at age 36. Rita lived 40 years in the convent, spending her time in prayer and charity, and working for peace in the region. She was devoted to the Passion, and in response to a prayer to suffer as Christ, she received a chronic head wound that appeared to have been caused by a crown of thorns, and which bled for 15 years. Confined to her bed the last four years of her life, eating little more than the Eucharist, teaching and directing the younger sisters. Near the end she had a visitor from her home town who asked if she’d like anything; Rita’s only request was a rose from her family’s estate. The visitor went to the home, but it being January, knew there was no hope of finding a flower; there, sprouted on an otherwise bare bush, was a single rose blossom. Among the other areas, Rita is well-known as a patron of desperate, seemingly impossible causes and situations. This is because she has been involved in so many stages of life – wife, mother, widow, and nun, she buried her family, helped bring peace to her city, saw her dreams denied and fulfilled – and never lost her faith in God, or her desire to be with Him.
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Saints for Pregnancy and Childbirth

In addition to St. Anne and St. Mary listed above, the following saints are associated with protecting a woman's pregnancy and helping in childbirth

St. Gerard Majella (Fertility and Pregnancy)

This humble servant of God also had faculties associated with certain mystics including, levitation, bi-location and the ability to read souls. His charity, obedience, and selfless service as well as his ceaseless mortification for Christ, made him the perfect model of lay brothers. Throughout his years of life, several reported miracles are tied to Majella including, restoring a boy's life after he fell from a high cliff; blessing a poor farmer's crops, ridding it of mice; blessing a poor family's supply of wheat, causing it to last until the next harvest; and he multiplied bread for the poor on several occasions.

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St. Raymond Nonnatus

Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). in 1239, he was appointed Cardinal by Pope Gregory IX, but died at Cardona a short distance from Barcelona the next year while on the way to Rome. He was canonized in 1657. He is the patron saint of expectant mothers and midwives because of the nature of his own birth. Although his mother died in labor, Raymond miraculously survived the ordeal.
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Saint Dominic of Silos

One of the most beloved of Spanish saints, there were churches and monasteries dedicated to him as early as 1085, and the monastery he rebuilt is now known as Saint Dominic’s. Many miracles were attributed to his prayers after his death, especially with regard to pregnancy. Dominic’s abbatial staff was used to bless Spanish queens and was kept by their beds when they were in labour. Blessed Joan de Aza de Guzmán prayed at his shrine to conceive the child whom she called Dominic, after the abbot of Silos, and who founded the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans).
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018



I am frequently asked, if you had to pick the top 5 things to do to enhance fertility and get pregnant over 40 (or any age), these would be my top 5:

The top 5 things you can do now to get pregnant over 40 naturally include:

1. Eat hormone regulating foods like cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, blueberries, and nuts and avacados among others

2. Reduce stress - You've heard it all before, but there are scientific reasons that stress affects fertility. The stress hormone cortisol is manufactured when you are under stess and your body will take progesterone to make cortisol.

3. Self Pelvic massage to break small blockages and increase circulation

4. Meditation and Visualization to attract a baby into your life

5. Prepare your body by maintaining a healthy weight and examining your pattern of exercise.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018



Some women who are trying to conceive over the age of 40 are pushed into fertility treatments before they are given a chance to let nature take its course. It may take a little longer to get pregnant at older ages, but it is not impossible.

IVF Over 40? Not so Fast! When I was trying to conceive, I became the women's support group leader for my local infertility organization. I saw some very interesting results. Many of us got pregnant between treatment cycles! Here are some examples:

Two women were told their FSH was too high and their only chance of success was to consider an egg donor. One of these women got pregnant while looking for the egg donor, the other got pregnant while trying to save up enough money for the procedure(last time I saw her, she was about 8 months
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pregnant with her second!)

One woman (43) developed an ovarian cyst after being on fertility drugs. She was forced to take a break and got pregnant while on her "break" (she went on to have a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby boy on her 44th birthday - a homebirth!)

One woman finally adopted and shortly thereafter got pregnant, had a healthy baby boy and is currently pregnant again (just saw her at her son's first birthday party!)

And...of course there's me, the "longshot" of the group - pregnant naturally with one tube and delivered normally at the age of 44.

It's interesting that a group of women labeled "infertile" (by the medical definition) turned out to be quite fertile indeed! The BBC news published an article (also on my website) that seems to raise the question of whether or not some couples are really infertile or perhaps just impatient: Undue IVF pressure put on couples (BBC News) So, if you're considering fertility treatments, maybe you should consider a little longer. The best treatment may be no treatment.

Monday, November 05, 2018



Do you really need IVF over the age of 40? I have known many women who got pregnant between treatment cycles when undergoing IVF. Obviously, I’m an advocate of conceiving naturally especially since I went through years of fertility treatments only to have my best success following an all-natural protocol. But, I’ve also read that among healthy couples with no known conditions associated with infertility, many who fail to conceive naturally within the first year will conceive naturally in the second year. Most women over 35 are told to “run not walk” to the closest fertility clinic – but the natural route may deserve a chance. There are other reasons to think twice before jumping into fertility treatments:

Higher Incidence of Abnormalities with IVF
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In all fairness, I should start by saying that the vast majority of babies conceived through assisted
reproductive techniques are normal. However, I have read that there may be a higher incidence of certain birth defects, certain types of cancers, cognitive delays and possibly conditions like ADD and autism in babies conceived through IVF. Other sources dispute these findings, however it does make you stop and think about the risk. Most experts agree that more study needs to be done to find out if some abnormalities are due to the procedures themselves or if it might have something to do with the fact that people undergoing IVF probably have other anatomical/medical issues that could contribute to the findings. Women who have undergone IVF are also more likely to have C-Sections, premature delivery, and babies with low birth weight.

More Tubal Pregnancies with IVF

There is an increased risk of having a tubal pregnancy after IVF (something I know all too well since I had two). It’s difficult to know for sure why there is a higher incidence of tubal pregnancies with this procedure. It may be as a result of the type of catheter used during the embryo transfer, it may be a result of the embryo moving up into the tube from the uterus after the transfer, or it may be because the woman has some tubal scarring or other abnormality that might make the it difficult for the embryo to come back down into the uterus to implant. Whatever the reason, tubal pregnancies require immediate attention and frequently require surgery to remove the fallopian tube. Sometimes, a drug called methotrexate (which I received for my second ectopic) can be given if the tubal pregnancy is caught early

IVF and Lab Mix-Ups

I had an interesting incident when we first started going through fertility treatments and we were trying inseminations. I went in for my insemination after my husband gave his "donation". After signing in at the doctor's office, I waited and waited. The receptionist kept giving me these weird looks and after I waited an hour and a half, the doctor himself called me into his office. He sheepishly told me there was a "mix up" in the lab and they had to cancel my insemination. The nurse jokingly says, "We wouldn't want a baby that doesn't look anything like you, now would we?" I sat there somewhat stunned, thinking "EXCUSE ME?? You mean to tell me my husband's sperm is floating around in the wrong pipette? And even worse, some other guy's sperm was in my pipette?!" Well, in their defense, at least the lab technician admitted to the error. I really could have had someone else’s baby. I still wonder if my husband’s sperm was given to another woman. It's scary to think of all the mistakes that are microscopic and aren't known at the time.

Saturday, November 03, 2018



If you've never heard of tapping, you are not alone. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is also called tapping. This natural technique which you can perform yourself may help you get your mind and body in sync, reduce stress and help you conceive naturally
What is Emotional Freedom Technique and How Can it Help Me Get Pregnant?
By Gabriela Rosa
Several thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits, called energy meridians, running throughout the body. Meridians are the centerpiece of Eastern medicine and health practices. More recently, Western medicine has started to pay attention to energy flows and their effect on mental and physical health. Many therapeutic modalities ranging from acupuncture to kinesiology (muscle testing) work based on these principles.
Emotional Freedom Technique is best described as emotional acupuncture without needles. It also works extremely well for physical aspects, such as physical pain. EFT helps to "re-organise" the body
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and mind, inducing relaxation, which enables a realignment of the body's energy systems.
Essentially EFT helps one see situations, and experiences with "fresh eyes", facilitating and being catalyst for a positive change. As it is able to cause powerful shifts in how one feels and behaves in various different circumstances. EFT does not change the way things are, but it does have a powerful effect on how "bothered" one gets about things. The best way to understand it is to experience it.
One of the greatest benefits of EFT is that it is a self applied, tapping technique based on the healing modalities of acupuncture, acupressure and kinesiology (yes, you tap certain points on your face and upper body and so what if you temporarily look a little bit silly - it works, that is what matters!). What these modalities have in common is that they all work to balance the system in different ways and you don't need to become a master in any of them in order to very simply, quickly and effectively master EFT for self use. In fact the founder of EFT Gary Craig suggests trying it on everything and with the results I have had in clinical practice over the years, I couldn't agree more.
It is worth applying EFT to whatever may be causing you discomfort right now. The likelihood is that with a little persistence you will see any uncomfortable or unsettling feelings disappear. EFT enables positive cognitive shifts, its genius is that you can pretty much pull up anything that bothers you and turn it "off" on purpose. It also modifies the anxiety/stress response, fostering positive body awareness.
I often see men and women in my practice that are distressed with different aspects and in different stages of their fertility journey, some really are at their wits' end and this technique is absolutely fabulous for helping to rebalance one's emotions.
Below you will see a case study with one of my patients and how EFT was able to help her address her fear of childlessness.
Case Study - Fear of Childlessness
(Result in 38 minutes)
Susie*, was a fertility patient who attended one of the EFT seminars with her husband Steve* because the workshop is a compulsory and also very important part of my in-house fertility program.
Susie volunteered to work at the front with me as an example for the group. And as she came up she said the thing she wanted to work on was her fear of not having a baby. Susie and Steve had been trying to conceive for a couple of years without having much luck and she was afraid it wasn't going to happen.
I started working with Susie on that and her aspects kept changing, so the fear that was at 10/10 was only very slowly going down. Then after a particular round something else popped up for her. She remembered that the fear stared when she was in high school and she remembered herself thinking that being childless was really scary. So we changed the wording for her and instead of saying "Even though I have this fear of not having a baby", we said "Even though I have this fear of childlessness" which to her meant growing old without a family.
And all of a sudden after a couple of rounds her intensity and anxiety about the whole thing was completely gone and testing, did not bring it back up. A follow up with her a week later and she still reported how great she felt about the idea of having a baby and even not having a baby, although of course she would still prefer to have a child. That gripping feeling had completely disappeared.
The most interesting part of all is that one month later Susie was pregnant! She had a great pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby girl.
* names have been changed to protect their privacy.
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How to End Your EFT Set-Up Phrase Effectively

How to End Your EFT Set-Up Phrase Effectively
By Andrew Wilkie
How can you make the EFT set-up phrase even more powerful for you?
An EFT tapping round normally begins with a set-up phrase. Out loud whilst tapping on your Karate Chop point, you would say 3 times:
Even though I have this _____________,I deeply and completely accept myself.
The EFT Manual details the following standard 2 endings.
I deeply and completely accept myself.
I deeply and profoundly accept myself.
There is a slight 3rd variation which is: I love and accept myself even though I have this_______________." I tend not to use it. As the ending starts off the set-up phrase.
My standard EFT Setup phrase is
Even though I have this _____________. I deeply and completely, love, forgive and accept myself.
Why Would You Want Other Endings?
Often somebody using EFT, can't say out loud or to themselves I deeply and completely accept myself. This in its self needs some EFT tapping. Yet, that's for another post.
My favorite 10 set-up endings, which I most regularly use are:
1. I choose to forgive myself for holding onto this and I choose to forgive those others that may have contributed to this in any way, shape or form.
2. I'm choosing to have compassion for myself even though I can't yet love and accept myself.
3. I accept all of me anyway.
4. I am still a good person.
5. I'm willing for this to change.
6. I'm willing to accept all of my feelings without judgment.
7. I'm ready to let go of it now.
8. I'm open to letting go of this now.
9. I choose to _____________. You can add a positive alternative emotion or say something to indicated movement towards your goal.
10. I totally love, accept and forgive myself.
From here, the world is your oyster. You can go wherever you mind takes you. You could easily combine 2 or 3 of the above to create a new set-up ending.
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Monday, October 29, 2018


One of the most popular pages on my website is "Saints for Fertility and Pregnancy" ( 
If you are already pregnant or even if you are at the trying to conceive phase, Saint Gerard Majella  may not only help you conceive, but he may also help protect your pregnancy.'s last recorded miracle is one that many credit toward his becoming the patron of expectant mothers. Shortly before his death, Majella encountered a young girl. He had dropped his handkerchief and she set out to return it, only to be told to keep it. Majella told her she "may need it someday." Years after Majella's passing, the young girl became married and with child. She unexpectedly went into labor and was on the verge of losing her baby. She called for Majella's handkerchief to be applied to her. Almost immediately, her pain abated and she proceeded to give birth to a healthy child, something very rare during that time. His prayers are sought for getting pregnant,  unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers, motherhood and children.

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Feng Shui Elephants for Pregnancy and Protection

Elephants are a common symbol used in Feng Shui.   The elephant can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home (and people in it), fertility, and general good luck.  Wearing an elephant charm promotes fruitfulness in the wearer and can help with pregnancy protection if you are expecting.  It is also recommended to put one elephant inside the bedroom door and another outside the bedroom door to welcome your new baby into your life.

So, why should you believe in Feng Shui?  It certainly has worked for many cultures for thousands of years.  If you're the analytical type, believing in luck or superstition can ease anxiety and create a sense of security and confidence when things feel out of your control. Scientists studying the placebo effect have proven that the power of expectation or preconception can be responsible for creating a desired outcome

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Monday, October 15, 2018


Pregnancy Over 40, Get Sunlight and Vitamin D

If you're pregnant, get a little sunshine.
According to this article, it could help your baby's bone width and strength.  You baby's bone mass can be increased with Vitamin D.


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Those children born to mothers with the highest sun exposure were ½ cm taller on average, and had
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12.75 cm² extra bone area due to increases in bone width, compared with children born in the darkest months.

Taller people tend to have wider bones, but these children had increased bone width over and above that accounted for by their extra height.

The researchers believe that this increase in bone mass is attributable to Vitamin D levels. Sunlight on the skin generates Vitamin D, which works together with calcium to build bones. For most people, sunlight is their main source of Vitamin D.

ALSPAC’S research indicates that Vitamin D is important for bone-building even in the womb.

In addition to studying the meteorological data, the researchers measured Vitamin D levels in the blood of 350 of the mothers in the 37th week of pregnancy, and the results closely mirrored levels of sun exposure.

Jon Tobias,Professor of Rheumatology at Bristol University and researcher on the project, said: "Wider bones are thought to be stronger and less prone to breaking as a result of osteoporosis in later life, so anything that affects early bone development is significant.

"Pregnant women might consider talking to their doctor about taking Vitamin D supplements, particularly if their babies are due between November and May, when sunlight levels are low."

Sunday, October 07, 2018


Older Women Make Better Mothers and They Are Healthier

Sometimes women who want to get pregnant over the age of 40 or women who have babies over 40 are criticized.
 People may say "You won't be around to see your children grow up" or "That's selfish".  But the fact is, older women are probably better mothers, more financially secure, and healthier!  Part of the reason may be that women over 40 have fewer children which is easier financially.  Women who were not in good health later in life may have had children very young and closer togethre.   Read more:


"LONDON (Reuters) - Not having children, having too many, or too young or not spaced far enough
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apart could be detrimental to a woman's health later in life, researchers said on Tuesday. And although women have a harder time conceiving after 40, those who do seem to have fewer medical problems as they age.
"We have shown that partnership and parenting histories are important influences on later life health and, in many cases, are as influential as the effects of a person's socio-economic status," said Professor Emily Grundy of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In research funded by Britain's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Grundy and her team used three separate sets of data from Britain and the United States on women born in 1911 and later to assess the impact of having children on their risk of death and poor health.
"We got consistent results using these three data sets," Grundy said in an interview.
Poorer health in later life was associated with teenage births, big families of five or more children and closely spaced pregnancies of less than 18 months apart.
But older mothers experienced better health in their later years, according to the research."

Tuesday, October 02, 2018


Estrogen Produced In Uterus

Ovaries produce estrogen right? Well yes, but according to this article, the uterus may be the newest endocrine gland.

Surprisingly, the uterus has been found to produce it's own estrogen which helps to support a
pregnancy. Read more:

CHAMPAIGN, lll. – For decades, scientists assumed that the ovary alone produced steroid hormones
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during pregnancy. In a new study in mice, however, researchers demonstrate that once an embryo attaches to the uterine wall, the uterus itself actually synthesizes the estrogen needed to sustain the pregnancy.

This is the first time that the uterus has been identified as an endocrine organ, said University of Illinois veterinary biosciences professor Indrani Bagchi, who led the study with doctoral student Amrita Das. Their findings appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


Friday, September 28, 2018


Pregnancy Over 40, Prenatal Diet Critical

It seems like the research is showing that what happens in utero is more important than we previously thought.
Your prenatal diet is obviously important, but in more ways than you may think. This article talks about how a high fat diet in pregnancy can lead to early onset puberty. Read more:


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A high-fat diet during pregnancy and nursing may lead to the child having an early onset of puberty and subsequent adulthood obesity, according to a new animal study. The results were presented Monday, June 16, at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. An early first menstrual period, often used as a marker for early-onset puberty in girls is a risk factor for obesity, insulin resistance, teenage depression, and breast cancer in adulthood, said Deborah Sloboda, PhD, lead author of the study. She is a researcher at The Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
"Other research suggests that a combination of prenatal and postnatal influences in girls can affect the onset of menarche [menstruation]," Sloboda said.


Sunday, September 23, 2018


Yoga and Pregnancy: Let's Get Down Dog!

Guest Post By Liza D Janda

Whether you are a few weeks or a few months pregnant, you are going to want to keep building your strength, because whether you're ready or not you are growing another human being throughout this pregnancy, which along with labor takes energy and strength.  Prenatal Yoga helps to build strength and stability in your upper and lower body, legs, and back. Building strength in these areas helps tremendously in carrying that added weight, in preventing back pain in pregnancy, and will help compensate for the balance changes that will quickly be headed your way!

Have you been feeling a bit clumsy lately? Welcome to pregnancy!
Between the extra pounds and surging hormones, you may have been feeling a little wobbly. Yoga
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will help tremendously during these changes; from your weight, to body shape, to recovery after birth. There are many different poses to help with balance and strength. One of the more celebrated poses is Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Savanasa). This pose uses every muscle in your body as it stretches and tones. It also helps your baby move in to a head-down position with the aid of gravity. It takes pressure off the pelvic floor and lower back as you support your own body weight with your arms, legs, and core muscles.
Back Pains:
If you're newly pregnant you may not have any complaints about back pain in pregnancy yet, but in no time it will make an ugly appearance. Most moms will attest to this.
Back pain in pregnancy usually increases as your uterus and baby grow, which causes more forward pull on your back, known as "Lordosis". If you are experiencing this, I am sure that exercise is the last thing you think you want to do, but prenatal yoga can actually prevent this pain and make it go away altogether with regular practice. If you do only one thing, try the Cow and Cat Stretch sequence (Bitilasana).  Get on your hands and knees and arch your back as you inhale, and round your back on the exhale. It feels great!
It's only natural to get nervous or have anxiety about labor, especially for a first baby. It doesn't help that everyone and their moms have some drama-filled birth story to tell you.  Believe it or not, yoga's practice of deep abdominal breathing helps you relax, and relieve anxiety. It causes your body to produce endorphins and reduce your perception of pain.
You will learn to be in tune with your breathing, recognizing every breath you take, in and out. The calm atmosphere with peaceful music playing sets the stage. All of your worries will soon disappear as you learn to enjoy the moment. This serenity actually leads to a deeper bond with your baby, knowing every breath you take, every beat of your heart nourish and nurture both you and your baby.
Not only can yoga increase your strength, it can also help you to have an easier birth.
Prenatal yoga is amazing for helping to open your hips. There are many positions and stretches you will learn throughout your classes that will prepare you and your baby for birth, helping your baby drop into the right position for labor and help with the pushing phase of labor and birth.
What Have You Got To Lose?
Here's a short list: anxiety, back pain, sciatica pain, pregnancy discomfort. You will gain confidence in yourself and your body as you prepare for labor. Maybe you'll make new friends when you will meet a handful of pregnant moms who are experiencing all the same things you are. So, mamas, get going. You are going to love it! "Let's Get Down Dog!"

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Pregnancy Over 40 and Bile Processing

I never had a problem with gallstones, but I was surprised to hear that many women do during and after pregnancy.

Pregnancy may have an affect on the body's ability to process bile which may make the body more likely to form gallstones. This article explains more:

Pregnancy, as well as estrogen and birth control use, put us at a higher risk for developing gall bladder problems. In fact, Dibble says two to four percent of pregnant patients are found to have gallstones during their pregnancy ultrasounds.
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Your gall bladder and gallstones
So just what does a gall bladder do? This small organ sits below the liver and houses bile, a fluid breakdown of old red blood cells and digestive enzymes. Dr David Bowen, who heads the surgery department at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, explains that bile is needed for digestion. Normally, bile remains in your intestines until you eat, and the gall bladder then squeezes bile into intestines to mix with the food as it makes its way down.

Gallstones form for a number of reasons. Typically, the materials that make up bile -- cholesterol, bile salts and lecithin -- get out of balance and begin to form crystals, says Bowen. Those crystals then stick together and grow larger and harder.

"The hormonal milieu, circulating estrogen and progesterone levels, affect the gallbladder's ability to contract and excrete bile," says Dibble. "Higher levels of these hormones result in a slowdown of the gallbladder wall and promote gallstone formation. When these gallstones leave the gallbladder and become lodged in the ducts of the gallbladder or pancreas, they can be [extremely] painful." 


Monday, September 17, 2018


You have to read this story.  She sounds much like me.  A former IVF patient who never succeeded in becoming pregnant during treatment gets pregnant multiple times over the age of 40 with only one fallopian tube (she previously had an ectopic).  The difference is, she wound up with four children...all in her 40's! Many women do get very fertile in as they get older.  Read more:


From the article:

I almost laughed when he insisted I take a pregnancy test before prescribing hormone tablets to
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help. I knew I was far too old to be a mum again,” she says.But, for the third time in her 40s, Louise’s test was positive.
More shocking news was just around the corner when the 12-week scan showed she was expecting twins.“At first, the sonographer could see two sacs but only one embryo. I thought I’d been ­carrying twins but lost one along the way.
"But they told me to come back 10 days later for another scan, and that’s when we saw the twins were both OK,” Louise recalls.
“Most women find their fertility decreases as they get older, but mine boomed.
“One doctor suggested that maybe my body started releasing more eggs as I neared the menopause but there’s no solid ­explanation.

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Pregnancy Over 40 and Morning Sickness Remedies

I had horrible morning sickness when I was pregnant with my daughter.
 Even most of my pregnancies miscarried, I had morning sickness with those too.  It's a little surprising because statistically, "older women" have less morning sickness (probably because their hormones are weaker).  But if you do suffer from morning sickness, this article may have the right combination of ingredients.   One is ginger, the other is vitamin B6.
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Two studies compared the effect of ginger with that of vitamin B6 in women with morning sickness.
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Vitamin B6 has been shown to significantly reduce the severity of morning sickness in some studies. In the first, 128 women who received either 500 mg of dried ginger or 10 mg of vitamin B6 three times per day for three days, both ginger and vitamin B6 significantly reduced the degree of nausea and the number of vomiting episodes.

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 In the second study, 235 women with morning sickness took either 350 mg of dried ginger or 25 mg of vitamin B6 three times per day for three weeks. Both ginger and vitamin B6 relieved the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and retching; however, belching was more common in the ginger group than in the vitamin B6 group.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


If you've never heard of a "chakra", it is a Sanskrit word and it means wheel or vortex. A chakra is thought to be part of the non-physical body through which energy moves. Although there are many more than 7, typically the following represents the main chakras of the body:

You can see that each chakra has a name and is associated with a particular color and stone.  The sacral chakra governs both female and male fertility.  I have created a new page on my website with much more.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018


Pregnancy Over 40 and Stress

I've always believed that the prenatal environment is incredibly important for the development of your baby.
 Here is an article that gives more evidence that women under stress (especially as it relates to their relationship with their partner) may unknowingly be negatively affecting their baby's IQ.
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They believe high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can affect unborn babies by crossing the placenta.

Lead researcher Prof Vivette Glover, a foetal development expert at Imperial College London, said: "We have known for a long time that both genetics and upbringing have an important effect on how a child turns out.

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"Our study shows that what happens while the baby is in the womb is also important.

"When we looked at what kind of stress was most significant, we found that if the woman had a partner who was being emotionally cruel to them while they were pregnant it had a really significant effect on their baby's future development.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018


Here is another heartwarming story of an "older" couple who just happened to get pregnant out of nowhere.  There is so much information on how hard it is to get pregnant over 40, that women, especially in their late 40's don't even consider the possibility!  That's why the women in this story, Judy Brown never considered that the changes in her body were due to a pregnancy.  She gave birth without even knowing she was pregnant.  Read more:

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The 47-year-old first-time mom said she had had some things going on with her body, but thought she was moving into the next phase of life.  She went to Beverly Hospital suffering severe abdominal pain.
Judy Brown had no idea she was in labor when she arrived at the hospital. But that's when doctors told her, " 'It's good news: There's no blockage. You are pregnant and you are going to have her now!' " according to WCVB Boston.

The first-time mom, 47, told the news station she had odd symptoms but didn't know what they were. She thought her baby bump was just added weight, a side effect of getting older.


Sunday, September 02, 2018


Why Is 40 Weeks of Pregnancy So Important?

Guest Post By Dheepan Dina
Every movement and every small activity seems uncomfortable and painful - what with a bulging belly weighing you down like a huge boulder. If only there was a way to fast forward the weeks to get to your due date.
While it's natural for most pregnant women to go through these feelings, going the full course and staying patient can prove to be healthy and beneficial in the long run.
Why is it important to wait till 40 weeks of your pregnancy?
Even though your baby is considered full term at 37 weeks, staying pregnant until 39-40 weeks has tremendous benefits for both, you and your baby. Research shows that every week of pregnancy is important for the baby's development. If you've tracked your pregnancy week by week, you'll see the rapid progress your baby makes during each week. The last few weeks of pregnancy are as important as any other week - as many vital organs are still developing at this stage. Consider this, at 35 weeks gestation, your baby's brain is only about 2/3 the size that it would be at 39-40 weeks. This is also the period when the folds of the brain - which help co-ordinate the sucking and swallowing action - are developing. Studies show that full term babies are able to suck and swallow more effectively than babies born earlier.


So if you've had a healthy pregnancy so far, you'll be doing more good than harm by waiting for another few weeks to allow your baby to grow into a healthy full term baby.
A baby born before 37 weeks is considered pre-mature. Unless there is a complication or a medical reason, don't push to have the baby earlier. Because full term babies are healthier. They have fewer complications, and need fewer medical interventions. They also spend less time in the ICU so they are sent home faster.
Here's more reason why you should give your baby 40 weeks of pregnancy

  • The last few weeks are crucial for the development of baby's brain, lungs and liver - which are growing at accelerated rates

  • Babies born at 40 weeks are able to suck and swallow better, because of advanced muscle development

  • Premature babies are at an increased risk of having vision and hearing problems later in life

  • During the last six weeks or pregnancy the connections needed for balance, coordination, learning, and social functioning is added in the brain. It is also during this time that the baby's brain size doubles in size.

  • A premature baby's lungs are not fully developed at birth, so it's likely to suffer from respiratory problems.

  • Extra fat accumulated during the last few weeks of pregnancy allows baby to prepare for birth

  • Babies born before 38 weeks have an increased risk of learning and behavioral problems

  • Compared to babies born early, full term born babies perform better at school due to better developed brains

  • A premature baby's liver is underdeveloped and hence not able to perform its function of removing bilirubin from the body. Excess of bilirubin can cause jaundice in early babies.
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A quick look at pregnancy symptoms at 40 weeks
You're in the final weeks of pregnancy almost reached the end of the journey. With the big day just
around the corner, it's a good idea to keep your hospital bag ready - because the baby may pop out any time. Meanwhile, here are some symptoms that are typical during 40 weeks of pregnancy

  • You may run out of patience due to sheer tiredness

  • Getting a good night's sleep may be difficult

  • Your body is preparing for labour, so watch out for those early signs of labour - like abdominal cramps, bleeding/spotting

  • A lot of women experience the 'nesting instinct' - an obsession to clean the house and prepare for baby's homecoming.

  • Your baby drops further down into the pelvis. As a result you could have some discomfort in the lower abdomen.

  • Since the baby has been pushed down, it exerts extra pressure on your bladed, increasing the frequency of your visits to the toilet

  • Sometimes, even before the onset of labour, the water bag may break (rupture of the amniotic sac). It's normally a sign that labour will begin in the next 24 hours.

  • This is also the time when you may experience the Braxton Hicks Contractions. These are irregular, false contractions which may be hard to be distinguished from the real labour.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018


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?
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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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Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Pregnancy and Chocolate

Chocolate seems to be the new health food (at least dark chocolate).
 Now here's good news for pregnant women who love chocolate - it may be good for your baby. This article does not address the amount of caffeine these women were exposed to, so keep that in mind. Read more:

Katri Räikkönen at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and her colleagues asked pregnant women to
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rate their stress levels and chocolate consumption. After the babies were born, they looked for an association between the amount of chocolate their mothers had eaten and the babies' behaviour. Six months after birth, the researchers asked mothers to rate their infants' behaviour in various categories, including fear, soothability, smiling and laughter.

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The babies born to women who had been eating chocolate daily during pregnancy were more active and "positively reactive" - a measure that encompasses traits such as smiling and laughter. And the babies of stressed women who had regularly consumed chocolate showed less fear of new situations than babies of stressed women who abstained (Early Human Development, vol 76, p 139).

Sunday, August 26, 2018


Preventing Peanut Allergies

Have you ever noticed that so many kids are allergic to peanuts?  When I was pregnant, I had been told and I has read that eating peanut butter may predispose your kid to peanut allergies.  However, recently I've read that eating peanuts in pregnancy can actually lower your child's risk of being allergic to peanuts (assuming you are not already allergic to nuts).  It's confusing, but even though my daughter has a number of allergies, peanuts are not one of them.  Read more about why so many kids may be allergic to nuts:

Theories abound, though, and most involve an overactive immune system. "We have done such a good job of eliminating the threats that the immune system is supposed to manage, that it's looking for something to do," says Anne Muñoz-Furlong, CEO of the nonprofit Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Parents feed their kids more handy snacks these days, she says, and many of those contain
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peanuts or their derivatives. "We're bombarding the immune system with these [food-based] allergens, so it's attacking those instead." Indeed, food allergies in general are on the rise.

But peanuts seem to trigger especially violent immune reactions. This might be because they contain several proteins not found in most other foods, posits Robert Wood, an allergy specialist at Johns Hopkins University, and the structure of these proteins stimulates a strong immune response. Research suggests that roasting peanuts, as American companies do, might alter the proteins' shape, making them an even bigger target. Allergy rates are lower in China, where it's customary to boil peanuts, which damages the proteins less. (It's worth noting, though, that China is also more polluted, so people's immune system might be concentrating on traditional threats.)

Typically, the immune system treats peanuts as safe, but some scientists believe that early and heavy exposure to peanut products might cause it to misidentify them as dangerous. This theory is strengthened by the fact that 8 out of 10 allergic kids have a reaction the first time they eat a peanut, indicating a previous indirect exposure, possibly even in the womb or through breast milk.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


I frequently write about women who have babies over the age of 40.  Honestly, to me, it is the most natural thing in the world.  Before the days of birth control, women routinely had their last child over 
the age of 40.  The only difference nowadays is that many women have their first baby over the age
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 to women who had natural conceptions and babies over age 50.


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