Planning for Pregnancy

  • Birth Control March 30, 2016 Two years before even starting to try to conceive, I went off the birth control. I went off it for other reasons as well, and while this post isn’t about birth control and health, it is important to recognize that birth control is not a 100% safe and harmless pharmaceutical. This is not the time ...
  • Detox Your Home June 2, 2016 When you start down the path of more natural living and trying to detox your home, it can be a bit overwhelming as you realize how insidious toxins are. This can be especially scary for parents, or soon-to-be parents! Note: as someone with a rigorous science degree, I’m careful of using the word “chemical” as a bad thing. Everything ...
  • Folate vs. Folic Acid, Neural Tube Defects vs. Autism – Clearing up the Confusion May 26, 2016   I’ve had some (panicked) questions about the recent articles on folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and increased risk of autism. Let’s chat science:   1. This study is what is called an Observational Study. Do these types of studies have their merits? Absolutely. Do they establish causation? Absolutely NOT. This study looked at blood levels of folate ...

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