Pregnancy & Birth Articles

Cesarean Section

One striking example of the overuse of technology in childbirth is delivery by cesarean section. In 1993, 22.8 percent of live births in the United States were by cesarean section. In teaching hospitals, the rate is now closer to 25 percent. In...

A Timely Birth: Part 1

The timing of birth has major consequences for a baby. Too early or too late can mean the difference between life and death—or so we have come to believe—and it’s undoubtedly true at the extreme ends of preterm and post term birth...

Also labeled: Author Gail Hart, Issue #05

Take Your Power Back

I spent a lot of time when I found out I was pregnant reading, asking advice, and trying to get my questions answered so that I could do everything right for my baby. I even interviewed pediatricians to find the one I felt comfortable with and who...

Also labeled: Author Paula Barnes, Issue #05

Mercury Rising: Warnings in Pregnancy and Infancy

Mercury: a Known Toxin It has been known for a long time, that mercury is a toxic and dangerous substance that effects the developing nerve system in an adverse way. Web MD offers this report: “Mercury is very dangerous to...

Fats for Maximum Brain Potential

At no other time of life is nutrition as important as during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time of great change and growth for the developing fetus as well as the mother. Everything the mother puts into her body provides the building blocks for the...

Women’s Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine - Part III

Cesarean Section A troubling trend in women’s health issues is the inappropriate use of cesarean sections. This method of delivery grew significantly in recent decades, and a 1993 report in Soc Sci Med states that half of the C...

The Miracle of Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Postpartum

When Donna came in pregnant with her eighth child to our center, Ama Mama Holistic Healthcare, her chief complaint was fatigue! Having kids from ages ranging from 18 down to 2 years old, she was tired, and nursing almost continuously that entire...

Women’s Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine - Part II

Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding Nearly 20 studies conducted since the late 1980s have identified negative effects of formula feeding or positive effects of breast-feeding. In this body of research, breastfeeding emerges as a...

Women’s Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine - Part I

During the past century, a medical establishment has evolved that has positioned itself as the exclusive provider of so-called scientific, evidence based therapies. For the first 70 years of the 20th century, little effort was made to challenge the...

Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Ultrasound: high-frequency sound waves that travel at 10 to 20 million cycles per second. The pattern of echo waves creates a picture of tissue and bone. In 1987, UK radiologist H.D. Meire, who had been performing pregnancy scans for 20...

Also labeled: Informed Choice, Issue #01