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Mom’s Memorial: A Letterman Top Ten List & Lovely Parting Gifts

The memorials I’ve attended have been very solemn occasions. We all wore black. We comforted each other in hushed tones. We cried. We hugged. And after we mourned the...

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What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

At Healthy Child Healthy World, we get asked almost weekly about how to find safer mattresses on a budget. And, it’s no wonder when you look at the premium...

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Birth Plans As Exit Signs

Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter were bustling last week with back-to-back stories of doctors putting the kibosh on women’s right to self-determination in their birth. First, The Unnecesarean reported on...

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Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?

Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?

Pop quiz: what is the most important factor determining whether a woman has a cesarean or not? How healthy she is? How big her baby is? Whether she has...

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Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was the result of several years of planning by a multi-stakeholder group of maternity care leaders. It was...

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PVC Isn't Really Toxic, Is It?

PVC Isn’t Really Toxic, Is It?

PVC is everywhere.  It’s commonly used in bath toys, teethers, baby bibs, inflatable pool toys, children’s playground ball pits, dog toys, shower curtains, mattress covers, cling wrap and in...

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Recycling, Good. Upcycling, Better.

Recycling, Good. Upcycling, Better.

If you’re like most average Americans, recycling has become a normal part of your life. At a minimum, you recycle your newspapers and aluminum cans, maybe your glass and...

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Recycling, Check. Upcycling, What's That?

Recycling, Check. Upcycling, What’s That?

You’ve heard of and most likely practice some recycling. But have you heard of upcycling? It’s as the name suggests, using materials for the same or higher purpose tha...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.