Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 1 - Pregnancy A Special Time
    November 9, 2006
    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 1

    During pregnancy, every ounce of baby's growing body after that very first single cell has come from her mother's own body. The brain, the heart, the muscles are all built from nutrients that were onc…

    ADHD and the Environment
    October 3, 2006
    ADHD and the Environment

    Can exposing the developing brain to environmental toxins lead to ADHD? An upcoming study in the NIH journal Environmental Health Perspectives examined the effects of two substances known to affect th…

    Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema
    September 20, 2006
    Pregnancy, Diet, Asthma, and Eczema

    What Mom eats during pregnancy appears able to help protect her kindergarten-aged child from asthma and eczema. A little over ten years ago, researchers at the University of Aberdeen proposed that the…

    Conscious Preconception
    May 18, 2006
    Conscious Preconception

    The “trimester” before pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for a baby's health, whether this is a first pregnancy or a later one. And during pregnancy, the weeks between when conceptio…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 5 of 7: A Father’s Protection
    March 29, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 5 of 7: A Father’s Protection

    Most children today don't grow up on a farm. Does choosing organic food make a difference for children growing up in America's suburbs? Researchers at the Department of Environmental Health in the Sch…

    Does what I eat during pregnancy change my baby's food preferences?
    January 24, 2006
    Does what I eat during pregnancy change my baby’s food preferences?

    Dr. Greene's take on influencing baby's food preferences... What Is There for the Baby to Smell? The amniotic fluid is like a living bowl of salty soup. The cells in the baby's nose can detect the ing…

    Born Polluted
    December 1, 2005
    Born Polluted

    A July 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group tested newborns for the largest number of chemicals ever. The analysis found an average of 200 industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides alr…

    Cord Blood Banking
    September 12, 2005
    Cord Blood Banking

    Cord Blood I love being able to help my children give gifts. For Mother’s Day and for my wife’s birthday, it’s a treat for me to get a sense of what the kids want to give, and to provide what th…

    Born at Home
    June 21, 2005
    Born at Home

    For some parents, the idea of planning to have their baby born at home feels natural and normal; for others, especially in high-tech countries, the idea of a home birth may feel frightening and unnece…

    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C
    May 12, 2005
    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C

    All pregnant women, not just women who smoke, should hear the news about vitamin C and nicotine. About 450,000 babies are born each year in the United States to women who smoke (this is about 1 in 8 b…

    Breathing for Two
    February 7, 2005
    Breathing for Two

    Dr. Greene's take on breathing for two... What happens when women with asthma get pregnant? Does their asthma get better or worse? Should they use more asthma medicines when pregnant? Or less? How doe…

    Pregnant woman looking into a refrigerator and holding her tummy as if she's sick. What medications during pregnancy can be used?
    November 4, 2004
    Medications during Pregnancy

    Almost half of the pregnant women in the in the United States receive prescriptions from their doctors for medications that the FDA has determined have no evidence to suggest safety during pregnancy, …

    Count to 30 and Cut
    October 25, 2004
    Count to 30 and Cut

    The timing of clamping and cutting the umbilical cord can make a difference in babies' health - especially for babies born early. Clamping too late can lead to blood thickening, lung problems, and can…

    preeclampsia
    October 13, 2004
    A New Clue to an Old Mystery

    About 1 in 12 women who are pregnant develop an important combination of swelling, elevated blood pressure, and protein in the urine that we call preeclampsia. The unborn baby's symptoms are not as ea…

    Pregnant and Depressed?
    August 10, 2004
    Pregnant and Depressed?

    Health Canada has issued an August 2004 advisory that certain anti-depressant medicines taken during the third trimester of pregnancy may cause symptoms in the baby at birth. Health Canada is the coun…

    Dental X-Rays
    May 6, 2004
    Dental X-Rays

    A lead apron to protect the reproductive organs may not be enough to protect a developing baby when her mother has dental x-rays. Researchers at the University of Washington analyzed the pregnancies o…

    Down Syndrome Testing and Vegetarians
    April 8, 2004
    Down Syndrome Testing and Vegetarians

    Dr. Greene's take on Down Syndrome testing for vegetarian moms... Pregnant women who are vegetarians may be unnecessarily worried by prenatal screening tests, according to a study from the Chang Gung …

    Inhaled Steroids and Pregnancy
    March 10, 2004
    Inhaled Steroids and Pregnancy

    Asthma is becoming more and more common at all ages, now affecting more than 20 million Americans (including more than 5 million children). What do we know about managing asthma in pregnancy? Inhaled …

    Amnio, Down’s, Miscarriage, & Money
    January 26, 2004
    Amnio, Down’s, Miscarriage, & Money

    Amniocentesis (amnio) to detect Down Syndrome is cost effective for pregnant women at any age according to a study in the January 24, 2004 Lancet.  For years Amnio has been offered to women over age …

    Pack it in, Pack it out
    December 20, 2003
    Pack it in, Pack it out

    The right type of pregnancy weight gain benefits both you and your baby. Happily, the right type of weight gain is also the kind that turns out to be easiest to shed, according to research published i…