Campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
    June 27, 2011
    Why I’m Joining the Campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

    As I’m pregnant with my second child, I have been thinking back to the days when my husband and I decided to start a family, nearly four years ago. Just the thought of bringing a child into this wor…

    Shaping the Future
    April 20, 2011
    Shaping the Future

    Dr. Greene's take on shaping the future... When you look at a playground full of nine-year olds, some will be skinny, some will be overweight, and most will be in between. About 25 percent of the diff…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
    March 29, 2011
    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    Dr. Greene's take on optimal cord clamping... What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chan…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.
    March 7, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposur…

    Thinking With Your Own Head
    February 15, 2011
    Thinking With Your Own Head

    Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I'm not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what …

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.
    February 8, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.

    Here is the fourth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 4: Your choices do matter. Many industrial chemicals were found…

    Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy
    February 7, 2011
    Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy

    Healthy babies start from healthy pregnancies. What can you do to give your baby the benefits of a healthy start? Here are our top 10 recommendations: (more…)…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy changes your body
    January 28, 2011
    Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy

    The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women, has been getting a lot of play. I’ve got five take home lessons from the study. Here’s number 3. Lesson 3: …

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: All products are eco-products
    January 27, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: All products are eco-products

    Yesterday we looked considered the importance of the recent journal article in the Environmental Health Perspective, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Today I’d like to explore the second l…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A peek behind the curtain
    January 26, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A peek behind the curtain

    A major 2011 analysis of typical pregnant women across the US found widespread evidence of toxic chemicals in their blood, often at levels that have been linked to higher risk of developmental and rep…

    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome
    January 13, 2011
    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome

    A new technique could revolutionize diagnosis using a new test for Down syndrome in a way that mothers will love. All it takes is 1/2 tsp of the mother's blood for stunningly accurate results. Then No…

    Pregnancy and Weight Gain
    January 12, 2011
    Pregnancy and Weight Gain

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be amazed by how much my body is going through right now in order to support and nurture a growing fetus. I know we’re all aware of this already, but…

    Mamas on Bedrest: Are you creating a future Nobel Laureate?
    January 11, 2011
    Mamas on Bedrest: Are you creating a future Nobel Laureate?

    There are many reasons that women are prescribed bedrest; placental problems, cervical problems, preterm labor, pre-eclampsia and multiple gestation to name a few of the more common indications. Some …

    Morning, Noon, and Night Sickness
    January 10, 2011
    Morning, Noon, and Night Sickness

    Nearly all women experience some form of nausea and vomiting, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy. For some people, though, morning sickness goes on all day and night, day after day, …

    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby
    December 17, 2010
    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    I hesitate to tackle the topic of pregnancy and babies. For one thing, I run the risk of getting myself so delighted at the thought that I decide to go for Baby #4. On the other hand, I run the risk o…

    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend
    November 26, 2010
    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    The good news is that smart phone apps can help you when others are not around, in ways you might not have even imagined. (more…)…

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)
    November 19, 2010
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 2)

    Many genetic diseases occur more frequently in people of certain ethnic backgrounds. That is why it is important to understand how your ethnic background affects your risk to have a child with a genet…

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics Part 1
    November 18, 2010
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 1)

    Thankfully, most babies are born healthy, but every pregnancy is at risk for a birth defect. That is why is may be helpful to speak with a genetic counselor, a medical professional trained in assessin…

    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death
    November 16, 2010
    The #1 Inherited Cause of Childhood Death

    Every year it seems like more and more genetic tests are offered during pregnancy. Due to a recent recommendation made by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), the latest carrier test to be…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    November 1, 2010
    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy

    A new study suggests that typical BPA exposure may be affecting the masculinity, semen quality, and sperm count of the average American guy. And young boys often have even more BPA exposure than adult…