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The current recommendation for prenatal vitamin D supplementation is 400 IU to 600 IU per day.  But could higher doses be any better for the child of a pregnancy? In a randomized trial, higher doses of vitamin D supplementation was analyzed as part of a study in Denmark involving 623 women and their offspring (584 […]

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Vaginal delivery often comes with postpartum uterine contractions and pain in more than 82% of women.  This pain can interfere with bonding between mother and child, interfere with breast feeding, and can obviously affect the comfort and quality of life of the mother.  Numerous conventional analgesics are used to mediate the pain, but many plant […]

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A new study holds out some hope for families who already have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the reduction in risk of ASD in a future child. Previous population studies have demonstrated that maternal prenatal vitamin intake, particularly folic acid, appears to reduce the risk of ASD by about 40%. This is […]

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Health care providers, governments and private organizations are supportive of the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to promote health and optimal development of newborns. The World Health Organization recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Not all women around the world are able to accomplish this due to education, […]

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It’s not surprising to me that the age of puberty in girls has been declining the last 15-20 years. Environmental causes have been a suspect, but the reasons have not been clearly understood. The problem with early puberty is this is associated with higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even breast […]

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Both men’s and women’s ages at time of conception are increasing.  The average age of fathers of newborns in the U.S. has risen by 3.5 years over the last forty years from an average age of 27.4 to 30.9 years.  There are also some ethnic differences, with Asian-American dads, there is an average of 36 […]

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Not all the readers of this blog might realize, I develop and host four licensed practitioner CME events per year here in Portland, Oregon… We are in our 20th year!!! The next one is going to be focused on preconception, fertility and infertility, October 26-28. Here is the synopsis, see below. These four speakers are […]

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I live in Oregon where recreational and medical marijuana is legal, and from small towns to urban streets, store fronts are as common as coffee shops. As such, it is highly accessible to anyone over the age of 21, and like smoking and alcohol, there are important possible risks to pregnant women. In addition to […]

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