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"The routine use of ultrasound in pregnancy is the biggest uncontrolled experiment in history."Beverly Beech, birth activist In the first article in this series on natural childbirth, I presented evidence that - contrary to popular belief - hospital birth is no safer than home birth. I'd like to begin this next article by telling you what it is not. It is not a blanket condemnation of ultrasound, nor is it a judgment of women who choose routine ...
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Dr. Emily Deans' Evolutionary Psychiatry blog has quickly become one of my favorites over the past year. It's rare to find a psychiatrist that acknowledges the role of nutrition in mental and behavioral health at all, much less one that approaches these topics from an evolutionary perspective. This week Dr. Deans joins us on the podcast to discuss the role of Paleo nutrition in mental health. Topics covered include: The link between diet and Alzheimer's Can nutritional ...
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In this series we're going to explore natural childbirth (home birth) as an alternative to industrialized childbirth. Industrialized childbirth could also be called "disturbed birth", which Australian family physician Sarah J. Buckley, MD defines as follows: Anything that disturbs a laboring woman's sense of safety and privacy will disrupt the birth process. This definition covers most of modern obstetrics, which has created an entire industry around the observation and monitoring of pregnant and birthing women. ...
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