women’s health

The Use of Acupuncture During Pregnancy

By Jessica Carfagnini, ND of Thunder Bay Naturopathic Clinic During pregnancy women are often looking for effective ways to treat a variety of conditions in a safe manner. Since a great number of drugs are not safe to use during pregnancy many women consider other healing modalities, such as acupuncture, to relieve common conditions. Although there are […]

Cesarean Birth

Support and love from friends and family is important in every birth, regardless of the experience. Before giving birth, make sure you have support put in place. When confronted with a cesarean birth, be aware that you and your baby may need lots of extra love and support. Healing from a cesarean or any other […]

Cough Relief from Bananas?

Ayurvedic Natural Health Remedy: Cough Relief from Bananas. If anything, this recipe is soothing and easy to eat. The nutrients from the bananas offers much needed energy and vitamins. This is excellent for kids who need something soothing when they are under the weather. “A quick and easy way to sooth persistent coughs with one […]

Make Your Own Cough Syrup

There are many natural remedies that can be made at home which are safe and effective. Sophie Uliano (NY Times Best Selling author of Gorgeously Green, The Gorgeously Green Diet and Do It Gorgeously) shows us how to make a natural cough remedy. You can use herbs directly from your garden or potted herbs! Make […]

HealthArchieve – November 7, 8 & 9

“Join North America’s best and brightest health care leaders, educators and keynote speakers for three great days of inspiring ideas and innovation. The award-winning HealthAchieve – the year’s must-attend event, the largest health care conference and exhibition of its kind on the continent – is back for its 87th consecutive year.” http://www.healthachieve.com

17 Century Midwives Were Women with Expert Knowledge

According to historians such as Doreen Evenden, research shows that “the seventeenth century [English] midwives were often women of considerable social status, both central figures in local women’s culture and representatives of the respectable part of the local population…the midwife was a ‘specialist’ whose expertise was concentrated in the area of child delivery.” (Evenden, 42, […]

Sharing the Wealth – Thoughts on Global Sustainability in Maternity Care

Maternal mortality is mainly a tragedy of the “third world”. There are half a million deaths world-wide due to cause’s related to pregnancy and birth and [approximately] 99% of them occur in undeveloped countries. (Omran, 91) In saying this, it is not denying the fact that over-medicalized births can be a tragedy of the “developed […]

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