Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women

Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women An estimated 1,500 babies are born each year with neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spinal cord… To educate women about the importance of folic acid, March of Dimes corporate partner, Kmart, is giving pregnant women a one-month supply of free (yes, free!) folic acid.. There […]

Motherisk Update: Food-borne illnesses during pregnancy

Food-borne illnesses during pregnancy (Click on “Full text” or “Full text (PDF)” on the right for more details…) Tam C, et al. Food-borne illnesses during pregnancy. Can Fam Physician. 2010 Apr;56(4):341-343. Although heating or cooking food is the best way to inactivate food-borne pathogens, improved standards and surveillance have reduced the prevalence of contaminated foods […]

Living happily ever after

What would have helped you to prepare you for the realities of parenthood? Living happily ever after by Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC, LLLL In many ways, pregnancy is like a fairy tale. It is very common for pregnant women to believe that they need to prepare only for the actual birth of their babies, and […]

Medications for Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Medication Use for Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Although medications are not the central treatment modality for PTSD, they can be helpful in women’s recovery. Medications can be used safely in pregnant and breastfeeding women with trauma symptoms and there are safer choices within each medication category.

Consumer alert about folk remedy Nzu

NCDA&CS issues consumer alert about folk remedy Nzu RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning consumers, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women, to avoid a folk remedy called “Nzu” or “Calabash clay” because of potential health risks from lead and arsenic.