I’ve been asked a few times whether the lactic acid released during massage is safe when you’re pregnant. Does it reach the unborn baby and what are the effects? Usually it’s concerned partners rather than women themselves that ask the question. Just recently I’ve been massaging a pregnant obstetrician who is a lecturer for Auckland [...]

[Mumanu Disclaimer: I have chopped up this article up from the original. Apparently it's written as satire, but actually, it's more like common sense blended with comedy] Source: By Paul Zimmer hells-ditch.com Date: August 6th, 2012 FRANKFURT- In a rare display of professional consensus, an international consortium of anthropologists, archaeologists, and molecular biologists have formally [...]

Source: Counsel and Heal .com by Christine Hsu Date: Sep 05, 2013 A bad night’s sleep may make people buy more unhealthy foods the next day, according to new research. Swedish researchers found that participants purchased more food in a mock supermarket when they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. Researchers said that sleep [...]

Source: The Guardian.com, Sarah Boseley Date: Friday 16 October 2009 Time and time again, mothers are warned of the dangers of sleeping with their infants. But has the science been badly misinterpreted? Is it safe? ‘Surveys suggest that a quarter of parents routinely share a bed with their baby’. It seems like the most natural [...]

Source: Medwire News.com By Lucy Piper Date: 30 September 2013 Women can protect against midlife sleep disturbances by regularly exercising, findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Sleep study show. Consistently high levels of recreational activity or sports significantly improved sleep quality and increased sleep continuity, efficiency, and depth, the researchers [...]

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010 THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the [...]

Almost every parent changes their newborn with the double leg-lift technique, which looks convenient but might not be right for your baby. The roll technique, especially with newborns until they start crawling, may be a better option. Dr. John Edwards from Mama’s Chiropractic Clinic demonstrates the technique and explains why. Dr. Edwards is a member [...]

Source: Optimal Foetal Postitioning By Jean Sutton, New Zealand Midwife The Optimal Foetal Position is our term for the First Vertex; Vertex Left Occipito Anterior; Vertex L.O.A. The position most commonly chosen by near term babies when they are able. [In every day terms it means baby is head down with their spine at the [...]

Source: The New York Times Sunday Review By DAVID K. RANDALL Date: September 22, 2012 SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, [...]

Source: Manila Standard Today.com By Ed Biado Date: September 29, 2013 We all know that having a good night’s sleep is better than only having a couple of hours of shuteye. We wake up feeling energized, more alert and focused, and less cranky. Basically, when we’re not sleepy the whole day, we feel better and [...]