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The ALARMING STATS: According to the March of Dimes, as many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. The risk of a miscarriage drops to 10% in your eighth week. The risk of having a baby born with a birth defect is 3-5%.

Some factors increase the risk:

a) Alcohol: A small amount can lead to “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,” which increases the risk of miscarriage, developmental delay, and hyperactivity in the child.

b) Drugs: Needless to say – Drug kills.

c) Cigarettes: The more a woman smokes, the higher the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight, premature birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), & possible death.

d) Medications: Accutane/Retinoic acid given for Acne, Antidepressants substantially affects the baby’s health.

e) Antibiotics: Most antibiotics are safe but there are exceptions. Avoid Aminoglycosides, Tetracycline and Doxycycline during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other preventable factors that affects baby’s health:

· Infection

· Diabetes that is not controlled

· Exposure to environmental and workplace hazards such as high levels of radiation or toxic agents

In Summary: Check with your Ob-GYN before you add any chemical to your body.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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