According to Canadian researchers who studied records of more than 500,000 women for six years from 2006 to 2011, Women run a 42 % increased relative risk of being in a motor vehicle accident when they’re pregnant than when they’re not. The risk is especially acute during the first month of the second third of pregnancy. The risk was higher in the fall and winter, when the weather is worse, and in the afternoons, the study found. Car crashes are the leading cause of fetal death linked to trauma in mothers.
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.