pregnancy

  1. U

    Maca during early pregnancy?

    I have heard claims that maca boosts progesterone levels and also estrogen (enough progesterone can balance it out) boosts fertility and lowers the rate of pregnancy loss. If a woman is 10 weeks pregnant would this be a thing to try or avoid?
  2. U

    Progesterone use in pregnancy causes homosexuality?

    I am starting to doubt progesterone supplementing in pregnancy since I know someone who took natural progesterone and it made her spot during early pregnancy. This study claims that adults whose mothers took progesterone in pregnancy are more likely to be gay or bisexual. I was under the...
  3. cupofcoffee

    Dr. Shanna Swan on How Plastics in Food are Affecting Our Hormone Levels

  4. haidut

    Progesterone and allpregnanolone are protective against COVID-19

    I think we will be seeing more studies on this topic, especially in light of the ongoing human studies administering progesterone or (gasp!) estrogen to men in the hopes of improving the course of their COVID-19 disease. The results from the estrogen trials are already - surprise, surprise -...
  5. Hollybea

    Comfortable Easy Child Birth Ideas

    Hello! I'm pregnant with my second baby and I'm hoping to get ideas for how to eat/supplement to promote an easy, quick, uncomplicated, comfortable child birth. Last time I used a birthing hypnosis program that was VERY helpful. Over all it went very well and I had a big healthy baby naturally...
  6. Tristan Loscha

    The Impact Of A Vegan Diet On Pregnancy Outcomes

    The impact of a vegan diet on pregnancy outcomes Tomer Avnon 1,2 ● Efrat Paz Dubinsky3 ● Inbar Lavie2 ● Tali Ben-Mayor Bashi1 ● Ronit Anbar3,4 ● Yariv Yogev1,2 Received: 21 April 2020 / Revised: 28 July 2020 / Accepted: 25 August 2020 © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer...
  7. Atman

    Progesterone Use During Pregnancy And The Effects On Child Intelligence

    Since Ray often mentions the anecdotes of children whose mothers have taken progesterone during pregnancy having a significant higher IQ than average, I ask myself whether some of you have used or plan to use progesterone for that purpose too. I myself am now near that age where having children...
  8. Wabby1

    Need Advice For Desperation And Stress During Pregnancy

    hello all I am currently 8 months pregnant, and I am not doing so well. I feel constantly distressed and extremely depressed. These high levels of hormones are making me crazy. I’m having emotional flashbacks to things that happened to me in my early childhood to early twenties that I thought...
  9. Adnada

    Pre Pregnancy Testing, Yes Or No?

    My partner and I will be trying to conceive this fall. We are considering getting the genetic test for cystic fibrosis. I am relatively well versed in Peat and his general thoughts on genetics vs. environment, however CF seems to be a rare truly genetic disease. I would appreciate any insight...
  10. haidut

    Aspirin Now Officially Recommended For Pre-eclampsia, Pre-term Birth, And Birth Defects Prevention

    After almost a century of evidence in favor of aspirin, combined with complete failure to develop other pharmacological interventions (and believe me, Big Pharma tried hard) mainstream medicine seems to be growing desperate enough to start recommending aspirin to ALL pregnant women as prevention...
  11. GutFeeling

    Autism Four Times Likelier When Mother's Thyroid Is Weakened

    Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women. The association emerged from a study of more than 4,000 Dutch mothers and their children, and it supports a growing view that autism spectrum disorders can be...
  12. haidut

    Estrogen Excess During Pregnancy May Cause Autism

    Finally! Some common sense is emerging from the medical profession. For one, it points the finger straight at estrogen as a possible cause of autism. And not just estradiol, which the medical profession considers the only estrogen of note, but all 3 of them (estrone, estradiol, estriol). So, all...
  13. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) May Be A Major Cause Of Preterm Births

    As many readers have probably heard, rates of preterm births due to a variety of maternal conditions including (pre)eclampsia has been steadily increasing since the 1980s. The official version is that the cause is unknown despite older studies proving definitively that progesterone deficiency...
  14. haidut

    Fertility Depends On Metabollism (ATP), Not Age

    As many of you know, there are 2 fundamental dogmas in reproductive medicine. One is that every woman is born with a fixed number of eggs and those cannot be replenished. The second one is that there is a biological fertility clock in every woman that inexorably ticks, and if the female does not...
  15. haidut

    Breaking News: Viagra Given To Pregnant Women Is Lethal For The Babies

    As horrifying as it sounds, prescribing NO-boosting drugs to pregnant women is apparently perfectly acceptable in the search of more profit. The doctors probably got misled by the common practice in NICU of giving babies with pulmonary hypertension (or other breathing problems) an inhalation...
  16. haidut

    Fluoride Exposure (in Utero) Lowers IQ

    The news against fluride just keep on coming. Some states in the USA have started legislation to remove fluoride from drinking water. In response, the federal government is threatening to withhold emergency and disaster-relief funding. I wonder why... Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower...
  17. haidut

    Thyroid May Treat Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

    The so-called fetal alcohol syndrome has been on the rise over the last 2 decades and its symptoms largely overlap with the "adult" alcohol syndrome or at least the behavioral parts of it. Broda Barnes once wrote that he never treated an alcoholic who was not also hypothyroid and that he also...
  18. haidut

    Chronic Stress During Pregnancy Accelerates Fetal Aging And Harms Its Health

    Allopathic medicine still denies that maternal stress during pregnancy affects the child's long term health. If anything, they say that the fetus may experience a slightly increased risk of infection during pregnancy but that risk goes back normal as soon as the baby is born. The main argument...
  19. haidut

    Low-dose Aspirin Reduces Miscarriage Risk In Women With High Inflammation

    I posted recently about niacinamide being a potential treatment of pre- and -eclampsia. This new study adds aspirin to the list of substances that can help a mother with compromised health carry a baby to term. The benefit seems to be particularly relevant for women with PCOS and diabetes. The...
  20. haidut

    Genomic Mechanism For Beneficial Effects Of Progesterone On Pregnancy / Cancer

    Apparently, the gene Gata2 is crucial for the protective effects of progesterone against estrogen carcinogenicity, as well as for ability to enable pregnancy formation. GATA2 - Wikipedia This study found that progesterone acts as a Gata2 agonist and absence of the gene makes mice infertile as...
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