Starting a family or having another little one is such an exciting time, but having a baby during all the confusion of COVID-19 can be stressful. And as breakthrough cases continue to rise and new variants pop up left and right, you may be unsure of the best way to keep yourself, your baby, and …
how to have a healthy pregnancy
We all want our children to have the best start in life. But how can you set your child up for success….right from the very beginning?
Supporting your baby’s healthy brain development starts while they’re still in the womb! Even though they haven’t entered the world yet, your baby is growing and developing in amazing ways.
That’s why it’s so important to foster a healthy environment for your little one during pregnancy.
So whether you hope your child will become an Olympic swimmer, CEO, or talented artist… Having a healthy pregnancy experience will actually support your baby’s brain development. It’s no guarantee to get them into Harvard…but it’s a start!
You may remember an older post related to Tylenol’s serious health effects in children: Tylenol’s Dark Side. Now a new study has revealed that mothers who consumed acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy have a greater risk of their children being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and requiring ADHD medications later on in life.
New research provides additional evidence of Tylenol’s (or acetaminophen’s) dark side. A recent study shows acetaminophen may be implicated in the significant upsurge in pediatric asthma diagnoses since the 1980s when Tylenol began to be used more frequently (in place of aspirin). The most likely mechanism is depletion of glutathione in the airways.
Preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy is the best gift you can give your child—a jumpstart to a long and healthy life. Let us at GetzWell guide the way with an informative and exciting program we’ve named ‘greening the womb.’
Researchers in the field of “fetal origins” propose that the 40 week gestation period may be one of the most significant times of our lives. The 9 months before birth may shape our susceptibility to disease and the functioning of our major organs as well as influence our temperament and intelligence.
Our collective consciousness appears to be shifting towards the acknowledgment that our green choices matter, for ourselves and the generations that follow. As integrative pediatricians focused on supporting and optimizing children’s health, we at GetzWell Pediatrics believe that green affirmations and their legacies are not only integral to the well-being of our world but also inextricably linked to the ultimate life-giving and life-sustaining environment — the womb.
All pregnant and lactating women should have their vitamin D levels checked because many of us are deficient and don’t know it. Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been linked with an almost 4 times higher Cesarean-section rate (J Clinical Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Mar; 94(3):940-5). Maternal deficiency during pregnancy has also been correlated with low birth weight, pre-eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure, swelling, protein in the urine, and in some cases maternal death), and gestational diabetes.