Fetal Cells Cross Placenta, Stay With Pregnant Mom for Life

The health benefits of child-bearing continue to pile up: Kathy Ostrowski reports in the Kansans for Life blog on a recent National Public Radio Morning Edition program featuring Science editor Robert Krulwich and his explosive report about “fetomaternal microchimerism.” According to Krulwich there is increasing evidence that “when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or daughter, [but] an army of … Continue reading Fetal Cells Cross Placenta, Stay With Pregnant Mom for Life

Large families ‘protect’ mother’s health

From the Telegraph online: Having four or more babies may be good for you, research has shown, as mothers of large families were less likely to die of a stroke…. Research involving 1300 women in California suggested those who had four or more children were one third less likely to due from cardiovascular disease. The majority of the effect seemed to result from the prevention … Continue reading Large families ‘protect’ mother’s health

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars

The wisdom of the old paths comes back to remind us how much we have to re-learn: If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics…. There are a lot of factors contributing to low breastfeeding … Continue reading Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars