Parenting is a physical experience in so many expected and unexpected ways - emotionally it is no different, the surprises unfold daily. The varied complimentary and alternative approaches to well-being and maternal/child health provide fascinating evidence. Attachment Parenting is often considered a very concious form of parenting where questioning and the pursuit of truth lies at the heart of many decisions. This page offers some resources to support you in gaining wider perspective on the factors that contribute to a safer, healthier approach to the home and child-raising.
Breastfeeding & Breast Cancer - A Lancet report looking at hormonal factors in relation to breastfeeding and cancer. This report is part of The Million Women study - a confidential national study of women's health.
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support - APOPS seeks to support woman with pelvic organ prolapse and their website includes treatment tips, a risk factor questionnaire, videos, surveys, research and more for those who suspect they have, or have been diagnosed with POP.
Pelvic Floor Health - UK site detailing the anatomy and importance of a strong pelvic floor including exercises, tips and articles for strengthening the pelvic floor and dealing with stress incontinence.
Pelvic Girdle Pain - formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), pelvic girdle pain is a major cause for discomfort during pregnancy and post-partum. This site offers recommendations for treatment and debunks some myths.
Pathways to Family Wellness - a quarterly digital and print non-profit magazine featuring many attachment-related articles including those on babywearing, birthing and breastfeeding. This interesting magazine features discussion on controversial topics such as vaccination, crying, nature and healing.
Dental/Oral Health - this page offers two articles on dental health featuring information on dental chemicals/toxins, and a look at oral disease including the research on peridontal disease and pregnancy.
Organic - this webpage lists 10 top reasons to buy organic food for your family. It also offers information specifically for children including recipes and ideas for organic baby food and lunch boxes.
DHA and Kids - useful expert interview explaining the importance of essential fatty acids for childhood brain development.
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