Image by DES Daughter Exploding the Estrogen Myth, by Barbara Seaman
With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the "menopause industry" and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems—including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—than it cures. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of synthetic estrogen through the unconscionable and misleading promotion of a dangerous drug.
Barbara Seaman’s groundbreaking book traces the history of estrogen use from its early purveyors, including a well-meaning British doctor who lost control of the marketing of DES and therefore inadvertently led to the DES baby crisis, to Nazi experimentation with women and estrogen, to the present, and looks at how an experiment of this proportion could have been conducted without oversight, intervention, or real knowledge as to what its effects would be.
Barbara Seaman turns up essential, often shocking, information that should have been part of public awareness but, only now, is coming to light. Read amazon reviews and GoodReads reviews
Being pregnant comes with an increase in risk to the health of you and your unborn child. Today we look at the connection between migraines during pregnancy and how this affects you and your babys health.
Experiencing migraines while pregnant has been linked to an increase in the chance of having a stroke, according to a study in the United States. It found that you were fifteen times more likely to have a stroke compared to woman who were not pregnant.
Information was collated from over 33,000 pregnant women who were also experiencing migraines.
Age has been found to be a contributing factor, as a woman above 40 is almost two and a half times more likely to suffer from migraines during her pregnancy than a woman who is under twenty. A white woman will have more migraines than a woman of another race or ethnicity.
Migraines have also been linked to a rise in the risk of heart disease, blood clots, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. They suggest it is possible that the migraine itself is an indication that the cardiovascular system is not working as well as it should be.
The authors suggest that the most logical explanation for the findings lies in the interaction between migraines and the normal physiological changes during pregnancy (such as increased blood volume and heart rate) which put extra stress on the vascular system.
Past research has indicated that the cells that form the inner wall of blood vessels (endothelial cells), may not operate as well in people who suffer from migraines during pregnancy.
The findings continue to solidify the belief that migraines, and especially those with an aura or visual change at the same time, are linked to women also suffering heart disease and strokes.
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All women from across the globe admit to themselves that pregnancy is a difficult stage and not everyone can handle such a condition, this fact has strengthen the doubts of many curious thinkers towards the capability of a woman with OCD to be good mother, lest be pregnant.
While it can be agreed upon that parenthood is a human right, and pregnancy being one of the mechanisms by which his right is realized, still, many of these curious thinkers (many, including you) doubts if someone with a mental condition like OCD can indeed become a good mother, lest become a safe keeper or a helpless fetus inside a womb.
For them, the possibility of having the baby killed is so grave in the cause of OCD pregnancy that allowing such a condition is also similar to allowing the murder of helpless children. They use the fact that OCD sufferers perform rituals and have obsessions which might endanger the safety and health of the baby inside them out of inability to resist the obsession or the ritual. The inability of these women to make their children their first priority is enough reason for them to look at OCD women sufferers as eligible mothers.
For those pregnant OCD sufferers who have successfully resisted performing the ritual, most likely stress and anxiety will become exceedingly acute. These emotional byproducts happen because of the deliberate refusal of the sufferer to perform her rituals just because she has a baby to prioritize. These emotions, however, have always been known to be harmful to children and thus not good for a pregnant woman as well. For the curious thinkers then, whatever the case is, women with OCD will more likely only compromise the safety and health of her soon to be child.
However, by paying sufficient attention to OCD in general, although it is still incurable with the limitations of today’s technology, it can be immediately observed that a lot of treatment for OCD are already very accessible to many people. If the pregnancy is planned, then the OCD sufferer might opt for a treatment first, but if the pregnancy is already there before the treatment is over or before it starts, no great of a deal of change will happen anyway. The simple solution is, she can proceed with the treatment with all due attention and care from family members and from oneself and all should be alright.
When examine other cases, even a diabetic woman may opt to bear a child even if she knows that her child might inherent her disease, and the society does not look badly at this woman. Another example is a mentally retarded woman who becomes pregnant with direct supervision and care from an expert and her family, society even views this as an inspiring example to promote families.
As conclusion, any pregnancy should be allowed to happen and not judged according to the physical and mental disabilities of the mother but on her desire to bear and child and provide the child with the best possible life she can give.
Joana Kristoff has been diagnosed to have OCD since her teenage years. She has recently signed up for OCD therapy sessions with a personal therapist, but before that she was pregnant with her eldest son, Gabe. Gabe is now 10 years old and he says he love his mother so much. Read more about the mental health of OCD sufferers and OCD pregnancy.
Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction
Image by DES Daughter Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue. She examines the views of key players, including legislators, women’s organizations, religious groups, the media, and others. In a study that finds surprising ideological agreement among those with opposing views of surrogate motherhood, Markens challenges common assumptions about our responses to reproductive technologies and at the same time offers a fascinating picture of how reproductive politics shape social policy.
Did you know that it is possible for a woman to be pregnant and not gain excess weight? There are simple means on how to make this happen. The woman needs to basically live a more positive health and fitness fit lifestyle and complement good foods with regular exercises.
It is a dream of every woman to be a mom. However, pregnancy is a difficult stage. Usually, the period is associated to excessive weight gain. Did you know that it’s possible for a pregnancy without pounds? Some think pregnancy naturally comes with added weight. Now is the time to think otherwise.
Pregnancy has always been regarded as an excuse to indulge. Normally, women tend to overeat when they are expecting. There can be changes in appetite, but it is always the case. Women think they can still gain weight anyhow. So why not just enjoy gaining added pounds? No wonder, pregnant women are usually overweight.
Pregnancy is a long nine months. Imagine how much food a woman can indulge in. Thus, women retain much weight after child labor. The problem is that it is harder to lose weight after pregnancy. You should rather avoid getting too overweight in pregnancy. This is to avoid having regrets in the end.
The concern should not always be figure and aesthetic wise, but should be more about health and fitness overall. Moreover, pregnant women should think about health above all. When you gain much weight, you compromise your overall fitness.
How can you prevent adding pounds during pregnancy? Self-control is the best way. You can always have a say on what and how much you eat. Eat nutritious foods for you and your baby. Foods like ice cream, chips and candies contribute to much weight gain. Unfortunately, they are also not nutritious. What you eat is shared to the baby. If you prefer to consume nutritious foods, nutrients are shared with the baby. Appropriate foods are usually not fat accumulating.
To stick to your figure and health, go for the better foods. Moreover, avoid junk foods and candies or sweets. They are not healthy, but are greatly fattening. Complement good food with regular exercise. Exercise routines eliminate excess fat deposits. They also improve blood circulation. Pregnant women who exercise are healthier. They can maintain ideal weight and figure. Moreover, their pregnancy will be much easier and comfortable.
You can easily have pregnancy without having to accumulate added excessive pounds. If you consume good food and exercise, you can do so. It is not that hard as you think. Pregnant women should still carry and maintain strong will in making it happen. If they aim not to gain much weight, they certainly could do so.
Health and fitness should not be compromised during pregnancy. While it is true that there is a greater urge to eat, there should be better self control imposed. After all, overindulgence could lead to excessive weight gain, which in turn could bring about a host of many other health issues and possible fatal diseases.
There is no normal, healthy condition as stressful and dangerous as pregnancy. Many parts of a woman’s normal lifestyle can become a health risk when a woman is pregnant. Every woman should see her doctor as soon as possible when she suspects she may be pregnant and she should follow the doctor’s suggestions; maintain good nutrition and much more.
The good thing is that usually, the things a pregnant woman gives up are bad for her and the things she needs to do are good for her. Usually, women’s health and pregnancy go hand in hand.
Health Times Two
A woman who expects to become pregnant should already be living a healthy lifestyle. Smoking is possibly the worst thing for women’s health and pregnancy. Smoking increases a woman’s risk of heart disease, lung disease and can adversely affect just about every physical system in the body. Don’t wait until you are pregnant to quit. You wouldn’t invite a stranger into a smoke-filled home, don’t do it to your child. Begin your prenatal vitamin regimen as soon as possible including folic acid and iron.
And remember, the vitamins are all the “eating for two” you need to do for quite a while. Avoid toxic substances. Even paint fumes can be harmful to women’s health and pregnancy. Don’t eat undercooked meats or clean up after your cat while pregnant. Toxoplasmosis is very dangerous to an unborn baby. Increase your hand washing, too.
Weight gain is normal during pregnancy. If you are over – or underweight normally, you may need to consult a nutritionist during your pregnancy to monitor your weight gain and diet. If morning sickness is a problem, try eating six small meals instead of three large ones. Don’t let the queasy feelings make you skip too many meals.
Medication can be a problem during pregnancy. If you have a chronic disorder that requires medication, consult your doctor as soon as possible – even before becoming pregnant if possible. Sometimes women’s health and pregnancy become a tradeoff temporarily. That goes for over the counter medications, too. Check with your doctor before taking pain killers or cold medication. Cold medication can contain alcohol which is harmful to the baby. That also means cutting out alcoholic beverages while pregnant and nursing. Consult your doctor about physical activity.
Usually, the amount and type of exercise that was normal prior to pregnancy will be safe during at least most of the pregnancy. New types of exercise should be monitored by your doctor. By taking the sensible precautions, women’s health and pregnancy can get along just fine.
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She’s not a singular phenomenon: fitness fanatics and semi-anonymous physique models (almost always women) are as integral to Instagram as shots of toes, sunsets, and brunches served on tables made of reclaimed wood. There are hard bodies, like @FollowtheLita, and softer bodies, like Selter’s favorite, @AshleySky. Yogis are their own special subset.
Caitlin Turner, aka @gypsetgoddess, a yogi with over 120,000 followers (who says she’s also a @jenselter fan), says, “Living a fit lifestyle has become a huge phenomenon in our society, so it’s not surprising that it has also become a phenomenon on Instagram. People love to feel inspired, and the yogis of Instagram are definitely an inspiring and friendly group.”
Selter says that she, too, is in it for the inspiration, and her rear is just an end to that end. She is savvy enough to know that a shot of her (admittedly very cute) dog only snags a few hundred new follows, and that doesn’t really help the 20-year-old’s overall goal: to motivate people to be healthy and fit. “Motivate” comes up many times in conversation with Selter.
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Still, “It’s so crazy. I never expected [my following] to get as high as it did. When my friends graduated from high school, I went to cosmetology school for makeup, and on the side I was working at a gym. And I’ve always been a social media freak. The computer, tumblr, facebook, et cetera,” she explains by phone from New York City, where she is the spokesperson for a fitness company called Gameplan Nutrition (a gig, soon to be followed by her own line of workout clothes, courtesy of her immense social-media success)
From all the working out at the gym job, she explains, her butt began to plump up. As a teenager, she hadn’t considered herself model-y or a workout fanatic, and nobody had commented on her backside being remarkable. She was a self-proclaimed computer nerd who found college to be “a waste of time unless you know what you want to do.” And Selter seemed to know what she wanted to do.Related: A Body for SIN: My Week as a V.I.P. Gym Rat
“I noticed that fitness was a big thing on Instagram. So I made an account called @motivationforfitness. I would post random motivated people working out, because I love motivating quotes, and people working out.Then she created a tumblr, toofit2quit (which has since become jenselter), where she posted pictures of herself. More established fitness accounts began reblogging her photos without credit, so she reached out to each person and site to ask that they link back to her, and the magic began to happen.
Though the @jenselter account is her main stage, @motivationforfitness now has 329,000 followers, and her Facebook fan page has 486,111 likes. Once her personal handle hit 300,000 followers, sponsorship and “shout-out” offers piled up, from companies like Nike, Lululemon and New Balance (to name three of her favorites). Though Selter declines to put exact figures on-record, she can make thousands for a simple selfie by the barbells. Her sole concern is not money, though.
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