March Meeting Success!

Today our members met at our usual time and place (the 2nd thursday of each month at 12:30pm until 2pm at Hidden Springs Wellness Center in Ashland, OR). We had a great meeting, and many members joined or renewed for the year and we discussed upcoming talks for May and June as well as our…

Air pollution, it is not just hard on the lungs

For families who have suffered from pregnancy related conditions such as pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery and small for gestational age babies, there may never be a good reason for why these conditions happen.  This is often in part because many factors can contribute either singly or in tandem towards the development of conditions such as pre-eclampsia,…

Coffee, caffeine and pregnancy: The new research

     A recent study published in Biomedical Central by Sengpiel and colleagues has found an association between coffee consumption and increased pregnancy length (5-8 hours / 100 mg caffeine).  Additionally, there was also an association between caffeine intake from all possible sources (coffee, tea, chocolate) and delivering babies with low birth weight and at increased risk…