Interesting health stuff: Celiac, pregnancy, birthing…

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on November 9, 2010, in Babies, Birth, Celiac Disease, Health, Medical Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I remember reading warnings about triclosan from Dr. Kim years ago and threw out everything that had it. It’s in a surprising lot of things!

    • I read, years ago, about how triclosan is contributing to the creation/mutation of resistant strains of bacteria… IOW, creating a worse monster than what it attempts to eliminate! Also, I had read about triclosan being “washed” into the water systems, world-wide, and the devastating effect it has on algae… But, I had never read about its effect on estrogen. I find that REALLY alarming.

  2. Yeah – the 14 day thing is a myth for me. Of my four kids, only one was conceived anywhere near day 14 [one was off by 18 days, another by 3 weeks and the third by nearly a month]. I average 6-7 cycles a year when not on any form of hormonal birth control and not pregnant/nursing etc. If you have a 28 day cycle, the 14 day thing I guess is fairly accurate, but for me it was 13-15 days from ovulation to beginning of the next cycle.

  3. thanks for sharing those links on birth and the ovulation cycle. My husband and I have been TTC since June and no luck. I’ve used a fertility tracker and we’ve done our best to use it accurately, but I’m hoping that researching more family planning methods will help.

  4. We haven’t used antibacterial soaps or anything like that for years, even before we started having children. I wonder if that is why I have never had any miscarriages. It doesn’t explain why I rarely go into labor on my own, though!

  5. Very interesting stuff. I really liked the “seriously” scrawled on the scientific diagram of The 14-Day Myth [smile].

    ~Luke

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