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Alcohol During Pregnancy — Use Common Sense Along with Science

  • Posted by Admin on Aug 22 2013

Each woman is different in how she metabolizes alcohol, based on genetics and metabolism, and thus there is no way to establish a safe level of alcohol for every woman. Therefore, March of Dimes is clear that there is no safe level of alcohol intake that can assure no effect. So let’s use common sense along with science – avoid alcohol if planning a pregnancy and most certainly cut it out entirely once pregnant.

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There’s No Such Thing as a “Good” Meditation

  • Posted by Admin on Aug 15 2013

From Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke …and There’s No Such Thing as a “Bad” Meditation Either When you have a pleasurable meditation experience, take care not to fall into the trap of becoming attached to the experience, thinking that it was a “good” meditation or that you are finally “doing it right” and will therefore strive to have the same experience again. In reality, there is no such thing as a good meditation. A meditation in which you were quite focused, when you experienced a degree of stillness and inner peace, is no better than a meditation in which the mind is quite agitated or the body is very uncomfortable. While you may certainly prefer a peaceful meditation, that is just a preference for ease over discomfort, which is certainly understandable. But if you try to make the pleasurable happen each time you practice, thinking that you are not doing…

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