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Sep 16, 2010

World Breastfeeding Challenge 2010 in Toronto

On October 3rd of last year mothers and babies worldwide competed to set the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time. In Toronto 190 moms and 191 hungry infants and toddlers gathered at the Rosedale Heights School of the Arts with family and friends to participate. Another 182 moms and babies participated online for a total of 372 moms and 373 babies all breastfeeding at the same time. Toronto placed first out of 298 participating sites worldwide for the most children breastfeeding at one time. Congratulations Toronto!

On October 2, 2010 mothers and babies around the world will once again compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time. Breastfeeding mothers and babies are invited to participate and help Toronto once again win the challenge.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Rosedale School for the Arts
711 Bloor Street East (Castle Frank Subway)

For more information on sites registered for this year's challenge

Sep 10, 2010

A Breech in The System

A BREECH IN THE SYSTEM. A woman wants to give birth to her breech baby in a hospital. They say she has to have a caesarean section. This is an inspiring documentary about her to attempt to birth naturally against all odds.

Karin Ecker’s interest in social issues has brought her international credits for her filmmaking plus photographic art. From filming European children exploring environmental issues in the Bahamas to physically handicapped people scuba diving in the Egyptian Sea, she now brings her lens to the issue of childbirth choices in Australia.

"She intends to use this film as a tool to support the voice of ‘woman’.
Prepare to be moved by this intelligent and poignant film about one woman's birth journey with a breech pregnancy and breech birth. Experience the fear, anticipation, support and birth outcomes when you are clear about your boundaries and in touch with your inner voice in pregnancy. The role that care givers have in a woman's birth is highlighted beautifully, ensuring this is must see film for all midwives, doulas and especially obstetricians.
This production is excellent making the film a joy to watch. I can best describe this film as a vital and stunning contribution for all humankind allowing us all to witness with absolute clarity the entry to our world of one human soul in a unique way."

Sep 9, 2010

A Wake- Up Story

A Wake-Up Story from Healthy Child Healthy World on Vimeo.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because tens of millions of children now face chronic diseases and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, allergies, learning and developmental disabilities, as well as a host of lesser but disruptive ailments. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to contaminants in our environments and toxic chemicals in everyday products as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.
For the past two decades Healthy Child Healthy World has been the nation's leading organization of its kind. We help millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps.

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Dangers of Ultrasound & Dopplers

There should be a louder outcry about what I see as a growing epidemic. The routine application of ultrasound in normal pregnancy is considerably dangerous. Although most medical practitioners assure us that ultrasound presents no dangers, this procedure, which is used to study the body's internal organs with non-ionizing waves, has been the subject of research indicating some considerable risks.

There are countlesss studies that all testify to the concern over the use of ultrasound prebirth scanning. We only read about the dangers of these "safe" procedures years after they have been in use and have damaged an untold number of trusting patients. It's always unwise to assume that any form of energy that the human body has not been accilimated to for a million years, is safe, just because your Doctor says so.

These are a few articles on Doppler Danger...

"Don't stop researching when you find the answers you want. Please remember that there is absolutely no ethical way to PROVE that ultrasound, including dopplers, is safe for the unborn. Just based on how they respond to it, we need to stop shooting sound waves at babies."