Wednesday, July 24, 2013

View of science/medicine not all it is cracked up to be when it comes to the vulnerability of the baby in the womb.....

This research is interesting because it confirms,  that babies are more protected in utero than extremist science/medicine would like to believe. Perhaps in time they will rediscover, as was once believed, that the placenta plays a major and powerful role in protecting the baby.

It also opens to question the paranoia of modern fear-based medicine which seeks to terrify women who drink or smoke in moderation or who, Quelle Horreur, eat soft cheeses and salami.

Obviously moderation in all things and common sense and a nutritious diet are important factors in the development of the foetus, but the human condition is nothing if not resilient.

Excerpt: Instead, researchers found poverty to be a key determining factor in how well children performed later in life. As Hallam Hurt, the former chair of neonatology at Albert Einstein Medical Center and the study’s lead researcher,  told the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine.”


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