May cause weight gain, acne and breast tenderness History of Contraception Copper Toxicity and the ParaGaurd IUD While this is a very controversial topic, as western medicine claims that the copper exposure from the IUD is innocuous, there has been accounts of copper toxicity from IUD use. The risk is most likely determined by your overall exposure since copper also occurs in copper plumbing, beer, swimming pools, cookware, inorganic mineral supplements, and dental crowns. In addition, copper is naturally found in a variety of foods. Proper balance of copper with zinc is also necessary, since an imbalance influences cardiovascular and immune function.
Feb 21, Kathryn rated it it was ok Recommends it for: My initial opinion of the book was overwhelmingly positive, though I do feel I need to "caution" prospective readers because it certainly will not be for everyone.
Northrop couples traditional "Western medicine" and by-the-book discussions of female anatomy and biologial functions with a holistic, soulful approach to understanding why our bodies work the way they do, May I find that this approach fits nicely with my own perceptions of understanding our bodies and maintaining health in that I appreciate such non-Western aspects as chakra energy and the benefits of acupuncture, but also realize when Western medicine may provide assistance.
Also, I do believe emotional and external influences do have an impact on how we feel and that this can sometimes manifest in physical symptoms. With that said, I think sometimes Dr. This could certainly be upsetting to, say, a very loving and committed couple who experience fertility issues.
However, taken with a grain of salt, I think Dr. I returned to do a light brush-up with the information after several years and found myself caught by the "Abortion" segment since the Susan G.
I was deeply troubled at what Dr. Northrup had to say about the subject. While I certainly do not want to attack her personal beliefs, I was surprised that she conveyed them in this medical book.
Northrup believes in reincarnation. Now, she does not believe in abortion as a casual birth control method and she admits her anger when performing a fourth abortion on a women who is simply careless and that she wishes we lived in a world where abortions are not necessary and believes in a grieving process for terminated pregnancies.
However, she does feel it is perhaps best to have an abortion if the mother feels the pregnancy is "not right" she is not singling out cases of rape and incest here, but even for married couples who feel that it is not the right time for them, etc. In one example, she told of a woman who felt that her pregnancy was "wrong" and talked to her baby asking it to leave, but it stayed.
The idea that there IS a soul inside the growing fetus, but that it can be aborted without blame, is one I have never encountered before.
Perhaps it is not unique to Dr. Northrup, but, again, I found it a troubling inclusion in a medical book. Certainly I do not deny that a pregnancy in which the child is wanted well before conception and loved throughout the pregnancy and into its young life is the most preferred.
But to claim that when a pregnancy feels "not right" it is often best to abort is deeply troubling to me. Adoption can be a very important way to bring a family together, even if it is not with the birth parents.
Also, I have friends who did not plan to conceive, and wrestled with the idea of having an abortion, but chose to keep the baby and are wonderfully loving parents.
I might suggest Taking Charge of Your Fertility: Now, to find out if it delivers!Two studies of the entire population of women in Denmark published in have shown similar results.
The first found that the risk of death following abortion remains higher in each of the first ten years following the abortion. The second found that the risk of death increases with each abortion, 45% after one abortion, % after two abortions, and percent after three or more abortions.
The health of future children is also at risk, as both premature births and low birth weights are more common among women who have had abortions.  Malformations, both major and minor, of later children are increased by abortion.
Below is a description of the immediate abortion risks: Pelvic Infection: Germs (bacteria) from the vagina or cervix may enter the uterus during the abortion and cause an infection in the pelvic region.
Antibiotics can treat infections but, in rare cases, a repeat suction abortion, hospitalization and/or surgery may be . When it was first published in , Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women’s health.
Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that.
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