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Making Healthy Babies, Raising Healthy Children: Living Well in a Toxic World Symposium

Posted Nov 12 2009 12:00am

Newborn1 Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PT) Berkeley, CA: Click Making Healthy Babies Symposium for more details.  Dr. Andrew Wakefield is presenting.

The 2009 CIA World Factbook ranks the USA 45th among nations for infant mortality— the worst among all industrialized countries.  The autism rate in our country is now 1 in 100. How can we understand and take appropriate steps to ensure healthy mothers, births and children?

Take a unique look at the entire system that affects our future generations. 

This symposium brings together scientists, doctors, researchers and professionals for a compelling conversation about environmental influences around birth and childhood. It features plenary speakers, panels, audience questions, and film clips.

Revolutionary new software will also be introduced to help parents assess and monitor their own environment before, during and after a child is born.

One: Preparing for Childbirth

Sharyle Patton, Director, Commonweal Health and Environment Program, presents several new biomonitoring studies documenting the ubiquity and complexity of chemical and environmental exposures that people experience every day, and how those exposures could influence pregnancy and the health of our children. Exciting new software will be introduced which gives parents-to-be the opportunity to evaluate environmental exposures, and the effect they may have, so lifestyle changes can be made to ensure healthier outcomes for families and children. This session concludes with an expert panel including Ms. Patton;  Dr. Joanne Perron OB/GYN who will correlate the environmental science with her own personal experience; and Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, who will describe the best diet for pre-pregnant women

Session Two: The Birth Experience

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