May 25, 2010
I am amazed at how research can take a long time to complete and then to publish. Like the recent cell phone study that says, and I am paraphrasing, “… there may be a link between certain brain cancer and cell phones – or there might not be – we (the researchers) can’t agree… so we waited 5 yrs or so to publish… we needed time to discuss”
Well better late than never… almost 10 years after 9/11 there is a new research report, well the headline says it all. There was a rise in miscarriage following 9/11. And a surprise to me, the increase in miscarriage led to a drop in boy birthrate… apparently boy fetus are more impacted by stress… and apparently this is a well documented effect; male birth rates drop following disasters.
We know stress can have debilitating effects, and 9/11 certainly was stressful (sounds like the understatement of the century). So I get the drop in birthrate, the increase in miscarriage.
Wondering if you have a 9 yr. old… do you know more boys than girls? Any thoughts?
Take a look… link
April 15, 2009
Being a mom just makes me happy! I just focus on all the positives – like how it feels when I come home and hear my sons quick footsteps as he runs towards me saying, “Mommy is home”, followed by a big hug and kiss. I think of all the fun things we do.
Experts say this is typical (focusing on the good), but in reality motherhood can be stressful and impact you mood (really?) They also give 8 tips on how to be a happier mom. I listed some below or click HERE for the full story:
Admit when stressed: sometimes when you are caught up in the moment this can be hard to do. I have been making a conscious effort to “check in with myself” – sounds odd? Maybe, but it is working!
Get enough sleep: I have worked it out with my spouse that one morning a month we get to sleep in (if we can do more we do that, but we are taking little steps at a time). I didn’t even think I could stay in bed past 7, but now I can. And it is delicious!
Click HERE to learn more about all 8 in detail.
Let me know what you think…