Stress (cortisol) causes pre-term birth by blocking progesterone

If you ask a gynecologist what causes premature birth, the answer will usually be something along the lines of “insufficient progesterone” often accompanied by mumbling about “genetic predispositions”. Yet, how exactly is insufficient progesterone responsible for premature birth has remained a mystery, at least for most practicing doctors. Back in the first half of the … Read more

Aspirin now officially recommended for pre-eclampsia, pre-term birth, and birth defects prevention

After almost a century of evidence in favor of aspirin, combined with complete failure to develop other pharmacological interventions (and believe me, Big Pharma tried hard) mainstream medicine seems to be growing desperate enough to start recommending aspirin to ALL pregnant women as prevention of (pre)-eclampsia, pre-term birth, and birth defects. The pilot recommendation is … Read more

Elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol) again linked to autism

Just weeks after the first study on the link between elevated estrogens (all types) and autism, a new study again demonstrated a link between elevated maternal estrogen (estradiol in this case) and risk of offspring autism. Estrogen excess during pregnancy may cause autism The studies were performed by different groups of researchers and do not … Read more