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Hi everyone! I am interested in birth defect prevention and natural fertility.

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I have been a perinatal coach for 30 years... and father of four (ages 20, 18, 13, and 5), including a son who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when he was 5. I am committed to transforming the way in which we conceive, birth, and raise children. 

 

I just published a new book for The Brighton Foundation titled: "Brighton Baby: A Revolutionary Organic Approach to Having an Extraordinary Child - The Complete Guide to Preconception & Conception" (BrightonBaby.com).

 

I am pro-breast feeding, against circumcision activist. I think parents should strongly consider abstaining from receiving most vaccines before and during pregnancy and from vaccinating infants under the age of 2.

 

I believe in gentle, natural birth... but I recognize that medical science has saved valuable lives and I am grateful for both.

 

I think men should have a sperm count of 150 million before they conceive and that women should have a symptom-free menstrual cycle before they conceive.

 

I am excited by the emerging field of epigenetics and I am fascinated by the dietary secrets and reproductive wisdom embedded in traditional cultures with strong maternal lineages. Both are featured in my new book. 

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Hello, and welcome to MDC!  It's a pleasure to have you...

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Welcome! Hope you don't mind me asking, do you have any thoughts on avoiding gluten during pregnancy? I am pregnant with my first, and feel I'm sensitive to gluten (brain fog, psoriasis), and would like to avoid it, but I'm having a hard time committing fully. I can't decide if it's "worth it", with how tired I am while pregnant and how bad my willpower is. :)

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I do think if you are sensitive to gluten that it is worth it to try to transition off of it. Anytime you have a reaction, you are creating inflammation, which is not great for you and your growing baby. Carb cravings are not all bad though... So you may want to try one of Rudi's gluten free breads and cook away with Pamela's pancake mix. I also love the quinoa pastas in the health food stores. You will probably never even miss the gluten unless you are at a bakery taking in all those great smells. Hope this helps.
Edited by Roy Dittmann - 1/7/13 at 8:02am
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