Health Guide: Natural Pregnancy and Birth

Health Guides: Natural Pregnancy & Birth

The information provided below is offered in support of those interested in promoting, assisting or having a natural childbirth. Some of the research is relevant to those who have not been able to conceive or birth naturally, but wish to employ natural modalities.

Key: CK(#) = Cumulative Knowledge, a measure of evidence quality or strength  AC(#) = Article Count, the number of articles that have accumulated on the topic thus far.

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Latest Relevant Article

Article Publish Status : This is a free article. Click here to read the complete article.
Pubmed Data : BMC Public Health. 2014 ;14:863. Epub 2014 Sep 16. PMID: 25228012
Study Type : Human Study
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Additional Keywords : Dose response
Problem Substances : Fluoride : CK(270) : AC(48), sugar

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