Bits and Bites

Embryos to go to researchA survey of couples who underwent in-vitro fertilization (IVF) at a large Australian clinic found that the majority preferred that their unused embryos go to “some use” rather than be discarded — with most wanting that use to be scientific research. (Reuters)

Study Quashes Birth Month Autism TheoryOne of the largest studies to date to look at the issue has found no relationship between the month a person was born and his or her risk of autism. (Reuters)

Pollutants and Pesticides in Cord Blood – In the month leading up to a baby’s birth, the umbilical cord pulses with the equivalent of at least 300 quarts of blood each day, pumped back and forth from the nutrient- and oxygen-rich placenta to the rapidly growing child cradled in a sac of amniotic fluid. This cord is a lifeline between mother and baby, bearing nutrients that sustain life and propel growth. (EWG)

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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