Friday, March 27, 2009

Getting Contaminants Out Of Children’s Bath & Personal Care Products

If you have small Babies or Children you have to read this. It's full article and it's scary!!!

Findings on 1,4-dioxane

The carcinogen 1,4-dioxane can occur as a byproduct of a process called ethoxylation, during which various chemicals are processed with ethylene oxide to make them more soluble and, in the case of personal care products, to make them gentler on people’s skin.
According to a 1998 memorandum from a California State health official, 1,4-dioxane "is readily absorbed through the lungs, skin and gastrointestinal tract of mammals."52 The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that "the presence of 1,4-dioxane, even as a trace contaminant, is cause for concern."53 However, the FDA has not established or recommended a "safe" level of 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics.54
1,4-dioxane is widely recognized as a carcinogen in animal studies, and expert panels consider it to be a known or probable human carcinogen:
• The Environmental Protection Agency classifies 1,4-dioxane as a "probable human carcinogen," based on "induction of nasal cavity and liver carcinomas in multiple strains of rats, liver carcinomas in mice, and gall bladder carcinomas in guinea pigs."55
• The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program, lists 1,4-dioxane as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." The report notes: "There is sufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of 1,4-dioxane in experimental animals."56

• According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an initiative of the World Health Organization,1,4-dioxane is "possibly carcinogenic to humans."57
• The State of California’s Environmental Protection Agency lists 1,4-dioxane on its publicly mandated annual list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity (often referred to as the Proposition 65 list).58
• According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, 1,4-dioxane "should be handled as a carcinogen–with extreme caution."59

1,4-dioxane Offenders

Lab results indicate that 1,4-dioxane was found in lotion, shampoo, bath wash, liquid and hand soap, bubble bath, hair relaxer and sun block. 1,4-dioxane can exist in other types of products or in other samples of products where there was none detected in Campaign tests, due to variability in batches.
• American Girl Hopes and Dreams Glistening Shower and Bath Wash
• American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (three samples)
• American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Sunny Orange
• Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash (three samples)
• Baby Magic "Soft Baby Scent" Baby Lotion
• Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath
• CVS Baby Shampoo
• CVS Kids Body Wash – Blueberry Blast
• Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath
• Equate Tearless Baby Wash
• Gentle Naturals Eczema Baby Wash
• Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash
• Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath
• Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash
• Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
• Johnson’s Moisture Care Baby Wash
• Johnson’s Oatmeal Baby Wash - Vanilla
• L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo – Burst of Cool Melon
• Mustela Baby Shampoo
• Mustela Dermo-Cleansing Gel for Hair and Body Newborn/Baby
• Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath
• Night-time Bath Baby Wash
• No-Ad Sun Pals SPF 45 UVA/UVB Sun Protection
• Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap – Magic Melon
• Sesame Street Bubble Bath – Orange Mango Tango
• Soft & Beautiful Just for Me! No-Lye Conditioning Creme Relaxer, Children’s Super
• Suave Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo – Wild Watermelon
• Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath

Findings on Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde can be found in a wide range of consumer products. Personal care products can be contaminated with formaldehyde when it is released from a number of common preservatives, often building up in the contents of the container after the manufacturing process is complete. Formaldehyde is also used as an ingredient in nail polishes, nail glues, eyelash glues, hair gels and many other personal care products.69
In the U.S. there are no restrictions on the levels of formaldehyde allowed in any body care products, no requirement to test products made with formaldehyde-releasing preservatives or possible formaldehyde contamination, and no obligation to include formaldehyde on the ingredient label when it occurs as a contaminant.
Skin Sensitivity
Formaldehyde in cosmetics is widely understood to cause allergic skin reactions and rashes in some people.70-72 Although concentrations of formaldehyde in personal care products are generally low, for people who are sensitive, everyday products can contain enough formaldehyde to trigger a reaction.73

One study found that formaldehyde can trigger skin reactions at levels as low as 250 ppm.74 Reactions may occur at even lower levels in especially sensitized people.75 By these estimates, at least 13 of the products tested for this report had levels of formaldehyde that could cause a reaction in sensitized people.
Formaldehyde sensitivity may not appear at the first exposure. Rather, with each additional exposure, a person may become more likely to develop a sensitivity to formaldehyde.76 To help prevent developing formaldehyde allergies, contact dermatitis specialists recommend that children avoid exposure to products containing formaldehyde.77
Multi-year studies indicate that there may be an increase in the number of people who experience skin sensitivity to formaldehyde-based preservatives.78-80 According to the Australian Department of Health and Aging, dermal (skin) exposure should be minimized or prevented wherever possible.81
Eliminating exposure to bath products that contain formaldehyde can prevent reactions.82,83

Formaldehyde Offenders

Lab results indicated that formaldehyde was found in lotion, shampoo, bath wash, baby wipes, liquid shower soap, bubble bath and hand soap. Considering the widespread use of formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, it is certain that formaldehyde is in other product types and brands beyond those tested in the current study.
• American Girl Hopes and Dreams Shimmer Body Lotion
• American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (three samples)
• Baby Magic "Soft Baby Scent" Baby Lotion (three samples)
• Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath
• CVS Baby Shampoo
• CVS Kids Body Wash – Blueberry Blast
• Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath
• Equate Tearless Baby Wash
• Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash
• Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath
• Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash
• Huggies Soft Skin – Shea Butter
• Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (two samples)
• L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo – Burst of Cool Melon
• Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap – Magic Melon
• Sesame Street Bubble Bath – Orange Mango Tango
• Tinker Bell Body Lotion
• Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath


The following products contained both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
• American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (three samples)
• Baby Magic "Soft Baby Scent" Baby Lotion
• Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath
• CVS Baby Shampoo
• CVS Kids Body Wash – Blueberry Blast
• Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath
• Equate Tearless Baby Wash
• Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash
• Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath
• Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash
• Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
• L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo – Burst of Cool Melon
• Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap – Magic Melon
• Sesame Street Bubble Bath – Orange Mango Tango
• Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath

Children: Not Just Little Adults

According to the National Academy of Sciences, several factors contribute to children’s exceptional vulnerability to the harmful effects of chemicals:103
• A child’s chemical exposures are greater pound-for-pound than those of an adult.
• Children are less able than adults to detoxify and excrete chemicals (in most cases).
• Children’s developing organ systems are more vulnerable to damage from chemical exposures.
• Children have more years of future life in which to develop disease triggered by early exposure.
In its recently updated cancer risk guidelines, the Environmental Protection Agency cites a review of 23 studies of early life exposures to cancer-causing chemicals and concludes that babies are 10 to 65 times more vulnerable to those chemicals than adults. 104 Yet the government does not impose special regulations on personal care products marketed for babies and children.
Opinion from Sweetsation Therapy: This is shocking to say the least. FDA work is so disappointing and so behind the whole world on this. And as a result our babies are suffering and will get sick in the future while Cosmetic giants make their millions. We are really glad that Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, that we are proud signers of, has put out this great article to educate mothers on these issues. Please pass this article along to all the mothers you know.

Congratulations to Organic Queen!

Congratulations to Organic Queen on winning Aqua*Tica Botanical Night Cream. Enjoy and keep your skin Organicly Beautiful.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Parents take baby personal care manufacturers to court

By Simon Pitman, 24-Mar-2009

Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble and Kimberley Clark are among a number of leading baby personal care manufacturers being taken to court over allegedly cancer-causing ingredients.
The class-action law suit was filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro (HBSS) on March 19 in the District Court of Chicago on behalf of ‘parents or other consumers who purchased any of an extensive list of products’, on the provision the court certifies the action.
The action is being filed as a result of a study conducted by the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics (CSC), which tested a series of baby personal care products for the carcinogens formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde
According to the study 82 percent of products contained at least 54 parts per million of formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane – a level the body describes as ‘high’.
“Parents are frightened by these findings, and rightly so," said Steve Berman, attorney representing the plaintiffs and managing partner of Seattle-based HBSS.
"I can't imagine any parent covering their infant with a baby lotion that lists 'formaldehyde' on the label along with 'natural fragrance.'"
PCPC fights back agains the claims
However, key figures in the industry believe that the study findings are misleading and have been misinterpreted.
Two weeks ago the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) described the study findings and the resulting publicity as a cynical attempt to prey upon concerned parents.
It argues that CSC has falsely attempted to position the report as ‘scientifically noteworthy’ and new.
It counters the study findings by pointing out that 1,4 dioxane is not an ingredient in cosmetics products but a by-product created from the manufacture of certain detergent and solvent ingredients.
FDA says its findings show no cause for alarm
PCPC also quoted the FDA as stating that 1,4 dioxane levels found in their monitoring of personal care products and cosmetics ‘do not present a hazard to consumers.’
On the subject of formaldehyde, the PCPC says it is not added to cosmetics but rather released in very small doses by the formaldehyde-releasing preservatives that are used.
On top of that, the US FDA and the Cosmetic Ingredients Review Expert Panel concluded that formaldehyde in cosmetics and personal care products is safe and should not exceed 2,000ppm when measured as free formaldehyde, which matches the European legislation on the chemical.
CSC’s test of 28 products, which were chosen to be likely candidates for containing the chemical, showed 23 to contain between 54 and 610 ppm of formaldehyde.
The HBSS suit calls for medical monitoring of children and any one exposed to the products in question in an effort to ascertain the risks of exposures to the mentioned carcinogens.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Many Baby Products Contain Probable Carcinogens

A consumer group has said that many baby and child care products contain the chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, both of which have been linked to cancer and various skin conditions but the labels don’t list them.
According to the report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetic Use more than half the products of bubble bath, shampoo and other common products that were tested contain these chemicals but they aren’t listed on the products labels. The Environmental Protection Agency has said both of the chemicals are considered probable carcinogens.
Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetic Use and co-author of the report, released Thursday said, "Companies can obviously do better, and we need to demand that they do better. Many companies are already making great products that don't have any of these chemicals [and] many companies in the natural products industry have reformulated to get rid of that problem. We also know many companies are using preservatives that don't use formaldehyde."
The report, called No More Toxic Tub, is the first to document contamination of children's products with these chemicals. The Environmental Working Group was involved in the analyses with the CSC which tested 48 baby and child personal care products tested for 1,4-dioxane, and 28 of those products for formaldehyde.
Malkan said both formaldehyde and dioxane are considered "contaminants," and a contaminant "is a chemical that is not intentionally added to the product but is a byproduct," she said. "Those are all exempt from labeling laws ... Companies don't even have to know themselves.”
The researchers reported that 17 out of 28 or 61% of the products had both chemicals, 23 out of 28 products or 82 % contained formaldehyde, and 32 of 48 products or 67% contained 1,4-dioxane.
The highest levels of formaldehyde were in Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Lotion with two samples of the lotion testing at 570 and 610 parts per million (ppm) of the chemical. The report noted that a formaldehyde level above 500 ppm would require a warning label in Europe.
Samples of “American Girl” shower products, sold by Bath & Body Works, showed the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane found in the test and popular products that were found to contain both chemicals included Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Sesame Street Bubble Bath, Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash and Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash.
Sonya Lunder, MPH, of CSC and the Environmental Working Group said, “Manufacturers could easily remove these toxic byproducts, but they are not required to do so under federal cosmetics safety standards.” The main thing parents can do is use fewer body care products on their children or look for those products with fewer ingredients,” she says. “Labels that say ‘gentle’ or ‘pure’ or even ‘organic’ don’t really tell you much.”
Malkan concluded, "The best advice for consumers is that simple is better, products with fewer ingredients overall."

This post is taken from Top News.

What Sweetsation Therapy thinks: It's absolutely disgusting that Cosmetic Big Shots mentioned above, who claim to care about our babies, in fact, poisons them. Major lack of good quality and safe, affordable products on store shelves makes green companies like ours more and more sought after, because we do care about the health of our babies not just a large profit. Yes, it does cost more to develop an Organic and Natural product, but we try to keep our prices down and our products affordable. That is why they are available only online with no overheads. We are proud of our products and do not have any of carcinogens and contaminants, mentioned above, in them.

The EWG does an awesome job to educate consumer about the products they are buying and we would also recommend you visit Skin Deep and research a cosmetic company before you buy thier products. Below are rundown on the companies mentioned above. What an eye opener...

Bath and Body Works American Girl

Do you still want to shop in BabiesRus???????

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sweetsation Therapy Organic Aqua*Tica Botanical Night Cream Giveaway

Organic Aqua*Tica Botanical Night Cream, 2oz

This cream feels like thick water on your face, with Sea Kelp, Spirulina and Cucumber, providing continuous hydration to your skin all night long. Combination of essential oils, including rare Argan Oil, rich with fatty acids, add nourishment, elasticity and suppleness, delay aging process by boosting production of collagen and leastin. Kojic Acid contributes to the formula by adding gentle lightening action while Caviar Extract nourishes your skin with vitamins and minerals. If your skin is depleated and suffers from pigmentation or sun damage, combination of fruit extracts, like Apple, Papaya, Watermelon, Guava, rich with Vitamins A,B and C, and Apricot, will provide gentle exfoliation, prevent oxidation of cells, promote rejuvenation, take away dead skin cells and speed up it's renewal. Healing Calendula, Chamomile and Reishi Mushroom help to achieve smooth healthy and glowing skin. Relaxing blend of essential oils will put your mind in a happy place therefore helping you to relax and sleep.
Our skin care is designed for Pregnant women, keeping in mind all the hormonal changes occuring and how they affect the skin, however all our products can be, and encouraged to be used before, during and after pregnancy due to thier unique qualities and pureness.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Caviar Extract, Organic Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil, Pumila Mill (Apple) fruit extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya), Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) fruit extract, Psidium guajava (Guava) fruit extract, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) fruit extract, Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), CoQ10, Organic Centella Asiatica (Kojic Acid), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai), Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Aleurites Molaccana (Kukui Nut Oil), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed Extract), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica), Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Grapeseed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Relaxation Essential Oil Blend ( Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sage and Geranium)

Rules for this giveaway:

1. Please go on our main web site Sweetsation Therapy and after looking through all the products let us know what Pregnancy product should we add to the line and what Baby product should we add to the line that we currently don't have. We are very young company and your opinion, as a consumer, is very important.

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Giveaway starts March 13 and ends March 23, 2009 at 9pm.

The winner will be chosen randomly through and announced here as well as personally.
This giveaway is open for US residents only.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No more sister for my boy. Baby's death before birth.

I didn't plan to get pregnant so quickly after my baby boy was born but I was very excited when I did, just 4 months later. Their birthdays would have been only a few days apart. More I thought about it, the more I was getting excited.

When I was pregnant with my baby boy, I somehow knew from the start that it was a boy. I don't know how, I just knew. Most of the mothers do, I believe. Even when we went for the ultrasound and the tech said that it was a girl, I asked her to look again because it's a boy. And sure enough - it was a boy.

This time around I knew that it is a little girl. Little sister for my boy, it would be just awesome to complete my family with a little princess. Life was perfect.

6-7 weeks. I went for the ultrasound with my twin sister who was visiting from Italy with my whole family for Christmas. She was so excited for me that she filmed on her videocamera a part of the procedure... before she was told that she is not allowed to film... oops. I remember that the tech commented on how strong the heartbeat was in that little blob that it's hard to even call baby. It was there and she was growing... 12 weeks passed and I was delighted that everything is fine and I am in a safe zone. If anything would happen, it would have happened by now, in the first trimester. And every time we would go for the ultrasound they always would comment on the strong heartbeat.... There was no reason to worry. I could already see us all going to Disneyworld to see Meckey, and invisioned all the cute pink outfits I would dress her up in, and all the girly things we would do together...

12-13 weeks. NT test. Everything measures fine, I could see her move on the screen of the ultrasound machine. Even though the gender wasn't visible yet, I knew, my little nugget-girl was growing and I couldn't wait to hold her in my arms...and kiss those little hands she was showing me on the screen.

15 weeks. I started spotting... what's wrong? I didn't even want to believe or realistically accept that something could go wrong, being over the 3 months mark, I've just saw her few weeks ago and everything was fine. Hoping for the best I went to the doctor. The ultrasound has shown a lower amount of amniotic fluid as well as baby not measuring up to the correct size for her gestational age. They've sent me the next day to the Perinatal specialist for second opinion. Even though my doctor said that it was only for the second opinion and there is no reason to worry yet, I somehow knew that something isn't right. I could sense it. I always was able to read between the lines. I have not experienced anything like that with my first pregnancy when I breezed through it without a glitch. This was the first time in my life when I had doubts whether Google was a good thing, I was a royal mess. Everything I've researched about these symptoms that night, wasn't promising anything good. But I still had hope that everything would work out and be fine, it's just couldn't be any other way. The next day ultrasound has shown pretty much the same thing but the doctor said that my dates could be off so there is no reason to worry. Sure, that would make some sense, so I decided not to worry for the sake of my baby. Her heartbeat was strong as usual. Coinsidently my bleeding stopped and I had a sigh of relief.

Week 17. After going out for lunch with my girlfriend few days ago and finally setting myself back in peaceful order, I suddenly started bleeding again. Not sure whether it had something to do with the slight fall I had while out, but my worries have poured right back in and this time I couldn't just shake them off. I tried to go through every possible scenario in my head but whether it was denial or what, but I couldn't and didn't want to accept that there is a possibility that there was something wrong with my baby. I tried to be positive. I even remembered that I had a psychic reading a few years ago, after a misscariage, and she said that I would not have any more misscariages. As stupid as it sounds, I even tried to seriously rely on it even though by then I felt dizzy pretty much all the time. So I called my doc again and made an appointment for the next day. Since all this started I prayed so hard like I never did before, put together.

Friday, March 6th, 2009. I still hoped that everything would work itself out and tried not to stress and find excuse for my constant dizziness, bleeding and weakness... I tried to attribute it all to the "normal" sighs of pregnancy and silver line it in my own head. I even tried not to think much of it, when my doc couldn't find a heartbeat with doppler, since she couldn't locate it even before. But the truth, no matter how much you try to deny it will show her ugly head eventually. And smack you right between your eyes if you try to ignore it long enough. Thank God my husband went with me to this visit. On the ultrasound session that's followed, the tech started acting a bit strange when I asked her about the baby. She took off the get the doc. That's when my husband (who is in ultrasound business himself) took my hand and said "There is no heartbeat, baby". It slammed on me like a ton of bricks. My world was on the brink of biblical annihilation and it didn't feel real. As much as I tried to prepare myslef for everything, going through all the possible outcomes before, nothing can prepare you enough to hear the worst. The floodgate opened and I don't even remember when was the last time I cried so uncontrollably and unstoppably. Why me, why again? It was not supposed to happen. I was on my 5th month of pregnancy. What did I do to deserve it? A thousand questions were rushing through my mind with sonic speed. No answers, and nothing I could do about it. There was no light in the end of the tunnel, just darkness all around. I was upset and even angry that my prayers weren't heard, and how unfair it is that some people have 14 kids and no problem ( infamous octo-mom) and some, like me can't be blessed with just one more little one. And a lot of others, like my sister, can't have even one. Life is so unfair. I wasn't able to deal with the world so my husband had to do all the arrangements for my D&C while I was trying to find strength and reason, while hugging my 7 months old son, who was there with us too. I am very grateful for having my baby boy in my life and my awesome husband, they are giving me hope and reason to be a fighter and looking forward. But all I wanted to do then is to get deadly drunk and forget for a while who I was and why I am there. My husband took me for D&C the same day, I couldn't face the possibility of knowing that my dead baby is still inside of me for few more days. I wanted to get it done and over with, as soon as possible. At the clinic I've asked them to put me out of my misery as quick as they possibly could by law....

When we were leaving, the nurse asked us if we wanted to see the baby. It was surreal to see this tiny little, very thin grayish-yellow body laying there on the tray. Little soul that went to Heaven before even being born. It was a little GIRL, I was right. Her little hand was smaller then half of the nail on my pinky finger, little hand that I will never get a chance to kiss. I've found myself in a strange numbness and hardly remember the next few hours.

Few days passed and I am regaining my consciousness and constantly hugging and kissing my baby boy, which helps enormously. There is someone little who needs me, who loves me and gives me the reason for moving on. Great news is that the world is NOT coming to an end as it felt earlier, and I am recovering faster, then I thought I would. Time heals. My sweet baby gives me daily and much needed dose of giggles, positivity and optimism and one day, I am sure, he will have a baby sister and maybe a brother too. I am finding solace in believing that everything is done and happens for a reason and God has chosen this outcome as the best. I am sure after all, my prayers were heard. I've prayed for a healty baby, so I am sure whatever happened, she is healthy and happy in Heaven and I will meet her one day.

Why babies die before being born, nobody knows. It happens more often then thought. March of Dimes puts significant efforts in research of those unknown reasons. Sweetsation Therapy supports their efforts and will donate a portion of sales to March of Dimes to help this important research. All babies should be born healthy and we all can help. There are a few ways how: donate, shop to help, participate, volunteer.

Natalja Millsap
Sweetsation Therapy