I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. What that means is that my body doesnt properly make collagen, a basic building block that makes our bodies strong. My collagen isnt strong, and certain tissues like my Read More
There are a lot of issues brought up for abortion, but I want to focus in on what I believe is the central issue: when, if ever, does the fetus right to life outweigh the womans right to body?
There are clear points at which the fetus has a right to life, namely after birth. At this point, it is clear that the mother has an obligation to keep the baby alive. On the other... Read More
I just wanted to tell you, that I have had 2 babies with cerclages and am working on my third (Im only 6 weeks right now). My first was a McDonald cerclage placed at 23 weeks (I was dialated to 3cm by the time I got to surgery.) I had another placed at 27 weeks (due to effacement the first was not holding and my membranes were poking through) which is uncommon but both my doctor and myself felt it was needed. I had it taken out at 37... Read More
It doesnt matter if youre having a planned cesarean or a homebirth with a midwife, or a hospital birth in one of the most baby-friendly hospitals in town. Every birthing woman needs a doula.
Back in the day, when we lived communally in tribes, our sisters, friends, mothers, grandmothers and aunts were our doulas. These women were exposed to birth regularly and hadnt forgotten the needs of a woman in labor, they knew the subtleties that... Read More
During pregnancy, women may suffer from several medical problems in pregnancy. Some of these medical problems in pregnancy increase the risk of problems for pregnant women or the fetus. They include problems that can cause a high temperature, several infections as well as disorders that require Read More
Looking after yourself and staying healthy in pregnancy is important whatever age you are, but if like me youre 35 or over and pregnant, then there are some specific things to keep in mind to keep you in good nick throughout. This... Read More