40 weeks later and Tyler is Finally in my arms

6 Hours after arriving at the hospital, Tyler was finally in my arms.  I gave birth at 10:52 this morning.  They had to give me oxytocin (medical induction liquid) because Tyler was still very high and I had already lost my amniotic fluid. I am extremely tired since I haven’t slept in over 30 hours but my happiness is giving me the adrenaline I need to keep going.  Talk about being ON TIME, he was born exactly on his due date.  He weighed exactly 9 pounds (4.08233 kg) and measured exactly 21 inches.  ...more

Chronical of events behind the money crisis- our economic storms were forecasted.

For a chronical  of events behind the financial storms of our times, explore the lost worlds in the globalist free trade Flat World at http://tapsearch.com/tapartnews or search under tapsearch, tapart news, tapsearcher for many more sites and references. It is based on the real world from the streets of USA and contains data not found anywhere else.   See also a review of The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman at http://tapsearch.com/flatworld/  It is a "corker". ...more

Consumer Reports: high-tech births=poor outcomes

Consumer Reports isn't just for researching your next car purchase or washing machine anymore. That's right, that longtime resource for product reviews has broadened its scope to include health and wellness. In a recent article Consumer Reports tackles the topic of childbirth, concluding that "Too many doctors and hospitals are overusing high-tech procedures." ...more

yay for shopping for childbirth methods and approach in the same logical comparison model as ...more

Say Aahhhhh....

There was an interesting study done a short time ago confirming a commonly held belief in the childbirth field. This study concluded that the cervix and vocal fold tissue behave similarly when tested. ...more

The Invisible Others

The plight of low-income people is invisible to mainstream society. They live in segregated neighborhoods, take on thankless jobs, go unnoticed even though they are in plain view, and enter through side and back doors of hotels, or more correctly, through servants’ entrances. I went to Wal-Mart the other day and was handed a receipt that read across the top: “I’m Amna. ...more

No Dads In the Delivery Room?

The following headline, at the Daily Mail, caused my eyes to pop just a little earlier this week:  A top obstetrician on why men should NEVER be at the birth of their child ...more

That's why we had a home birth...to eliminate the OB out of the equation completely.  No ...more

The Business of Being Born- My Review

I watched The Business of Being Born (TBOBB) last night (available now through Netflix). This is a documentary produced by former talk show host, Ricki Lake, on the state of birthing in America. As I posted the other night, in short the summary of the film is this: (from The Business of Being Born's Website) ...more

That was Dr. Marsden Wagner... isn't he great? :-)more

Teachers' unions geared up for the school year's start--including in New Orleans

Before I get to the teachers' union news, you should know: I grew up in a union family and I'm unabashedly pro-union. Here's why: Mom and Dad were each members of at least three unions: the national, state, and local teachers' unions. They walked the picket lines and Dad even appeared in the newspaper chanting at a school board meeting. During the tenures of California governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson, we experienced some lean, if not uncomfortable, times in our household. Mom and Dad argued frequently about money, and I learned the importance of having a strong union and group of negotiators to maintain our household and our annual modest camping trips around California and neighboring states. ...more

Mamahood's Mama Advice

The best advice I've been given and taken....... 1. Go Natural if you can, child birth is a very painful but a beautiful process, you recover better when you don't use the epidural. I had my first two natural and with my third child used an epidural....which I was a little grateful for during the contractions but afterwards felt so much more pain, and needed more medicine too. With my fourth child I went natural and felt good and recovered well. ...more