Last week, Lisa Belkin, parenting blogger at The NY Times, wrote about the upcoming 20/20 special on the film "Orgasmic Birth." The topic apparently hit a nerve with many, many people as she quickly received more than 500 comments.
Many people, as to be expected, are skeptical.
Mir of Woulda Coulda Shoulda had the most humorous response I read to the idea.
As soon as I
Went in for bloodwork and ultrasound around (yawn) 7 a.m. this morning. Will came along and we signed all the consents and put the cycle on our credit card. Guess it's official.
The fellow did the ultrasound today. The antral follicle count was "more than five, less than ten" on each ovary. Good enough for me.
She then thumbed through my records. "So your first cycle was a success but your second was not."
We’re in the beginning stages of IVF #3, and after three pregnancies and then three pregnancy losses this past year, I’m frankly feeling a little detached from the whole process. I haven't hauled out the IVF books (still on the top closet shelf) and haven't scoured pubmed for the latest IVF research, like I usually do.
Mid-way through my pregnancy with my first child, my doctor sat me down and said this:
"I want you to promise me that you WILL NOT DIAGNOSE YOURSELF THROUGH GOOGLE."
"Okay," I said, pulling one hand behind my back and crossing my fingers. "I won't Google."
"And you won't do ANY internet research on issues that you are worrying about. You will call ME, or you will call Motherisk."
"Yep." Fingers still crossed behind my back.
I am a mother of 3 beautiful kids. I have a 6 yr old boy, a 4 yr old girl, and a newborn baby girl. My husband and I have gotten into quite the grove of transitioning a new family member into our home and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
The other week, when John McCain got all dismissive about women's health during the presidential debate and kept waving his fingers around making sarcastic air quotes - or, as Jon Stewart correctly referred to them last night on The Daily Show, "dick fingers" - I thought that my head was going blow off. "Women" use "health" as an excuse to get abortions? This is something that the "extreme pro-abortion movement" uses as a ploy to promote abortion? "HEALTH"?
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."
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