“I am not familiar with Indian birth practices, but the vast majority of women do not need IV fluids. Simply staying hydrated with water like they do in their normal lives is all that's needed, except for rare emergencies. The availability of trained midwives would go a long way to lower the maternal mortality rate, with early prenatal care being the game changer.”
synergie on Feb 28, 2011 at 15:53:05
“You mean rare emergency cases like those being treated in a state hospital? They were in the hospital for some reason. The vast majority of women don't develop gestational diabetes, nor do the vast majority of women seek treatment at government hospitals for healthy pregnancies. These women were not the part of the "vast majority".”
“You're right about how best to maximize for a positive birth experience. One problem, though, is that many doctors, while very supportive, work with other docs in multi-doctor practices and take turns at being on call. So if one's doctor works with 4 others, when she goes into labor, the woman has a 20% chance of getting the person with whom she has this understanding. The same can go for hospital-based midwives. Of course, I have seen awesome husbands and partners take on the responsibility you have entrusted to yours, but the adage, "your husband cannot be expected to coach a game they've never played" unfortunately plays out if they become overwhelmed by the routine nature of hospital birth. I think a partner AND a doula is a good combination in the hospital. I taught natural childbirth classes for almost 17 years and at the reunions, I heard all manner of unexpected outcomes, much to the disappointment of my hopeful students.”
Nov 17, 2009 at 12:20:24
“Thank you Bill. Food is my primary medicine and has kept me very healthy for 58 years so far. When I was exposed to the H1N1 virus through colleagues, I turned to some other plants to boost my immune system in the form of supplements and tinctures. I got the most minor of symptoms and suspect I'm immune now. My life's work has taken me down this road as a Certified Professional Midwife attending home births very often without the typical medical interventions that most women experience. I help my pregnant clients achieve an empowering natural birth employing optimal health practices through food sources as the first line of defense. That and a healthy attitude usually do the trick..”
krinklyfig on Nov 17, 2009 at 17:47:59
“"Thank you Bill. Food is my primary medicine and has kept me very healthy for 58 years so far. When I was exposed to the H1N1 virus through colleagues"
If you were born before 1976, you were likely exposed then, and so you have an immunity from previous exposure before the current outbreak. That's why people 18-25 are at a higher risk this time, because they have no previous exposure.”
Aug 26, 2009 at 21:29:39
“Congratulations, Grant. What a lovely story about your sweet birth. I'm a home birth midwife and get to have these experiences over and over (and having done it twice at home with my daughters myself).
The Big Push for Midwives is trying to get Certified Professional Midwives included in the health care bill that is coming so that more mothers, babies and their fathers can have the best possible start as families.”
hp blogger Grant Cardone on Aug 27, 2009 at 11:09:59
“They will never do it----health care bill will only support those that have the biggest lobbyist...
midwives are an alternative to the hospital which doesn't support the ama or big pharma”
“AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! The way to (mostly) eliminate marijuana-related violence is to legalize it. When it can be purchased by its consumers in legitimate establishments, just like other consumer goods, we will cease to see one-on-one crime. Also, the taxes generated will benefit everyone.
Like alcohol, marijuana is used by responsible citizens in huge numbers, despite Holder's assertion that it's lost popularity since the 80's & 90's.”
“I am not surprised. And somewhat grateful that the light is shining on the racism that has always been present in this country. Let it show it's ugly face to the world so it can be dealt with, finally.”
MagicalPossibilities on Nov 15, 2008 at 21:03:17
“I agree. Darkness cannot exist when we shine a light.
I understand this behavior from old racists, but it really is sad when young children are indoctrinated with hate.
I'm glad I don't live in the South.”
tigerakabj on Nov 15, 2008 at 20:46:20
“Exactly. Like the civil rights movement, change does not come easy. We all knew this was going to happen. But you are right, the racism needs to be exposed b/c there were alot of people who thought it was in the past and this election showed different.