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Monday, 22 January

13:18

Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Everything You Need To Know About Severe Tearing Maria Pyanov CPD, CCE Page Array BellyBelly

Fourth Degree Tears Everything You Need To Know About Severe Tearing

Is it really necessary to read up on severe, fourth degree perineal tears? I mean, do you really want to know the details of one of the most feared aspects of childbirth? You might be thinking you dont want all the details. The truth is, youll probably feel much better about the whole idea once youre more familiar with it. In my childbirth classes, with the possible exception of fear about labour pain, nothing comes up as frequently as the fear of tearing.

Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Everything You Need To Know About Severe Tearing

Put those two fears together and you might end up dreading your upcoming birth. Fortunately, knowledge is definitely power. Although both labour pain and tearing are common concerns, if you have the right information, birth doesnt need to be scary. Knowing about the risk of a severe tear prevention and healing if it does happen, can help reduce your anxiety about tearing during birth. The worst type of fear is the fear of the unknown. So, heres everything you need to know about severe fourth degree perineal tears.

What Is A Fourth Degree Perineal Tear?

Your perineum is the area between your vaginal opening and your anal sphincter. This area is well designed to facilitate childbirth. The muscles, tissue and skin are flexible and can make way for your babys birth. Even so, it isnt uncommon to experience a minor or superficial tear of just the perineal skin. These minor tears heal very quickly, and often require no stitches. For a few women, factors like babys position and size, mamas position during pushing, birth interventions, the need for forceps or vacuum assisted birth, and a few other variables can result in a more severe perineal tear. Perineal tears are classed as first, second, third or fourth degree; the fourth degree tear is the most severe. A fourth degree tear involves vaginal tissue, perineal skin and muscles, and extends from the vaginal opening through the anal sphincter. Yes, a tear right through from the vagina to the anus. It sounds scary, uncomfortable and definitely worthy of our anxieties. However, as scary as it sounds, its quite rare, and often heals quite well.

How Is A Fourth Degree Tea...

12:31

Third Degree Perineal Tears What You Need To Know Maria Pyanov CPD, CCE Page Array BellyBelly

Third Degree Tears What You Need To Know

Perhaps youre thinking, Need to know about third degree perineal tears? Id rather not know! When it comes to childbirth, tearing tops the list of pregnant womens concerns. Perhaps youve experienced a more severe tear, and youre wondering what to expect, in terms of healing and even during future births. If youre a first time mama-to-be, rest assured that knowledge really is power.

Third Degree Perineal Tears What You Need To Know

If youve recently given birth and experienced a more severe tear, it's good to know many women heal quite well and even go on to give birth again without severe tears. Although reading up on third degree tears might not be your favourite activity, this information might help you avoid the risk or reduce the severity of a tear. It will also suggest ways to make sure you heal properly.

What Is A Third Degree Perineal Tear?

The perineum is the area between your vaginal opening and your anus. This area is built to facilitate the birth of your baby. The strong and flexible muscles and tissue in your vagina, perineum and anus typically cope well during birth. Occasionally, factors like babys positioning and size, a mothers position during pushing, a mothers anatomy, and certain birth interventions can increase the risk or severity of tearing. Perineal tears are classed as either first, second, third or fourth degree tears; first degree tears are the least severe. A first degree tear involves just the skin of the perineum and/or the top layer of vaginal tissue. A second degree tear involves the same area, as well as some muscle tissue. Third degree tearing affects vaginal tissue, perineal skin, and the perineal muscles, which go as low as the anal sphincter.

How Is A Third Degree Tear Treated?

Minor tears are treated with a simple local anaesthetic. In the case of a third degree tear, which includes muscle tissue, a more effective local anaesthetic might be used. You shouldnt feel anything after being given the anaesthesia. An injection of anaesthetic into the vaginal walls might be used for a pudendal nerve block; this will numb the entire genital area. It can be scary to think about being stitched up, but many mamas are totally distracted by their new babies....

11:43

Second Degree Perineal Tears During Birth 4 Things To Know Maria Pyanov CPD, CCE Page Array BellyBelly

Second Degree Perineal Tears During Birth - 4 Things To Know

My first birth was pretty much textbook with no real complications. I needed only a few stitches to heal up my perineum. When it was time to give birth to my second baby, I knew tears tended to heal quite well. Even so, I was worried about tearing during childbirth. Thankfully, my fears were unfounded. For many pregnant women, though, the possibility of vaginal and perineal tears frequently tops the list of their concerns.

Second Degree Perineal Tears During Birth - 4 Things To Know

There is some good news about perineal tears. Although there is tearing in 90% of births, the vast majority of tears are minor. This means even if you experience tearing, chances are it will heal very well, even if a few stitches are necessary. More good news. There are things you can do to reduce your risk of tearing, and the severity of perineal tears during birth.

What Is A Second Degree Perineal Tear?

The perineum refers to the region between the vaginal opening and the anus. This area and the vagina are well designed to allow for a baby to be born, typically with little to no physical trauma. Sometimes, the babys positioning or its size, a mothers birthing position or anatomy, birth interventions, or other factors cause vaginal and perineal tearing. It is usually minor, and very rarely severe, Tears are classed as first, second, third and fourth degree tears. First degree tears are the least severe. A first degree tear involves only perineal skin or the first layer of vaginal tissue. A second degree tear involves the same area but also some muscle tissue. Heres what you need to know about second degree tears:

#1: Second Degree Tears Typically Heal Within A Few Weeks

While it sounds scary to know you can tear muscle tissue, the good news is it is less serious than it sounds. There can be pain and discomfort, but not significantly more than what most women feel in the immediate postnatal period. Resting, and giving your body time to heal is often all you need do to cope with a second degree tear. The best advice is to take a few weeks after childbirth to rest and heal. Prolonged pelvic floor complications are sometimes the result of not giving your body adequate time to heal. The ne...

10:59

Breastfeeding And Alcohol Study Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Ok Renee Kam IBCLC Page Array BellyBelly

Breastfeeding And Alcohol - Study Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Ok

Breastfeeding mothers are constantly told what they should and shouldnt do. Quite often, they are given conflicting advice and opinions about diet, medications, exercise and how long they should breastfeed. With all this conflicting information and advice, its no wonder many breastfeeding mothers feel confused. Fortunately, recent research suggests theres one thing breastfeeding mothers might not need to worry about: consuming the occasional alcoholic drink.

Breastfeeding And Alcohol - Study Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Ok

Australias leading health organisation, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) indicates the safest option for breastfeeding mothers is to not consume alcohol. However, the NHMRC also says breastfeeding mothers who choose to consume alcohol should refrain from doing so in the first month postpartum. They should also be informed about:
  • Recommended maximum levels of consumption (e.g. two standard drinks or less in any one day)
  • Length of time alcohol is excreted in the breastmilk
  • Optimal timing of breastfeeding in relation to intake of alcohol
  • Option of expressing before consuming alcohol.
So, how does the new research fit with these guidelines?

Occasional Alcohol Consumption Appears Safe For B...

07:03

Newborn Kidnapped from Hospital at Birth in Alabama Returned to Parents After 2 Years "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Avyonna with Haly and Dee Christmas2

Dee Prince celebrates with her granddaughter Haly Boothe and baby Avyonna, who is finally home. Photo supplied by family.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Baby Avyonna was a newborn nursing at her mothers breast when Alabama social workers seized her from the hospital and placed her into foster care almost 2 years ago. Now, finally, she is home with her parents Haly Boothe and Anthony Lett.

She was taken by Shelby County Department of Human Resources (DHR) just 3 days after she was born.

There were no allegations of abuse or neglect. Avyonna was taken because DHR said they had a pick-up order. Social workers believed they had the right to take the new baby since the department already had Halys other 2 children Haydn and KaMyia in custody.

During the course of the familys involvement with DHR, it became clear that the department had been planning all along to adopt Avyonna out. It was never about anything that Haly or Anthony did or didnt do. It was a foregone conclusion that the people who were adopting her siblings would adopt Avyonna as well.

See original story:

Pattern of Child Kidnappings by Alabama DHR Exposed: Another New-born Infant Seized at Hospital

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Haly with newborn Avyonna before she was seized from her without a court order or warrant. Photo supplied by family.

It was not until media attention from Health Impact News began to shine the light on what was happening with Shelby County DHR that there was any progress toward getting Avyonna home.

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Newborn Kidnapped from Hospital at Birth in Alabama Returned to Parents After 2 Years "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Avyonna with Haly and Dee Christmas2

Dee Prince celebrates with her granddaughter Haly Boothe and baby Avyonna, who is finally home. Photo supplied by family.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Baby Avyonna was a newborn nursing at her mothers breast when Alabama social workers seized her from the hospital and placed her into foster care almost 2 years ago. Now, finally, she is home with her parents Haly Boothe and Anthony Lett.

She was taken by Shelby County Department of Human Resources (DHR) just 3 days after she was born.

There were no allegations of abuse or neglect. Avyonna was taken because DHR said they had a pick-up order. Social workers believed they had the right to take the new baby since the department already had Halys other 2 children Haydn and KaMyia in custody.

During the course of the familys involvement with DHR, it became clear that the department had been planning all along to adopt Avyonna out. It was never about anything that Haly or Anthony did or didnt do. It was a foregone conclusion that the people who were adopting her siblings would adopt Avyonna as well.

See original story:

Pattern of Child Kidnappings by Alabama DHR Exposed: Another New-born Infant Seized at Hospital

Prince-Haly-and-baby-e1466933197541-741x1024-1-e1509455917842

Haly with newborn Avyonna before she was seized from her without a court order or warrant. Photo supplied by family.

It was not until media attention from Health Impact News began to shine the light on what was happening with Shelby County DHR that there was any progress toward getting Avyonna home.

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Sunday, 21 January

14:05

The Fourth Wave Of Feminism: Meet The Pink Pussy Hat Kindred Media

And this leads me to the last important part of the PINK PUSSY HAT as a symbol of the new wave of feminism: the hat itself. Hats are very practical. They provide warmth in the cold and a shield in the heat. The PINK PUSSY HAT was designed to provide warmth to the masses of women who took to the streets in the cold January weather, and they were beautiful. Most were made lovingly by hand many in small groups of women gathering together to create.  Knitting, crocheting and the #MeToo movement are central to the new wave of feminism. Women are re-claiming their feminine voice and ways: nurturing, caring, love, relationships, birth, breastfeeding, sewing, cooking, and homemaking, are all becoming important again to women and humanity. WE are creating a world where feminine values and ways are not seen as weak or to be dismissed. The feminine is in fact strong and a force for change and healing in a world desperately in need of all we represent.


Today, January 20, from the podium at the 2018 Womens March in Los Angeles, Rob Reiner loudly proclaimed to a sea of PINK PUSSY HATS, We were all here a year ago for many different reasons, but one of the unifying reasons was we were scared. We were scared of who was going to enter the White House. A year has gone by, and he has corroborated every one of our fears. And we cannot white wash this anymore. We have a racist in the White House. We have a sexist in the White House. We have a pathological liar in the White House. And he is tearing away at the fabric of our democracy. And when we all came together last time, we had the power. And its the women; the women have given us the power. And the women continue to give us the power.

Make no mistake, the women are back and they are wearing the symbol of their POWER on their heads.

Could the PINK PUSSY HAT be the symbol of the next wave of Feminism? In 2013, the Guardian proclaimed that the womens movement may have been in hiding, but the women have come back with a vengeance; introducing the new feminists taking the struggle to the web and the streets. The National Organization for Women, who spearheaded second wave feminism, celebrated its 50th anniversary in the summer of 2016, commemorating five decades of grassroots activism. But to what end? What does the future of feminism look like...

13:18

Hashimoto's and Melasma Gateway Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Health"

nciples / CPC #9: HASHIMOTOs AND MELASMA: GATEWAY DISEASES
CPC #9: HASHIMOTOs AND MELASMA: GATEWAY DISEASES
APRIL 19, 2014 BY JACK KRUSE 227 COMMENTS


READERS SUMMARY:
How does a good question on the forum lead to a better answer to modern disease?


There is no trophy in health without a racefor a new truth.

With many of you gathering with family this holiday weekend here is my little gift for you.  These two diseases just puzzle and confound many.  In this blog you will see a new way to look at these diseases.

Melasma is one of the most common problems millions of women face and they spend millions of dollars with cosmetics and dermatology consults to try to get rid of the problem.  Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications.  It is also common in women who go through an early and fast paced menopause.  They also tend to have poor sleep as a stereotype for a deep reason.
If you ask any dermatologist, if they are honest they will tell you it is one of the toughest 3 things they try to treat.  The main reason it is a tough disease is because we are not thinking about the pathway that forms pigmentation in humans correctly using normal environmental signals.  This pathway is tied to many of the blogs I have already written.  The pathways all tie back to the 3 legged stool of life I wrote about in Energy and Epigenetics 4.  These 3 are,  the photoelectric effect, water chemistry, and the electromagnetic force.
Most women who have melasma have a history of taking oral birth control pills or exogenous sources of estrogen.  Oral contraceptives deplete nutrients more than any othe...

07:21

The Neurophysiology Of Spiritual Guidance Kindred Media

See Stephanie Mines at the Climate Change and Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth!

Stephanie shares her personal investigations and clinical research into how the brain networks experiences of spiritual guidance alongside her understanding of the neurophysiology of receiving and transmitting it. Clear guidance is differentiated from intuition or occasional psychic hunches. It is an integrated, holistic neuro-chemical phenomenon that forever transforms the individual who experiences it, recalibrating their nervous system.

Stephanie devotes herself to the resolution of personal and collective trauma. Her explorations into natural, non-pharmaceutical ways to unburden the nervous system from overwhelm have resulted in five books including We Are All in Shock: How Overwhelming Experience Shatters You and What You Can Do About It and They Were Families: How War Comes Home.

She is the founder of the TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma and the vision holder and convener of CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS: Our Legacy for the Earth. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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03:22

Research Finds Male Infertility May be One of the Side Effects of Ibuprofen "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anna Hunt

A team of Danish and French researchers have found that ibuprofen may be one of the culprits responsible for male infertility. The study showed that daily intake of the drug creates a hormonal condition associated with impaired fertility, depression and increased risk of cardiovascular events.

New Research Raises Ibuprofen Safety Concerns

Ibuprofen is one of the most common over-the-counter pain relief medicines. The medical industry categorizes it as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). Because the drug is readily available without a prescription, most people think its safe. As well, with OTC drugs there is typically no medical professional to raise attention to the potential side-effects of the drug.

Scientific research has already implicated ibuprofen as having some negative effects on our health. Now, this new clinical study has found that ibuprofen may be one of the causes of male infertility. The research team writes:

Using a unique combination of a randomized, controlled clinical trial and ex vivo and in vitro approaches, we report a univocal depression of important aspects of testicular function, including testosterone production, after use of over-the-counter ibuprofen.

They add:

The study shows that ibuprofen use results in selective transcriptional repression of endocrine cells in the human test...

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People gather at Civic Center to protest President Donald Trump and to show support for womens rights in San Francisco on January 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Feminist activists on Sunday are planning to commemorate last years Womens March, the response to the election of President Donald Trump that was widely regarded as the biggest demonstration in U.S. history.

As they do so, the so-called alt-rightan anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic movement that has struggled to recruit womenis aiming to co-opt this political moment with a series of stunts, including spreading propaganda and a counterdemonstration in Knoxville, Tennessee. This targeting of a feminist event is part of an ongoing pattern of misogynistic behavior in the movement, according to activists and a rights group that spoke to Newsweek.

The hashtag #mybordersmychoice, which is a call to reduce the flow of immigrants to the U.S. and to ramp up deportationstwo policies that are integral to alt-right politicsdates back to at least spring 2017. It started to percolate online in the second week of December, following the promotion of another hashtag, #ItsOktoBeWhite, which received sympathetic coverage on Fox News and in a variety of conservative publications.

The far right has used such tactics on college campuses before. Megan Squire, a professor of computing sciences at Elon University in North Carolina and a civil rights activist, tracks hate propaganda posted on college campuses. In 2017, she found more than 200 instances.

While this is happening, a self-described national socialist group linked to the alt-right, the Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP), is planning to stage a counterdemonstration to the second annual Womens March in Knoxville. The counterprotest has forced Womens March organizers to reroute their event, according to a report in ...

Saturday, 20 January

15:34

The Harshe Podcast Episode #20: Lets Talk About Sex, Baby

January and Brandon talk about sex! January talks about the importance of communication and explains all the things a new mom struggles with that prevents sex from happening and Brandon gives the male point of view on how to cope with the agonizing sexual drought. Also, Brandon tries to figure out Januarys favorite position but shes too pissed about the lone baby sock no one is picking up in the corner of the hall!

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