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Saturday, 15 December

13:00

German and Irish Postpartum Care Newborn Mothers Podcast

Here at Newborn Mothers we often discuss traditional cultural postpartum care, but equally important is looking at funding and systems of postpartum support available in countries today. Layla is Irish and had two babies in Germany and a third in Ireland. In this interview she reveals the difference in the care she received in each country including a discussion of her experience of "wochenbett meaning weeks in bed.

12:29

Contractions Everything You Need To Know Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd Page Array BellyBelly

actions - Everything You Need To Know

If youre pregnant youre probably doing quite a bit of thinking about contractions. After all, theyre a pretty significant part of birth. For many women, theyre one of the most feared aspects of labour. And you probably have a million questions about contractions.

Contractions - Everything You Need To Know

You've also probably heard all sorts of stories about contractions. For example, how one friend was in labour for three days. Another had contractions on top of one another (whatever that means). And your best friend said she just breathed through hers. Contractions are taking up a lot of your head space right now. So to put your mind at ease weve covered everything you need to know about labour contractions.

What Are Contractions?

Contractions are natures way of starting labour and getting your baby from the inside to the outside. The uterus is made up of two main layers of muscles. The outer layer of muscles in your uterus is different from other muscles in your body. For example, the muscles in your arm contract (shorten), and then return to the same size and shape when they relax. In your uterus, the outer layer of muscles can also contract and relax. During labour, however, instead of returning to the same size, these muscles stay shortened. This shortening acts on the inner layer of muscle, which keeps the cervix closed during pregnancy. As the outer layer of muscles begins to pull up, the inner layer of muscle relaxes and the cervix opens or dilates. This is what we call a labour contraction. When the cervix is fully open, the outer layer of muscle fibres has bunched to the top of the uterus. When the pushing stage of labour begins, these bunched up muscles contract down on the baby, pushing him or her out through the vagina.
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11:32

Bottle Propping Warning After Baby Chokes To Death Maria Pyanov CPD, CCE Page Array BellyBelly

Bottle Propping Warning After Baby Chokes To Death

Caring for a baby is tiring and sometimes, to make life a little easier, we take shortcuts like bottle propping. As new parents, we take in loads of guidelines, evidence and opinions about child rearing. It can be hard to sort through them, to work out which topics are most important and vital for keeping our children safe. It also adds to our fatigue. Sometimes, too, although caregivers are warned about many things, not every single topic is relayed to them. And sorting through everything that's thrown at us means we sometimes miss an important topic, such as bottle propping.

Bottle Propping Warning After Baby Chokes To Death

Many people assume the warnings against bottle propping have to do with the importance of bonding and healthy development, rather than about any risk to babies. After all, its just a bottle filled with liquid, how could it be physically harmful? We could see bottle propping as a parenting preference a survival tactic rather than a safety issue. However, as one mother so tragically discovered, bottle propping is in fact a risk. The mother, Chloe Masters, didnt prop her sons bottle, but a caregiver did, and it cost her 4-month-old son Alexs life. Masters son died a few years ago, but her message is still relevant today: it is not safe to prop a bottle.
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How Can Bottle Propping Lead To Death?

Even though many infants have survived bottle propping, and even despite commercial bottle propping devices, the evidence shows it comes with real risks. From the moderate risk of increased ear infections, to the very serious and real risk of death, bottle propping isnt safe. How is bottle propping dangerous? The American Academy of Pediatrics says: Never p...

09:30

'Young miracle': Baby recovers from second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in Congo "IndyWatch Feed World"

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry late Thursday tweeted a photo of the infant, swaddled and with tiny mouth open in yawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks. The baby's mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth, the ministry said. The infant was discharged from the treatment center in Beni on Wednesday. "She went home in the arms of her father and her aunt," the ministry said.

05:55

DAY 3: So You Want to Be a Midwife? Indie Birth

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Friday, 14 December

23:48

Dead whale found with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach "IndyWatch Feed Health"

For the third time in as many years, we are saddened to announce that another whale has been found dead with a stomach full of things other than fish. In November, the 31-foot sperm whale washed up on a beach in Indonesia with 13 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups, 25 plastic []

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23:45

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US "miscarriage of justice" in Butina case "IndyWatch Feed World"

Maria Butina's only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. "This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice," retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT after Butina pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to register with the Justice Department as an agent of the Russian government. "You can see clearly, this is not about justice, this is not about criminal activity. This is about making a political point. This is about identifying Russia and Russians as the enemy of the United States, and punishing them." "We arrested this young woman because we need dirt on Trump and Russia. And she is Russian, political and pro-Trump," US legal analyst Jennifer Breedon explained. "We are seeing [the Foreign Agents Registration Act - FARA] being used specifically as it relates to undermining the Donald Trump...

22:16

Reddit War Between Moms Over Vaccination: The Vilification of Healthy Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Hate FearHere's the nutshell version: A NC Mom uninvited a child to a birthday party because the child is not vaccinated assuming she could sicken another party guest who has a compromised immune system due to cancer treatments. Mad ensued on both sides. How is a healthy child a threat to a child with a compromised immune system? There may have been children who were shedding flu or chicken pox vaccines at the party. Or an adult who had gotten the shingles vaccine.  Were temps taken at the door? Rapid strep tests? Who is the "threat" and why are children being considered "weaponized" because they do NOT have a vaccine? It's part of the troubling trend to demonize vaccine choice. I can't think of one Mom I know who would jeopardize another child willingly. But all children live in a germ and virus filled world. I'd be more afraid of a grocery cart handle or the bathroom stall door at school for my child, than a healthy friend attending a party. Fear breeds hate. Hate breeds violence.

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A North Carolina mother says that another mom lost her cool after her daughter was uninvited to the first daughter's birthday party due to some very serious health concerns.

A 35-year-old Redditor, who goes by dankmoms on the site, was hosting a birthday party for her seven-year-old daughter when she learned that one of the little girls who'd been invited was not vaccinated.

Unfortunately, her daughter's best friend is a cancer survivor and has a compromised immune system, so getting sick could kill her leading dankmoms to feel compelled to uninvite the unvaccinated child, sparking the fury of that child's mother. Read more here.

10:26

Desiree Girard-Baxter Still Birth Day

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10:23

Wendy Harding Still Birth Day

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10:21

Lindsay Dougal Still Birth Day

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10:18

Christina Strong Still Birth Day

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09:58

Lisa Bolton, SBD Still Birth Day

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving Leesburg, Florida

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09:57

Samantha Morgan, SBD Still Birth Day

Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula serving Washington DC

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09:45

CDCs Own Data Support Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Re-analysis of CDC Data on MMR Vaccine and Autism

by Focus for Health

After four long years, Dr. Brian Hookers reanalysis of the CDCs MMR-autism data from the original Destefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDCs own study protocol, show a strong, statistically significant relationship between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism, specifically in African American males. In addition, a relationship also exists in the timing of the MMR vaccine and those individuals who were diagnosed with autism without mental retardation.

These relationships call into question the conclusion of the original Destefano et al. 2004 paper which dismissed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Read the reanalysis paper

Press Release

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Contact: Brian Hooker, Ph.D., drbrianhooker@gmail.com, or Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, janeorientmd@gmail.com

Re-analysis of CDC Data Suggests Need for Further Investigation on MMR Vaccine and Autism, according to Article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Tucson, Ariz. As early as 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had data showing an increased rate of autism diagn...

06:46

CDCs Own Data Support Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Re-analysis of CDC Data on MMR Vaccine and Autism

by Focus for Health

After four long years, Dr. Brian Hookers reanalysis of the CDCs MMR-autism data from the original Destefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDCs own study protocol, show a strong, statistically significant relationship between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism, specifically in African American males. In addition, a relationship also exists in the timing of the MMR vaccine and those individuals who were diagnosed with autism without mental retardation.

These relationships call into question the conclusion of the original Destefano et al. 2004 paper which dismissed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Read the reanalysis paper

Press Release

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons 1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9
Tucson, AZ 85716
(800) 635-1196
www.aapsonline.org

Dec 7, 2018

Contact: Brian Hooker, Ph.D., drbrianhooker@gmail.com, or Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, janeorientmd@gmail.com

Re-analysis of CDC Data Suggests Need for Further Investigation on MMR Vaccine and Autism, according to Article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Tucson, Ariz. As early as 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had data showing an increased rate of autism diagnose...

04:20

DAY 2: The Divine Feminine Indie Birth

When we heal ourselves, others are healed. When we nurture our dreams, we give birth to the dreams of humankind. When we walk as loving aspects of the Earth Mother, we become the fertile, life-giving Mothers of the Creative Force. When we honor our bodies, our health, and our emotional needs, we make space for...

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03:46

The ethical dilemma of publishing an unethical study "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Megan Molteni has an article in Wired discussing an old problem: What do you do with scientific information that was obtained unethically? This is an old problem that has been seen in stark forms with Nazi scientists experimenting on Jewish captives prior to and during World War II and the US government experimenting on black people for four decades in the infamous Tuskegee experiments.Molteni brings this up in the context of the genetic modification done on two human embryos using the CRISPR technology. As Molteni says:

On the one hand, you might want to learn from such a persons work; to have a full and open dissection of everything that went wrong. Because, spoiler, there was a lot that went wrong in the case in question. But rewarding such abhorrent behavior, as one scientist put it, with a publicationthe currency of the scientific worldwould send a message that ethical rules only exist to be broken.

Scientists denounced the work with near-unanimous condemnation, citing its technical failures as well as its deep breaches of ethical (and possibly legal) lines. Whats much less certain is what should happen to the work, now that its been done.

But He, who made his announcement over YouTube, has so far produced no manuscript for public consumption. A paper describing this work is reportedly under peer review, and a second one about additional Crispr experiments in human embryos was rejected by an international journal over ethical and scientific concerns, STAT reported Monday morning.

During the Hong Kong summit, an audience member asked He if he would be willing to post his work to a public forum, such as the biology preprint server bioRxiv, so the scientific community could have access to the data. He said that the journal considering his manuscript had advised against posting anything to bioRxiv until the paper had passed peer review. He did not specify which journal. Nor did He return WIREDs requests for comment. But scientists who have seen the manuscript doubt it will pass peer review any time soon, if ever.

It was a very shoddy paper, very incomplete. What I saw wouldnt pass any journal, says Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute who reviewed Hes manuscript for the Associated Press. Other scientists have also denounced the experiment as a technic...

02:00

Can We Unlearn The Fear That Creates Our Reality? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Josh Richardson

Imagination is a wonderful thing. Emotions are often a result of the mind telling us stories without our direction over the outcome. When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brains response to it, begins to subside.

Thats the takeaway of a new brain imaging study led by CU Boulder and Icahn School of Medicine researchers, suggesting that imagination can be a powerful tool in helping people with fear and anxiety-related disorders overcome them.

This research confirms that imagination is a neurological reality that can impact our brains and bodies in ways that matter for our wellbeing, said Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at CU Boulder and co-senior author of the paper, published in the journal Neuron.

Being afraid of the unknown is not a new concept. From birth to death weve been trained to fear everything for a very long time. The dangers of modern life have a stranglehold on peoples imaginations. Sociologists call the phenomenon a risk society, describing cultures increasingly preoccupied with threats to safety, both real and perceived, but most definitely imagined.

Our ability to judge risk is sophisticated, and instinctual decisions often serve us well. But when something doesnt quite seem to sync up, gut to head, then its time to pause and at least question whats causing the discrepancy.

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