Tag: hospital

Crazy grateful

Each Thanksgiving, I take inventory of the things I am grateful for.   While I am never more or less appreciative, one year to the next, there are times where events like births or deaths act as glowing reminders of all that we are blessed with (and, more soberingly, how quickly those things may be lost). This

Continue reading

Eviction Notice

Removal of object unknown from privately owned liver. NOTICE TO QUIT Under instructions from the owner, Lilia Gomez, the mass situated at the left lower lobe of her liver (Tumor Unknown) is hereby given notice to vacate and NOT TO RETURN. The period of that notice being 6-7 hours from the service of this document. Date: October

Continue reading

Judgment Bad, Assertiveness Good: Stand Up For Yourself, and Your Parenting Practices, Without Being a Jerk.

It’s Moms For Moms Day next week, and we’re all supposed to be talking about this and doing supportive stuff for moms.  Unfortunately I have been less than supportive of anyone this week, most of all myself and my family.  The new job and the winding down of my business has put a lot of

Continue reading

FAQ: Is It Worth Having a Doula at My Homebirth?

It’s becoming more common for pregnant women and their partners to enlist the labor support services of a doula.  Many women seeking a natural childbirth believe that the emotional and physical support of a doula is crucial in the hospital setting, due to research suggesting that women with continuous support during labor are more likely to

Continue reading

Neonatal Lupus: Update

In a previous post, I talked about how I did not learn until 31 weeks gestation that my heightened level of the Ro antibody, attributable to my autoimmune condition, carries with it a slight risk (1%-5%) that the fetus will develop neonatal lupus. Of the population of babies with neonatal lupus, an even smaller group

Continue reading