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Pregnant women have to pay attention to these conditions as early as possible
Pregnancy of a woman is a great project in human life. As a mother-to-be, she has undergone psychological and physical tests. It is a common experience for pregnant women to have symptoms of discomfort. What discomforts will pregnant mothers have? How to alleviate it?
In 2019, I was supposed to graduate. I could’ve graduated. But my family couldn’t come and I couldn’t afford summer classes. So I spent another year in an unwelcome theatre program. Where the same people get to grow as artists, being cast in every show. I wanted to fit in and feel included, but I just wasn’t. I would be excluded from parties, events, hangouts. I became depressed. I wanted to make the best of another year of program, but my anxiety took over.
Selfies to Save Me in Las Vegas
I respect earlier versions of me. The woman I see in photos. She is a sensitive creature. Someone brave enough to shave her head. She is sometimes lonely, and she captures her loneliness by taking moody selfies. When I look at her, I feel transported to a time, to a place, to a feeling. And even though her loneliness can look silly or sad or self-indulgent, I remember how serious she really was. A camera is like a mirror, and a mirror is a portal. One we either enter or run away from.
And the Most Sexist Invention Award Goes to This German Startup
Three men from Germany decided it was a brilliant idea to create a ground-breaking product for menstruation. Oh yes, you read that correctly.
Then I realized I was the problem
I am ravenous for the voices of midwives and women. Every long drive to placement, everyday spent cleaning with my headphones in I consume every bit of perinatal content I can get my hands on. Anything even vaguely related to childbearing, from the memoirs of midwives to motherhood podcast and books on feminism or Montessori. I slurp it up, rewinding each time my vacuuming distracts me and I miss an important piece of information. I want to get inside the minds of the women I serve, feel what they feel so I can give them the care they actually need. There are deep rooted problems in maternity care. As my education and experience blossoms I find almost every piece of information I receive contradicting some other piece of information, meaning I am constantly trying to shove it into the jigsaw in some way it makes sense. Sometimes I've had to disregard some pieces, assessing the what is the most up-to-date evidence based piece. Generally it’s the things most people don’t talk about enough that are true. The things that turn sour in my gut when I see it in practice. When I heard the statistic about African-American women in the USA dying of pregnancy related complications at 5 times the rate of their white candidates (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html), I could scarcely believe it. When my teachers told me about racial discrimination in our own hospital system, I forced it to make some sense in my mind; perhaps they’re just talking about some highly remote country hospital, where they ‘accidentally’ use the wrong terminology, or serve them a culturally unsafe meal? Then I went on my first placement.
The Muzzle of Misogyny
When I was in college I wrote a column for my school newspaper about the patriarchy. The guy I was dating at the time told me that his whole family read it together and hated it, then proceeded to warn him that he should be careful because I was a man-hater and it was probably because of my “daddy issues.”
I seem to have seen you somewhere
The clouds are misty. I seem to have seen you somewhere. Memory is a bad thing, it keeps updating for a moment, and my old memory has been squeezed in the corner. If there were no dreams, I probably wouldn't remember you.
After thinking about countless dreams, the first meeting with Bayan Ge will be in that warm winter ... One day, I accidentally walked by the children's park and paced leisurely. Before I knew it, I was attracted by the wonderful sound of the Bayan piano. So, I saw our most respected brother, who was tall, majestic and handsome. ..... Beside me, there is a beautiful seagull sister with long hair fluttering!
What is MeToo? & How did it Start? You must have read about MeToo in TV and NewsPapers, and if you are present on Social Media then you will definitely know about MeToo, which has created panic not only in India but all over the world. But a lot of people know, what MeToo is and It is not known how the beginning took place.
How Much Change Has Female Empowerment Brought to Society in Recent Years?
Over the years we have seen some major changes in society occur as a result of this movement – from how women are represented in the media to economic empowerment. Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we’ve proven time and time again that we can fight for equality, and it’s vital we keep moving in the right direction.
For as long as I can remember the second thoughts in my head became too overwhelming to handle, I'd dig out a piece of my hair and hold onto it for dear life. I would take a strand like it was a flotation device thrown out to me at sea and aggressively start twirling. This type of self soothing was something that happened subconsciously and I never seemed to take notice until a classmate of mine pointed it out to me. We were in seventh grade and she asked me ‘why I twirled my hair like that’. I distinctly remember telling her I do it when I'm thinking. From that point on when she saw me twirling she'd ask me what I was thinking about more as a rhetorical question to point out that I was ridiculously twirling my hair again.
Effect of Normal and C-section Delivery On Women
The safety of the mother and therefore the baby is that the priority throughout birthing. Though giving birth is sometimes most popular (two out of 3 births a vaginal), if a giving birth is unduly risky for a medical reason, the health care supplier might discuss a cesarean with oldsters.