Why do Newborns Receive a Vitamin K Shot?
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|Photo credit: Seana Berglund|
"Uterine rupture with the use of misoprostol has been reported more frequently in multiparous women and in women with uterine scars. It is more often observed at term than in the second trimester . The rate of caesarean births has been on the rise, it has lead to and increasing numbers of women with a uterine scar seeking TOP [3–7]."(Interestingly they mention the risk of rupture at term, something few OBs are willing to do when it comes to inductions of labor.)
|I saw this on a onesie once: "Why |
does everyone always blame me when something
smells around here?"
Photo credit: Cris Watk.
|Photo: CBS News.|
|TV personality Barbara Walters|
expressed her discomfort
after witnessing a mother on a flight
nursing her baby without a cover.
She reportedly made her hairdresser
sit between them. So apparently
the skies aren't so friendly after all.
"Advocates say serve it up, but some doctors worry that if a mom has an infectious illness like HIV, her breast milk can spread the infection to others. So, moms should be careful to keep breast milk off surfaces."The idiocy here is amazing, and I think just another psychological roadblock that many people can't wrap their heads around: that infants need to eat, too, even if it's not from the table. HIV? Really? What, is she going around and squirting milk into people's faces or something?
|They're invisible chains, but they're chains,|
|Photo credits: Teresa Henderson/Michelle Hickman/Becky Wheeler|
Others then mentioned how they felt misled because the photo was staged. Psychologically I think it makes people feel better to know that this particular mother really didn't have to nurse her child in there, even though thousands of women everyday feel compelled to do something very similar.
"'If they're old enough to ask for it, they're too old!' Right! My four-year-old just walked up to me and was like, 'Mommy, can I have an apple, please?' and I was like, 'Oh hell no, if you're old enough to ask for it, you can starve!'"
Photo credit: Carin Araujo
|Photo credit: Marek Bernat|
"I don't think she should have to pump just so YOU don't feel uncomfortable. That's your problem... My son never took a bottle, so do you suggest I let him scream instead of nurse? If my son wants to nurse, shoving a carrot or a granola bar in his face is not going to appease him."And lastly, they picked apart the fact that the mother was pregnant. "You're so not supposed to do that!" one person practically gasped.