Yeah, I get cranky at stories like this one: Tracy Hermanstorfer: Christmas Miracle Mom and Baby Die, Revive I’m thrilled for the family that they both survived this event. I hope they go on to a happy, loving, long life… Read More ›
Faves: Bodies, Breasts ‘n’ Birth edition
Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.
If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.
“It’s just like a normal external bra!” Snoopy-nosed Redundant Skin Envelopes
Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign
Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead
What the fuck, ABC?
Next up in my “What the fuck” series is ABC’s “AM” programme. Today’s show was titled “Caesarean rates surge“. [emphases are mine] Tony Eastley’s introduction: The number of pregnant women requesting caesareans for psychological or social reasons has increased by… Read More ›
Birthwatch: Coached pushing robs babies of oxygen, Brazilian C sections, and joyful birth
[from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Transcript here.] A couple of articles have been sitting in my Journalwatch pile for a goodly while now, so here they are. “Effects of Pushing Techniques in Birth on Mother and Fetus: A… Read More ›
Women who have had C sections may struggle to get health insurance in the USA
Health insurance for women is being denied, or premium-loaded, in the wake of the Cesarean section upsurge. The New York Times reports “After Caesareans, Some Women See Higher Insurance Cost”: When the Golden Rule Insurance Company rejected her application for… Read More ›
The WHO on Birth: the “Fortaleza Declaration” and “Safe Motherhood: Care in Normal Birth”
Because I seem to be on a bit of a theme right now (Easter and birth? Why not!), I thought some of you might like a look at the recommendations on birthing care from the World Health Organisation. The WHO,… Read More ›