I'm Pro-Life for All. I follow a consistent life ethic, and I do my best to live my life by these standards. Current student and aspiring activist.

whatacutemayor:

thetownofmacaron:

THIS IS THE PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF ME

This is my life

This is me to life threatening levels.

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postnationalism:

#PostNationalist http://bit.ly/1qPu8gb #undocumented #reddit #postnationalism

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dirtydarwin:

brute-reason:

Still Not a Joke — Good Awareness Campaign From Just Detention International

What if your kid went to jail for trying pot, something that is very probable if your kid is black and living in a state like Texas. Does that mean they deserve to be raped? Does that mean that they should live in conditions that go against all human rights?

Most prison rapes are committed by prison staff. Even if you are heartless and do not care about the prisoners, remember that these prison staff rapists go home to their nice houses in the outside world. Remember that they are your neighbors, maybe they even have babysat your children. Remember that as long as some victims are dehumanized and ignored, many perpetrators will never be caught. And yes, these perpetrators do pose a threat to you and your family. Prison rape, rape in generalis everybody’s problem. And definitely not a fucking joke. 

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Source: brutereason

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Today, even where it is available, some employers may specifically exclude midwife care from their list of covered benefits; insurers may make little effort to include midwives in their networks, since they tend to focus on negotiations with large physician groups.

That is likely to change. The Affordable Care Act added birth centers and midwife care as mandatory Medicaid services, for example. Many health experts are recommending an expanded use of birthing centers as a cost-saving measure as well as in response to women’s demand.

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Source: The New York Times

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bebinn:

Maude Callen delivered hundreds of babies over 60 years as a nurse midwife in South Carolina. She also provided general health care to her poverty-stricken, mostly black Pineville community.

A spread in LIFE magazine by W. Eugene Smith inspired thousands of dollars in donations to support her work, which she used to build a clinic in Pineville. She served there until her retirement in 1971.

Source: bebinn

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5 Ways To Properly Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis

1. Say “Congratulations,” Not “I’m Sorry”

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Source: disabilityhistory

Beautiful Cervix Project

medicalstate:

One of the residents I did call with told me about this website she had come across that might be of use to me, given my string of patient refusals. The Beautiful Cervix Project describes itself as a grassroots movement celebrating the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility.

The centrepiece of the website, that which the resident thought I could use as a resource was the gallery, a small collection of both normal and abnormal cervixes on speculum exam. (Not safe for work)

For the female readers of this blog who might be curious or interested in what it is that we inspect and examine during these exams, you might learn from this website as well. 

Or maybe it is just too much information.

I absolutely love this initiative.

Source: medicalstate

  • Question: What's the difference between a midwife and a doula? - agarota
  • Answer:

    themidwifeisin:

    A doula is a support person who offers emotional, physical, and informational support to people who are pregnant and choosing abortion, adoption, and parenting.  They can coach breathing, rub backs, provide information about medications and procedures, help out at someone’s home during the postpartum period by doing dishes, washing laundry, holding the baby, etc.  They know the labor and birth process front-to-back and know how to help people through it.  They are not medical providers though - they cannot diagnose, prescribe medication, or make medical management decisions.

    Certified Nurse Midwives are nurses with specialized Masters training specifically in reproductive health and labor and birth.  They can prescribe medications, do annual exams, insert IUDs, deliver babies, and make medical management decisions.  They often work with doulas in order to provide their patients with the best possible care.  Many midwives were once doulas themselves, and know how to use the same tips and tricks and techniques to support their patients through labor and birth and the postpartum period while also managing their healthcare. 

    Certified Nurse Midwives provide the same type of care in hospitals for laboring and delivering patients as Obstetrician Gynecologists and other doctors who delivery babies.  They are able to order epidurals, prescribe pain medications, induce labors, etc. for all low-risk patients.  If a patient has a complication that is outside of the midwife’s experience or scope of practice, the midwife will often work in tandem with a doctor to provide the best care possible.

Source: themidwifeisin

More Socially Aware and Responsible Language

holisticsexualhealth:

  • transmitted, transmit, transmitting vs infected, infect, infecting
  • They/She/He instead of He or She
  • They instead of Her or Him (not assuming heteronormative language)
  • Expression vs Outbreak (for hsv)
  • Someone affected by, someone with ____ vs describing someone as their diagnosis
  • "Used"…
Source: holisticsexualhealth

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