Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from stives :

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from themidwifeisin :

Asked by Anonymous:

If my baby is breech, is there absolutely NO chance that I could have a water birth?


themidwifeisin:

I wouldn’t say there’s no chance, but it’s really up to your provider.  If you’re in a hospital it is really unlikely that you’d be able to give birth in the water if you had a breech baby - in fact, it’s even unlikely that they’d let you give birth vaginally at all if your baby is breech.

If you’re in a birth center or at home, it’s the sort of thing you’ll need to discuss with your midwife. 

Here’s why we’re sensitive about breech births:

The safest way to give birth is when the baby’s head is down and its butt or feet are up.  This is called “Vertex” position.  When the baby is opposite, with head up and butt down, that is called “breech”.

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Up until recently, all babies were delivered vaginally unless an emergency was discovered, and a cesarean section was called for.  In the year 2000, a massive study was undertaken that showed in its results that babies in breech position were at a much higher risk for birth injuries and death when they were delivered vaginally versus with a planned cesarean section.  [X]

Immediately almost all hospitals changed their practice guidelines, requiring all previously identified breech position babies to be delivered via c-section, rather than vaginally.  However, the jump was a little premature.  While it still is the pervading culture to think breech=c/section, re-investigation of the data that was used for the study mentioned above showed that it was seriously flawed.  It has become clear in following studies and follow-up studies that the vaginal birth of a breech baby does not in-and-of-itself hold higher risk than a cesarean section of that same baby.  However, there are certain conditions that can lead to a baby being in breech position that can also increase that baby’s risk for injury or death.  That means that while the birth itself isn’t causing an increase in risk, the same condition that caused the baby to be in breech position to begin with might also increase the baby’s risk.

It’s an uphill battle now, trying to convince everyone who so quickly and easily decided to switch from vaginal to c/section only to switch back again.  It’s a slow process, but the culture is changing.

Delivering a breech baby is a very difficult task.  There are a lot of things that can go wrong, so I would ONLY want to give birth vaginally to a breech baby if my provider was extremely skilled.  I would make sure that they had delivered breech babies before and that they had an extensive back-up plan.  

Look around and ask different providers what they could offer you, and whether or not they would feel safe delivering a breech baby in the tub.  It’s not impossible, it will just take more skill and more confidence.

And here we go, birth junkies - want to see some fun, graphic, NSFW breech birth photos?  See below the cut.

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Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from azraili :

spartan-053:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).
If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.
Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!
Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

spartan-053:

sammiwolfe:

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

Hey everyone, as someone who grew up with horseshoe crabs literally everywhere I’d like to bring your attention to these fine, prehistoric bottom-feeders. Growing up in Gerritsen Beach (In Brooklyn, NY) meant seeing dozens upon dozens of horseshoe crabs trapped in fishing lines and shredded sandbags, stuck above the high-tide marks during low tide, and sometimes washed up on the rocks. Which led to probably hundreds of hours cutting them loose every summer during the mating seasons. Horseshoe crabs are 10000% harmless to you and can be easily handled (just don’t dangle them from their tails (known as a telson); that’s painful and you may accidentally rip the tail off and they’ll have to wait until their next molt to grow a new one!).

If you see a horseshoe crab on the beach, gently nudge it with your foot. Most of them will respond by waving their telson around. If it doesn’t respond, flip it over to check for moving limbs. If you suspect it is tangled and can’t move and you can’t bring it straight to the water because of this get a bucket of sea water and slowly pour it over the book gills and legs. As you work to untangle these rad critters, which are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs, pour more water over it periodically until you can return it to the ocean. However, during the mating season horseshoe crabs will attach together, with the large female toting around a smaller male behind her, and bury themselves in sand and mud to lay their eggs. Do not dig up these horseshoe crabs unless you are absolutely sure that they are stuck above the high tide mark. If you see dozens of beached horseshoe crabs but none of them are clinging together and the tide is going out, please do your part and turn them back in the direction of the water. Place them at the water’s edge and let them decide which direction they want to go in to be absolutely sure that they aren’t stranded accidentally.

Horseshoe crabs cannot bite you, and their “pincers” are really just for picking up food and don’t hurt if they try to grab you. They may be a little intimidating-looking but they are harmless and will be grateful for your help.

Just look at all those friendly legs waiting to tickle you in thanks for helping them not die a slow death of baking in the sun and getting eaten by gulls and other sea birds!

Please, protect our bottom feeding horseshoe crabs at all costs. Yes their blood has important medicinal value, being copper-based unlike our iron-based blood, but overharvesting them can have devastating effects on our underwater ecosystems. When being harvested for blood they should actually be returned to the ocean after taking a little, rather than bled dry

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from allyetnothing :

dynastylnoire:

brigwife:

earlgreytea68:

statisticallynerdy:

ewebie:

earlgreytea68:

grandegarlic:

not gonna lie, that sounds awful and really troublesome

This is so true. I love this description so much. 

And then one of them has some random ad playing noise on it and I CAN NEVER FUCKING FIND IT!

so is writers block when you accidentally close them all at the same time?

Forced reboot to install updates. 

this explains it so well oh my goodness

relevant as hell

dynastylnoire:

brigwife:

earlgreytea68:

statisticallynerdy:

ewebie:

earlgreytea68:

grandegarlic:

not gonna lie, that sounds awful and really troublesome

This is so true. I love this description so much. 

And then one of them has some random ad playing noise on it and I CAN NEVER FUCKING FIND IT!

so is writers block when you accidentally close them all at the same time?

Forced reboot to install updates. 

this explains it so well oh my goodness

relevant as hell

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from allyetnothing :

bobeeni-mutini:

if youve never seen bo burnham

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I STRONGLY

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URGE YOU

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WATCH

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HIS

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STUFF

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This has been a PSA

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from oceanprincette :

ask-gallows-callibrator:

bloody-dragon:

IF YOU’RE BROKE AS ME BUT STILL WANT TO GROSS PEOPLE OUT ON HALLOWEEN, HERE YA GO.


YOU NEED:

-WATER
-FLOUR
-TOILET PAPER
-SOME DARK EYESHADOW(black, greens and browns)
-SOME RED MAKEUP(lipstick, eyeshadow or whatever)
-FAKE BLOOD
-2 HARD BIG BRUSH, 1 SMALL BRUSH, A MEDIUM SPONDGE(can be found at any hobby store. Take the cheapest you can find).

optional: powder brush and blue food dye.

Be super creative and make really gross wounds. To make it look deeper, just build up layers.
Rice and spaggeti can be used as worms and maggots.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

Blitz means camera flash.

great for cosplay, too!

(Source: skogsdrage)

Sep
29
2014
Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from art-and-sterf :

huffingtonpost:

Know Your Veils: A Guide to Middle Eastern Head Coverings (PHOTOS)

Next time you are having dinner with a Bahraini dignitary, don’t embarrass yourself by confusing the Queen’s abaya with a burqa.

Simply read our full guide with the full explanations behind every Islamic veil here. 

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from mr-egbutt :

raptorjesusbearcavalry:

thisgirllovesherfandoms:

tired-and-fed-up:

IM FREAKING OUT AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HHHH

AND THE CUSHIONS FIT WHAT KIND OF QUADRANTS THEY’RE IN TOO AAHHH

Sometimes I feel like tumblr users have never seen a deck of fucking cards before.

raptorjesusbearcavalry:

thisgirllovesherfandoms:

tired-and-fed-up:

IM FREAKING OUT AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HHHH

AND THE CUSHIONS FIT WHAT KIND OF QUADRANTS THEY’RE IN TOO AAHHH

Sometimes I feel like tumblr users have never seen a deck of fucking cards before.

(Source: 1ns1de-0ut-w0rld)

Sep
29
2014

Reblogged from mr-egbutt :

Rami Kadi, Haute Couture F/W 2013-14

(Source: thedaymarecollection)

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