It is terrific to be a mother! I am a member of a wonderful organization known as the Global Team of 200. It is part of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. In order to highlight Save the Children’s annual report, State of the World’s Mothers. We have joined forces to share our birth stories. Save the Children has put together a very informative report on Surviving the First Day. It is interesting to note that the United States of America is not the best place in the world when it comes to children surviving the first day. In fact, the United States ranks 30th in the world. It would be good for you to check out the entire report for yourself.
I am the mother of four wonderful children. The teenie bopper is 17, my son is 10 and the twins will be 6 in just a few weeks. Each of them was a miracle birth and a reason to celebrate excellent medical care. When I was delivering the teenie bopper by the normal delivery channels she was sliding out, then went back in and stayed inside for a while. Things got a little scary because the doctors were concerned she was not getting sufficient oxygen. When my son was born he was big and had the big head he inherited from my husband (okay and from me). The doctors told my husband and I that we could do the normal birth routine with him, but we should know that his head may get stuck in which case they would have to put him back and do a cesarean section as an emergency alternative. We chose to do the cesarean to start. With my twins my uterus was stretched beyond capacity and barely hold the two full size babies who were 38 weeks old at time of delivery. There were complication, lots of complications, all for me, none for the girls and I was able to live thanks to a lot of medical intervention. At the end of the day, I have four amazing, wonderful and most of all, healthy children.
I am blessed because I live in a country and an area of that country where good medical care can be taken for granted. Continue reading The Birth of My Children – The Blessing of Good Medical Care
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It is magnificent to find a way to be get things done when inspiration is far away. There are some things we do because we have to do them, whether we want to or not. There are other things that we can only do if we have been inspired to do them. When we are inspired to do a task, some amazing results can be produced. However, there are times when inspiration is so far away, it might as well be on another planet. When inspiration is needed, but is nowhere to be found, you must find a way to suck it up and pull something out of your hat and get things done.