I got into the car a few hours ago and was on my way to a postpartum visit. I heard some good news on the radio, or so I thought: In many public schools, high-sugar sports drinks and candy bars are going to be taken out of vending machines. Hooray! But then, the second part of the report: These items are going to be replaced by “healthier” choices: diet drinks and granola bars. Anyone think the diet sweetened drinks are healthy?? and have you looked at the ingredients in most commercial granola bars???
And then I heard another one of those ” they didn’t make it to the hospital” birth reports on another station. A couple had to pull over to the side of the road because the baby was coming. According to the report, the dad had to deliver the baby. That is false reporting!! THE MOTHER’S BODY DELIVERED THE BABY” you buffoons – lets give credit where credit is due!! The reporter, in a very solemn tone remarked that thank goodness, the baby was pronounced fine a little while later at the hospital and that everyone was doing fine. Everyone was much better off with that birth than they would have been had they made it to the hospital with the chaos and bright lights and immediate cord cutting, etc. Smart little one, to avoid all the interventions. You go, girl. How I would have loved to do the commentating for this little segment so that everyone could get things straight. A natural birth in a car, in a row boat for goodness sake, is preferable for most babies than the kind of birth that they will have in most hospitals in the good ol’ USA.