@Reuters: ICYMI: The U.S. Mint is rolling out quarters featuring late author and activist Maya Angelou, as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which celebrates prominent women in United States history https://t.co/2e36t8zr57 https://t.co/NCk7ofer9g

2022.01.16 19:08 -en- @Reuters: ICYMI: The U.S. Mint is rolling out quarters featuring late author and activist Maya Angelou, as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which celebrates prominent women in United States history https://t.co/2e36t8zr57 https://t.co/NCk7ofer9g

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2022.01.16 19:08 TheImpatientGardener Non-positive birth story

My baby arrived about 12 weeks ago, and I’m still struggling with the birth and its aftermath. Your advice or experience is welcome! Here is the story - sorry if it’s too long and a bit incoherent at times:
My waters broke at 38+3 at about 2 am, and contractions started shortly afterward. By the time I got to the hospital an hour later, they were every 3-ish minutes, lasting between 30 seconds and a minute each time, but I was hardly dilated. I had wanted as unmedicated a birth as possible, but by the time I had gotten to the hospital, I had already decided I wanted an epidural (despite the ministrations of our taxi driver, who took great care around the many potholes en route! 😂) Contractions continued, sometimes as close as two minutes apart, sometimes more like 5, until about 9 am by which point I was only 4 cm dilated. I was also throwing up with every contraction.
Unfortunately, as it was my first baby I was expecting to go overdue and hadn’t done as much research into pain relief techniques as I had hoped but by this point I had gone through all the options I felt were available to me (deep breathing, my partner massaging my back, different positions including birthing ball, a warm bath). The one technique I was relying on, laughing gas, wasn’t available at the hospital I was giving birth at. I was begging for an epidural, but they were reluctant to do it until I was further dilated, so they gave me narcotic pain relief - which let me sleep for about an hour, but after that the pain was back full throttle. They also weren’t able to give me anything for the vomiting, as they said it was just my body’s reaction to the pain.
By 12, there was no change in contractions, which were still somewhat irregular, and I was still 4 cm dilated (and still vomiting every time - don’t ask me how, the human body is truly a wonder). The doctor decided to put me on oxytocin (which I agreed to), and I insisted on an epidural at this point - I had heard enough horror stories about inductions to know I didn’t want to do it without an epidural.
The epidural was a HUMONGOUS relief, and I was actually able to feel my body relax between contractions. I had been concerned about feeling totally immobilized, but they kept the drugs as light as possible and I was able to move around in bed a bit. I also still felt my contractions at least some of the time, which I was happy with - I didn’t want the birth to feel like something that was “happening to me”, but rather like something I was doing, something I had agency in.
By 8 pm, I was fully dilated. The doctors had me “passively push” (i.e. wait) for an hour, before starting to actively push. Maybe because of the epidural or maybe because this is just how they do things, the only pushing I was allowed was the forced “purple pushing”, where you just push as hard as you can for ten seconds bursts as much as you can per contraction. I really hadn’t wanted to push this way, as I had read that it increases the risks of tears and other birth injuries and perineal tears and prolapse were my NUMBER 1 BIGGEST FEAR coming in to labour. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a choice.
This is where things started to go downhill. The doctor was of the vocal variety and shouted the ten second countdown at me each time, as well as shouting that I wasn’t pushing hard enough and that I wasn’t using each contraction to its full length. Obviously I was doing my best - no one wanted to prolong the process less than I did! I don’t do well with being shouted at and was getting really overwhelmed, and I actually had to tell her to stop shouting at me as it was stopping me from concentrating. I think this is still the thing that I am proudest of about the whole experience - that I was able to stand up for myself in such a vulnerable position.
Unfortunately, my contractions were still somewhat irregular, and even though they upped my dose of oxytocin past the normal maximum, they were still three or four minutes apart most of the time, meaning that I had fewer opportunities to push than usual. I also didn’t have any urge to push and found it difficult to know how to “aim” my pushes. The pushing felt totally fruitless, like trying to push out a poo when you have zero urge to go.
After a while, I developed a fever and the baby started to show signs of distress. The doctor wanted to use forceps, but I was (/am) totally terrified of the idea - I know they are associated with a much higher risk of the kind of injuries I was scared of. At this point I kind of lost it and was just sobbing uncontrollably, which prompted a further telling off by the doctor who clearly thought I was just being a wimp. She agreed to hold off on the forceps for “one last push”, which, to her credit, she continued to do for another hour. At one point she actually had the forceps in her hands, and I lost it again, but at the actual last push the baby’s head emerged and, after delivering one shoulder, she had me pull him out and on to my stomach.
He was healthy and started to cry immediately. Unfortunately, I had sustained a third degree tear, which the doctor had to spend an hour repairing.
The tear made recovery really difficult, and made it difficult to bond with him. I couldn’t sit, so found it difficult to find workable positions for breastfeeding. I was reliant on my husband for absolutely everything, including walking. I was so jealous of the mothers I saw walking down the hallway, when I could barely shuffle with one hand on the railing. I feel that, because of the tear, I was robbed of the first several weeks with my baby, when it affected my every waking moment. Even now, 12 weeks later, I feel that my vagina is unrecognizable due to the scar. I don’t mean this at all humouously but it feels like a monster - like Frankenstein’s vagina.
I know that a lot of women have much worse birth experiences than I did, but equally many have it much easier. I can’t quite explain why, and I know that this account isn’t capturing all the emotions, but I do feel traumatized by the experience. For the first few weeks I would wake up in the night with flashbacks. I still can’t talk about it without crying, and have only just started to be able to think about it without crying. One of the things I was afraid of going in to labour was feeling like it was happening “to me” rather than that I was actively doing it. In the end, it feels like neither - it feels like it happened to someone else, or like a movie I saw once.
The induction, and the fact that my contractions never really got it together, feels like my body somehow “failed” at something it should be able to do. That feeling of failure is magnified 1000 times by the problems I have experienced with breastfeeding. It was so, so important to me to breastfeed exclusively. I did lots of research, listened to all of the nurses’ advice, took classes, you name it. However, for unexplained reasons, I just don’t have enough supply to satisfy my baby and am having to supplement with ~400 ml formula plus the ~100 ml of breastmilk I am able to pump each day. Every single bottle I give him is a reminder of how my body isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. I have done everything - fed every on demand or two hours around the clock, all the positions, worked on latch, breast compressions, fenugreek, domperidone, triple feeding, supplemental nursing system, etc. etc. etc. Nothing is helping, and it absolutely kills me that I can’t just breastfeed him like I should bd able to.
Added to all of this, I seem to have developed a bladder prolapse. Yes, my two biggest fears about childbirth, plus breastfeeding problems I didn’t even contemplate, have all materialized.
At this point, I feel like half a person. My vagina is literally unrecognizable, and I’m now terrified of ever having sex again, and especially of having more children when we originally wanted four. I miss my husband and being intimate with him. I have also not lost more than 6 pounds since the end of my pregnancy - the baby was eight pounds even, how does that even work??? - so I feel horrendously and disgustingly fat, and completely unattractive. None of my clothes fit. I can’t even walk properly, as I have developed an old lady shuffle and it feels like my organs are falling out of me after about five minutes on my feet. How do I move on from here? How do I get to a place where I can be a good wife and a good mother, and not an utterly dependent joy suck? And how do people that had it worse than me do it?
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2022.01.16 19:08 UneccessarySash Ms.Darby Lynn just solved the UKVsTheWorld Teasers

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2022.01.16 19:08 -en- @Reuters: Unilever to weigh raising offer for GSK's consumer assets - Bloomberg https://t.co/XlLXeVKC6g https://t.co/zmgGnvwvs8

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2022.01.16 19:08 Benguin237 Amogus

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2022.01.16 19:07 -en- @Reuters: WATCH: ‘I just had to make my official call because I couldn't have had a celebratory time without Erin there,’ American skater Brittany Bowe said after she gave up Olympic spot to Erin Jackson. Read more https://t.co/UmtIEGbrcv https://t.co/4hq0cbgzLW

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2022.01.16 19:07 MegaValenX me when I haven't

me when I haven't haven't been unbanned from the Miitopia discord server
an image of me after being unbanned from the Miitopia discord server
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2022.01.16 19:07 RedditManOfficiaI I'm sorry if I'm using the wrong flair, but I was deleting some files and I may have deleted something needed for EU4 to run (I'm using Epic Games version) How do I fix this? I'm sorry for my ignorance.

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2022.01.16 19:07 DesiOtaku If you ever meet me outside the clinic, I won't be telling you about my day job

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2022.01.16 19:07 Crafty-Plays Shield deploy + Bad Internet Brings Great Pain.

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2022.01.16 19:07 -en- @Reuters: ICYMI: As Britain’s Queen Elizabeth adds another milestone when she marks her Platinum Jubilee, Buckingham Palace is encouraging Britons to apply for a baking competition while some could also ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’ https://t.co/lNDlvnGI03 https://t.co/EyNhvV2VQt

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2022.01.16 19:07 pavlokhmel Deep headphones (3D printed extension rings)

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2022.01.16 19:07 dankantspelle Listening to Mac tell his story about seeking justice outside the hamburger store

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2022.01.16 19:07 TTKShadow 😄

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2022.01.16 19:07 ItsSasha37 Airpods Pro bad mic only on voice note

Mic is working fine whenever I’m using it in calls or videos, tested it myself. However when I send a voice note on whatsApp/Telegram it is so bad at first couple of seconds, and if the voice note is big the voice keeps going up and down and the quality is sometimes terrible. Can someone help please? Thank you.
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2022.01.16 19:07 GREEKS_ARE_ARAB iyi geceler kgb hulkı. gs hatay maçından ettiğim zararı karşılayacak bir yatırım tavsiyesi verebilecek varmı?

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2022.01.16 19:07 Vegetable-Grand6930 Guys my neighbour is having a gender reveal party and he will nuke the Atlantic sea and the moon!

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2022.01.16 19:07 -en- @Reuters: Airlines cancel over 2,700 U.S. flights as winter storm hits U.S. East Coast https://t.co/TmkJ3N2T0h https://t.co/uOdqbydWPx

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2022.01.16 19:07 Coyoteclaw11 I love all my characters! Kazuha........ T.... Tortellini...

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2022.01.16 19:07 Substantial_Dish_712 how to talk to a upper classmate you like but don’t know to good

so this girl in my art class in my school is a senior and I’m a junior and like everyone else in the class is a freshman so we are like the only ones in the higher grades. We are like 1/2 through the year and we barely talked at all (literally the only time was when I asked her what grade she was in). Shes pretty quit all the time and likes to keep to herself from what I see. We sit at different tables so I don’t really get the opportunity to talk to her in class but I do see her walking to the class, but I just don’t know how to start a conversation without making it weird because I literally barely know the girl and she probably doesn’t know a thing about me to. Recently found out her and my cousins are like best friend’s too though so I don’t know if it would be weird if I started anything with her.
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2022.01.16 19:07 HaalandFanToken Fomotion Coin Promotion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SmDv2aldnM

Contract: 0xd724882977a350f8e03970cb0ac589c206f05404
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2022.01.16 19:07 AppleberryJames $5K is a lot to owe, but not a lot to have.

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2022.01.16 19:07 zsmithworks Netanyahu in talks to reach plea bargain in corruption trial - NPR

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2022.01.16 19:07 -en- @Reuters: The U.S. surgeon general said a Supreme Court ruling that blocked a nationwide employer coronavirus vaccine mandate was 'a setback for public health' https://t.co/R26vpJRFnJ

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2022.01.16 19:07 ZestyScorpio69 How many of you are ACTUALLY willing to fight for your freedom?

When troops come knocking on your door.. are you going to bend over when they say you need a passport to leave home?
Or will you fight for your GOD GIVEN RIGHT of freedom to do as you please?
It’s obvious after over 2 years of governments saying hold on for 2 weeks, it’s obvious they have bigger plans than some dude in China eating a bat in November 2019. It’s obvious they want to control, profit, degrade, push us into what they call poverty. It’s obvious we must end this now.
C ontrol O ppress V ictimize I nteregate D egrade 19 - started in the last financial quarter of 2019
China was the only economy to profit through 2020 and 2021
It is obvious what is happening.
What will you do? Stay safe friends.
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