Emily, a 32-year-old who lives in New England, had already been pushing for two hours when the OB-GYN came in and realized the baby was “sunny-side up” — in the occiput posterior position, meaning the baby’s body was facing Emily’s abdomen. It’s a more difficult birthing position because the baby’s head circumference measures larger from the back than the front. “Without giving me any warning, the doctor reached in and began turning my baby over in my body,” Emily, who declined to give her last name to protect her privacy, recalled in an email last week. “This was by far the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” Emily said she looked over at her husband, who had tears running down his face as he watched. “I remember asking him a few days later if the doctor ever said anything to him or anyone in the room about making the decision to flip the baby,” she said. “He said no.” Emily finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl about 36 hours after her water broke. Two … [Read more...] about Moms Are Speaking Up About The Trauma Of Childbirth
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
The dust has settled, the blood has been mopped up, and heads have rolled. Mortal Kombat was an undeniable success, topping the US box office and bringing in nearly 4 million viewers on its opening weekend for HBO Max’s biggest at-home success to date. Surely, a Mortal Kombat sequel beckons. Director Simon McQuoid has already teased the briefest of ideas for Mortal Kombat 2 , while writer Greg Russo said (via Collider ) that he has outlined plans for a trilogy. The creatives are ready; all that’s needed now is an official greenlight. But waiting is hard. In the interim, we’ve been brewing up some brutal and fiendish ideas of our own. Mortal Kombat may have been a hit, but it wasn’t perfect. There are plenty of areas to zero in on, refine, and reform before the next entry in the series – including some more inspiration from the games. Here are just some of things we want from a Mortal Kombat sequel, and we encourage you to share your own. A proper tournament Mortal … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat 2: What we want from a Mortal Kombat movie sequel
SINGAPORE - Singapore has stopped accepting new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions due to Covid-19 with immediate effect, except for workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works. The Manpower Ministry on Friday (May 7) said it will also reschedule entry into Singapore from Tuesday for work pass holders who had earlier obtained approval to come to the Republic. Work pass holders from higher-risk places who were approved to enter Singapore before July 5 will no longer be allowed to do so, with the exception of those from the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors and migrant domestic workers. Some of these workers will have their planned arrivals in June rescheduled to subsequent weeks instead, said MOM. "We will inform employers on when to re-apply for entry when the situation has stabilised and will prioritise them for entry approval then," said MOM. The agency said it was making these changes … [Read more...] about S’pore stops accepting new work pass holders from high Covid-19 risk places, including maids
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on May 7, 2021 Akshaya Tritiya is an annual festival of the Hindus and Jains. The festival date varies and is set according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar and falls in April or May of every year in the Gregorian calendar. Akshaya Tritiya 2021 will be celebrated on 14 May. Associated with wealth and prosperity, one of the central aspects of this occasion is buying gold. Buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya is considered a sign of good luck and an invitation to prosperity into the household in the age-old Hindu tradition. Gold is an all-natural, non-toxic mineral that exhibits no interactions with other drugs and is easily tolerated by the body. While one side of this tradition of buying gold is rooted in age-old beliefs, let's take a look at the scientific side of it. Read about the benefits of gold for your health and beauty. Benefits Of … [Read more...] about Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Surprising Benefits Of Gold For Your Health And Beauty