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
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DW: When it comes to humans living on other planets, such as Mars, we've tended to talk about technological solutions — space suits and protective habitats, for instance. But in your book, The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds , you propose more fundamental, biological changes to our species. You also talk about a philosophical duty to preserve all forms of life. Sell us the idea! Christopher Mason: We normally think of physical or mechanical protective measures in space, or pharmacological, such as taking drugs to help us survive. We do that already. I argue for extending that by using biological mechanisms of protection and safety. For example, there are CAR-T cells, an engineered kind of T cell , that we use in my lab and routinely elsewhere. [Humans] purposely structure and use guided evolution and guided design of cells to keep people free of cancer. And no one bats an eye at that. There are trials that are using CRISPR [gene editing technology] in … [Read more...] about Sex, Mars, the universe and our next 500 years: A plan
How scary is Resident Evil Village? If you're easily afraid, that's probably a question you've been secretly hoping would be answered before the entire game gets spoiled by social media… just in case you do want to play it. Resident Evil Village is perhaps the most technically proficient and visually impressive PS5 and Xbox Series X game available right now. It should be experienced first hand if you have the stomach for its high-octane action and debilitating scares. Of course, not all of us do have that tolerance for tension – and I should know, because I'm one of them! Before we get any further, I just want to take a second to outline my horror bona fides – because I think I'm perfectly placed to help you gauge whether Resident Evil Village is too scary for you. I fit this weird little crosssection where I've played 28 of the Resident Evil games, but have routinely struggled to push through the rising tide of first-person horror games released in the shadow of Amnesia. … [Read more...] about How scary is Resident Evil Village?