In this episode, we talk all about Claudia Lonow's background in acting, writing, and producing. She is most known for her work as an actor on Knots Landing and as a writer/producer for Rude Awakening, Accidentally on Purpose, and, most recently, I Feel Bad. Claudia discusses the difficulties she encountered throughout her career, including a particularly stagnant and long stretch of time that she equates to wandering in the desert for fourteen years. According to Claudia, however, something incredible happens to her every fourteen years.
Do you feel the same kind of "superstition" around the way life's cycles and changes seems to ebb and flow?
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Trigger Warning: content and event on Pregnancy & Infant Loss. *
January is the time of year when many people make “New Year’s resolutions” to improve their work, health, family or personal lives. But for those who are grieving, it can be a struggle starting a new year. The more traditional resolutions seem less important, and the thought of getting through some difficult times in the year ahead can feel difficult at times.
Join us on January 15th , 2019 from 6:30-8:30 @guelph.womens.health associates for the 1st event of 4 in our pregnancy and infant loss support series when we will explore the topic of starting a new year while in the grieving process.
Tickets (no cost) can be reserved through our website.
We are grateful to have Kathryn Wagner, MSW, RSW who is a local trauma therapist facilitating this event. 📷 Kat Jayne
1 7an hour ago
Okay. I have presents to give away. 12 days of Fitmas starting Monday 12/16. This a FREE group!!! A prize given away daily... here is how it’s going to work
*I will post a fitness challenge and question daily. You must answer the question and post that you have completed the challenge (a selfie would be nice 😊)
* You must participate in the thread in order to get entered in the daily prize drawing
LET’HAVE SOME FUN WITH THIS AND GET READY FOR 2019
Comment below and I will add you 😘😘
This is a Facebook group so you do need to be on FB
2 7an hour ago
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3 20an hour ago
The NTSV rate is the C-section rate among low-risk, first-time mothers, with a full term baby and head down. Decreasing C-section rate is always our goal to lower complications for the mothers and babys. The current NTSV rate in California as 2016 was 25%. At Pomona Valley Hospital, our rate for 2018 is currently at 17.66% (way below the state average)!!!! It's always a great feeling to know that we are improving our patient care and also getting two free movie tickets 💪🏻😊
See more information about NTSV rate at
Thank you so much Liat Doitcher, you amazing woman 😘, for having me all the way in Israel this morning. Such a necessary and valuable topic.
Link for video in bio 😁
I am looking forward to spreading more messages like this across 2019 and beyond ❤️ Please visit www.JenniferHackerPearson.com/book 📚
I will personally sign all books bought through my website, and donate 5% to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, so they can continue their amazing work to help treat and prevent childbirth injuries 👶
1 133 hours ago
Smoothies are a quick and easy way to incorparate a wide range of vitamins and minerals into your everyday diet.
You can include a wide range of fruit, vegetables and sweetners to satisfy your tastes and potential needs - below is a simple recipe with some additional nutritional infomation:
1/2 banana - bananas in the 1st trimester are beneficial for baby's brain and nerve development and also provide fiber and potassium which are good for your digestive system
1 tbsp greek yoghurt - dairy is the best source of calcium, which is high in phosphorus, B vitamins, magnesium and zinc
200mls milk/milk alternative such as almond milk - almonds are rich in manganese which is high in calcium and helps to regulate weight
Handful of kale and spinach - high in iron, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, folate and potassium. Leafy greens are also rich in antioxidants which benefit the immune system and digestion
Handful of frozen blueberries and 50g strawberries - high in vitamin C which helps your body to absorb iron. Also contains folic acid and antioxidants
50g mango - can help reduce feelings of nausea and contains folic acid which aids fetal development in pregnancy
1 tbsp honey/6 dates (>36 weeks pregnant)/ginger - included for taste and to add sweetness to the smoothie. Ginger can help with nausea and morning sickness and dates after 36 weeks gestation have lots of benefits (see earlier post for further details)
5 283 hours ago
I remember when I was postpartum with my first son and I was struggling with how hard I was finding Motherhood. There were days where I cried the entire day wondering if things would get easier. Things being breastfeeding, sleeping, feeling completely touched out and alone. And you know what? As days passed, they did. Some days I forgot all about my struggles. Some things took months. Some would disappear for weeks and then come back and remind me how hard things can be. Some days you will find it hard. It might be all consuming and you might long for the early days to be done. You might find yourself wishing the days away. Longing for the days where baby can do this or that. It’s okay Mama - easier days will come. So will harder days. But you will come out of it. 💗 [📷 @minna_so
Meet Heather- our Spotlight Doula of the week! She says “Doula work found me after my second “not quite what I had hoped for” birth, although a very necessary one, as it led me to this work. It taught me the absolute importance and value of continuous support for women through their birthing process. One thing that I seem to be especially in tune to is when to give women and their partners the space they need, and when to step in and guide, direct, or suggest.
My favorite thing about supporting partners is watching their pride and love when the mother acknowledges their support, and how much more connected they are to their partner and new baby when they themselves realize how vital they were to the birth. Having the right team present during the birth of a baby is instrumental in making sure the mother remains happy and healthy both during AND after the birth of her new one.” @doulaheathertaylor 📸: @sandiegobirthphotographer
Last year August, this song(on auto replay) was the only thing that could express how I felt. In that hospital @st.ivesspecialist in that room, this song, my "tongues" and the fetal heart beat sound from that machine was all that mattered. I felt pain, yes but I didn't shout or scream. I grabbed @adegbitedre hand tire😆. @obodo_k my wonderful gynecologist, thank you.
Alot happened before that day, back and forth on medical tests, scan, examinations etc. Cervix undilated and too high up, alot but God had a plan.
Even after delivery, alot alot happened. Post partum high bp, back pain that yielded only to tramadol,etc. For close to two months, I couldn't pick too many calls or be too active on social media but I knew God had a plan. Some people complained about my not picking calls, some thought I was proud but like I always say "If you have no part in the story, there is no point sharing it with you". All in all, YOU ARE GOD FROM BEGINNING (OF PREGNANCY) TO THE END ( DELIVERY). THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ARGUMENT.
Never shared the testimony about my son before, I felt led to share 10 percent of it tonight, will share the whole testimony later.
But dear people, he is always God, no man can predict his move, he can only show whom he choose to show and when he choose to show you. Let him be your alpha and omega, trust him and not any man.
He formed your fetus,he knew him before you conceived him. He knows your baby's name. He knows the right time to bring him to the world. It pays to serve Jesus.
@nathanielblow I bless God for your annointing, keep waxing strong in him. Your songs are deep and they minister to me all the time.
I MIGHT delete post in 30mins OR NOT
Truth talk: I see fewer and fewer women preparing for birth. Women are going into labor and delivery having no idea what to expect. That often causes them to be frightened and unsure. ⠀
You'll feel better about your birth experience if you take some time to prepare. The amount of preparation you do is a personal choice, but you should do something. It may be reading a few articles or watching videos online. Or perhaps you talk to friends and family about their experiences. You might read a book or two, or maybe you go all in and take a childbirth class. Whatever you decide, you'll be glad you did it.⠀
If you need help preparing I have a couple things you'll find useful! One is a free one hour mini-course on How To Make Your Birth Plan. I also have a comprehensive childbirth education class The Birth Preparation Course. Links to both in bio!⠀
A lovely new mama was happily surprised when her husband had organised a Head & Shoulder massage, which helped release any unwanted tension.⠀
This was followed by a relaxing Foot massage and a beautiful fresh Blow wave. ⠀
The new mum was so thrilled after being pampered making her feel relaxed and a little more like herself again. ⠀
Her precious baby boy sleep peacefully in his daddy’s arms. Bless. ⠀
Happy Mama! 💆🏻♀️
Meet Amy Bosarge:
By looking at the picture above, could you believe she was in complete Heart Failure!?
2 months after the birth of her baby girl, Amy began feeling ill. She developed a cough and became short of breath by just walking around her home. One night, trying to lay down, she immediately felt like she was drowning; gasping for air. A few days later, she was too weak to do any physical activity, along with severely swollen legs and feet. She felt like something was seriously wrong and went to the emergency room. After running test, fluid was found building around her heart and lungs. She was then diagnosed Peri Partum Cardiomyopathy aka PPCM, a rare type of heart failure which occurs during pregnancy or up to 5 months post partum. The condition weakens the heart muscle and causes the heart to become enlarged. As a result, the heart can't pump blood properly to the rest of the body. She was given proper treatment and released to go with a LifeVest (wearable deffribulator).
3 months after diagnosis, she was recovered enough to no longer need the LifeVest.
Today Amy is still on her road to recovery with medications. She continues to raise awareness for PPCM and other women like herself.
You can follow Amys story
@Amy Bosarge (on facebook)
Visit Savethemommies.com and PPCMfund.com to learn more about the Silent killer in young, healthy pregnant women.
Hey new Mama 💗
I know you’re tired
You haven’t slept the last few weeks because you’ve been SO uncomfortable. I know you were in labour for hours, maybe even days and you’re mentally and physically exhausted.
I know you’re feeling all the feels. You are finally holding your little angel in your arms after all this time! It is equal parts exciting and terrifying!
You’re wondering will I be good enough for her? Will I be able to give her everything she needs!?
Take a deep breath, mama!
Boy, have I been there! Emotions running wild, laughing one minute and crying the next, the constant worry and compulsive googling😂. Yup. Been there🙋🏼♀️
If I could give you one major thing I wish someone would have told me - EMBRACE your hot mess postpartum self!
No one, I repeat, NO ONE expects you to have it all together! Guard your sanity! Don’t be afraid to say no to visitors, and if you do have company; don’t feel the need to play hostess!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and accept it when it’s offered!
Don’t put the pressure on yourself to look like every instamom of your feed. Perfect hair, makeup, and back in their jeans...it’s ok to wear sweatpants & a messy bun for as long as you want!
We’re worth protected energy and sacred slowness and asking for help and rest. ♥️ Beautiful picture - @dez.dawn Repost @bridget__lauren
Now about Allan: this dude was a ROCKSTAR. I mean, he basically turned into an OBGYN right there in the tub. He went into medic mode. He broke my water. He helped stretch so that I didn't tear. He fully delivered our last baby, midwife watching in awe nearby in case she was needed. He did it all, happily, with a calm demeanor. Some dudes pass out at this sight. Allan is incredible. #superdad
I got in the birth tub, and after a few contractions I felt very secluded and alone. I begged Allan to come in with me (which he was not planning on), and he gracefully joined me. I had no idea how much I would need his help getting through it this time. After such a long time of laboring, fully expecting to meet my baby 3 days prior, I had almost no emotional capacity left to work off of. #firstname.lastname@example.org