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Secret 6: Learn Hospital Strategies: Buy Time and Let Go

Kalena Cook and Margaret Christensen, M.D. University of North Texas Press PDF


Learn Hospital Strategies

Buy Time and Let Go

I advised Lisa to stay at home until she couldn’t talk through a contraction, because once you go to the hospital, your arrival time is documented. “It’s like punching in on a clock,” I told her. “Your progress becomes measured by the hour. Even with your husband at your side, bring a female doula or a friend to support you because the nurses will be in and out. Keep upright as much as possible during active labor— don’t take labor lying down.You can do it.”

As Lisa sat on my patio sipping her iced tea that sunny day, I shared with her the benefits of natural childbirth. She didn’t think her doctor would support it. At thirty weeks into her pregnancy, she switched to another doctor who was known for delivering natural births. Lisa shares her successful birth of Jacob.

Stretching Time

Lisa’s Story

After Erika brought me over to talk with Kalena (the author), I switched to a new doctor who supported natural birth in a hospital. I saw my new doctor for my first two visits and had one visit with each of her female partners so I would know whoever would be on-call. Each doctor answered my questions and was nice. My doctor gave me the impression that if I needed an hour of her time to answer questions, she'd give it. I did not feel rushed at all with her. She was laid back and thorough.

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Dan E. Burns University of North Texas Press PDF
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Chapter One: What is bias and why does it matter?

Jana, Tiffany; Freeman, Matthew Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If you’re a man, or you have men in your life, here’s some news you can use: grow a beard. Seriously. Men with beards are seen as more trustworthy. Two men advertising the same product, one with a beard and one without, make customers feel differently. The fact is, bearded salesmen sell more stuff.1 Most people would tell you beards on spokesmen don’t sway them, but they’d be wrong. Why? Because our brains have subtle preferences that we don’t even know about. Americans, it turns out, have a pro-beard bias.

As a cultural ally, someone who seeks to expand their understanding of others and use it for good, you probably have a sense of what bias is. Many people know it when they see it, but can’t define it very well. Here is a simple definition to prevent any confusion:

What types of things might a person favor over another? Well, anything really—a person might prefer certain flavors, colors, textures, sports, cities, teams, etc. No one really gets bent out of shape over flavor bias. Tiffany, for example, can’t stand spicy flavors.

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12 Characteristics of Self-Betrayal

, The Arbinger Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

“To begin with, think about this: When did Nancy seem worse to me, before I betrayed myself or afterward?”

“Afterward, for sure,” I said, his question pulling me back to his story.

“Yes,” said Bud, “and when do you suppose sleep seemed more important to me, before I betrayed myself or after?”

“Oh, I guess after.”

“And when do you suppose other interests—like my work responsibilities the next morning, for example—seemed more pressing to me, before I betrayed myself or after?”

“Again, after.”

Bud paused for a moment.

“Now here’s another question: Take a look again at how I started to see Nancy. Do you suppose that in reality she’s as bad as she seemed to me after I betrayed myself?”

“No, probably not,” I said.

“I can vouch for Nancy,” said Kate. “The woman described up there bears no resemblance.”

“That’s true,” Bud agreed.

“Yeah, but what if she did?” I interjected. “I mean, what if she really was a lazy and inconsiderate person, and even a bad wife, for that matter? Wouldn’t that make a difference?”

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Naomi Scott University of North Texas Press PDF

GLOSSARY numbing of responsiveness to the environment, exaggerated startle response, guilt feelings, impairment of memory, and difficulty in concentration and sleep.

Precautions: Physical or mental conditions which limit an individual’s participation in an equine assisted program.

Proprioception: The mechanism involved in the self-regulation of posture and movement through stimuli originating in receptors imbedded in the joints, tendons, muscles and internal ear (labyrinth). The perception of internal bodily conditions, such as contraction or stretching of muscles, bending, and straightening.

Proprioceptive: Capable of receiving stimuli originating in internal tissue.

Rainbow reins: Reins with bilateral bands of color, enabling the instructor to tell the rider which color to hold for the proper length of rein to carry out various maneuvers, including turning, stopping, backing, and trotting.

Range of Motion: The degree of free, unrestricted motion found in each joint in the body.

Scoliosis: A lateral curvature of the spine, predominantly congenital.

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