So I'm throwing in a bonus post here, one that I didn't originally plan on writing. I had a breakthrough last night that I have to share. I have been struggling with something these past several days, wondering why the sorrow that I feel is somewhat different than what I felt when I experienced grief before. I have lost people that are close to me, of course, who hasn't? I have mourned them, missed them and still do at times. This has been a different journey than any other.
So every pregnant mom knows what a cervical check is, but in case there is anyone out there in the veiwing audience that does not, it is a procedure done during labor by a practitioner (the mom's OB, Midwife or L&D nurse) to check cervical dilation. During the first stage of labor the cervix (the mouth of the uterus that essentially keeps the baby safely inside) dilates, or opens, from 0 cm to 10 cm. Once the cervix is at 10 cm dilation, mom is genrally considered "complete"
I just saw this on the news this morning,. The local morning show on Fox ran a short blurb about this research that was done back in 2010. The story was so short that I couldn't even find it on their website later.
The research that was conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a couple of years ago, was by no means an iron-clad scientific study. The study group was very small, only 19 women, so that in itself makes the results inconclusive because the group was s