January 31, 1986 |
Marie Osmond's Exercises for Mothers-to-Be, by Elizabeth Noble (New American Library: $12.95). This clearly ranks as one of the most honest celebrity exercise books in that it acknowledges that the exercises are designed by someone else (Noble) and merely demonstrated by the person who's name is in the title.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1988 |
Three days after delighted spectators watched the birth of the calf he sired, Orky the killer whale died at Sea World. The death Monday leaves the amusement park chain with only one proven breeding male among its 12 surviving whales, dealing a blow to the breeding program it hopes will supply killer whales for shows at the park. Seven-ton Orky, at 30 or so the oldest killer whale in captivity, was so important to that breeding program that Sea World paid $23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1998
Why is Ventura County having such a difficult time deciding when welfare mothers with newborn infants should return to work? That is easy, and it doesn't take a college education to figure it out. Just ask any working mother who has delivered a baby. If the mother delivered naturally, she will return to work in six weeks. If she delivered her baby by C-section, she will return to work in eight weeks. Why do welfare mothers get to stay out of work 12 weeks to a year? Maybe all of us mothers should go on welfare and get the same amount of maternity leave.
July 16, 1988 |
Denise Herr's dreams had come true. She had a loving husband, a comfortable home in Yorba Linda, and a beautiful, healthy baby boy. So why was she crying? "I felt so isolated," she says. "I felt that my intelligence was dwindled down to speaking baby talk to a baby. I had recently graduated from college, and I worked two jobs while I was going to school, and all of a sudden I had nothing to do, and no one to talk to about having nothing to do. My days were so slow-moving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1996 |
In this era of downsizing and cost-cutting even childbirth is taking a hit. In what some complain is an attempt by insurance companies to save money, a trend toward earlier release of new mothers from hospitals has begun. Women are being discharged as early as eight hours after giving birth. Social activists complain that these new policies are particularly harmful to poor mothers released without the proper support and guidance.
June 21, 2010 |
By the time women reach 44 years old, roughly 85% have given birth. Yet even though pregnancy and childbirth are so commonplace, health insurance coverage and support services to keep mothers and babies healthy are often seriously deficient. Some private insurers, for example, treat pregnancy as a preexisting condition and charge pregnant women higher premiums or refuse to cover costs associated with childbirth. Low-income women can get Medicaid coverage while they're pregnant, but they generally lose it 60 days after giving birth unless they're very poor.
July 12, 1988 |
The fantasy, a familiar one to many new mothers, goes like this: Those excess pounds that didn't disappear in the delivery room will magically melt away with the high-calorie demands of minding a new baby. After all, it happens that way on television and in the movies as women deliver babies one day, then zip themselves into skin-tight jeans the next. 20% Gain Too Much But the real-life script can be radically different.
September 9, 1990 |
An Iraqi Airways charter flight arrived here late Saturday carrying 130 Americans from Kuwait, including a woman who gave birth to twins while fighting raged around her in the conquered nation. "I could hear the bombs while I was in labor," said Claudia Ledesma of San Diego, who delivered her babies on Aug. 26 while some resistance activity continued against the Iraqis 22 days after they invaded Kuwait.
April 13, 1995 |
"There are some new ideas about childbirth that are thousands of years old." So says Jennifer Huddleston, co-owner with Kelli Way, of the Birth Source, a 6-month-old business dedicated to providing informed choices about motherhood--before, during and after birth. Way and Huddleston met in a study group organized by the International Childbirth Education Assn. in Los Angeles. Both are certified childbirth educators and both had heard horror stories told by women about their birthing experiences.
July 8, 1993 |
New mothers who feel confused and forgetful aren't imagining things. Memory problems are common for about 24 hours after delivery, according to Dr. Arthur I. Eidelman, professor of pediatrics at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, who reported his research recently in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He compared 100 new mothers with 74 other subjects, including non-pregnant childless women, pregnant women in their third trimester and men with newborns.