Even though the California Senate and State Assembly both unanimously supported AB 1900, a bill that would allow incarcerated women to remain unshackled during transportation, labor, and delivery, as well as recovery from childbirth, multiple times, The Governator has continuously declined to allow its passage.
As a first time soon to be mother and single at that, the health of the mother and the baby is of utmost importance. To those who are and were as clueless as I was and in need of some direction, here are some helpful things that I found out during my pregnancy. Just to be on the safe side, consult a doctor or health practitioner before starting any medical regiment or accepting medical advice.
"A size 5, say what?! You're kidding, right?" You’re probably thinking, is this girl for real? Complaining being a size 5, that’s still pretty skinny in this world. For someone like me though, it was a number unheard of, but it wasn’t always like that.
That epic blizzard last February that struck the East Coast, paralyzing America's capitol city, did more than dump snow and ice on the town. And did more than cause people to have to spend more on their fuel bills, and to make mad dashes to the store to stock up on food and essentials. It did more than cause people to miss days at work, and to strain their backs shoveling snow and scraping ice. It brought some couples closer together -- rather close together. It gave everybody a lot of free time and some couples used that time productively? Reproductively.
As couples were reported saying to their doctor: We were too close. We were bored. We didn't have anything else to do.