Yet another social statistic has improved under National’s watch. More older people are having babies because they can afford it and fewer teens are having babies because they can’t. There has always been a correlation between the number of children a family has and the amount of wealth they have. Becoming a teenage mum, in most cases, is a recipe for poverty later in life. It is fantastic news that fewer of our teenagers are becoming mothers. Even better is the news that our abortion rates have also dropped.
How the hell do you not know you are pregnant?
Surely she had a clue after flipping it up, then when she skipped 5 periods…perhaps that was a clue?
No let’s blame someone else for not keeping her legs shut.
An Australian sailor is suing the Department of Defence for the cost of bringing up her child after navy medical staff failed to detect her pregnancy.
Emily Hetherington, now aged 26 from NSW, is seeking damages for pain and suffering and loss of earnings, claiming if her pregnancy had been confirmed she would not have kept the child.
Victorian Supreme Court Justice Bernard Bongiorno was told on Thursday that Hetherington did not find out about her condition until she was 22 weeks pregnant and by then it was too late for an abortion.
Hetherington underwent a series of medical examinations on January 14, 2008, in Hobart after enlisting with the Royal Australian Navy when she had no idea she was already pregnant. Read more »
A pregnant woman who fled police after being stopped at a checkpoint on her way home for a night out drinking was “grossly intoxicated”, police say.
The 24-year-old woman, who was also a disqualified driver, failed to stop at the checkpoint in central Nelson, resulting in a short pursuit at about 3.20am, Sergeant David Lauer said.
The woman fled through a 50kmh residential area near Nelson Hospital at speeds of 70kmh for about a kilometre, before being pulled over by police.
She produced a reading of 938 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath – almost four times the new blood alcohol limit.
The woman was three months pregnant and “grossly intoxicated”, Lauer said. Read more »
Wait for the interesting bit, where it mentions a “Do not disturb” sign.
A heavily pregnant woman and her partner were caught having sex in a hospital bed while waiting to have their baby induced.
The mother and father were discovered by a cleaner who heard moaning coming from a private room on the maternity ward.
The worker told hospital bosses what she had found but was informed there are no rules against having sex on the ward at St Michael’s Hospital, in Bristol.
The hospital’s policy is for frisky couples to put a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door
There you go. Apparently having sex in the hospital, whether for medical reasons or not, is accommodated by having a sign that can go on the door. Do not disturb – occupiers are at it.
A hospital source said: ‘Other patients on the unit heard the commotion and were upset. The cleaner was utterly shocked.
‘She was amazed to be told it was OK. The hospital’s advice appears to be just to put a sign up – amazing.’
A hospital spokeswoman said: ‘Staff work hard to ensure privacy and dignity is maintained for all patients. Read more »
Man was it hard not to put “feral” in that headline. Check this out
The West Coast District Health Board has offered to pay up to $350 in petrol and fuel vouchers to smoking pregnant women in a bid to get them to quit the habit.
To check they do not cheat, they will have to blow into a carbon monoxide detector once a week.
The programme has been trialled by Counties Manakau DHB with a quit rate of 65 per cent for those who stay the course. Regular quit programmes normally achieve 30 to 40 per cent success.
The West Coast DHB is not sure yet how many women will participate, so the exact cost is unclear, but the organisers point out it costs $3000 a night to look after a premature baby, and smokers are more likely to go into labour early.
After one week smokefree, the reward is a $50 voucher, with $25 rewards up to week 12. Mothers still smokefree two weeks after the baby’s arrival — a time when some women relapse — will earn a $50 pharmacy voucher. Read more »
The Greens have brought Abortion back into the light and are making it an election issue. I feel that it is only fair to make the face of the day the face of those that the Green’s feel should be more easily disposed of. If you have been hiding under a rock the past few days you may not be aware of a law change that they are proposing that will take away the few weak restrictions that we have left that stand in the way of a Mother having Abortion on demand for any reason whatsoever.
I could try and shock by showing you horrific, graphic photos of aborted children. Many people are not aware of how they are killed or how late term abortions are performed. If you want to face the nasty reality do a Google search. I warn you now that only the seriously deluded will be able to look at those photos and maintain that they are a) Not babies b) Part of a woman’s body.
They have decided to have as a policy a change to abortion law to streamline the killing of children faster.
The Greens have ratified a policy on abortion, which would get rid of a process a certified consultant says is “perfectly workable”.
Abortion is a crime under the Crimes Act, and is legal only if two consultants agree that the pregnancy would seriously harm the woman’s physical or mental health, or that there is a substantial risk the child would be born seriously disabled.
The Greens want abortion removed from the crime statutes, saying it would reduce stigma and judgment surrounding the procedure. This would mean a woman seeking one would not need external approval.
“The Green Party trusts women to make decisions that are best for them and their whanau/family,” women’s spokeswoman Jan Logie said.
That’s nice…they make a decision that another kid isn’t wanted, so reef it out…never to be part of a family so someone can decide what is best for them. Read more »
You remember Josie don’t you? She was the one that got the government to pay for her boob job, then supposedly felt guilty about taking tax payers’ money, so she decided to go into prostitution to earn enough money to pay for the boob job herself.
Here’s her photo, just to jog your memory, post-op.
Now, before you jump over the break, another tidbit that’s quite relevant: She’s pregnant! Read more »
Apparently smoking fags while pregnant increases the likelihood that your kid will turn out gay.
Not sure I believe this but it is interesting nonetheless.
A neuroscientist has claimed a woman’s lifestyle during pregnancy is directly linked to the development of their children, influencing whether they may be gay and having an impact on their IQ.
Women who smoke or lead a stressful life during their pregnancy can influence their child’s sexuality and IQ, a neuroscientist has claimed. Read more »