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the "stork story" is a good as any  

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Any woman who has gone thru it or anyone who has observed it knows that delivering a baby is nothing less than a miracle. A natural process that women do everyday!

So let's take a look at the longest of the three stages in delivering a baby. Stage 1: Early Labor, Active Labor, and Transition. In this stage, if everything goes smoothly, there are 3 very distinct parts.

Early Labor: The cervix begins to dilate from 0 to about 3 centimeters signaled by mild contractions that last up to a minute and come about every 5 to 20 minutes apart.

What you do: Deliver a 30 minute speech. You've been through this 4 times before. You know you have plenty of time before the baby comes.

Active Labor: The cervix dilates to nearly 7 centimeters signaled by stronger and longer contractions coming about every 2 to 4 minutes apart. But, it could take between 3 to 8 hours before the baby is actually delivered. Could be longer for first-timers or shorter for those who are "fruitful and multiplying". Breathing and relaxation techniques and walking are suppose to help with the "growing discomfort".

What you do: Prepare to catch a cab and go to the airport to take a 8 hour flight back home to deliver you 5th child. You've got time. You've been through this before. You're not one bit concerned about delivering a premature infant with Down's Syndrome.

The Transition: This is generally the shortest but mos difficult phase of labor - dilating from 7 to 10 centimeters. Contractions are harder lasting up to 90 seconds and they come more frequently - or never stop. Pain relief is a viable option at this time for those opting out of natural childbirth. The Transition could be longer for first-timers (up to 3 hours) or shorter for those who are "fruitful and multiplying" (about 15 minutes).

What you do: Take a flight to Alaska from Dallas that stops in Seattle. Don't let anyone know that you're in labor and about to deliver a premature baby; and arrive in Anchorage safe and sound in time to welcome a new life into the world at 6:30A.

It could happen! Really it could! It happened to Gov. Sarah Palin. Don't you believe her? Might be something to that "stork story".

Speak the Truth!

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old SjP ain't got nothing more to say.

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6 sojourners hollin' back

People are spewing such hate-filled venom merely because some were attempting to find the truth in a story that just didn't add up. It wasn't about attacking "their" candidate - especially since some of the information concerning Trig's paternity was posted by Republicans. But I say... the Rumor mill...a path worth taking. The admission of Bristol's pregnancy is irrelevant. Whether it would have been made public knowledge prior to the election had it not been for bloggers is paramount.

September 1, 2008 at 7:35 PM

@ Blog Queen, I'm right with you. This new "news" is quite a coincidence which raises even more questions as to WHY she was selected to be McCain's running mate. And you are absolutely correct, if it had not been for the bloggers, the story never would have broken!

I've been saying for days now, that something just ain't right with this pick...just wish I knew what the real deal is because I really feel like we're all being played like a harp.

September 1, 2008 at 8:04 PM

I made SURE my husband knew all about labor. When our second child was born, I dislocated one of DH's fingers and didn't even know it!

September 1, 2008 at 8:40 PM

@KentuckyGal, "dislocated one of DH's fingers". LOL! When our first was born I grabbed my Best Half's shirt collar when one of those real good ones hit. He had to pry my fingers away to breathe.

Much obliged for stopping by, please don't be a stranger.

September 1, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Whats crazy is people are saying we should ignore this.

Ignore an unwed teen mother living with her Republican mom who pushes family values and opposes sex education.

Obama doesnt have to ask the questions but Palin does have to answer them.

September 2, 2008 at 4:33 AM

@Clnmike, and there are certainly a lot of questions she has to answer. Obama knows that - and he knows that others will ask them so he doesn't have to.

September 2, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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