Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    Being born isn’t a matter of being sick, but sometimes matters procede to a point in which the mother needs immediate medical attention or will die.
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    My second child was trying to exit with his umbilicus between him and the exit. Every time my wife had a contraction, his fetal heart rate dropped as it cut off oxygen to him.
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    Because he was in a hospital and because that hospital was using fetal monitoring and because there was a doctor on hand who could perform a C-section, he was born alive and without brain injury.
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    ’Nuf said

  2. RWJAMES

    RWJAMES said, over 1 year ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    While I do agree that there is a time and place for medical intervention in a pregnancy, I nonetheless believe that far too many doctors invent such occasions for reasons that have more to do with their own ego or convenience than with the health and well-being of the mother and fetus.

    When pregnant with my brother, my mother frequently questioned her doctor about the fetus’ development and the sorts of activities in which she could safely engage. Annoyed at actually having to interact with a mere patient, he told my father that her behaviour was symptomatic of pregnancy-related hysteria, and that she needed to be medicated.

    Then he put her on Thalidomide.

    ’Nuf said.

  3. bordercolliedawn

    bordercolliedawn said, over 1 year ago

    Beautiful cartoon today! Well done in every way.

  4. kauri44

    kauri44 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m puzzling over what the temperature is on that roof. Lemont is in his Trek t-shirt and Clyde is bundled up for winter (or fencing stolen goods)…

  5. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @RWJAMES

    Back in the day…..they didn’t know much about women’s health in general. Back then, I think more doctors killed women than saved them.

  6. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Pregnancy was never an illness, it’s a natural part of the life circle. While I applaud the women that want to do it naturally, if I didn’t have my son in a hospital, neither of us would be here. 18 hours of labor and another 2 pushing……he couldn’t make it out without a C-sec.

  7. mdalton

    mdalton GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Anything that can result in perineal tearing is an illness as far as I’m concerned.

  8. tedsini

    tedsini said, over 1 year ago

    If we ever “cure” birth it will be the end of us.

  9. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, over 1 year ago

    Terrifically high infant mortality rate? Hmm, could it have have something to do with the level of personal responsibility in the US? For instance, they say that one in ten in Baltimore are addicted to heroin. I would imagine something like that would have an effect on infant mortality.

  10. Robert Pratt

    Robert Pratt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Helpful: http://blog.imperfectparent.com/2006/07/24/the-lie-about-us-infant-mortality-rates/ It’s all in what you measure.

  11. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Pratt

    It might be a good article but since he chooses to slander those who opt out of the healthcare system, I honestly could not go much further. Ad hominem attacks turn me off.

  12. spikeline

    spikeline said, over 1 year ago

    It is a very thought-provoking film. There are definitely situations where a mother or baby’s life is in danger. In most other situations, though, delivery can be a more gradual, loving procedure with more comfort for the mother, fewer toxic drugs and more bonding between baby and parents. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995061/?ref_=sr_1

  13. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, over 1 year ago

    @kauri44

    Addicts are always cold.

  14. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, it depends on how you measure infant mortality. In the US, we count even highly premature births as “live births”. In most European countries, a child has to survive over 90 days to be considered a “live birth”.
    Apples to oranges.

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