I woke up this morning feeling cold. I checked the thermostat and it read 71 degrees. I haven't had the...
I woke up this morning feeling cold. I checked the thermostat and it read 71 degrees. I haven't had the heat on in several days because, well, we haven't needed it. But 71 is a little cold for me, so I turned the heat on. Then I checked Facebook and read update after update from my friends around the country whose homes are literally buried under snow. Even my family and friends in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, are experiencing temperatures in the teens. I stopped feeling sorry for myself for having to turn the heater on this morning. I guess the "lifestyle premium" that those of us who live in Southern California pay is now paying us! The high today is supposed to be 69. As such, the national news is obviously all about the weather. I came the following this morning:
The National Guard said two guardsmen used Humvees to transport an ambulance crew to a rural home [in Kansas] where the ambulance could not travel.The National Guard then transported the pregnant women to the hospital in time for the birth of the baby. (Source: KMBC.com)
Ladies, if you're pregnant, nearing your delivery date and you live in an area being affected by this insane weather, think through your options for getting to the hospital or birthing center (or for getting your doula or other people who are assisting in your birth to your home, if you're planning a home birth). Options may be limited, but at least know who to call in the event you need help. And stay warm!

Photo Credit: Kevin Burkett


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