My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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My Daily Domestic Diigolet 03/27/2008

Mark Twain quotations - Children

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...this curious & pathetic fact of life: that when parents are old & their children grown up, the grown-up children are not the persons they formerly were; that their former selves have wandered away, never to return again, save in dream-glimpses of their young forms that tarry a moment & gladden the eye, then vanish & break the heart.

Mark Twain quotations - Woman

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Women cannot receive even the most palpably judicious suggestion without arguing it; that is, married women.

Mark Twain quotations - A

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wisdom and quotations from Mark Twain.

Preeclampsia and Eclampsia Revisited  Annotated

tags: PBA, cesarean, eclampsia

Delivery is generally recommended for women with severe preeclampsia, even if the fetus is at less than 38 weeks' gestation (Table 3). When severe preeclampsia is diagnosed in a pregnant woman at preterm gestation (usually <32 wk), however, an initial observation period and conservative expectant management in a tertiary care center may be attempted cautiously (Table 3).[65,66] When eclampsia develops, expedient delivery is mandated, regardless of gestational age.

Once it is determined that delivery is required, labor induction should be performed without delay. The goals during the intrapartum period are to prevent seizures, stabilize blood pressure, and promote delivery. During labor and delivery, women with preeclampsia-eclampsia receive IV magnesium sulfate for seizure prophylaxis, usually as a loading dose of 4 to 6 g magnesium sulfate × 7H2O infused for 20 minutes followed by a continuous IV infusion at 2 g/h. Because magnesium is excreted in the urine, blood levels also depend on urine output. Serum blood levels should be monitored. The therapeutic range for magnesium sulfate is generally considered to be 4 to 8 mg/dl. In a patient with elevated creatinine or oliguria, the patient's magnesium level should be followed carefully and the magnesium sulfate infusion adjusted accordingly.

    Continuous electronic fetal heart rate and uterine activity monitoring should be instituted in all cases. Vaginal delivery is safer than cesarean section in women with preeclampsia-eclampsia and usually should be attempted unless there are other obstetric indications for cesarean delivery. Certain women at preterm gestation with severe preeclampsia or eclampsia in whom the cervix is unfavorable for vaginal delivery may benefit from cesarean section without attempting labor induction.

      Eclampsia: Induced or Cesarean Delivery Information on Healthline

      tags: cesarean, eclampsia

      Another article on treatment of choice in eclampsia before 30 weeks- Csection.

      Preeclampsia --  Annotated

      tags: Cesarean, PBA, abortion

      Article specifically stating Cesection treatment of choice if mother or baby in danger

      A cesarean section (an operation to deliver the baby) is more likely if your health or your baby's health is in danger.

        My New Slipcover

        tags: homemaking, sewing