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[#89.2] Cesareans, women’s health, and MOM PROM 2015

Posted: 2015/04/20 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Podcasts
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mom prom

To download, right-click and select “Save link as…PUNKONOMICS 4-8-15 PT.2

In the studio were Maggie Finley, Angela Ziegler, and Charlotte Trinquet (AKA Fairy-Doctor and Mrs Punkonomics)
  • April is Cesarean Awareness Month

  • Florida currently has a 38.9% cesarean rate, third highest in the US

  • Florida’s rate of c-sections is more than double what the World Health Organization considers a safe number

  • The 2nd Annual Central Florida Mom Prom will be held at the UCF Radisson on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 7-11pm

  • Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit local ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) chapters

Okay, so maybe you didn’t have the best time at your *own* prom, but wasn’t getting dressed up fun?  How about spending time dancing the night away, and hanging with all your besties?  That’s what this event is all about…..let your hair down, throw on an old bridesmaid dress (or heck, treat yourself to a new one), or just come as you are and enjoy this fundraiser, benefiting the local Orlando ICAN* chapters.

Best part?  No one there will be crying in the bathroom because some boy ruined her night.  It’s a ladies only event.  (Or maybe the best part is that at THIS prom, there will be a bar.  Maybe no one will spike the punchbowl, but you can just straight up order a cocktail.)

Also, there are swag bags to ALL attendees and one lucky lady will be crowned Prom Queen!  Prom Queen is selected by raffle, and you can buy as many tickets for that as you like.  We will also have silent auctions and other raffles- you get one raffle ticket with your admission, and more are available for purchase either in advance or at the event.  That ticket also gets you non-alcoholic drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets may be purchased online for $50 in advance at the event website, centralfloridamomprom.com.

Since they make any party even better, we will have a photo booth there, too!  The theme is #RockThe80s and we will have plenty of nostalgic stuff to pose with.  You can also come all decked out in your hottest neon colors, big shoulder pads, jelly shoes, legwarmers, and fingerless gloves.  Get your tickets today!

*Central Florida Mom Prom is hosted by three local chapters of ICAN; ICAN of Orlando,ICAN of East Central Florida, and ICAN of Brevard. Central Florida’s three ICAN chapters hold monthly mother-to-mother support meetings several times a month. The meetings offer support to women recovering from cesareans,  provide education of evidence based maternity care, and advocate for informed decision making within our community.

The United States ranks 45th in the world for maternal safety, despite having the world’s highest maternity costs. The increased cesarean section rate is one factor linked to that stark statistic.

About International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

International Cesarean Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 150 chapters worldwide. ICAN’s mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  www.ICAN-Online.org, www.ICANofOrlando.org, www.ICANofEastCentralFlorida.com, www.ICANofBrevard.org

About Birth in Awareness

Birth in Awareness provides homebirth and midwifery services to the Greater Orlando area.

For more information, please contact Maggie Finley at media@centralfloridamomprom.com

[#89.1] Cesareans, women’s health, and MOM PROM 2015

Posted: 2015/04/20 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Podcasts
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mom prom
To download, right-click and select “Save link as…PUNKONOMICS 4-8-15 PT.1
In the studio were Maggie Finley, Angela Ziegler, and Charlotte Trinquet (AKA Fairy-Doctor and Mrs Punkonomics)
  • April is Cesarean Awareness Month

  • Florida currently has a 38.9% cesarean rate, third highest in the US

  • Florida’s rate of c-sections is more than double what the World Health Organization considers a safe number

  • The 2nd Annual Central Florida Mom Prom will be held at the UCF Radisson on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 7-11pm

  • Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit local ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) chapters

Okay, so maybe you didn’t have the best time at your *own* prom, but wasn’t getting dressed up fun?  How about spending time dancing the night away, and hanging with all your besties?  That’s what this event is all about…..let your hair down, throw on an old bridesmaid dress (or heck, treat yourself to a new one), or just come as you are and enjoy this fundraiser, benefiting the local Orlando ICAN* chapters.

Best part?  No one there will be crying in the bathroom because some boy ruined her night.  It’s a ladies only event.  (Or maybe the best part is that at THIS prom, there will be a bar.  Maybe no one will spike the punchbowl, but you can just straight up order a cocktail.)

Also, there are swag bags to ALL attendees and one lucky lady will be crowned Prom Queen!  Prom Queen is selected by raffle, and you can buy as many tickets for that as you like.  We will also have silent auctions and other raffles- you get one raffle ticket with your admission, and more are available for purchase either in advance or at the event.  That ticket also gets you non-alcoholic drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets may be purchased online for $50 in advance at the event website, centralfloridamomprom.com.

Since they make any party even better, we will have a photo booth there, too!  The theme is #RockThe80s and we will have plenty of nostalgic stuff to pose with.  You can also come all decked out in your hottest neon colors, big shoulder pads, jelly shoes, legwarmers, and fingerless gloves.  Get your tickets today!

*Central Florida Mom Prom is hosted by three local chapters of ICAN; ICAN of Orlando,ICAN of East Central Florida, and ICAN of Brevard. Central Florida’s three ICAN chapters hold monthly mother-to-mother support meetings several times a month. The meetings offer support to women recovering from cesareans,  provide education of evidence based maternity care, and advocate for informed decision making within our community.

The United States ranks 45th in the world for maternal safety, despite having the world’s highest maternity costs. The increased cesarean section rate is one factor linked to that stark statistic.

About International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

International Cesarean Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 150 chapters worldwide. ICAN’s mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  www.ICAN-Online.org, www.ICANofOrlando.org, www.ICANofEastCentralFlorida.com, www.ICANofBrevard.org

About Birth in Awareness

Birth in Awareness provides homebirth and midwifery services to the Greater Orlando area.

For more information, please contact Maggie Finley at media@centralfloridamomprom.com

Show #36 G^3, Girl Gamers Geeking!

Posted: 2013/06/17 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Podcasts
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Special Guests: Felix Balak, Penelope and Mia Dutton, and a special shout-out to “Feminist Frequency” on YouTube for inspiring several parts of our show! We aren’t telling you to watch her videos, but the link is right there, and it is very thought-provoking, so if you happen to have any interest whatsoever, it may be a good idea to check her out, though, under no circumstances are we in any way attempting to influence you into looking at the very interesting and well thought-out arguments she’s laid out.

(FCC regulations don’t allow us to tell you to do anything, though suggestions are fine.)

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/does-it-matter-whether-game-of-thrones-is-feminist

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Salvadoran Woman Has Been Denied A Life-Saving Abortion Even Though Her Fetus Is Missing Its Brain | ThinkProgress.

The abortion debate is even more cynical than most naive moralistic rhetoric and a relatively modern phenomena since women have had access to different kinds of birth control including abortion for millenia. Women have been denied their reproductive rights so that they can be enslaved by elites–in European history the Inquisition and it’s genocide of the witches and the destruction of medical knowledge was key.

I fully empathize with many people’s strong emotions about life but they are sadly being manipulated in this case. I truly hope my words are not taken as insensitive trolling and am happy to engage in more detailed discussion about this painful ethical dilemma.

Violence against women in America’s backyard, from Amanda Berry to U.S. Military | Reel Girl.

With Jay Gordon. No we didn’t break out in song from The Wizard of Oz… but almost haha