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GIVING birth is no easy task. In fact, some say that it’s the greatest pain a woman will ever experience. Hence the truism that once a woman gets pregnant, one foot is already in the grave.
What is true is that far too many women in the Philippines still die from complications related to their pregnancies.
PSYCHIATRIST Dr. Agnes Bueno began to acquire a reputation as a sex therapist when viewers of her late night television show started to ask her about sex.
Dr. Bueno believes that the late time slot of her program may have emboldened people who would otherwise have kept their questions to themselves.
THERE were no hospitals in Cordon, Isabela when Inesita Javonillo was a child.
Now, the 72-year-old Javonillo is the medical director of her own hospital. All four of her children have followed in her footsteps, with her youngest child about to earn his medical degree.
Dr. Javonillo says that the change she likes the most in Isabela is that the poor now have access to hospitalization, thanks to Governor Grace Padaca’s PhilHealth program. As a doctor, she saw firsthand that the poor could not afford tests such as CT scans and ultrasounds, and even something as basic as an x-ray.
AS an accompanying podcast to our latest i Report feature, “Tempest in a (Feeding) Bottle“, environmental laywer Ipat Luna talks about how breastfeeding, despite the fact that no females in her lineage successfully breastfed their children, became a clear choice when her son Alon finally arrived four years ago.
It helped that Luna’s husband is himself a breastfeeding advocate. But she also soon realized she would have to live with a host of practical things if she did not breastfeed — like dragging around a sterilizer everywhere for the next six months; making sure the temperature is right, the water is boiled the right amount of time; making sure the mixed milk doesn’t spoil, the mix is exactly right, the measuring spoon, the edge of the can, the very air is safe.