Fundraiser: Body Butter!

I am raising money for the nonprofit expenses using whatever crafts I can think of. The latest is this body butter you can order on my Etsy Shop. Check it out!

I have eczema on my hands and I could not find anything to help it. It lasted several months and became cracked and bled. My hands got infected and the itchy rash spread down to my wrists. I tried ointments, lotions, creams, antibiotic ointment, bandaids, washing in reverse osmosis water, and nothing helped. Then I gave up and tried essential oils. Those only made it worse. A kind clerk at Whole Foods suggested perhaps I am allergic to fragrances. So I tried plain coconut oil for one month. That helped it finally start to heal but then it reached its limit and the itching and cracked skin began to come back. I found this recipe online and tried it out. My hands are smooth now, and as long as I use this after I wash my hands, it stays at bay.

The ingredients are all natural: organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, olive oil, and beeswax. I will be trying out other natural combos in the future but for now, I have 12 of these ready to go, so order them quickly, if you have skin and like it to be soft! =) Also, the jars are really cool looking and you can reuse them when you’re done with the butter.

Another PPD Senate Bill with a New Victim

Here is a heads up that Congress is considering further funding additional new organizations to promote medication to pregnant and new moms. This bill proposes $5 million in funding per year through 2020 ($25 million if you’re bad at math).

In order to self-promote their organization, Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Progress are going on vacay and having a walk on June 18 in Utah. What a nice way to get out of the Atlanta heat… I hear Utah is nice in June what with the antidepressants and the new generation of atypical antipsychotics and all of the psychiatric proselytizing. Jenny Hatch, Christian Delahunty, Ann Blake Tracy, anyone else in Utah care to sign up to support their cause by giving them a giant thumbs up for drugs? Didn’t think so…

As if passing the weakened MOTHERS Act through Obamacare was not bad enough… we now have S 2311 and HB 3235 which are designed to fund programs to flat out increase the number of women being screened and treated for “perinatal mood disorders.” Literally, they took the objections we passed onto the HELP Committee and straight up wrote those objections into positive statements and proposed them as new laws. You don’t like that we want to increase the number of moms taking meds? Well how about we just go for 90% this time instead. No, bully… how about no.

The bill claims that 90 percent of women with PPD or perinatal mood disorders (during pregnancy and beyond) benefit from a combination of medication and counseling. Translation: 90% of mothers who are diagnosed through our EPDS, triple-the-number-of-women-diagnosed screening methods will need to be placed on meds per a government law to screen them and diagnose them with some doctor they have on the other side of a FaceTime screen in the OBGYN’s office. This is a blatant lie!!!

Medication is not effective for perinatal mood disorders! Not one of them has been approved for pregnant and postpartum women by the FDA and these uses are off label. This is otherwise known as FRAUD, and if this gets funded into Medicaid you will have another whistleblower lawsuit on your hands, Pharma…

To market them as such is illegal, which is why Postpartum Support International’s little friends have to try to pass a shady awareness campaign law to get it done. As if working for GSK’s marketing ghostwriting firm doesn’t get you far enough, when you move past that and into the revolving door of pharma front groups you can do all the off label marketing you want through the magic of nonprofit activism!

It is well established that antidepressants show no benefit over a placebo and when all the studies conducted are included, they actually have a negative effect. The side effects include suicide, which the namesake of this bill fell victim to after her psychiatric treatment started.

The namesake of this bill (Not Melanie Stokes this time) died after being hospitalized in a psychiatric ward and treated for postpartum mood disorders and PTSD. Postpartum Progress is organizing a fundraiser in Utah near the home of this psych victim… I guess they don’t have enough money for their organizations yet. This bill also includes remote psychiatric consults (dial a doc) as well as some interesting text and congressional findings.

 

“Congress finds as follows:

(1) Depression is a medical, physiologic illness, and not a sign of weakness or poor parenting.

(2) Maternal depression includes major and minor depressive episodes that occur during pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery.

(3) An estimated 9 to 16 percent of new mothers experience postpartum depression.

(4) Every year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who have depression, which makes perinatal depression the most underdiagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.

(5) The consequences of maternal depression include poor bonding between mother and infant, which may have negative effects on cognitive development, social-emotional development, and behavior of the child

(6) Maternal suicide exceeds hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders as a cause of maternal mortality.

(7) About 90 percent of women who have maternal depression can be treated successfully with a combination of medication and counseling.

(8) States and professional organizations are taking the lead in addressing this problem, through public awareness campaigns, resource collection, and even promoting phone consultations.

(9) Congress should provide resources to support State teams, and help them find innovative solutions to this problem.”

Before I go on much further, take a look at the text of the bill on Congress.gov and see for yourself.

Young Living Oils Fundraiser

As anyone who has followed my blog for any amount of time will attest, I have spent all of my own money on website fees or had work on websites donated, and I have donated all of my time. I am currently in fundraising mode trying to raise the money for website renewal fees this year.

I also recently signed up with Young Living Essential Oils. I love these oils and I joined mainly because I wanted them for my family (apparently I’m not allowed to say what I use them for, thank you so much FDA…). If you’re into oils and were on your way to look for the link to sign up, this would be a great way for you to help out our organization when you sign up. Here it is: http://bit.ly/1SwUJbb. Please email me if you need help. My new email address is aimeejamey@gmail.com.

One Example of Why We Must Stop The MOTHERS Act Video Link Update

So, long story short, someone has reported my video to YouTube and they removed it and blocked it in 167 countries (hello, everywhere) because of the song In My Life by The Beatles. I contested this on Fair Use grounds but they didn’t do anything. So I ended up just deleting the audio from the second song, making the video appropriate for deaf people only, or those of you watching at work or while in class (you know who you are). Which is fine, because here is another link to the video, if you like listening to music too: (aka, please share this video) http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2u50f3

If you’ve never seen my video, I created this several years back when we were fighting against The MOTHERS Act. It tells my story of what can happen if you take Zoloft. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful to be alive and have all of my children here today. To anyone who thinks that you need to take psychotropic drugs to fix whatever your problem is, let this video be a warning to you.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2u50f3

Also, yearly fundraising to pay website registration fees is on. Please go here to donate:

https://pledgie.com/campaigns/31393

 

If All Else Fails, Do Not Announce That You’re Depressed

Trigger warning! This post is full of angry rants from yours truly. I’m really getting fed up with reading the same tragic stories every day and knowing how preventable they are. It talks about babies dying and CPS and PPD and police so if you aren’t in the mood, best to keep clicking elsewhere.

So, today I was tagged in a post about a celebrity talking about her PPD. Thanks Facebook for ruining an otherwise perfectly productive day.

Who the heck is Hayden Panettiere? Oh that’s right, there’s a little thing called Google. Whoever she is, I can look her up if I care. Ever since I got a divorce and quit watching TV I feel as though I started living under a rock. Regularly my online friends write on Facebook about what shows they are watching and all I can think is how do you have the time? A J.D. and a new husband and several children and jobs later, I find myself being tagged in posts regarding postpartum depression to this day. Such and such celebrity is talking about her bout with postpartum depression.

So I click on the link I was just tagged in and I see a familiar looking face. Is she the actress from Heroes? I don’t know but why is she so depressed? I mean she’s gorgeous and famous and rich so why is she depressed? If only I could write something about her being depressed that would help someone else not be depressed. If they could only take enough of XYZ supplement or get proper sunshine or exercise… or social support.

I feel almost like I am watching the entire world self destructing sometimes. I hear about so many people suffering the same exact “side” effects from their medications every day that any time I see a sick baby or a dying baby on a mommy group or a birthing group, I assume that the baby was exposed to a psychiatric drug or to Zofran or to some crazy vaccine.

There are just as many people who think this way like I do now, as there are people out there talking about their depression and the drugs that saved them. I wonder how long the world has been like this. Some of the people I know who have lost almost everything carry on without needing to use drugs any more. A friend of mine lost her son to suicide from antidepressants, and 10 years later, lost her only other child who was murdered by her boyfriend. Another friend of mine lost her daughter to Effexor. Another lost her son to Effexor and then had a miscarriage. Another lost her son to Effexor and is a single mother. Another friend was abandoned by her father’s child and raises him alone. She’s suffered more from the choice to keep her child than most people suffer in a lifetime and yet she carries on and writes about how much joy he brings her life. These friends aren’t banging a drum for drugs or why we need them and they aren’t talking about how brave they are for talking about their depression. They’re talking about how depressed they are after losing their children and how much it sucks having to live with that because of a drug they took. Nothing, not social awareness of depression, or talking about their depression to their doctors, or all the money in the world is ever going to bring those children back.

I feel sorry for anyone who is going through postpartum depression and at the same time, I am irritated because these messages do not come with an answer for people watching. Disease promotion and awareness really do not do anyone any good. Yes, please by all means, do not be afraid to reach out for help. But it is not that simple. The people who need help the most are the ones who can’t afford to take the risk of reaching out, because of the havoc that would surely ensue. If you have PPD, yes go to your doctor and get your meds and all will be ok, right? Wrong. Well, just mention that you’re depressed, but don’t say you have any homicidal thoughts and you’ll be ok, right? Wrong. Well, not unless you’re a famous actress. Because that will create an imaginary bubble of safety around your child’s body and he will become immune from the sedating effects of drugs in breast milk. Your future pregnancies will be risk-free as well. Celebrity babies can’t get heart defects or PPHN.

In an ideal world the help available would be provided by someone who holds our trust, who offers a real solution or constructive advice, or who is there for you. It would be help free of consequences like the 100 side effects on the back of a drug label ranging from heart defects to suicide and homicide. And it would be help free of calls to CPS or police, or help that wouldn’t come up in future court cases with your future ex-husbands. It would be help free of a law requiring your therapist to report you or spend time in jail for a felony. You shouldn’t have to wear a disguise or create a fake online identity and learn computer security just to be able to talk to someone skilled in therapy about a time of crisis in your life.

I am starting to get older and I feel like I have watched the same story unfold over and over online a million times. The second that a mom admits she has feelings, CPS is called. Today I read about a mother whose son is in the hospital on breathing machines. When she became disgruntled with his care and he was getting worse, she requested a transfer. The hospital had asked this mother to quiet her crying. The next thing you know, CPS was being called and she was banned from seeing her son. The hospital immediately took protective custody of him.

Another story. A man became suicidal and told his wife about it. Family members found out and called police. Before you know it the man is in protective custody. No matter what the family wants, or what the man wants, cocktails of drugs are given to him and the family is treated like their wishes do not matter because the psychiatrist knows best. Civil rights are meaningless if a psychiatrist is standing there with emergency custody over your body.

The truth about having feelings today is not that you need to be brave enough to share them or strong enough to ask for drugs. The truth about feelings today is that you need to be brave enough to hide them and strong enough to handle it on your own without asking for help or God forbid, telling the wrong person. That is because there are some things you cannot say to a doctor or a therapist without consequences. The consequences of reaching out are not public admiration and praise. The consequences are CPS, protective custody, forced drugging and birth defects, suicide and homicide. Stop worrying so much about gun control and start worrying more about psychiatry, medical professionals, therapists, and the state trampling on our rights. Start worrying about what you don’t know about drugs and how that could hurt you or your children. There will always be depression, there will always be weapons, there will always be pain and death. But there will also always be baby smiles, flowers, music and comedy. There will be children, and grandchildren who will live on when you are gone if you are lucky.

So until you’re ready to go, make the most of the time you have and make it a drug-free life.

Florida Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to Allow Forced Genital Surgery on Chase Nebus-Hironimus

The following message is being circulated online amongst informed consent activists in the genital integrity movement, after a Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital employee leaked the location of a young boy’s impending forced circumcision, which could take place as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. For background on the Chase Nebus-Hironimus Story, please read here and here. This is a story about family courts attempting to enforce old parenting agreements regarding circumcision, despite the risk to the welfare and safety of a non-consenting 4 1/2 year old boy and a non-consenting mom, because “it’s just what people do.” Chase has a history of serious adverse reactions to anesthesia, keloid scarring, and may have Ehler-Danlos syndrome. He doesn’t have a medical condition that would necessitate a circumcision. It is being requested because of his father’s preference.

The doctor performing this risky surgery on a boy with serious medical contraindications to cosmetic genital surgery does not deserve to have a medical license if he risks this child’s life this coming week. Any hospital hosting this surgery should be more concerned for the child’s safety and welfare than they are for supporting the egos of a doctor or a “father.”


This is a throwaway account. I cannot give you any further information about me. This is NOT my real name. But I work at JDCH and due to my position and job I have gotten to see a lot of what has been going on surrounding Chase’s situation. I want to share what I know because I am so strongly against anyone so much as touching Chase with a ten foot pole. This is what I know – rumor or otherwise – and whether you share it with your followers or not is up to you.
-Chase’s father has not actually met with Dr Birken. From what I understand from his scheduling nurses, they are being ushered in without needing to establish a new patient relationship. Thursday will be their first meeting.
-Dr Birken will cut Chase no matter what Chase says or does in office. I have worked with Dr Birken in his office before and he is a very no nonsense doctor who will do whatever he has to in order to get done what he feels should be done. He has pressured patients and parents into unnecessary or excessive procedures in the past and I have no doubt he will have Chase forcibly restrained and put under anesthesia without regard to Chase’s medical history. Birken is NOT one of the more well loved doctors in our hospital system and that he has agreed to do this does not surprise me. You WILL NOT stop this by trying to reach out to Birken’s office – but you WILL make a big difference through the hospital itself. If you can convince them that their general image will be tarnished or that they may face lawsuits they may bar Birken from taking Chase as a patient.
-Hospital administration is threatening staff that chooses to participate in any sort of walk out, protest, or refusal to come in/work with the patient. Nobody in Birken’s office is allowed to call off sick on Thursday. They have said that they will place anyone who participates in any acknowledgement of Chase’s procedure on leave or will outright fire them for insubordination and violation of HIPPA (because by refusing to come in, protesting, or refusing to work with Birken or Chase they are acknowledging that he is a patient who will be in that day – it is a VERY fine line but the hospital believes they are within their rights).
-There is talk of secretly rescheduling the procedure to TOMORROW (Wednesday, June 10) or even to Friday. A very good friend of mine is a float nurse that was in Birken’s office yesterday and she said that one of the administrators is even considering having Birken be called to “emergency surgery” later today so that Chase can be circumcised, but I do not think this will happen.
-Regardless of when the procedure occurs the hospital will likely hire additional security detail and may also ask the police to be present all day on Thursday. This may mean additional risk for protesters, so those who do choose to protest should bring cameras and be prepared to be as open and obvious about being peaceful as possible.
-Currently the hospital is directing all questions about the case to the director of corporate communications, Kerting Baldwin – and that’s only because if it’s going to one person then all phone calls and emails can be systematically ignored if they are not “important”. I have been told that comments on the Facebook page will likely start being deleted soon (within 24 hours) and that they may shut down commenting entirely.
-Despite discussing taking precautions, hospital administration does NOT think that there will be much to worry about on Thursday. They are PREPARING for the worst but I have personally heard one of the upper level admins say that they would be shocked if there were “more than one or two of those crazy, smelly hippie moms with misspelled signs whose kids are homeschooled and unvaccinated”. That comment will probably stick with me forever. It was wrong on so many levels.
If I find out or hear more before Thursday I will be sure to let your page know.

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