Glenn McConnell is an ethically-challenged public servant with no place in academia. The SC Historical Society is still reeling from Nancy Hawk's decision to buy the Tower Collection of Civil War books and art, even though McConnell bailed them out by purchasing that 2nd-rate stuff with state funds. Where is that crap now?
What kinds of Confederate memorabilia will the College of Charleston waste its money on if Glenn McConnell gets access to that checkbook?
Took a bike in for repair in August and got it back in November. No progress reports from the Service department. When we would call to get info it was wrong information and we were lied to frequently about the service. Never will I go back for any service or sales again. I feel the management staff did not care about my concerns nor did they do anything about them.
My wife had some children born in a hospital and then some at CBP. CBP was an incredibly wonderful experience compared to our hospital births. There is so much of a difference that I do not see us going back to a hospital experience. They follow the rules and regulations strictly and would never take the chance of risking a mother's or baby's life. No matter where one decides to deliver, there is always risks and there is nothing DHEC can do about that. Let the patients decide!
It would be wonderful if S.C. DHEC would lead the charge in recognizing the many positive benefits to the community which are offered by birth centers such as Charleston Birth Place. Hoping that the decision makers will follow the current threads and that sane decisions will prevail. Let's keep wonderful, natural birth options available for women in South Carolina and across the nation.
I am so thankful for the option of delivering my child at Charleston Birth Place. Statistically, they are a safer and more cost effective option for healthy, low-risk pregnancies. For any future pregnancies I may have, health-permitting, I would seek only this model of care. The midwives at CBP have been the best health-care providers I have ever experienced.
It was a different time. People were uneducated and stubborn. I believe that through time slavery would have dissipated either way. However, that's my biased opinion.
What's NOT a biased opinion, is that The Union wanted power to the gov., while The Confederacy wanted power to the people. In the long run, the war was more about Industry and Currency, rather than the exaggerated cruelty of slavery..
Those with position can really twist the big picture and easily fool a downtrodden people. Hell, look where we are today in America. If they use television to dumb us down and subliminal messaging to manipulate us, what else do you think they're scheming behind their stiff suits and ties?! Kittens and sunshine??
This new interpretation is forcing birth centers to adhere to rules that hospitals themselves don't even abide by. The regulation has been in place since 1991 and the Charleston Birth Place has been in compliance with it since it's inception in 2007. The fact that a government agency can change their mind in the blink of an eye is more than concerning. This is about protecting women's choices, and so much more!
Dude is awesome!
Opening up to a nationwide search raises the overall quality of applicants and moves the college forward. I can't believe that a president of an institution of higher learning wouldn't be subject to the same rigor as for its academic faculty searches.
Chris: To begin with, Head Start is a complete waste of money. Statistics show that after all the money is spent on these kids from 3-6 years old, they don't end up being any more "educated" or "aware" than they would had they stayed at home. Now, about the area: Only when the residents will call the police and start reporting crimes, and being witnesses to those crimes in court, will the story change. Many a time there has been a murder, or a shooting, when there were others around, and "no one" saw anything. This is not restricted to just the MLK pool area. I don't think those folks don't care about the children of the area. They are concerned about their children. I don't blame them. Drug dealers hang around because no one reports them. Just that simple. So go out, with a crowd, start taking photos of drug dealers doing their thing, and I bet they disappear like roaches when the lights are turned on in your kitchen.
Birthing at Charleston Birth Place was the most amazing, educational, and inspiring experience of my entire life! Each appointment the midwifes sit with you, look at you, listen to you, know you and EDUCATE YOU! From kick counts to transition to nursing there was nothing that was left out. They have a library of books to learn more and an incredible community of women that empower each other with their experiences and strength in natural child birth. When my water broke with no signs of labor, Charleston Birth Place was there for me- immediately. I met w/ my midwife who checked on me, my baby's heart beat, the fluid levels and then gave me natural solutions to kick start labor. I showed up to the birth center 5 hours later in FULL LABOR. She empowered me, gave me time and gave my body time to do what was natural! My son was born 2 hours later without the use of any pitocin or labor drugs. I had a medical team of midwifes helping me through the most challenging and rewarding process a woman can ever experience. After laboring and around the room, I was able to get into the amazing birthing tub where I was completely in touch with every contraction and every part of the birthing process. Right before the final pushes I was able to connect with my son, feel him and then hold him immediately on my chest in my arms while midwifes took immaculate care of me and my newborn. I encourage and share with pure confidence that every woman should tour the birth center and consider the experience of natural childbirth that Charleston Birth Place provides.
I chose to have both of my babies at Charleston Birth Place because I wanted a safe and natural birthing experience with the support of a midwife. The care I received at CBP was beyond excellent! I was able to birth my 11 lbs. 3.5oz. son in the water with absolutely no complications whatsoever. I believe with all of my heart that if I had chosen to have my son at a hospital, the outcome would have been much different. Laurie Hersey was my midwife at the time and she also delivered my second child in the water. She believed in me just like all of the midwives at CBP did. Combine the love and support you get from these women with their extensive medical experience, training and knowledge and what do you get? You get a safe, very natural and I must add AWESOME birthing experience!
Without a doubt, I plan on having my third baby at Charleston Birth Place and I'm looking forward to it! I will do anything in my power to make sure this birthing option is NOT taken away from me!
We never fail to visit this gallery when we come to Charleston. Reception is always warm and inviting, without pressure, and art pieces are beautifully presented. A wide selection of extraordinary work!
If DHEC intervenes and actually changes the law I feel they should be held personally responsible for any death related to the transfer of expecting mothers to hospitals. At that particular juncture it would not be the fault of the individual birth center but rather the law change forced upon them from DHEC. I have 2 wonderful daughters delivered at the Charleston Birth Place and can wholeheartedly say, "I would have had a home birth before taking my well family into a hospital." Iatrogenic cause of death is number 3 in the US causes of death overall. Iatrogenic = hospital caused. There is a time and place for hospitals, the time is not immediate upon pregnancy. Let's look at what they are doing wrong instead of forcing everybody to go there. It is outrageous and unconstitutional to tell families where they must birth. I will be writing my local representative and encourage each of you to do the same. The only way you will be truly heard is through our judicial system. These threads of support are great but in vain if you do not write your representative. Take the extra minute to show your true support and flood your representatives mailboxes, emails, and phone lines. That is supposedly why they are there. I support birth centers.
@Tony D. Howell - Seriously? How sensitive are YOU? I'm guessing you made that comment just to elicit the responses you're getting. That makes you a troll. Okay, I'll play your silly little game. Clearly, you have no clue as to the kind of fortitude it takes for a disabled person to get out there and perform. So what if he was off key and his timing wasn't the best? He was enthusiastic and above all, he was having a good time. I sincerely hope you are never blessed with a "less than perfect" offspring, because apparently you have no patience for such individuals. Go back under your bridge and keep your criticism to yourself. To Frankie and Darius, thanks for what you do, you make us proud.
There Brew goes again, thinking and feeling, yes sir, real scientist and libertarian he is with all those emotions controlling him. Always ignoring cold hard facts and figures. Such precious thin skin. Can't handle being called a libtard, bless his heart, poor thing. Wonder if I tease him some more if he'll run home and cry to his mommy that some mean man on the interweb called him a bad name and insulted him.
brewengineer - forgot one point .. My post retirement website was not written by yours truly. It was written by a professional website developer. My restaurant reviews for two glossy magazines are paid and I am a published author. And YOUR qualifications? Me thinks YOU are the emotional individual in this debate and YOU are likely an employee/manager at Southerly / Southern Season who is sweating a very mediocre initial performance. Even if you seek to convince me otherwise, I shall not believe you.
brewengineer - You claim to be an expert at writing? I think you are an anatomical feature who needs medication + therapy. You attempted to smear MOZZO and again try to denigrate me. Ha! Your point counts for zero because you've scored no points relevant to the purpose here. Southerly and the companion Deli remain over priced, mediocre in food quality and rightfully do not enjoy the apparent patronage to prove otherwise. You lose & case closed.
I had a water birth in August 2012 and plan on delivering again in May 2013. I am so thankful for CBP. We have health insurance but it does not include maternity so we pay out of pocket. CBP is affordable and yet we know they give us the best care. I loved the fact that I had met all of the midwives before delivering my baby girl. Labor was difficult and long but they gave me the time I needed to have my baby the way I wanted. If I had tried to deliver at a hospital, they would not have waited, and I would have ended up with a very high intervention labor and delivery, possibly even an unnecessary C-section. Thank you for being an amazing option for us women!
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