Meet the woman who gave birth on the side of the road



a person holding a baby: Cindy Korn, 25, was pregnant with her second child. She went into labour in the early hours of the morning. After taking 38 hours for her first birth, she decided to wait it out. But on her way to hospital, things escalated.


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Cindy Korn, 25, was pregnant with her second child. She went into labour in the early hours of the morning. After taking 38 hours for her first birth, she decided to wait it out. But on her way to hospital, things escalated.

Cindy Korn, 25, from Singleton, NSW, shares her true story;

Breathing deeply, I rubbed my aching baby bump and moaned.

“You need to call the hospital,” my partner, Beau, urged.

I rolled my eyes and waved him away.

“It’s too soon,” I argued. “They’ll only send me home.”

Forty weeks and five days into my pregnancy, I’d gone into labour.

It was 5am and I’d been experiencing contractions for three hours, but they were still spaced out, sometimes only coming every 10 minutes.

When I gave birth to our son, Dylan, four, I was in labour for 38 hours, so I

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Braxton Hicks Contractions or True Labor Pains?

How do you get to labor and delivery? Practice, practice, practice. You might not be ready for the baby just yet (still haven’t picked out that nursery color?), but your body is certainly gearing up for the big day — and you’re reminded of this each time you feel your uterus tightening up.

What are Braxton Hicks contractions?

Braxton Hicks contractions are a bit like a dress rehearsal: Your uterine muscles are flexing in preparation for the big job they’ll have to do in the near future. Keep in mind that while they can be hard to distinguish from the real thing, they’re not efficient enough to push your baby out the way actual labor contractions are.

What causes Braxton Hicks contractions?

Your pregnancy hormones are hard at work, sending messages to your body to (very slowly) start the process of childbirth.

When do Braxton Hicks contractions start?

Braxton Hicks

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‘Of course’: Space City Weather meteorologist’s baby arrived as Tropical Storm Beta neared Texas

Tropical Storm Beta was drizzling on Houston when Denise Lanza noticed she was having regular contractions.

This scenario had been in the back of her mind. Denise, a biological scientist, is married to Matt Lanza, a meteorologist who writes for Space City Weather, a go-to source for the region, especially during storms.

The couple learned in January that they would be having a second child — due in September. Matt felt excited hearing the news, then realized: “Oh, of course, we’re going to have a baby due right at the peak of hurricane season.”

And what a hurricane season it had been. Hurricane Hanna hit Padre Island in July. Hurricane Laura barely missed Houston in August. Planning to name their son Theodore, Matt never imagined Hurricane Teddy would form by September.

Yet already, the National Hurricane Center had identified so many storms that, for the first time since 2005, it

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Bank credit growth slows again in July, but consumer credit is officially in contraction

Consumer debt is down sharply because consumers have been borrowing less and have been paying down lots of debt. Since March, consumers have been borrowing between $20 and $15 billion CAD each month, but they’ve been paying down between $20 and $25 billion CAD each month at the same time. In July, we see that consumer credit issuance is down over 11% from the same time last year, but credit destroyed (or paid down) is down only 8%.

We’re seeing a similar thing happen in the business credit market. Businesses are borrowing less and have substantially increased their debt repayments. In July, credit issuance was down over 5% from the same time last year, but credit destroyed up is over 20%! If this trend continues, the bank business credit market will be in contraction before the of the year. This will have profound implications for the labor market.

Finally, all

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Isometric exercises: Definition, benefits, and examples

Isometric exercises are exercises that involve the contraction of muscles without any movement in the surrounding joints. The constant tension on the muscles may help improve muscle endurance and support dynamic exercises.

Most muscle strengthening exercises involve moving the joints, using the muscles to push or pull against resistance. However, isometric exercises involve holding static positions for long periods of time.

This article will discuss what isometric exercises are and provide some examples.

Isometric exercises place tension on particular muscles without moving the surrounding joints. By applying constant tension to the muscles, isometric exercises can be useful for improving physical endurance and posture by strengthening and stabilizing the muscles.

There are two types of muscle contraction: isotonic and isometric. Isotonic contractions occur when muscles become shorter or longer against resistance, and tension remains the same. Isometric contractions occur when tension increases but the muscle remains at a constant length.

Many

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The Week Ahead: Global Services PMIs; Tesco, Levi Strauss Results

Watch our week ahead video preview, read our pick of the top stories to look out for this week (5-9 October), and view our key company earnings schedule.

Michael reviews this week’s price action in equity markets, reaction to President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis, and looks ahead to the latest FOMC minutes, RBA rate-meeting, UK data and Tesco’s half-year numbers. He also looks at the key levels on all the major indices, currencies and commodities, including Gold, crude oil and the US dollar.

Global services PMIs (September) 

Monday: After the slowdown of Q2, the manufacturing sector has managed to hold up reasonably well. The recovery in the services sector has been another story, with the recent flash PMIs in Germany and France slipping back into contraction territory. This is an increasing concern, particularly for the weaker countries like Italy and Spain who tried to boost economic activity by way of

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Fed minutes, RBA rate decision, services PMIs, tesco H1 numbers, UK data

1) Global Services PMIs (Sep) – 05/10 – after the slowdown seen in Q2, the manufacturing sector has managed to hold up reasonably well. The recovery in the services sector has been another story with the recent flash PMIs in Germany and France slipping back into contraction territory. This is an increasing concern, particularly for the weaker countries like Italy and Spain who tried to boost economic activity by way of tourism in the summer months, and who now appear to be paying the price for that with increased infection rates, with Spain especially having to impose new stringent lockdowns. The additional imposition of quarantines and other travel restrictions in the last two months is likely to see further economic deterioration in September. In August Spain and Italy saw contractions of 47.7 and 47.1, and it’s unlikely that September will be much better, at a time when France services PMI

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Detecting Dystonia in the Blink of an AI

A team of scientists have created a diagnostic tool, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), that can pick up on the subtle signs of dystonia — a neurological condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions. Dystonia, an incurable condition, is notoriously difficult to diagnose and can affect parts of the body such as the jaw, eyelids, hands, and neck. These involuntary spasms can make daily tasks anywhere from challenging to impossible for patients, who often wait up to a decade to get a definitive diagnosis.

The AI experts used MRI scans taken from the heads of around 600 individuals, 392 of which had been diagnosed with dystonia. These were fed into the system, called DystoniaNet, which eventually “learned” to pick out differences between the healthy controls and those who had the condition. DystoniaNet was found to be able to diagnose dystonia with 98.8 percent accuracy in under a second.

Currently, diagnosing dystonia

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Key takeaways from ATA’s Freight Transportation Forecast

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has released its latest U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast, which predicts freight volumes will grow 36% over the next 11 years. The most recent report, which is a partnership between ATA and IHS Markit, begins with a 2019 baseline and then projects through 2031 the amount of tonnage to be hauled, the revenue collected from those volumes by mode, as well as retail truck sales over that period, and the number of Class 8 vehicles in operation.

“Like the last several editions, we have included historical data for all modes of freight transportation back to 1990,” explained ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in the report’s opening message. “The historical data is especially useful for gauging growth in each transportation mode, the magnitude of contraction during the recessions, as well as understanding modal share shifts over time.”

According to IHS Markit, total truck tonnage, including for-hire and

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Precigen: Debt Levels 2.7x Revenue And An Overly-Ambitious Phase1/2a Pipeline, -16% Downside In 2020 (NASDAQ:PGEN)

Precigen, Inc. equity research report

Graphic Source: Precigen, Inc.

Introduction: What is Precigen, Inc.?

Precigen, Inc. (PGEN), formerly Intrexon, is a synthetic biology company transitioning to a self-reliant discovery and clinical-stage corporation advancing next-generation gene/cellular therapies targeting immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.

Founded in 1998, Precigen has gone through a series of expansions and contractions to define its highest-value operating segments. With ca. 800 employees, Precigen is based in Maryland and operates with several unique subsidiaries, primarily Exemplar Genetics, and Trans Ova Genetics. Precigen looks very different than it did in 2019 with a series of asset/subsidiary sales to rein in over-expansion in what was a massive undertaking covering livestock to natural gas conversion. The company is currently struggling to redefine its operation position and strategic future under leftover debt impairment losses.

The following report will aim to bring investors up-to-date after a tumultuous 2-years with where the new Precigen is operating and the

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