Survivors don’t come any tougher than The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Steffy Forrester (Daytime Emmy winner Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). In the past year alone, she’s overcome a crippling painkiller addiction and the emotional stress surrounding her unborn child’s paternity (the father has since been confirmed as Steffy’s fiancé, Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan, played by Tanner Novlan). “There is always drama waiting for Steffy,” Wood says with a laugh. “She always gets pulled into something.”
Currently, she’s standing by troubled ex-husband Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), father of her toddler, Kelly (Avalon and Colette Gray). He’s been arrested for the accidental hit-and-run death of crafty Vinny Walker (Joe LoCicero). “It’s horrific to know that Kelly’s father is in jail,” Wood says. “Steffy is going tooth and nail to get Liam out.”
In the Thursday, July 1 episode, however, Steffy takes a break… to welcome her new son into the world! In the above video, Wood talks about shooting the emotional scene. Now that the baby has arrived, expect big questions to arise about Finn’s mysterious backstory. “We will be finding out more,” Wood promises. “Steffy’s going to be very surprised!”
Besides Steffy and Finn’s new addition, Wood herself has plenty to celebrate having won her fifth Daytime Emmy award last Friday in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. During her acceptance speech, she thanked B&B head writer Brad Bell. “Thank you for writing such a deeply human and affecting story about opioid addiction,” she said while clutching her statuette.
Check out the video interview above, recorded before her latest Emmy win.
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Today we’d like to introduce you to TyQuisha (Ty) Davis.
TyQuisha (Ty), please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started braiding when I was seven years old. I really didn’t know much about hair, all I knew was that I wanted to braid my Barbie hair to her head and I just kept challenging myself until I got better and better. A few years past and I remembered doing my sisters hair, classmates; friends and family members throughout the years. I remember it was my junior year and I was willing to give up basketball to do cosmetology and my mother told me that I was not doing a trade and that I am going to college. I went to College on a Full Basketball Scholarship I attended The University of New Orleans(UNO) UNO was in the Sunbelt Conference Division 1. I graduated from UNO in 2009 double major in sociology and interdisciplinary studies. I pursued basketball for a while and worked in Spring ISD until they laid me off twice. At this time, I am doing temp jobs and doing hair part-time. My skill was setting me up for life. 2019 I am a well establish Holistic Stylist Located in Houston, TX.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Gifted Hands By Ty Davis Has Been Operating Fulltime for five years. My Road has been smooth due to obedience. I wake up every morning with Gratitude. I have my own business and doing what I love each and every second of the day.
Gifted Hands By Ty Davis – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My Career Is Sacred I am A Holistic Hairstylist and Owner of Gifted Hands By Ty Davis. , It’s connected to a Higher Pursuit! Something I was Born to do. My Career is in Service to Something Meaningful and Not driven by the pursuit of Success, Fame, or Wealth. I am Rich Because I am Whole and One With God. My Chair is Divine Truth and Love. We teach you not only how to take care of your hair but your spirit. Without your head, your body does not function. So essentially your hair reflects your life. Gifted hands by TY Davis is a righteous, organic movement that exemplifies values and experiences that propels the enlightened towards their greater purpose. Ty’s faith is spiritually grounded by pure intent, which bolsters her skillful approach to growing natural hair with protective styles and her homemade organic product, KA. The use of her gifted hands have transformed many clients hair into a state of healthy growth. Her efforts don’t stop there; she recognizes her calling to create a higher existent for herself and the collective. Ty has strategically positioned herself and her company toward fostering a productive relationship with Self and the world we live in.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is measured by others. I don’t need Validation from anyone to determine whether or not I’m successful. I am Satisfied Mind Body Spirit. My Soul is fulfilled because I do what I love and not having to wake up every morning to do a monotonous ritual just to pay a bill. Everyone who has trust me to blessed their life while utilizing my gifted hands, whether sitting in my chair or purchased my best selling and healing organic products. I believe I have been equipped to restore balance and new beginnings for everyone that has sat in my chair. That’s Success to me Renewal, and the exchange of energy filled with divine unconditional love.
Lacta Mommy: Our Story
"Paris Sumrall is the wife, mom of two breastfed children, Founder, Ceo and Breastfeeding Advocate of Lacta Mommy LLC. Her passion is to celebrate, encourage, and educate all moms during their pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. All while bringing awareness to pregnant mothers the importance and abundance of benefits for breastfeeding their baby. The following services she provides: Virtual Lactation Consultations w/ International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Lactation Cookies/Mixes to help promote a healthy milk supply, Facebook Breastfeeding Support Group and Free Breastfeeding Education via Lacta Mommy social media platforms."
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"Happy mama, happy baby is our motto"
Joanna Zepeda is one of the many Doulas at the North Houston Birth center and she offers the following services: Doula Services, Encapsulation (Capsules, Tincture, Salve, Print), Child Birth Education (Birthing From Within™), Dancing for Birth™ Classes, and Birth Story Medicine® Session. During social distancing, sometimes birth can feel isolated and lonely. However, Joanna has made sure that you will still feel connected during birthing classes either in-person, over the phone or over zoom. Call her anytime for the class schedule and information: (713) 298-0838
by Anna Marie Trotmann, Nutrition Consultant
Now that summer is here it’s important to make sure you and your family stay hydrated. The importance of drinking enough fluids each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, flush out toxins, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, the ability to think clearly and helps with weight loss. Fluids also carry nutrients to your cells, they flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation. According to Harvard Health a healthy person needs 30 to 50 ounces of fluid per day. What you drink is as important as how much you drink.
What are You Drinking?
Of course water is your best bet, but you may find that you are reaching for drinks that have a lot of added sugar – a soda, sweetened ice tea, juice, orange juice, energy drinks, or an Icee. Even Vitaminwater has 32 grams of sugar in a 20 ounce serving.
The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 100 calories of added sugar a day or 6 teaspoons, men 150 calories a day or 9 teaspoons. Kids 2 -18 should have no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar. Given these parameters let’s take stock of what you are drinking. The average American consumes 39 pounds of sugar per year from soda and other sweetened drinks.
Most Americans consume nearly 20 teaspoons of added sugars each day. That’s more than triple the recommended daily limit for women and double for men and off the charts for kids. Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and energy/sports drinks are the number 1 source of added sugars in our diet. A 12 oz can of regular soda has about 150 calories and 10 teaspoons of added sugar. Let’s be honest, who drinks a 12 oz can of soda?
Rethink Your Drink
Our bodies don’t need a lot of added sugar to function properly, so it’s important to be aware of how much sugar you consume. Added sugars contribute zero nutrients, plus added calories that can lead to serious health problems down the road.
You may consume more sugar than you realize. Added sugars include any sugars or caloric sweeteners that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee or tea. Added sugars or added sweeteners can include natural sugars such as white sugar, brown sugar and honey as well as other caloric sweeteners that are chemically manufactured such as high fructose corn syrup.
How much is Just Right?
Think of your daily energy need as a budget. You’d organize your household budget with “essentials” like rent and utilities, and “extras” like a vacation and entertainment. In a daily calorie budget, the essentials are the minimum number of calories you need to meet your nutrient needs.
You can budget your sugar intake the same way. How do you figure it out? Read food labels: syrup, molasses, cane juice and fruit juice concentrate mean added sugar. Most ingredients ending with the letters “ose” (like fructose and dextrose) indicate added sugar.
Replacing sugar: Enjoy fruit for dessert most days and limit traditional desserts to special occasions. Cut back on the amount of sugar you add to things you eat or drink on a daily basis. Enhance your drinks with spices – try cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger, add fresh fruit to your water such as citrus fruits, try adding fresh herbs like lemon thyme and mint with sliced cucumber. Drink sparkling water and add a squeeze of lemon or lime or both. Try unsweetened tea with mint or a slice of orange.
Get Everyone Involved
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and covid
During this season of life, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there may be extra anxiety and stress. Pregnancy and breastfeeding is an already difficult job to do each day, but add on the extra burden of worrying about getting COVID, or not being able to go to the store and you have overwhelming feelings of being out of control. This is okay. Try to take a few moments to take a few breaths. Each generation has struggles, and this generation is no different. One generation lived without refrigerators, some lives without AC, and some even lived without homes! In fact, many people around the world still currently live without all three of those things. America is a first world country, it is am amazing place to live, but it is full of luxury. We want things not and we want it comfortable! Or else! However, America is not immune to illness and we are feeling that now. We are feeling the reality that we truly are no different than other countries and now if our time to show our faith as a God fearing nation.
For MANY ARTICLE on pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID, please click on the link below. You will be taken to a website with article like:
~ What should pregnant women do to avoid the coronavirus?
~ Should pregnant women wear a mask or face covering?
~ How will COVID-19 affect prenatal and postpartum care visits?
~ How can I stay physically healthy right now?
~ How can I manage stress, anxiety, and depression?
~ Would a home birth be safer while COVID-19 is spreading?
~ What will happen during labor and delivery if I have COVID-19?
~ Where will my baby stay after delivery if I have COVID-19?
~ Can COVID-19 pass to a baby through breast milk?
~ How can I avoid passing COVID-19 to my baby?
Birth Centers Are Crucial for Communities of Color, Especially in a Pandemic
We must act quickly to fortify established birth centers, and make birth centers a real option for birthing people in every city.
“Is your birth center open?” the worried voice said on the phone.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received a growing number of calls like this. These callers, often people far along in their pregnancy, want a safe place to give birth, somewhere that is not a hospital overwhelmed with COVID-19. What they seek is the safety of a freestanding birth center, a homelike facility where prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care is provided in the midwifery and wellness model. But right now, our heartbreaking answer to each caller in Detroit and Boston, where we are raising funds to open birth centers, is “No, not yet.”
In the coming six weeks, roughly 400,000 babies are expected to be born in the United States, based on 2018 numbers. But in communities across the country, people—especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)—have little to no access to birth center care. As a result, they are being subjected to a health-care environment that pits their human right to birth in a trauma-free setting against a flailing system’s response to a global crisis. We, the leaders of Neighborhood Birth Center (Boston) and Birth Detroit, have been working to ensure that birth centers are a real option for pregnant people in our communities, and to develop a birthing infrastructure that transforms the culture of birth for generations to come.
NH Birth Center BLOG
This blog has contributions from Doula's and Midwifes from the North Houston Birth Center, along with articles from other medical personnel from different websites with their credit and link at the bottom of each article.