According to E! News, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and husband rapper Kanye West are expecting their second child. The couple have been trying for a second baby for a while, with Kim complaining about the fact she was having problems conceiving on her reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians says Brad Reifler recently.
Over the weekend, however, a trailer was shown for the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, showing Kim arriving back from an appointment at her doctor’s office and excitedly exclaiming to sister Khloé “I am pregnant”.
As for Kim Kardashian’s first child, daughter North West, she is now just over two years of age and becoming a star in her own right. Her mother dresses her in the most stylish designer children’s outfits, posts Instagram photographs of her looking cute and pouting for the camera, and for all intents and purposes looks as though she is already setting her up for a career in front of the camera.
Whether this will continue when baby number two arrives, we will have to wait and see. My guess is, though, it probably will as all of the Kardashian clan, right from mother Kris Jenner down to the youngest daughter Kylie Jenner, seem to like living their lives in front of the media.
So whether this new Kardashian baby is a boy or a girl probably will not make any difference, as the baby is likely to be just as big of a celebrity as its mom within a few months of being born.
Joni Mitchell, 71-years-old, was found unconscious in her home on Tuesday. Reports from The Guardian say that she was rushed to the hospital after she was found. The folk singer-songwriter regained consciousness during the ambulance trip to the hospital.
Mitchell is now in the hospital undergoing tests in the intensive care unit. Reports are that she is awake and staying positive. Her condition has been upgraded to “fair” by the hospital she is in.
Mitchell is known as the iconic voice of a generation. Throughout her career Mitchell has earned eight Grammy Awards and in 2002 she was given a lifetime achievement award. In 1997, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Fans at Anastasia Date know that she has been known to be a recluse but has said in interviews that she prefers it that way. In the past she has also been diagnosed with Morgellons disease, a rare skin condition, which has left her unable to perform concerts in public. She has also overcome scarlet fever and polio in her younger years. Mitchell has written and published a memoir of her life titled “Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words”.
Many of her fans are wishing her a speedy recovery and hope that she will be released from the hospital soon.
Endometriosis is believed to be a common condition of the reproductive organs in women. This condition is likely the leading cause for chronic pelvic pain experienced by women. Dr. Tamer Seckin is a board certified gynecologist. He is internationally renowned for providing consultation and endometriosis surgery care to over 1,000 women with diagnosed endometriosis and/or related conditions. Dr. Seckin has surgical privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and his private practice is near Central Park on Fifth Avenue. There are several testimonials expressing gratitude and hope highlighting the personal care received throughout the treatment process.
A fairly straightforward definition of endometriosis is put forth by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. “Endometriosis is often a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) goes outside the uterus (endometrial implant).” This condition may involve the ovaries, bowel or tissue lining the abdomen. Sources note that tissue displacement is mostly confined to the abdominal cavity.
Endometriosis is said to be most common among Caucasian women compared to Asian or African American women. A secondary factor is height and stature, i.e., tall and slender and low body mass index). The age range most concerning for endometriosis is generally between 25 and 35-years-old. It is postulated that one may not be aware that they have symptoms of the condition, which can be the case several months before diagnosis is sought. The percentage of women found to have endometriosis, is lower in pelvic surgery for gynecologic conditions. However, the percentage rises significantly for women undergoing either robotic-assisted laparoscopy, or laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain and/or evaluation for infertility.
Examination and Treatment:
When the displaced tissue or implant has no escape route, it becomes trapped within the abdominal cavity. Over time, cysts called endometriomas may form if the ovaries are noted to be the location of the displaced tissue. Adjacent tissue may be affected and show signs of adhesions or scarring. Irritation and pain may well accompany these findings.
A visit to a board certified gynecologist will initially be information gathering. Family and personal medical history will be acquired.Also, some discussion will focus on pain or symptoms before, during and after menstruation. There also may be pain associated with intercourse, bowel movement and urination. There may be questions concerning volume of bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia), as well as bleeding volume during periods (menorrhagia). Other conditions may be considered such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cyst and irritable bowel syndrome. The patient may be prescribed NSAIDs or hormone therapy for a few months, if the exam favors a diagnostic of endometriosis. Laparoscopic surgery is generally done when prior treatment has not relieved pain, or evaluation for infertility is being undertaken.