Preparation: Infant

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My dr suggested at 38 weeks they could "strip my membrane" to help induce labor. Has anyone ever done this? My husband and think we should do it, what...
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I was induced to deliver my daughter 4 years ago, and it did not go well. I was...
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Hello all wonderful mommas, This is my third child, and i am in the midst of a...
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I am 12 days overdue, and am wondering what ways you have to induce labor. My m...
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You'd think that since I'm in the home stretch with baby #3, I'd know what is go...

Birth Plan

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I keep hearing to make a birthing plan, but this is my first pregnancy, so I do not know what to expect or even how to begin making a birthing plan. If...
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I am in the process of writing my birth plan. Just out of curiousity I would lik...
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I'm 33 weeks pregnant with my third child. I have two other kids. 5 and 3 year o...
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My original plan was to birth at home. I've changed my mind for a few reasons, ...
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I appreciate any advice moms out there might have regarding 'emergency' health i...

Hospital Bag

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I'm pregnant with our first child and I'm getting all the last minute things ready. What all did you bring in your hospital bag? I want to make sure ...
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What should you pack in your hospital bag when you deliver? I will be c-section ...
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We're expecting our first child in about 5 weeks' time, and there are plenty of ...
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I am 33 weeks and I like to be prepared as much as possible in every situation. ...
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I have found several lists of things to pack and am getting them together. I was...

Preparing Siblings

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I am expecting my second child in November and am wondering how to prepare my son for this change! He will be two years old in December. I am just wond...
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I am planning on having my second baby at a birthing center and I would like to ...
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Hi Everyone - I have a little girl who is 10 months old and I am pregnant ag...
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Do any of you have recommendations on books, toys (maybe even games) to prepare ...
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I am 30 weeks PG with my second child and have a 1.5 year old son. He will be 20...

Visitors During Delivery

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I am expecting my 2nd child this summer, and we have a delima! The delivery room. When we had our first...it was just the 2 of us, me and hubby. But I ...
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Hi, My name is S. and I moved from the Netherlands to America. I'm pregnant and...
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My cousin asked me to be in the delivery room with her and her husband. It's her...
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My OB asked if I would like my child(19mo) in the delivery room. I had never tho...
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Hi Moms! I'm hoping you can give me some helpful advice. My husband and I ar...
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