Complicated Labor: The First Years

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Going into Labor

I am having my first baby. I went to the doctors office about 3 days ago and thats when my doctor cheaked me and said i was three centimeters and said I was softening. My doctor told me she expected my baby to be here within a week! I am now eighteen and im almost 38 weeks. Im going crazy waiting for my baby to get here! Every day i expect here to come but i just dont understand why I havnt had contractions or went into labor. Idont really understand what dialating is and why i havnt anymore that i know of besides the three centimeters the...


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Just Had a C-section

I had a c-section on the 28th of Feb. I am still in a lot of pain especially in the middle part of the incision. I am even tender up to my belly button. Is this normal. This is my first c-section and they don't exactly tell you a whole lot at the hospital about you recovery. If anyone has had a c-section and could give me some insite on the recovery part I would be gratefully. Thanks


My C Section

hello just wondering what other moms did to lose the belly after a c...


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Continued Problems W/an Episiotomy

I hope this isn't too descriptive, but I would love to know if anyone else has experienced this. To keep a long story short, my episiotomy hasn't healed, and it is still REALLY tender. It's been 3 months already since I had my baby, and I'm getting a little worried. I just moved and luckily my new doctor realized what was going on right away. She cauterized the sore where it wasn't healing together, and last Friday said that it is healing really nicely. But it is still SO tender! We haven't been able to have sex yet, and I just started my...


Where to Birth

My original plan was to birth at home. I've changed my mind for a few...