Labor & Delivery: Child

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"Must Haves" for Labor and Delivery

I am trying to figure out what I absolutely need to pack to take with me to the hospital and wonder what one thing did you take with you that you just would not have made it through your labor and delivery without?

Complicated Labor

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How Did Your Labor Start?

TOTALLY out of curiosity: How did your labor start? For example, did you begin to dilate and then X amount of time later go into labor? Did your water break before or after you began to dilate? How long were you in early labor before you went into active and then transitional labor? And so on and so forth... (Alright, I'll be honest. I have a girlfriend who "has dropped" and begun to dilate. I am flippin' out of my mind excited! Her little lady will be here soon(ish?)! So, I want to hear your stories! We're all different and...

Home Birth

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Movie for a 5 Year Old

My 5 year old daughter and I both love dogs. I was thinking about taking her to either Marley and Me or Hotel for Dogs. Can anyone say if they're appropriate for a 5 year old? Thanks!

Hospital

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Choosing a Hospital

I live in Salem, MA, and I'm looking into doctors/hospitals in anticipation of my first child. Obviously Boston has some of the best hospitals in the world. But is it too far to drive if I go into labor (30 mins, hour if traffic) at home? I work in the city, so it would be close during work hours. Also, which hospital is best? Thanks

Midwives & Doulas

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Do I Need a Doula If I Have a Midwife?

I'm pregnant with my first child and due at the end of Octobor. I'm working with two great midwives through the Women's Health Alliance at Baylor in Dallas - Cecily Floyd and Jane Singer. My question is whether or not I need a doula along with a midwife. I was told they'll (one of the midwives) be there the entire labor and delivery, and my husband will be helping to coach me as well, so would a doula just make for too many people in the room? I've heard great things about the help they can offer but just wondering if it's worth the...

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