Labor & Delivery: Child, Princess

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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...

Water Birth

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Seeking Advice on 5 Year Old Daughter Who Is down on Herself

I have a 5 year old daughter who will start kindergarten this fall. She just recently started telling me she hates herself. She thinks she's ugly, and she wishes she doesn't exsist. I have suggested playing games & other activities only to hear her response of, "I hate that.". I don't know where she is getting this. My husband & I dont talk like that & her only sibbling is one. I monitor what she watches on tv & don't allow even PG at this point. I know that she has shown signs of jealously after her sister was born but could that result in...


Too Much Princess?

My parents watch my 2 year old two days a week and are great with her. They...