Labor & Delivery: Child, Puppets

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Advice on Preterm Labor

I am not quite 34 weeks pregnant and was put on strict bedrest this afternoon after the Dr. discovered that I have dilated to a 3 and am 50% effaced. As long as I'm laying down, I don't have contractions, but the second I stand up and/or walk, I have constant contractions (although they're not painful). I've done quite a bit of research about complications the baby could experience, but I would appreciate hearing from anyone who's delivered a baby at this stage--what to expect, etc. Also, what's the likelihood that I'll be able to hold...

Water Birth

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Birthday Ideas for 5 Year Old Girl

I would LOVE some help with birthday ideas for my almost 5 year old little girl. I've been asked for gift ideas and I'm really at a loss for ideas to give them. My husband and I plan to get her a new bicycle and helmet. Last year she got lots of summer clothes which she needed but this year she already has plenty. She and my son love to be outside as much as they can. I'd appreciate any suggestions you have! :) Thanks so much! H.


Water Birth or Not?

I'm due at the November 18 with my second child. I'm very interested in...