Labor & Delivery: Toddler

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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?


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How to Deal with Labor and Delivery

I am do very soon and i was hoping to get some advice on what to expect and or ways to deal with labor and delivery. I'm afraid that i will be in the middle of pushing and not be able to make it because the pain is so great. i plan on getting an epidural (sp)so i know that will help some. thanks

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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13 Month Old Is Only 19 Pounds

today we went to Braydens dr appt.. a well check.. well, when she put him on the scale and it said "18" pounds, she wasnt suprised, but inside i was like, What the? then when she came back with a different scale, i figured she WAS alarmed, but hadnt shown it. so on the digital scale he was 19 pounds. my son has been breastfed since birth, and he still nurses occasionally during the day, usually when he wants to go to sleep. i would say im more of a human pacifier than a food source. lol. however he does eat other things...gerber...


Where to Birth

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


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Choosing a Hospital

We are new to the area hospitals and we are trying to decide between Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial, does anyone have pros and/or cons about each?

Lactation Consultant

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Lactation Consultant in Tampa/Lutz

I am looking for a good lactation consultant. Would be very thankful to hear from those who have had a good experience with one. Thank you.

Midwives & Doulas

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Midwife, Doula, or OB?

I am curious on the experiences moms out there have had with a midwife or doula. My first child I delivered in a hospital with my OB, whom I thought was wonderful. But I want to be more informed of my options and choices. Any advice, stories, articles, anything would be greatly appreciated and accepted. Thank you.



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Seeking an OB GYN

I am looking for an OB GYN. I live in the Beaverton area, but would consider...



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Labor & Such

So I've been talking to a lot of moms lately and I seem to be seeing a trend. So I figured I'd see what you ladies had to say. How many of you ladies went into labor at night instead of the middle of the day? Obviously scheduled c-sections and such don't really count for this question. Not that there is anything wrong with them. I'm just curious if it is really more common to go into labor at night as opposed to the middle of the day.


Is Labor Imminent?

You'd think that since I'm in the home stretch with baby #3, I'd know what...


Going into Labor

I am having my first baby. I went to the doctors office about 3 days ago and...

Water Birth

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Water Birth or Not?

I'm due at the November 18 with my second child. I'm very interested in doing a water birth but I'm not sure where they even offer this option. I'm in Eagan, MN but am willing to drive within reason. With my first son I only really knew I was in labor for 2 hours so my Dr. told me to give myself an hour this time! AHHH So my questions are where do you recommend (or not) and was this a good experience for you?


Info on Water Birth

Hello everyone. I am 7 weeks pregnant and we are going to a different doctor...