Pregnancy: Infant, The First Years

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Pregnancy Rules! What About You.... Do/did You Love Being Pregnant?

This is my 3rd pregnancy and I'm 11 weeks today. This pregnancy has been AWESOME (so far... still have a while to go I know!). Much unlike my other two, I've had no nausea to speak of, none of that nasty post-nasal drip that I got with my other two, I've had a bit of fatigue but it only lasted for about a week. Probably my only complaint is that my boobs are pretty sore. But even that is manageable with good supportive bras. My hair looks great, my skin looks better than ever, and my nails are like... someone else's nails! I've always...


Pregnant and 46

I just turned 46 and am pretty sure I am pregnant. I have been reading all I...


Pregnant or Not?

We are trying for number 2. I am 5 days late and I took a pregnancy test...


Am I Pregnant?

I am almost a week late, took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. ...

Baby Names

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Am I Spoiling My Baby??

I am a first time mom to a beautiful 5 week old daughter. My husband and I were told by our pediatrician that we should let her cry so we don't spoil her. I was always taught that when a newborn cries that you should tend to them because they are crying for a reason and not for attention. She does like to be held when she sleeps and tends to wake up after putting her down for 10-20 minutes during the day but she sleeps fairly well (well for a 5 week old) at night. Her GI track is still adjusting - she has bouts of 24-36 hours of...


Your Baby Can Read

Hi there! I'm a mom to a 5.5 month old little girl. I'm a teacher with my...

Baby Shower

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Shower for a Second Baby?

My sister-in-law is having a baby girl in a few months, she has a 3 year old boy, is it tacky to throw a shower or do you do something after the baby is born?


Baby Shower for #2

I have a friend who lives out of town, but would like to come down and throw...

Bringing Baby Home

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St. Johns Hospital - Detroit

Hi! My sister-in-law is changing her OB. Her possible new OB works out of St. John Hospital in Detroit. I had my second child there and did not have a good experience with the nursing staff. I hardly saw them!! I sent my son to the nursery one night and they returned him 45 minutes later! I actually never saw the nursery, do they even have one?! I literally saw each nurse only once during their shift. I don't want to scare my sister-in-law, but want her to have a good experience. Has anyone else had their baby there? Wondering...


Birth Control & Teens

I just recently took my 16 year old daughter to my OB/GYN to be put on birth...

In the Womb

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Pregnant with Baby Number 3 and We Have No Room.

We just found out that we are pregnant with baby #3. My husband and I are very excited, but we are concerned about one issue. Where will the baby sleep? Currently my 8 yr old son and 6 yr old daughter share a room. We have them share a room due to space. However, they are in bunk beds so they sort of have a little bit of their own space. When we purchased our home we were on the 5 year plan. The 5 years went to 14 years. Now, if you watch the news the real-estate market is ghastly. I've always said that if we had a 10 bedroom house that we...

Labor & Delivery

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??


Going into Labor

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

Life & Relationships

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Relationship and Pregnancies

Hello Mommas and some Daddies, I have an issue I have been struggling with. I am planning on taking the plunge into the dating world after a 7 years(roughly) hiatus. My issue isn't with dating its what could possibly come after. I'm not exactly opposed to being pregnant again but I'm not busting down doors to get there either. My issue is with the idea of getting pregnant. I have a son who I was single when I found out I was pregnant with and well lets just say it wasn't an enjoyable experience for me (on top of being alone and pregnant...

Pregnancy Books & Guides

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Good Books on Pregnancy - Suggestions?

Hi Ladies, I am on the lookout for some good reading material on pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy, and I am not convinced that What To Expect... is the end-all-be-all of maternity reading. Any suggestions?


Good Pregnancy Books

Hello. My Sister-in-law (hubby's bro's wife) just announced she is pregnant...

Pregnancy Complications

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Good Books on Pregnancy - Suggestions?

Hi Ladies, I am on the lookout for some good reading material on pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy, and I am not convinced that What To Expect... is the end-all-be-all of maternity reading. Any suggestions?

Pregnancy Tests

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Pregnancy After a Tubal Ligation

Ok ladies, I am losing it. My peroid is not due until next week, however, I have very sore, swollen and tender, breasts, Nausea with no vommitting and I am tired all the time. Could I be pregnant? The tubal was in January 2005. Ok, I went to the doctor and they confirmed that I am pregnant. However they think that its a tubal. I have to go back tomarrow for more blood work to check my Hcg counts, and then they said I may need a shot of methotri something. Its a drug used in chemotherapy,. It will end the preg. I am scared to death. Has...