Preparation

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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.

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Is Labor Imminent?

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

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Going into Labor

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

Birth Plan

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Thoughts on Writting a Birth Plan?

I just signed up for a free workshop on writing your own birth plan in Pasadena, and I wanted to know what others experiences were with writing their own. Did you find it beneficial? Did you stick to the plan closely when it came to delivery time? I figure it can't hurt to have a better idea of what we are getting ourselves into. One of my friends had a baby recently and didn't realize until she went into labor that the hospital wouldn't let her walk around or eat during the waiting period. Even if we don't stick to every point in the...

Hospital Bag

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Packing the Hospital Bag: When and What?

What should you pack in your hospital bag when you deliver? I will be c-section so i'll be there for 3 nights. And how soon? Both my boys were 3 and half weeks early. Possibly expecting this one to be early too and each time i always forget something. I'm 30 weeks so i want to be prepared!

Labor Classes

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Bradley Method Vs. Lamaze

We've heard some great things about the Bradley Method, and I was wondering if anyone has taken both Bradley classes and Lamaze classes who might have some thoughts on the two. Of course, everyone will be different, but I'd love to hear what those of you who've been through it think. Also, does anyone know of any Bradley classes offered in or near south Irving? Thanks! C.

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Advice About Lamaze

I have asked all of my friends who have children (including my sister) and...

Preparing Siblings

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How to Prepare My Son to Have a Little Brother or Sister

I am expecting my second child in November and am wondering how to prepare my son for this change! He will be two years old in December. I am just wondering if you mamas have any great advice on this subject- stuff that really worked for you or did not work for you! I am at a loss so far and feeling a little overwhelmed. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

Visitors During Delivery

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Who Should Be in the Delivery Room?

I am expecting my first baby girl in November. My Mother is coming in from California to be there to see her first grandchild being born. My fiancee wants it to just be the two of us in the delivery room. What are your thoughts?