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Tell me everything about turning breech babies.

I'm nearly 34 weeks pregnant with my second baby. Baby is currently breech. I need some advice on methods for turning a breech baby based on what seemed most effective for you. [more inside]
posted by meggan on Mar 29, 2014 - 20 answers

 

Getting to know my placenta previa

I'm 24 weeks pregnant with my first child. Baby is fine, but today I was diagnosed with a complete placenta previa. I have not experienced any bleeding. I'm on pelvic rest, but my CNM didn't advise any other activity restrictions. I'm finding quite a bit of conflicting information out there, and it seems like other medical practitioners recommend partial or complete bed rest. How serious is this and what should I be doing?
posted by mmmbacon on Feb 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Sure, have at the ladybits, but hands off the baby.

Can I fire my obstetrician for delivery, but keep her as a gynecologist thereafter? Do I want to? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 23, 2013 - 25 answers

Today's the day! Or is it tomorrow?

How did you decide when to 'start trying' (for babies)? What made you say February = birth control, March = none ? How did you make the leap from the abstract "let's start trying next year" to "next time we have sex, we're 'trying'"? I always kind of thought I'd have a happy accident, but it's clear we going to have to *try* for this baby... but when? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jul 3, 2013 - 21 answers

Don't want to register for my baby...am I making a mistake?

I don't want to register for the upcoming birth of my child. Nothing against people who do it, but (1) I am a minimalist; (2) I enjoyed the wedding gifts I got that didn't come from my registry (heartfelt, unique, awesome); and (3) what I do need is on the more expensive side (so I can either load up the registry with crap I don't want or come off looking greedy). Am I making a big mistake? [more inside]
posted by juliagulia on Jun 1, 2013 - 59 answers

how can increase my chances of having a healthy baby at 35?

I don't plan on having a baby for many years, (I'm 24 now). I have heard that it is bad for the baby's health if the mother gets pregnant at 30 or older.  What risks are there?  How can I mitigate these risks?  What are the odds of having a baby with mental or physical disabilities?  What steps can I take to increase my chances of having a healthy baby at say age 35?  What other relevant things should I Know?  thanks
posted by denimchair on May 29, 2013 - 27 answers

New baby + diss defense, can this math work?

Wrapping up a pregnancy and a dissertation at the same time. Given the inherent badness of this idea, when is the least ill-advised time to schedule my defense? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Books to prepare us for making babies?

My wife and I are planning to start trying to conceive in the next few months, and being academic bookish types, would like some books on the whole process. Specifically, we're interested in fertility issues (we're in our mid-30s) and generally the logistics of the whole process - prenatal nutrition, choosing a doctor and a hospital, preparing for the kid, and so on. My personal preference is for books that are more detailed (citations to back things up are great) rather than touchy-feely.
posted by pombe on Jan 23, 2013 - 11 answers

She's having a baby!

My bestest good friend of 20 years is pregnant! YAY! I'd like to get her something simple but awesome to commemorate this. What should I send? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jan 19, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I bank sperm for later use?

How do I bank my sperm for potential future parenting desires? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How to be a mom-to-be?

Babby formed. Help me arm myself with knowledge. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Sep 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Baby coming soon! Party?

Are we crazy to throw a party a few weeks before our baby is due? [more inside]
posted by derivation on Sep 11, 2012 - 26 answers

24 weeks pregnant facing bedrest!

24 weeks pregnant, facing bedrest and woefully underprepared for the birth of this surprise baby. FMLA, bedrest and c-section questions inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 24 answers

What baby stuff should I buy secondhand?

What kinds of baby/toddler things are ok to buy secondhand? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Aug 4, 2012 - 39 answers

What do you want out of a newborn class?

A friend and I are putting together the curriculum for a "After the birth: the first six weeks with your newborn" class we're going to start teaching in a few months. We've got a bunch of ideas, but we want to make sure we're covering everything. We'd love your input. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Apr 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Pre-tenure pregnancy?

Timing of pregnancy - pre or post-tenure? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 - 23 answers

Chronically ill over 40 and trying to conceive. Is it more than we can handle?

Help my partner and I feel less anxious about combining pregnancy with chronic illness after 40 - or should we not even bother? [more inside]
posted by Melusinewave on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

How to deal with pregnancy-related fears?

How to deal with pregnancy anxiety? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Dec 28, 2011 - 28 answers

What to Expect on the Day Of Birth and the Days and Weeks Beyond

My wife is due to give birth in the next three weeks or so. I'm interested to hear the experiences of other men about the day their wife or parter gave birth and also what the first few days and weeks thereafter were like. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 3, 2011 - 35 answers

C'mon, baby! Don't say maybe!

This is not my first baby. I am close to one week past my due date. No signs of labor. First, tell me how to survive because my first baby was here by now and I just cannot do this much longer. Second, why haven't I gone into labor yet and what if I don't? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Grind down our lead painted windows?

Conflicting problems with both non-closing windows and likely lead paint in a Los Angeles rental. Maintenance plan to grind them all down later this week and I'm pregnant and worried about the dust. I would deeply appreciate some advice on how this might play out and how to handle it (yes, not legal advice) especially advice from those who know about California and LA rental issues. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Sep 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me look at parenthood in a more positive way.

Please help me look at parenthood in a more positive way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2011 - 33 answers

Bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy

Bacterial Vaginosis during pregnancy, is Flagyl safe? [more inside]
posted by lwclec072 on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 answers

This is just more than I know how to deal with on my own.

My girlfriend is pregnant. We're keeping it. Now what? (Advice and encouragement requested.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 44 answers

Micro-manage my fertility.

Taking charge of, as well as micro-managing, your fertility. When is the best time to have a second child given our current choices? Scenarios inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Babies... 500 of them!

The baby crazy has started. My husband is not yet keen on the idea of starting a family, and frankly, we're just not in a good place in life right now. How do I quell these feelings? How do I stop worrying about when and if it will happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2011 - 33 answers

How soon can fetal sex be determined?

How early in a pregnancy can fetal sex be determined? [more inside]
posted by jef on Mar 30, 2011 - 15 answers

We know what to expect with baby in the making, but how can Dad help Mom feel better?

Our first child is in the making, and my wife is having a decent time of it. She has some bad mornings with morning sickness and the like, some days of being really tired after "not doing anything," and all the weird aches and pains that come with a little thing growing bigger inside you. What can I, the father-to-be, do to make her life easier/more comfortable? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 21, 2011 - 30 answers

Different Pregnancy is Different. This Different?

This pregnancy is so different from the last one, and I feel weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Caesarean preparation, gastroschisis and small babies

What should I be doing now to prepare for a c-section in approx. 10 weeks' time? And please share your experiences of having a baby with gastroschisis and/ or who is very small. [more inside]
posted by goo on Feb 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Baby bulge

Help me brainstorm postpartum exercise! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 1, 2011 - 11 answers

OB/GYN recommendations please

OB/GYN recommendations in NYC (preferably Manhattan, west side) for someone with Empire's NYSHIP student health employee plan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 - 4 answers

C-Section Recovery

Tell me about your recovery after a cesarean section. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Oct 25, 2010 - 29 answers

What's going to make it easier to pop this baby out?

What should I know / do / bring to help me make it through the pain and exhaustion of giving birth? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 6, 2010 - 44 answers

Pregnancy & a severe anxiety disorder

I'm a life-long sufferer of crippling anxiety/depression. Should I have a baby? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Jul 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Making the most of remaining time before baby...

I went to the doctor today and I have confirmation that I'm pregnant. How can I make the most out of the remaining ~32 weeks for me, my husband, and my new child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 29 answers

He shoots, he scores!

OhMyGod we did it! We're pregnant! Umm...now what? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Apr 13, 2010 - 54 answers

How can we bring a baby into the world without all the junk mail?

We're planning to have a baby. How can we do so without getting our names on mailing lists for baby-related junk mail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 22 answers

So. Babies, eh?

[ZygoteFilter] I'm apparently fully into that stage where everyone around me is pregnant and I'm actually not horrified at the prospect of becoming a parent. To me, that means ALL SYSTEMS GO... within, oh, a couple years or whatever. What should I/we do now, either things to do before trying to conceive/getting pregnant, or things you wish you'd have had in place before you Got To That Place? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 11, 2010 - 25 answers

How to avoid the "just kidding, we're not pregnant anymore ..."

How long does a couple usually wait before announcing a pregnancy? My cousin's wife just miscarried after announcing the pregnancy about a month ago (she was just under 2 months along at the time). It is my understanding that until the third month or so it's not a sure deal as to whether the baby will stick, if you will. Cousin says he deeply regrets telling people now (he went so far as to announce his to-be daddy-ness on facebook) since he'll have to announce the miscarriage now too. Is there a social norm for how long to wait before telling the world?
posted by kthxbi on Dec 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Help us have sex again

My luverly wife and I had a baby a few months ago. He's a great little feller. We're now ready, physically, to have sex again but... (possibly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I have a baby in NYC without health insurance?

We are having a baby! We are super excited, except that we are in NYC without health insurance and really scared. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 - 33 answers

Puppy and Baby?

Puppy and Baby? [more inside]
posted by brevator on Oct 10, 2009 - 10 answers

What doesn't my pregnant wife know she needs?

Just found out that wifey is pregnant! I'd like to get her some small present(s), but it's too early for cravings, and she already has all of the books....what are some things that "all" pregnant wives need? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Jul 20, 2009 - 46 answers

To bank cord blood, or not to bank cord blood?

It's been over four years since No. 1 asked, so I'm asking for an update: should we bank or donate our baby's cord blood? Or just do nothing? [more inside]
posted by ajr on Apr 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Please excuse me for being intrusive, but congratulations!

My friend was expecting in early March, but still didn't call to announce the birth. Should I call or should I wait? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Mar 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Have you grown your family through surrogacy?

Calling all experiences with surrogate pregnancy - on any side of the equation. I am considering having a child through a surrogate mother, and wondered if anyone had any anecdotes, experience, advice, warnings, etc. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

I don't *hear* any ticking...

My boyfriend and I are considering the option of a vasectomy. How can I be sure that I won't want to have a baby someday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2009 - 58 answers

How do you make awful news make sense to a toddler?

How do you tell a three year old that they won't be having a baby brother after all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

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