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Looking for metaphorical images to divert attention during childbirth

Please suggest, preferably with specific links, images that are metaphors for birth to be used for focusing on and creating visualizations during labor. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Feb 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Scheduled C-section: should I push back? How hard?

After ~37wks of baking, our Little Spark is soon to emerge. Sonogram last week shows breech, size estimates via same sonogram say ~8# so far. Doc is now advising/arranging scheduled C-section. I'm not sure it's the right thing. Can you help me determine if I should push back & how hard? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Aug 9, 2010 - 49 answers

Babies and Bathwater

Should I stay with my midwife practice, given a trustworthy account of a mismanaged case? This gets long, sorry. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Mar 31, 2010 - 22 answers

Accidental midwife?

I've been asked to babysit a woman who is 9 months pregnant tonight. What do I do if she goes into labour? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Nov 13, 2008 - 13 answers

What are these maternity doctors and nurses chanting?

[Link is NSFW: graphic childbirth.] What is the maternity staff chanting in this video? They seem to have a few different songs, one for when the woman is pushing and another for once the baby is born. The notes for the video say that they are in "an Asian country" but I don't know what language they're speaking. [more inside]
posted by lemuria on Jun 22, 2008 - 3 answers

The hospital is making me sick.

How do I make a hospital birth not suck? Suddenly midwife-less. Local hospital a horror. Bitter, depressed. What does a doula actually do? Etc, etc. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on May 25, 2007 - 35 answers

Can a healthy baby be born from an unconscious mother?

Must a woman be conscious during childbirth? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Apr 18, 2006 - 31 answers

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Was your toddler present at the birth of his or her sibling(s)? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on May 26, 2004 - 18 answers

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