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Avoiding postpartum mental illness?

What can I do to minimize my risk of postpartum mental illness? If I can't completely prevent it, I'd at least like to catch and treat it as early as possible. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 17, 2014 - 23 answers

Advice for broken-hearted 36 y.o. who cannot stay pregnant

My best friend just lost her third pregnancy. She and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. Her first and second losses were both in the first trimester, causes unknown. This most recent loss was especially horrible - they terminated after profound birth defects (as in: the baby could not survive outside the uterus) were detected on the 20-wk ultrasound. She's 36, and wonders if she'll ever be able to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Should she give up trying to get pregnant and give birth? Anyone been down this road before and have good advice for her?
posted by hush on Nov 24, 2013 - 28 answers

Birth control pills and ejaculation inside vagina

I would like to know your opinions about ejaculation inside the vagina and the risks of pregnancy, while using birth control. [more inside]
posted by Emily119 on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 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

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

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

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

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

Anyone have any prenatal class recommendations in Vancouver, BC?

Anyone have any prenatal class recommendations in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Jul 8, 2011 - 8 answers

What can my pregnant self do for my future post-partum self?

I'm giving birth in a few weeks. What can I do for myself now that my husband and I will appreciate later? I'd love to have recipes, things I can order and whatever else you can think of. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Feb 8, 2011 - 32 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

When you know better, you do better. Pregnancy and Labor Version.

Whoa, boy! Or...girl? Newly pregnant. Very, very unexpected. Second kid. What do I differently with this pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 20 answers

C-Section Recovery

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

Selling Tickets to the Delivery Room

How to negotiate difference of opinion between mum and dad on who should be present at baby's birth? [more inside]
posted by Kappi on Sep 21, 2010 - 88 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

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

An embryo grows in Brooklyn

Can you recommend a midwife in Brooklyn? Or anything else about being pregnant and planning care in NYC? [more inside]
posted by chelseagirl on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How did you choose a doula?

What's most important in choosing a doula - experience, warmth, or views on birth? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Apr 22, 2010 - 8 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

So damn smug I need my own room.

Is it worth it to switch practices just to have a better shot at getting a private room? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jul 2, 2009 - 27 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

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

Should we use a doula?

Should we use a doula for our hospital birth? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 25, 2008 - 41 answers

Plan for post-partum family visits?

What's a good plan for post-partum family visits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Pain-free sex after giving birth?

How long after giving birth before sex becomes enjoyable again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Knocked Up?

ParanoidFilter: Is there *any* chance I could get pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 12 answers

They can't ALL be lying...

Three women I know, two of whom are pregnant and one of whom who had a baby three months ago, SWEAR that they were on the pill and taking it as instructed (same time every day, no missed pills) when they got pregnant. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Jul 30, 2007 - 39 answers

Privacy, disclosure and past medical records

Is there any medical reason to disclose a past abortion (uncomplicated, several years ago, at 8 weeks) to my new OB-Gyn, who will (hopefully) be ushering me through a successful pregnancy and birth? There is no existing medical record that I know of, since the procedure was done at a clinic in another state, and wasn't claimed on insurance, because I didn't have any at the time.
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2007 - 18 answers

Best place to give birth in SF area?

My pregnant wife and I are traveling to Sausalito, California for a long weekend. She isn't due until late October, but just in case, where should we go if something starts to happen?. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Aug 15, 2006 - 24 answers

Induced labor without tears?

I wanted an unmedicated birth, but at 41 weeks and counting I've agreed to schedule an induction. How can I make the best of a less-than-ideal situation? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Feb 9, 2006 - 25 answers

Midwife recommendations for New York City

Looking for a good midwife in NYC for a first time mother. [more inside]
posted by pandaharma on Mar 11, 2005 - 2 answers

Attending a Birth

One of my dearest friends is having a little girl later this month, and as her massage therapist, I get the honor of being present for the birth. If any other MTs, doulas, midwives or experienced moms and dads have suggestions for things to have on hand, techniqes for soothing the mom-to-be or general wisdom about the blessed event, I’d sure be grateful.
posted by Fenriss on Jul 1, 2004 - 15 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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