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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

"Hey, teen. Let's have a rap session."

Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

How does our birth date shape where we fit in the school system?

Birth date + American school system = high probability of success in _____? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Nov 23, 2010 - 8 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

Keep a minor on birth control?

Can a parent/guardian do anything to keep a minor on birth control? [more inside]
posted by doctord on Sep 16, 2010 - 32 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

Help me to be a great birth support person!

My sister has asked me to be with her when she gives birth to her first baby this August - yay! I want to be as helpful as I can be, so I'm looking for advice and resources. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Jun 21, 2010 - 23 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

Aligning brain and womb

Smart reading materials for feminist, expectant mums? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Apr 30, 2010 - 14 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

Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)

I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle). [more inside]
posted by kella on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Hormones out of wack or am I?

Get me off this hormonal rollercoaster or am I just crazy? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Birth year confusion

Can I conclusively determine a birth year from these two data points? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Happy *birth*day, nephew!

My brother and his wife have a son. I want to get them something neat! [more inside]
posted by alona on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

We should know better. I know.

[BCPFilter] "Use a backup contraceptive" -- but is that retroactive? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Apr 4, 2010 - 11 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

When to move onto Plan B?

Is missing one birth control pill by about 19 hours enough to warrant getting Plan B? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

This lady is high...

I saw a crazy labor and delivery video on youtube, can't find it now. The woman is having no pain, smiling and laughing. There might have been funny happy music playing. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Birth control blues

Can I safely stop birth control pills before the pack is through? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Childbirth Class

Help me find a childbirth class in Austin, TX. I'm looking for something onthe South or central side of town. Nothing too dogmatic. I'd like something that meets multiple times soI can get to know some other moms-to-be.
posted by kristymcj on Jan 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Push Gift Ideas.

Push (Birthing) Gift idea? Wife has hinted and I like to give gifts. What is appropriate? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Etiquette? What's an etiquette?

My baby shower was two months ago and I still haven't sent the thank you cards. My baby is now a month old. Can I send out the thank you cards and the birth announcements together, or is that horribly tacky? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Nov 14, 2009 - 23 answers

Will quitting the pill make me skinny again?

Is it OK to stop taking birth control pills without weaning off of them? What will stopping the pill do to my weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 17 answers

PILL MAKE ME ANGRY

So, I'm trying the Depo Provera hormone shot birth control for the first time. It's been about 2 weeks since my first shot, and I'm experiencing some weird effects which may or may not be related to the hormones now coursing through my veins. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Natural child birth in LA?

Birthing Centers and Midwives in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Oct 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Help normalize my spiking blood pressure!

Can you help me not freak out about my suddenly spiking blood pressure? This is related to birth control and anxiety. Also looking for methods to calm myself down in anticipation of a reading. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 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

Lost and confused...

What can I expect if I go off the pill? [more inside]
posted by melangell on Jun 29, 2009 - 23 answers

What would it mean if Obama's birth certificate is a fake?

What would it mean if Obama's birth certificate is a fake? [more inside]
posted by edavidoff on May 29, 2009 - 36 answers

births, deaths and time

Are global birth and death rates roughly consistent over the course of a day/month/year? (Are there are any clear patterns of daily or seasonal spikes?) [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Apr 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I send a card or not?

Should I send a card or not? [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Cat gave birth 12 hours ago and still seems pregnant

Cat gave birth 12 hours ago, three healthy kittens, still seems pregnant (bulgy belly) and seems to be having contractions. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Melsky on Mar 28, 2009 - 12 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

Gift to wife on birth of first child

Touching and tasteful gift to mark birth of our first child. [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Mar 20, 2009 - 25 answers

Looking for stats on Cesarean birth vs. Vaginal birth and the effects on our society...

Looking for stats on Cesarean birth vs. Vaginal birth and the effects on our society... [more inside]
posted by querty on Feb 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Condom Troubles

Proper condom usage - what is leaking out? Is it semen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Are there any effective birth control pills.

are there any effective birth control pills out there? [more inside]
posted by minsid on Jan 19, 2009 - 32 answers

PTSD from a traumatic birth?

Is there any evidence that a particularly traumatic birth may have a long-lasting negative effect on a person? [more inside]
posted by amro on Dec 15, 2008 - 16 answers

What does "time of birth" really mean?

What is the official, medical definition of a newborn's "time of birth?" [more inside]
posted by sjl7678 on Nov 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Open-Minded OB In Chattanooga?

Looking for an OB/Gyn in or near the Chattanooga, TN area that is knowledgeable (or willing to learn) about PCOS and open-minded about nonstandard births. Alternately, looking for any feedback from folks who have used the midwifery services of Ina Mae Gaskin or the other midwives at "The Farm". [more inside]
posted by Gianna on Nov 18, 2008 - 8 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

How can we keep anxiety down with uninvited vistors to the hospital?

New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 - 64 answers

How old is Dick Hoyt?

Does anyone know Dick Hoyt's date of birth? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Oct 14, 2008 - 2 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

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

Will having a baby physically change sex?

Would having a baby change sex forever? (more info, not for the squeamish, inside) [more inside]
posted by Go, now. Go! on Jun 9, 2008 - 20 answers

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