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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

Antibiotics+alcohol+birth control=?

Antibiotics+alcohol+birth control=? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Midwife in DFW?

My little sister is pregnant! She lives in Fort Worth, Texas and has not had any luck finding a birthing center or a midwife. Anyone out there in DFW have recommendations? Thanks!
posted by tingting on Mar 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Is there any way to use both St. John's Wort and oral contraception effectively?

I've recently started taking St. John's Wort and have had great results. Unfortunately, it seems to cause my pills to stop working. My cycle has been erratic at best since I started taking St. John's Wort. Are there types of birth control pills that have less interaction?
posted by TNOTGILL on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

What can I do to support my wife through delivering our baby?

What can I do to help my wife during the delivery of our first child? She is due in the next few weeks, and I would like to have some ideas of how I can help her through delivery so that I don't feel like I am standing around doing nothing. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Feb 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Where is the hospital I was born at? (in Brooklyn, NY)

Where is the hospital I was born at? (in Brooklyn, NY) I am trying to figure out what has become of the hospital I was born at. I was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1969. The hospital on my Birth Certificate says "Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center". My family moved to Queens a few years after I was born and then I moved out of New York altogether when I was 27. I never really knew Brooklyn that well, although I have been trying to visit there more over the years. [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Feb 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Help a multimedia newbie do a cool birth announcement

What would be the best/easiest way of creating 50-100 copies of a CD Birth Announcement that contains both music and photos? I am not talking about a slide show presentation set to music. The wife and I have chosen, and purchased on CD, fun songs that have the baby's name in the title, that we want people to be able to listen to on their CD/DVD players. We would also like to include some photos of the baby, they could be files on the CD or printed on paper as part of an insert/cover. I have EXPECTANT FATHER BRAIN please help. [more inside]
posted by SMELLSLIKEFUN on Jan 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Congratulations! Here's your whatchamacallit.

What is the name for the gift that a groomsman delivers to the bride on behalf of the groom on the wedding day? What is the name for the gift that a father gives to the moher of his child on the day of birth? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Dec 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Birth control blues

I am in my foruth month of Microgestin pills. I started taking the pills to help control my blackheads but just this month I started breaking out with really bad cystic acne. I tend to get deprresed easily and have always had severe cramps. I was wondering if anyone with matching ailments has any advice on birth control. I have taken several and quit early on due to spotting or worsening cramps. I am thinking of switching to Yasmin because of its reputation with acne sufferers. Any suggestions?
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 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

Will I go slowly insane?

Could my birth control be giving me vivid dreams? And could this be a bad thing? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Please clue me in about birth announcments.

Talk to me about birth announcements in newspapers. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 6, 2007 - 11 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

Oh, Canada *sigh*

I'm going to Canada this morning and cannot find my birth certificate. [more inside]
posted by louche mustachio on Jul 5, 2007 - 24 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

I need to prove that I was born

I need a birth certificate. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Seeking a Speculum (in the Hands of the Right Person)

GynoFilter: Please help me find a good, compassionate, and knowledgable gynecologist in the Bay Area (preferably East Bay but will travel. Preferably female but am flexible). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Stomach-safe Birth Control Pills?

About six months ago, my girlfriend went on The Pill - first Yasmin, then Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Both caused mood swings and significant intestinal distress, but her physicians (internist and OBGYN) thought that she'd be safe to stay on, if she could put up with the side effects. This month, as a test, she went off, and she feels hugely better. So, now, we're considering alternatives, and looking for anecdotal advice. [more inside]
posted by thomascrown on Mar 19, 2007 - 37 answers

I want my bones back!

Something bad has happened with my bones, now what? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 14, 2007 - 29 answers

Gift for new father from the wife?

Suggestions for a present from a wife to husband to celebrate the birth of their new baby? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2007 - 17 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

Birth Control and Pregnancy

I had unprotected sex 5 days after starting birth control pills. (My birth control type advises to use an alternate method for 7 days after starting). Should I get emergency contraception? Even if it means getting my period again a week after it ended?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Variations on "Ottawa, Kingdom of the Netherlands".

People born in administratively unusual places? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 23, 2006 - 19 answers

Children's Christmas Story

I need a version of the Christmas story that is simple enough for children to understand in a story format rather than reading scripture. An online version would be nice!
posted by cainiarb on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Is Plan B OTC in NYC yet?

New York City filter:
Is there a pharmacy in New York that has started selling Plan B Birth Control over the counter yet?
posted by Edible Energy on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 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

AIDS Incidence at Birth (U.S.)

How many kids were born with AIDS in the United States in whatever is the most recent year for which data are available? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jun 29, 2006 - 8 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

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

Common/uncommon birthdays.

When is the most common birthday? What about the least common? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Feb 9, 2006 - 36 answers

to tell or not to tell

Should I tell my doctor something about my medical history that might keep her from prescribing me the birth control I want? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2005 - 36 answers

What is the cheapest and quickest way to get a copy of my birth certificate?

What is the cheapest and quickest way to get a copy of my birth certificate? [more inside]
posted by gaelenh on Oct 31, 2005 - 16 answers

Help me reduce my baby-birthing anxiety

Help me reduce my anxiety about labor & delivery of my first child (due date = less than a week).... I'm having recurrent nightmares: Repeat airplane crash scenarios. Nightmares of my husband getting killed on the way home from work. Of having a stranger assault me at home, BTK style. And it doesn't help that we had to put our wonderful dog to sleep last week. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Oct 18, 2005 - 18 answers

No kids, big booty

Birth control and weight gain: will switching pills help? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Sep 6, 2005 - 9 answers

Condom time!

It is a widely quoted statistic that, with "perfect use", condoms have a 3% failure rate. My question - these 3% of uses that result in pregnancy, is it because the condom breaks, or because of some invisible factory defect? Put another way - if you follow all of the "best practices," and, when you're done, the condom hasn't broken, is it safe to assume that it worked?
posted by afroblanca on May 28, 2005 - 13 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

What do they put as your country of birth if that country no longer exists?

What do they put as your country of birth if that country no longer exists? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by Captaintripps on Feb 11, 2005 - 15 answers

Flowers for baby boys?

Is there a traditional kind of flower or color of rose given for the birth of a baby boy? A friend of mine just delivered, and I want to skip the blue teddy bears and get this right.
posted by symbebekos on Jan 24, 2005 - 5 answers

Finding contact information for birth mother.

I've recently been given new information about my birth mother (i was adopted at the age of two). The information includes her first and last name, her social security number, and more. Using her name and the beauty of the interweb, i have found that she has married and is probably living in California. Is there any easy & reputable way to get a mailing address for the purpose of a brief "dear you" letter ? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Dec 25, 2004 - 5 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

Umbilical Cords and Multiples

How do umbilical cords work with twins? Triplets? Quadruplets? Do they come out like a string of pearls? What about puppies and kittens: do they come out with umbilical cords? The whole litter?
posted by adrober on Feb 8, 2004 - 5 answers

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