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Childbirth. What's up with that?

Next in the string of Major Life Events: getting this kid out of me. I feel like most of the resources out there (including the classes I was looking to for advice) are pitched toward people who have already decided whether or not to have a natural, unmedicated childbirth, especially here in granola-land. I don't know; I want the baby out and safe, but I don't care about being SuperMom; I am pretty sure there's no reason to be in pain if I don't have to be. I just want to be able to get through it and be with my husband and baby. Thoughts, experiences, advice? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on May 14, 2014 - 56 answers

How can I get my husband to the hospital for our baby's delivery?

My husband's boss just told him that he won't be able to take time off for the delivery of our baby. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2013 - 30 answers

Lowcarb or carb loading childbirth, gestational diabetes edition

Managing gestational diabetes fairly well by eating paleo/low carb and injecting insulin (tiny dose, rarely) when anticipating higher glucose levels. Now I read pregnant women should load carbs shortly before and during the childbirth itself. I'd like to avoid both a carb crash and hypoglycemia during delivery. I also worry about the baby being hypoglycemic if I have high glucose levels during delivery and I'm getting conflicting info (yes, danger v. no, too short a time to impact baby). So, what to eat leading up to and during delivery?
posted by meijusa on Jul 9, 2013 - 8 answers

No, I do not want to "hack my baby".

Dads of MeFi- what do you wish you had been told before your wife/partner went into labor? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Jul 13, 2012 - 66 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 is the best iOS app for timing and recording data related to contractions in childbirth?

There are a lot of iOS apps for timing contractions. The reviews are all over the place. Most of the apps do not seem to time the contractions from the beginning of one to the beginning of the next one, which seems to be the preferred data point for medical purposes. Other apps have other annoying features and problems. Which app did you use and how did it work?
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Nov 18, 2011 - 10 answers

What are some great snacks/foods for childbirth and labor?

What are some great snacks for labor? The baby is due in a couple of weeks, and we're getting ready for the (natural) birth. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 26, 2011 - 28 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

Should we have our baby induced?

What are the reasons for and against inducing childbirth in cases of gestational diabetes? [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Jul 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Music for wife in labor...

Music for wife in labor... [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on May 14, 2008 - 25 answers

Get the baby out, now!

Anyone have any thoughts (experiences) on natural ways to persuade an overdue baby to make it's appearance? (and yes I know that one...!)
posted by brettski on Apr 15, 2004 - 18 answers

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