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What were your labor & delivery hospital bag special items?

What were the special items or things you took with you to the hospital for a birth in your family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2014 - 38 answers

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

Red Raspberry leaf tea for a shorter labor -- did you drink it?

Should I drink raspberry leaf tea in my third trimester of pregnancy? Did you? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jan 17, 2014 - 25 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

Can I expect a post-partum sex drought?

Very specific question about sex after childbirth. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2012 - 10 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

To push or not to push?

YANMP (perinatologist) and I will call them but first can someone describe what back labor feels like? [more inside]
posted by ramix on Apr 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Castor oil for labor induction

Can anyone weigh in on the best way to ingest castor oil to kickstart labor? [more inside]
posted by rubyeyo on Apr 8, 2012 - 28 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

Too bad the stork's a myth

Babyfilter: If you could get a re-do on your labor and delivery, what would you do differently? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Nov 23, 2011 - 48 answers

C'mon, baby! Don't say maybe!

This is not my first baby. I am close to one week past my due date. No signs of labor. First, tell me how to survive because my first baby was here by now and I just cannot do this much longer. Second, why haven't I gone into labor yet and what if I don't? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 28 answers

I want to understand what constitutes a positive pregnancy experience... and how the health system can help.

I'd love your experience and advice on how to be a good practitioner of women's health in pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by noonday on Jul 13, 2011 - 34 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

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

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

Cool Beats and Soothing Sounds to Give Birth By?

Wanted: Beats and Soothing Sounds for Labor. Beats to help us keep the breathing even and soothing sounds to relax. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on May 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Recommendations for books on labor/delivery/birth?

I am looking for recommendations for books about labor/birthing. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy?

What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Nov 19, 2008 - 31 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

Am I doomed to another another failed epidural the next time I have a baby?

PregnancyFilter: Was the size of my baby the reason that the epidurals didn't work? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Oct 27, 2006 - 12 answers

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