I'm 31 weeks with preeclampsia and the doctors have warned me that they might have to deliver at any time going forward. I was induced with my daughter at 37 weeks due to preeclampsia and she was 7lbs3oz and perfect. I'm so nervous that this time will be different.
Mom's - How many cervical/internal checks did you have while pushing? During my labor I had an OB doctor student (being supervised by my Midwife) and she would do an internal check while I pushed every single time I pushed to check position of my baby. Granted I did push for 3 hours with little progress and ended up having a c-section. I'm wondering: is that many internal checks (A LOT ... More
I am pregnant and recently found out I tested positive for Strep B. I haven’t met with my doctor yet to discuss but will talk to her in a few days. From what I’ve read online, it sounds like I’ll need IV antibiotics during labor. Has anyone else experienced this and are there any complications I should expect during labor as a result?
Can't help but feel a little disappointed (also read scared) about having to have a scheduled c section (next Monday). Husband and I discussed and decided on natural birth long before I was pregnant. Baby is measure at 9 pounds so I understand, but maybe just coming from a place of discomfort/unfamiliar with surgery and being in a hospital. Any support/encouragement/uplifting stories would ... More
What was your experience with due date, and labor and delivery for your second baby? My first was born at 40 weeks 1 day, I was in labor for about 36 long hours with contractions that would stall every time I sat down, so I ended up having to get induced because of low amniotic fluid, and i pushed for 2.5 hours... They will be 2 years 3 months apart. Just wondering how different it was, if it w... More
Hi im 34 weeks pregnant with my 2nd kid and im little scared because with my first kid i didnt have any signs of labor no braxton hicks no contractions no water breaks i was induced on my due date and after that i was only dilated to 1. So i am concerned because i have no clue what contractions feel like or what its like to have my water break. I am scheduled for a c section on may 29th and im ... More
I currently have a 6.5 year old girl and I’m currently 20 weeks expecting my little boy 😍 . I had my first child in the hospital and as time goes on I’m wanting to have an at home birth for more personal time with my fiancé and daughter to bond with baby when he arrives. I didn’t like my experience in the hospital with my first because nurses would constantly interrupt my bonding time asking ... More
Absolutely stunning birth photography! (These are uncensored photos of mothers in labor and delivery, so... NSFW) https://www.birthbecomeshercontest.com
"There’s a space on the hospital’s template form to write down your “cultural traditions.” Okay. Our cultural traditions include nude gay beaches, a lot of glitter, and rejecting the gender binary. Is that the place to explain that my partner doesn’t identify as a woman? Should we give them our VHS tape of Gender Trouble and ask them to watch it in advance?" https://www.thecut.com/201... More