Hi, all! I'm getting induced for the first time Tuesday Morning. All my other kids were born on their own within 8hrs each shorter than the last. I'm getting nervous excited scared not sure of my emotions right now. So tell me any helpful advice or stories or suggestions, please! Thanks.
First time mom and would love some (judgement-free) advice, especially from moms who have been there. I’m a few weeks from my due date and starting to think about possibly scheduling an induction close to my due date. I don’t currently have a medical reason to do so, but I’m worried about going super late and having a tough labor/greater risk of c section with a large baby and I’d also like to ... More
Approaching 24 weeks on baby #2, I have white coat syndrome and get anxiety during each prenatal visit. I didn’t enjoy the hospital birth for baby #1 as much since I was induced. I am debating on a birth center. Anyone done both and which was your preference? Appreciate your insight.
I have a 7 month LO and she’s starting to be very difficult in a sense she stiffens her who body when I carry her a certain way or calm her down on my chest last, jerks back with her neck, starting to jerk her body when we feed. Not to mention she is a cat napper so she ONLY sleeps 30 mins/3 naps a day now. She’s sometimes cranky because I know she’s still tired.. After birth they had her in... More
Hey mommies i need some advice... I had a wee fall a couple days ago, slipped on wet concrete snd landed on my side. When i came in to the hospital They said I was in preterm labor because at some point in the last five days i had lost my mucus plug and dialated to 3 cm. Im 34 weeks and 4 days today. They did an ultrasound and said the baby had settled or "dropped" into my pelvis. Con... More
Im 4 weeks away from my due date and just a little curious on what will go on after little one is delivered. will there be a million tests done on baby? I know they will do the heel test, hearing test and carseat test before releasing us but are there more im missing? Will i have to worry about blood/ urine testing while in labor? No one seems to post about what goes on after baby is delivered ... More
Expecting second baby and first one came a little early, and I know being dilated does NOT mean that the baby will come quicker at all but I’ve been having so much pressure and cramping I just have a gut feeling this baby will be here before her due date. Any other mommas give birth before the due date with similar circumstances? Just curious to hear other birth stories 🙂 TIA
Hi all- FTM here. I’ll be giving birth in a hospital and I’m very pro epidural. I plan on basically just listening to whatever the medical staff tells me as things progress. I’m wondering if it’s worth writing a birth plan? Curious what others in a similar situation did. If you did write a plan, what went in it? Thanks!
One of my biggest anxiety is going into labor and having a cold. What does one do in that situation. I keep imagining a newborn with no immune system, who only knows how to breathe through it’s nose. And here I am with all these cold symptoms. What happens then? Help.
Okay so I have a question. When I was in labor I had gotten the epidural which my body didn’t react well to. When I got it I was numb in like 1 minute and my legs were basically dead I couldn’t lift them for them to put the catheter in. But that’s besides the point, my whole body got numb and I couldn’t breath which lead me to getting a panic attack and an emergency c-section because baby and I... More
I have a week left till my due date!!! Finally! But I have a 10 month old and I’m super nervous about things when it goes down. I know my mom could watch her while I’m in labor, but I don’t want to be away from her 3 days while I’m in the hospital. Plus we co-sleep. I thought about taking the pack and play so she can sleep there with us. What did you guys do?
30 more days till due date! But lately I’ve been getting pulsating back pain, like all over my back lower/upper even radiates to neck but mainly in middle back and I get b.hicks sometimes with it too.
I’ve been contemplating not using epidural for my second time delivery, I used it the for the first, but a lot of people have been telling me that they passed out and I don’t want to miss out on the first moments of my baby being brought in the world. Has anyone else done it and how was it? I remember how painful the contractions were but when they told me to stay still to get the epidural, I... More