Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments
Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.
For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…Continue
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Don't watch this one in front of the kids!! (And if my mother-in-law is watching... please stop.)
After having kids, sex somehow slips waaay down the to-do list. We talk about The Sex post-baby or lack of it...
With special guest Celia from TheLilMamas.com and a giveaway from B. Toys!
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Cue the red carpet, marching band, and fireworks, y'all, cause today is my birthday! Yippee! But let's be real here, people -- I'm a mom, and we all know what that means. I'll be schlepping screaming kids from Point A to Point B, scrubbing skid marks out of little undies, and turning to my friend Google to help…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 16, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments
** Apparently, hormones, cramps, and child birth weren't enough, so we have night sweats to add to all the fun.
** Goatdog likes Mammaw so much that he wants to eat her.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 6, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments
It's hard to believe that ten whole years have passed since I was squeezing my legs together like a freaking vice so my twins wouldn't be born on my birthday. Yep, call me crazy, but I did NOT wanna have to share the same b-day as my kiddos. I mean, seriously, moms get so few days of recognition as it is!…Continue
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Hypnobirthing is another child birthing method that was discovered in 1944 by obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read. He felt that women could have a safe, easy, relaxed child birth experience by using hypnosis during child birth. Many women often times will tense up when their contractions start becoming unbearable; instead, of working with their body using breathing and relaxation techniques.
Learn more about the benefits to using hypnosis during child birth…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 31, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments
We all know that pregnancy is supposed to last nine months. Before pregnancy, when I asked someone what month she was in the answer was simple, second, fourth, eighth…. When you're pregnant it somehow changes to weeks. I'm not sure if this is some new method of counting which is more accurate, but we no longer count months, but instead, weeks.Since I was pregnant with twins, I knew that it was quite possible I would give birth well…Continue
Added by Ellie Lavi on May 30, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Oh what I would give to go back in time and rethink how I would spend those early days with my precious newborn! I can’t, but I can pass on great information that I’ve since learned would have put us on a much better beginning.
It’s kind of funny now how incredibly naive I was when it came to the immense responsibility of around the clock care. We genuinely thought we could handle a baby waking every 2.5 hours to eat, 24 hours a day.
Added by atwood.tracy on November 30, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
“Wait a minute!” you may be thinking. Childbirth is scary with lots of drama and pain! How could it possibly be “smart” and “sexy”? That’s just crazy, right?
Wrong. Let’s look at some facts about a woman’s body that enables her and for most women, to have a baby in the first place.
After a woman conceives through the old fashioned way (sex) or by Invetro fertilization (IVF), the embryo implants on the uterine wall and begins to grow. It is totally in the…Continue
Added by Lesly Federici on January 31, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments
There’s no doubt that you live a busy life. But when it comes to preparing for the birth of your baby you need to devote time in learning how to prepare for and manage it.
Like buying a house or car, many people spend hours shopping for the best deal. When it comes to childbirth though expectant…Continue
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How are you? I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in New Jersey there is so much snow! I am enjoying it too - it's so pretty. My son and I had a wonderful and fun snow fight while we were shoveling the driveway - a great way to connect with…Continue
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As I make my way through the minefield of parenting, I have come to realize that there are far too many things no one ever bothers to tell you…BEFORE you have kids. It’s highly possible that these secrets are so closely guarded as to ensure the survival of the species. Whether or not these secrets would have changed my mind on…Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 24, 2010 at 3:31am — No Comments
Although most pregnant women anticipate a normal, uncomplicated delivery, there are exceptions to the rules. A shoulder dystocia is one of the more frequent complications in the delivery room and unfortunately there is no sure-fire way to predict it.
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