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Labor & Birth

Giving birth is wild. From contractions to water births, hospital bags to c-sections, here’s what you need to know. Read real stories from real mamas and explore expert advice on what to expect during labor and birth.

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Is 19 weeks too late to change providers?

I’ve been going to the same office that delivered my son but I’ve been seeing red flags everywhere from the moment I got pregnant. I’m trying for a vbac and want to look into a midwife or birthing center.

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C-section or natural?

Hey guys! I’m due with twins in May and the doctor told me we should consider c-section. However, with my last two I have had them naturally and if I decide on a c-section it would be my first surgery ever. How is recovery after a c-section? What is recommended before and after a c-section. Please help with any advi...

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Our baby girl Ellie has arrived!

Ellie was born on the 21st Jan at 9.42pm, 7.5 pounds. My waters broke at 5.30am that day and I had to be taken to the theatre at around 9.30pm for an episiotomy as she wasn’t in a good position and was stuck in there for many hours. She’s all good now and growing up SO fast! 💕

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C section

So after a very traumatic experience with my first, I’m going to ask for an elective C-section. Anyone know when they would do this? My first came at 39. + 2 I’m worrying that they might leave it too late and im going to end up going through the same trauma. Thanks in advance

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What summer babys need

Any idea what sort of clothing to pack for babys first day .. I know babys still get cold but July can be quite warm what are you summer baby mums packing for your babys hospital bag.

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Citalopram and baby

Anyone been taking Citalopram during pregnancy? Or taking Citalopram during a previous pregnancy? I'm having a c-section on Thursday and I'm worried about the baby having withdrawal symptoms

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Induced

Getting induced right now at 38+6 due to high flood pressure. Currently 2cm dilated and awaiting the next steps after moving up to Labor and Delivery. So excited and nervous to meet my little bean 💕

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Pregnancy pains

Hello lovely ladies! I’m 30 weeks pregnant and baby is kicking and moving a lot right now so all seems good there but I’m having quite a bit of sharp pain on my right side around the same height area as my belly button, every 30 seconds or so a tight twinge that last about a second! Anyone know what this is as i...

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