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All Blog Posts Tagged 'birth' (89)

Taking a closer look at my firstborn

My son and I are in the bookstore. (We love the bookstore.) He is happily wandering the aisles when he comes across an entire shelf of Goosebumps books. "Mom, I am going to need a few minutes to check these out," he says.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 24, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

My Caesarean Section Birth Story

Warning! This may be a little long, but it did take FOREVER for this little girl to grace us with her presence. And she was worth every bit of agony I went through.

My due date was November 12th, 2003. From the very beginning of my pregnancy, knowing my due date, I had…

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Added by Rachel Braun on February 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your little sister, the entrepreneur

Before I begin today, I understand that there have been a lot of studies debunking the idea that birth order is something that influences people's behaviors.



But I am still fascinated by birth order and how often it works out. It may one day be designated as "the modern-day astrology," but I am…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 19, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

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.

Last fall,…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Titles and Professions to Know When Pregnant

When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!

While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and  titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?

Titles and Professions to Know While Pregnant

I have done some…

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Added by Erin Huiatt on May 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sharing the germs with your baby

My son was born via C-section. That definitely was not the way that I wanted to go, but that is the path we had to take. And at the end of the day, I had a healthy baby boy, so that is all that mattered to me. I did the skin-to-skin contact and breastfed him as soon as I was able because I had read so much research on those connections being important to a newborn.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

From the Mouths of Nurses: CHILDBIRTH 101

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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…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: Birth Control Options

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Dear Diary,

After I gave birth, I thought about a lot of things--birth control options weren't one of them. I asked myself, what will I name my daughter? Who does she look like? Will my milk come in? What else do I need to buy? But birth control methods weren't on the list. Previously, I used the NuvaRing, which wasn't very effective. OK, who am I kidding? You gotta read the fine print…

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Added by Heather Hopson on February 1, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Transitioning Mom: Where is my Epidural Now?

They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…

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Added by Kat Tom on September 9, 2015 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments

Whatever the journey, the beauty is in the baby.

I love the photo on the top-left and what it stands for.

It's gone viral and for good reason. After reading the article that was associated with it I couldn’t help be compelled to write my two cents worth. I’m part of a number of virtual community groups in my area and the first time I…
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Added by Patricia Pazos on August 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

It’s the “BEST OF” MomCave LIVE | Don’t watch in front of the kids!

Best of MomCave LIVE

It’s difficult to believe it, but this is our 49th episode! Watch some of our favorite moments from MomCave LIVE.

With appearances from Hobbs & HayworthMel & ElDanielle Herzog (Martinis &…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 21, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

My Birth Story

A run to CVS to pick up Marlboro Reds and a pregnancy test. Yes, that's how it all started. I couldn't believe my eyes. Sitting in the toilet, starring at that faint pink line. It was so terrifying. It was unplanned, unexpected and I had no idea if I was ready. But really, who is ever ready…

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Added by Alexie Dorado on August 9, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments

World Breastfeeding Week & the DUDES behind "Breastfeeding Woes"| MomCave LIVE Ep 48

What do DUDES know about breastfeeding? For World Breastfeeding Week & Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the lactating mamas from MomCave joke with the DUDES behind "Breastfeeding Woes as Told By Men."

Catch it LIVE on Thurs 8/6 at 7pm EST! Tweet us @MomCaveTV

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 7, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Breastfeeding Woes As Told By MEN | Double Leche | MomCave

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"Awkward and Funny Moments in Breastfeeding"



--What if MEN breastfed? In this…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 4, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Having a baby with an IUD on the side

During my first follow-up appointment after having my son, my OB/GYN looked at me and asked, "Do you want another baby right away?"



"Ummm...can I just enjoy this one for a bit first?" I asked.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

11 Weeks Pregnant Vlog Pregnancy Vlog

It's an 11 weeks pregnancy vlog!

Morning sickness? How about all day sickness? Who else is pregnant? Will my husband be at the birth?

Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 5, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

Having two too close together

I know someone who had her children in quick succession. For four years of her life, she was either pregnant or had just given birth and was breastfeeding. She is a happy mom of three children today, and she doesn't regret her decision to have her children be so close in age.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 20, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

It's Not Called Labour for Nuthin'



slow deep breath* My contractions were six minutes apart and about 40s long when I got up. I called my midwife, Dione, at around 10:00 am to give her the…
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Added by Patricia Pazos on April 17, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Want a Drug-Free Birth? Know Your Options.

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Added by Patricia Pazos on April 10, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

The cost of family planning

Well-meaning friends and family members always have questions. When you start dating someone for a while, they want to know when you are getting married. When you get married, they want to know when you are going to have a baby. When you have a baby, they want to know if you are going to have another baby. (And, if several years go by, they really want to know if you are going to have another baby. If you hedge at all, they are…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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