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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

I'm supposed to be the funny one

A few weeks ago at lunch, my coworker and I played a game of "we can guess your birth order" with the rest of our team.



At its basic level, birth order predicts that the first born will be extremely mature and a high-level achiever; middle children will be extremely diplomatic; and the last born children…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 13, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Are YOU Done Having Babies?

As I organize my older son’s closet, I am finding the most precious of memories in the form of pictures, school projects and love notes.  Last night, we all sat on the floor and looked through it all, which made me teary eyed.  Even my kids said they felt emotional.  My oldest commented, “those were good times mom…good times”.…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 7, 2015 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

Why he'll always be my baby

"I'm not a baby. I'm a little boy," says my son. Often. And he is right. He is growing up so quickly (seriously...who knew time traveled this fast?). And he has every right to remind me that he is more boy than baby.

I may think of him as my "baby boy" often, but evidently, it's not entirely my fault.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Is society controlling your life?

After getting the kiddos situation in the kitchen with an art project this morning I set off for the family room to fold clothes. Exciting I know!  While folding I turned on the TV and quickly found myself being pulled into a talk show. The topic was unconventional marriages.  The host was interviewing a traditional Orthodox Jewish marriage.  First I found it ironic that the topic was unconventional marriages and the couple was in a traditional marriage. My second thought was, when…

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Added by Kat Tom on June 8, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Packing Hospital Bag for the Birth of Your Baby

Dad if you plan on staying at the hospital after your baby is born, you will need to pack a bag for your stay so that you don’t have to run back and forth from the hospital.  Of course, if you forget anything you have the luxury of going back home and grabbing items that you forgot (including items that your wife or significant other might have forgotten).  The laboring…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

The day I met my second daughter

DECEMBER 2012

I spent the whole month of December praying that Baby S would be late. I was dreading the newborn stage. Plus, we did not know her name at this point (I wanted Scarlet, Eric wanted Fiona, neither of us liked each other's favorite name [I did not want my daughter's name to invoke the image of Shrek!! Like anyone would really think of stunning Fiona from…

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Added by Tracie on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Introducing our newest set of PiggyToes ~ Welcome to the World, Mario!

http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2013/02/28/welcome-to-the-world-mario/

On Monday, February 25, 2013, we welcomed our 3rd son into the world…

He’s perfect… all 8 lb. 6 oz. of him…

From his dark head of hair down to his 10 tiny PiggyToes

We are…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on February 28, 2013 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant Even Though I Had My Baby A Few Weeks Ago?

Pregnancy is an exciting time and most mom’s can’t wait to meet their baby.  As your baby grows, your belly will continue to grow and get bigger so that you can house your growing baby.  Most doctors recommend that women gain between 10 to 40 pounds depending on your starting weight.  Talk to your doctor or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 19, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Story of My Final Pregnancy - My Birth Story

I was super excited and nervous when I found out that I was expecting in September of 2010.  Just a few weeks before I found out, I was watching my mother struggle with her battle with Pick’s disease.  Pick’s disease is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that affects the frontal lobe of the brain.  In August of 2010, she was in the final stages and was admitted to the ICU with severe case of pneumonia.  My dad was out of town, so I spent the last few days with her at her bed side along with my…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

OB-GYN Drama

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The start of January meant one thing to me: Baby time! Time to get all of the Christmas decor put away & time to focus on having our 3rd baby!  I, like many mamas spend the last couple months of my pregnancies resting and nesting. I call it my ‘R&N Time’…  Get the nursery together, wash clothes and blankets,…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on January 4, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

The Bradley Method Helps Women Realize That Their Body Was Designed For Birthing

The Bradley method is another popular birthing technique that is used by many expectant mothers who wish to have an unmediated natural delivery.  This method was developed by Dr. Robert Bradley in the late 1940s.  He wanted women to realize that birthing was a natural process and that many women can give birth without medical intervention or drugs.  Dr. Bradley encourages women to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating correctly and exercising during…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 28, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Are Child Birth Classes Necessary for Expectant Mothers?

Child birth classes are designed to provide expectant mothers with information so that moms are prepared for labor and delivery.  Every woman will have a different labor and delivery experience, but the techniques used to help minimize pain and prepare a mother for labor are similar.

I remember when I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that I really needed to attend a child birth class, I had it in my mind that I was going to have a natural birth and knew how…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Is It Necessary to Tour the Hospital Before You Give Birth?

Many pregnant women don’t think about touring the hospital that they are planning to deliver at; especially, a mom who has given birth before.  When I was pregnant with my first child, I would have never thought about taking a tour at the hospital.  I took a Lamaze class when I was pregnant with my daughter and as a class we took a tour of the labor and delivery ward and learned about the hospitals procedures.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 5, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments

T Minus 2.. or 3.. or 9

So, these last days leading up to the baby’s estimated due date have been quite the emotional whirlwind for me.

Of course, like every other mama on the brink of giving birth, I have been totally anxious to feel the beginnings of labor, or receive SOME sign that the baby has decided to make his way into this world. And like every other wishful VBAC mama, I have been especially anxious, hoping that this baby’s birth might be different from my first baby’s.  In search of giving my son…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on December 3, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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