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
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?
I have done some…Continue
Added by Erin Huiatt on May 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 19, 2016 at 6:23am — 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
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 1, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments
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.…
I love the photo on the top-left and what it stands for.
Added by Patricia Pazos on August 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
It’s difficult to believe it, but this is our 49th episode! Watch some of our favorite moments from MomCave LIVE.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 21, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alexie Dorado on August 9, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments
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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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.…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments
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
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.…Continue
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Added by Patricia Pazos on April 10, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
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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