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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 4, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 28, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Dvora Koelling on December 3, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive. I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000. When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy. Continue reading my birth story at: …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments
My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996. I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend. I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive. It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first. She said she had already suspected something but…Continue
The March of Dimes Report Card compares each state’s preterm birth rate to the March of Dimes goal of lowering the rate to 9.6 percent of all live births by 2020. Today, March of Dimes released their latest report card, along with a video: http://youtu.be/SecBApEgNk4.
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving…Continue
Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It's so hard to believe that it's been NINE whole years since my uterus was housing those two little beings pictured above. I welcomed them into this big wide world without having even the slightest clue how quickly time would fly. Since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of ABC's, training wheels, boo-boo's, and temper tantrums. They make me…Continue
These make Fantastic gifts! My mother in law had gotten them for my boys when they were born, and now 2 & 5 they still love them - theirs are in Blue, not Pink :)
Added by Patty Gatter on December 29, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
My little brother was born today. He woke Mom up at three o’clock in the morning because he wanted to come out of her tummy. I was asleep so I didn’t know he was going to be born today. When I woke up, Grandma said, “Good morning,” and told me I was a big brother today. She made my favorite breakfast, yummy waffles with syrup and chocolate milk. How did she know that was my…Continue
Added by Martha Rodriguez on November 16, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments
This past Sunday I told my oldest child that I was thinking about going to church. I don’t go often. She asked me in a very serious voice to be sure to pray for her sister. I was surprised by this and jokingly asked her if she wanted me to pray for her sisters soul. She said “Yeah mommy”. I asked her why and she told me that when the girls attended a memorial…Continue
Added by Elayne on November 9, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments
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As internationally adopted children, I know a part of them still resides in their birth countries. As they grow up as red, white, and blue Americans, Elle is still Russian, and Bunny is still…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 13, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
When Elle was in the lower grades of elementary school, she brought home an assignment. They had been studying the 50 states in school and how the states related to the students. The worksheet was a map of the United…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 20, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments
Added by Crystal on July 5, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments
During my pregnancy Hubby would always remind me to have some sweet music on.
He believed to those who say that babies, after their birth, can recognize the music that they have been listening to, when they were living into the belly.
I was skeptical about it.
Added by mom in rome on June 22, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
It's not like I have an appointment or something.
Or maybe yes, I do.
Last week me and Husband went to the gynecologist.
She set the date.
For medical reasons I will end up having a c-section.
Which means that we have a day scheduled.
Baby Julia will be born by June 16th.
Added by mom in rome on June 6, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments
I went once.
After not beeing able to breath for two hours during never ending breathing exercises - well...yes I have been having a pleasant "rhinits of pregnancy".
After not having been able to find my perineum muscle (if you know…Continue
Added by mom in rome on May 27, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments