All Blog Posts Tagged 'birth' (75)

Expecting My Second Child - My Birth Story

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:  …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Expecting my First Baby As a Teen Mom

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

The March of Dimes Releases 2012 Premature Birth Report Card

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…

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Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cheers to NINE Years!!!

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…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 19, 2012 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Personalized Stuffed Elephant

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 :)

http://harpergracebaby.com/item_544/Personalized-Baby-Girls-13-inch-Sissy-Elephant.htm

Added by Patty Gatter on December 29, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

He's My Baby Brother!

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…

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Added by Martha Rodriguez on November 16, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

I Broke A Promise To My Daughter's Birth Mother

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…

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Added by Elayne on November 9, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Vaginal Birth vs. C-section

Having a baby can be one of the most amazing feelings ever. It can be scary and intense but with the right support group it can be an amazing experience.



However sometimes things don't go the way you'd like them to go. Complications can happen to both mother and baby and the stress of it all can take away a lot of that joy that you should have as a new parent. …



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Added by Heather Jones on October 19, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Going Home

Home is where the heart is.  But, for my daughters, their hearts aren’t just under my roof.

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…

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Added by Lanita Moss on October 13, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Scissors and Crayons

Sometimes international adoption can throw a curve ball when you least expect it.

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…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 20, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Birth Amongst the Goldfish

Added by Crystal on July 5, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

She knows who they are.

 

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.

Actually a…

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Added by mom in rome on June 22, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

The date.

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.

June 16th.

Baby Julia will be born by June 16th.

10:00…

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Added by mom in rome on June 6, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

Second birthing class. It’s official. I AM GIVING UP

I swear.

I tried.

I went once.

And twice.

But...

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…

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Added by mom in rome on May 27, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments

Spring/summer collection 2011

Now you tell me.

What am I supposed to wear during my last month of pregnancy with the purpose of not looking like a mix between a porn-star (upper part of my body) and a huge egg (down part of my body)?

At the beginning of my pregnancy I was worried to look more fat than pregnant ( I know I did, even though everybody told me I looked gorgeous - all bastards)

So I bought a bunch of large and cute shirts that were very good  at hiding my belly.

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Added by mom in rome on May 23, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Only two more days to enter: My $1,100 Giveaway!

I wanted to say thank you to all my 11,000+ Twitter followers and Dagmar's momsense readers and was able to get 24 companies to donate…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 13, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments

My $1,100 Thank-You Giveaway For My 11,000 Twitter Followers!

I wanted to have a big giveaway to show my appreciation for my 10,000 Twitter followers and reached out via…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 2, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Childbirth, Smart and Sexy

“Wait a minute!” you may be thinking. Childbirth is scary with lots of drama and pain! How could it possibly be “smart” and “sexy”?  That’s just crazy, right?

 

Wrong. Let’s look at some facts about a woman’s body that enables her and for most women, to have a baby in the first place.

 

After a woman conceives through the old fashioned way (sex) or by Invetro fertilization (IVF), the embryo implants on the uterine wall and begins to grow. It is totally in the…

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Added by Lesly Federici on January 31, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Three Excuses Couples Make for Childbirth Education

There’s no doubt that you live a busy life. But when it comes to preparing for the birth of your baby you need to devote time in learning how to prepare for and manage it.

 

Like buying a house or car, many people spend hours shopping for the best deal. When it comes to childbirth though expectant…

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Added by Lesly Federici on January 30, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Women's Talk Wednesday- Birth Control

Let's admit something right now, ladies. Birth control should be up to us, shouldn't it? We're the ones that will have to carry a child for the next 9 months if the method fails to do it's job. So, I think that means we should be able to choose which one suits us the most, right? Right!



Now, most of my readers are…
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Added by Morgan M on December 8, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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