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
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
A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …Continue
Added by Claire Dovantzis on January 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The story I want to share with you is not just about happiness, but it is the testimony of the disease, faith, struggle, and healing.…Continue
I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks…Continue
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I cannot be the only one…who used to be able to handle the workings of an entire company, chat on the phone with her best girlfriend about the insane sale they got on their latest pair of killer pumps, and paint their nails all at the same time, and not miss a beat. Only to jump ahead five years and not only not own any pumps that have been purchased in the last two years, but can’t even remember why they are standing in front of the open silverware drawer staring at it’s…
Added by Janice Perry on January 7, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby? Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used. Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
What should I pack for my baby while staying at the hospital? Depending on the hospital that you are delivering at most of the time the hospital will provide you and your baby with basic necessities. In fact, when I was pregnant with my first baby I had no idea what I needed to take with me so I was stuffing all of the basic items that I might need…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 25, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Breastfeeding mothers often need a breast pump for a variety of different reasons. Finding a quality breast pump doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a wide variety of breast pumps available on the market to choose from to meet your needs and budget. Before, choosing a breast pump you should decide what your going to use it for and how often you will use it.
Can't decide what type of breast pump that you need to buy? Need help figuring out what type of breast pump to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 12, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments
Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad. If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television. A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby? If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day. It is important to be prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor. The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments
I've been a parent for years now and I know that no matter what precautions we take, fevers and colds are inevitable. Two years ago, my older son had a fever the moment we got to Orlando. The whole trip was spent in the hotel and at the nearby hospital. As I normally do when my babies are not feeling well, I "overreacted". To me, it wasn't overreacting, but that's what happens when I Google symptoms. I swear, according to…Continue
Added by Ronda on March 17, 2013 at 1:50am — No Comments
In my family, we are serious, music-loving fools. Now, granted, none of us can actually play an instrument (well, not yet anyway!), but we sure as heck appreciate people who can. Yep, we dig it so much that it's generally playing in our house in some form or fashion 24/7.…Continue
Being that this is my 3rd time packing for a 3 night, 4 day stay in the hospital (I have C-Sections), I feel well prepared for what’s to come and know just what I need for our time there! I wouldn’t say that I over-pack but I definitely like having my stuff with me so I don’t take…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 20, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
I apologize for being MIA on here lately, but unfortunately, my father had a bad stroke and was hospitalized. It's been pretty horrific to say the least, but rest assured, I HAVE been keeping a mental list of wacky things I've learned. And here they are:
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 15, 2013 at 10:36am — 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
You're having contractions timed nicely at three to five minutes apart. Your water breaks. You're finally on your way to that scheduled C-section or induction. You still have to labor and deliver this baby right? Don't forget about preparing for YOU! Check out the new blog post and view the comprehensive hospital bag checklist, then decide what's appropriate for you.
Added by Bethany Pawlak on November 17, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments