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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
12:53 pm
FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH Survey (xposted)

Thank you everybody for your participation in our FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH SURVEY!   We are still looking for pregnant women in North America to complete a short, online survey about their concerns, fears, and expectations about childbirth.

This research is being conducted through the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Here is a link to the 15-minute survey: http://www.motherinfantwellness.ca/library/Fear_Of_Childbirth.pdf

For more information on the Mother-Infant Wellness Lab visit http://www.motherinfantwellness.ca/

Please message me if you have any questions or concerns! And thank you again for your participation!
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
11:22 am

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the Mother-Infant Wellness Lab are currently conducting a study of  FEAR OF CHILDBIRTH.

We are looking for  pregnant women to complete a short online questionnaire about their fears and concerns about pregnancy and childbirth.

For more information or to take the 15-min online survey, please click here:

For information on research at the Mother-Infant Wellness Lab click here:

Thanks very much for your participation!

** We apologize for any cross-posts... we are trying to reach as many pregnant women as possible!  :) **
Friday, July 31st, 2009
1:52 pm
Hi, I am Leo
-30 years old
-Mother of 5
-Expecting our 6th child EDD 3.5.10
-I love to Dance, Sing, Workout, Weight lift, Yoga, Kick boxing, Boxing, Martial Arts, etc

That's just the Basics. Anything else you'd like to know just ask.

My blog is public for the most part. Feel free to read thru it and if moved to do so add me :). Blessings.
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
7:34 pm
allpregnancy community

all pregnancy

everything and anything about pregnancy

Friday, October 31st, 2008
1:45 pm
Pregnanct Mother Casting

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
9:11 am
I just had a little girl on Decmeber 29th, 2006 and I'm pregnant with my second child which is due Septmeber 26th, 2008!

I see this community is slowing dying. It's sad, I got some great advice here.

Hope things perk up soon!
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
1:12 pm
12:39 pm
also new
hi there,

i'm new too... i'm 21 and pregnant for the first time. i'm 17 weeks and 2 days today. i'm doing it by myself right now, the father and i aren't currently together but are contemplating getting back together. its complicated as my family is still not being the support i need, as much as they'd like to. their lack of understanding for me to do this the way i feel comfortable is hard. so, i'm living in a shelter for pregnant women, and its treating me... ok. i need food stamps and am having a hard time staying on diet. without a car its hard to get to my appts unless a friend is able to drive.
i would live with my mom but she hates the father, and hates my friends. she said clearly she would not allow them to her home. i don't drive, she's in the country, so how could that work? either have her as my only support (we fight a lot too), or struggle on my own and have my community of friends and the father as support?

i still don't work either, and TANF won't cover me till i'm 6 months pregnant. i can stay at the shelter as long as i need to, but its very strict and i can't have people over or go out at night.

i've just started to really be happy about my pregnancy, but i still feel uncomfortable about it around my family. i think it still scares them. so, i dress to cover myself up when i see them, and show off my belly when i'm with my friends. i would love my family to really be happy for me, but i understand how hard that can be.... whether or not its fair.

sooo.... besides these issues, i'm here mostly to get support of just people to talk to and get answers to questions.

(for instance, for the last month and a half my baby has been moving ridiculously a lot. when i'm lying down my belly reshapes into a cone or a melon like thing on the side. my whole uterus seems to pop out of place and raise up so much that it shows on obvious deformation to my stomach shape. why does that happen, and is it normal?)

Current Mood: complacent
Friday, January 25th, 2008
12:17 am
For Logan

 Hello everyone. I don't post often but I joined this community back when I became with my son Logan. He was born with a heart defect and he passed away in October 2007.   But I wanted to share you a websit I made for my son. (-_-) I spent about 2 hours of my life making a
 memorial website for Logan~!  I miss him sooo much~!!! (;_;) I cry everyday. I don't think the pain ever goes away...it just becomes more familer. I would like everyone to check out his website I made him. I worked ~REALLY~  hard on it~~! It has music, a gallery, his life story (mostly about his heart) & cute pictures and also a place you can light a candle for him. 
So please vist & light a candle for my little Logan.


Current Mood: sad
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
9:01 pm
Hello, I've been a part of this community for a while.
I have a question or comments if anyone would like to give their advice.
I have a 9 month old and I breastfeed him for the frist 5 months.
After that it took about a month but I got my period. That was at the end of May, now it's the end of August and I havn't had my period since. I have had spotting once a month. My frist thought was "I"m pregnent again" I took three pregnecy tests and all of them say "no". I thoguht that maybe the tests were wrong but I haven't had any symptoms and I'm wondering if anyone had any info for me.
I know I should go to a doctor but I don't have any benifits and I can't afford to go right now. NOt until the end of September.

Thursday, August 9th, 2007
10:08 pm
CSECTION HELP!!//engorged breasts :(
i just had my first child this past friday. her head wouldn't engage so i had a csection. it was horrible. the spinal block was ineffective on me sop i needed general anesthesia and during the procedure i lost a lot of blood and became severely anemic.

i was wondering for those of you who had c-sections, how long does it take to recover? to be able to lift things again? to walk and stand again with ease?

Also because of the extreme exhaustion and dizziness and headaches i'm having i decided not to breastfeed, so the nurses at the hospital Binded my breasts with an ace bandage and told me to put ice packs and cabbage leaves on them and hopefully within a week or so the milk would dry up. has anyone else done this before? does anyone have any other suggestions for the engorgement? or any advice?

Thank you so much.!!

oh, here is my daughter. miss Lila. 8 lbs 15oz :)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
11:52 pm
Well, I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant. I'm excited and all of that and definitely keeping my baby but, unfortunately, my boyfriend (and best friend of 5 years) and I broke up on Saturday. There really is no fixing things because I really messed up (no cheating or anything and the baby is DEFINITELY his).

I'm just kind of scared at this point. I know that he'll be around because we will always be friends... and we live together... but I don't know how to cope with the pain of not being with the person I love through all of this. I am stressed out and afraid and I feel really alone. This should be a really happy time and it's not really an "accident" but it's a really sad time for me because I can't be as excited as I would like to be.

I know I'll have support and stuff but not in the way that I want it and I'm just wondering if there is any kind of support for that. I have no other children and I'm just kind of freaking out right now. I'm an EMOTIONAL WRECK, my back hurts, my boobs hurt, I'm getting headaches... blah. So... just looking for some support I guess. Thanks :)
Friday, July 27th, 2007
1:23 pm
Home birth
The labour story

Me and my partner had split up before baby was due and time was getting on, we hadnt yet been out shopping for the vital things such as a pram, moses basket, milk etc so 3 weeks before due date he came to stay over as we were gonna go shopping the next day, blah blah blah... one thing leads to another and i start to bleed, having previously had an instance like this i decided not to call the hospital through the sheer embarassment i endured last time. Plus i had an appointment with the midwife first thing in the morning.

Couldnt sleep as had mild cramps so decided to go downstairs to watch tv so i wouldnt wake up my partner. I hadnt had any braxton hicks yet so i started to assume when the contractions started, thats what they were. they were getting stronger and more painful but nothing major so i started to wind my hips in a circular motion to ease the pain which really did help, after about an hour i felt a huge urge to pee, ran upstairs, peed a tiny tiny bit then went back down, then for about a solid half an hour i was up and down stairs, still hadnt occured i may have been in labour. The last time i sat on the toilet i couldnt move the pain was quite intense, i shouted my partner, he told me to shut up and come back to bed. I got a huge urge to push and it dawned on me... Im giving birth on the bathroom floor.

I shouted again and screamed the babys coming, he loses his head runs around shouting "oh god dont do this to me", meanwhile im on all fours on the bathroom floor all pride gone shouting dial 999. It was an eventful morning to say the least... 3 pushes and she was out.

Tolga was in more of a panick than me, the ambulance arrived 10 mins later and cut the cord.. and there she was..

Nia-Elise Owen, 26th Feb 07, 6lb 12 oz

It was the most odd experience of my life, i didnt enjoy my last weeks of pegnancy worrying so much about the labour, i really didnt think i could cope and there it was, only about half an hour of intense contractions and i was my own midwife. I didnt have to go to hospital or anything, the was 3 weeks early but perfect and healthy.

Havnt had time to put the photos on a diffrent server so for photos go to www.myspace.com/bexehbaybee

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
5:01 pm
Questions about feeding my baby food for the first time:
When I took Abby to the doctor this last time she said that she was really underweight. My doctor was really for me breast feeding but felt I needed to suppliment with formula. When I started supplimenting, my breast milk DIED. Now she's completely formula fed and still losing weight!

My question is this, I tried feeding her rice and she HATES it. I called the doc and she said intro 1st foods fruits to her diet. She LOVES the fruits and is eating really good now. But how many times a day should she have fruit? Once? Twice? I'm confused. Do I continue formula even though she spits it almost all back up?

My mom said she had the same problem with me, at 6 months I only weighed 10 pounds!!!! The doctor told her to put me on 2% milk and then I finally gained some weight.

Should I try this?

Current Mood: confused
Monday, May 7th, 2007
6:01 pm
My 4 month old can stand up!!!

I was trying to sit her up on the couch and she made her legs all stiff. When I pulled my hands away she just stood there by herself!! I've never seen a 4 month stand like this. I did it again just to make sure it wasn't a fluke! She does it everytime! =)
Sunday, April 29th, 2007
8:59 pm
braxton hicks contractions?
I work for a company that owns 3 clothing stores on a one block stretch and tonight towards the end of my shift i was walking from one store to another and started to get a sharp pain in my abdomen.
it felt like when you go jogging and get a sitch in your side... and a friend said she thinks it's braxton hicks contractions.
could it be? should i tell my doctor?

thanks for any help.!
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
3:35 pm
For sale.. Girls clothes
newborn - 9 months both summer and winter

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if this isnt allowed feel free to delete it and accept my appologies
x posted all over
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
9:12 am
I actually have been a member here for a few years. Since I first learned of my pregnancy with my son, Michael, who is now 20 months :)

Well, yesterday I took some home pregnancy test and they all verify my suspicion, they were postive :)

So I wanted to say hello and kinda re-introduce myself.

I'm Audrey, 25 years old. Married with one son, and now with baby #2 on the way :) Based on my 1st day of my last cycle I would estimate my due date around Nov 29th, but of course, it's bound to change by a few days ;) I'm going tomorrow to verify it further but, *squeel* I'm so excited!

Current Mood: excited
Friday, March 16th, 2007
5:12 pm
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Current Mood: crappy
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
7:32 pm
At my doctor's appointment today, I found out that the baby is breech.

Last month at my visit, the doctor told me she felt the baby's head in the down position - 
After believing for the past month that the baby had turned head-down, I guess the doctor was mistaken then - 
she got out the ultrasound today, and there was the baby with her head pointed toward my head... or maybe my left shoulder?  Anyway, that's not the desired position at 35.5 weeks.

They recommend that if the baby doesn't turn on her own:
* they could use "external version" to try to turn her
* they should schedule me for a c-section - because this is a first baby, they don't want to try a vaginal birth with breech

I've been getting along so well that this news throws me a bit - I was sure I was on track for a normal birth.

The good news is that all the other indicators of the baby's health remain - strong heartbeat, sufficient movement, etc.

Anyone have any experience with external version?  C-section? 
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