Labor and Delivery

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planned pregnancy.

Hi!I'm 19, 20 in October, I just married a month ago on valentines day and I think I'm pregnant. It was planned so its no surprise. The problem is that our families are in texas and he is stationed in camp pendleton, cali. His contract is up in June and our plans are to move to houston and attend college. Idk how I'm gonna be starting college and possibly giving birth! I'm pretty much an only child and not very familiar with babies but I'm so excited to be a mom and what makes me happier is that he is the dad. We dated for 6 years and married on valentines day of this year.

Semen to induce labour????

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I was reading up on natural ways to induce labour (i dont wanna go past my due date lol) and i found somenting about taking semen orally to help induce. i mean i heard that it helps to soften the cervix through having sex, but orally? i have a sneeky suspicion that a man came up with that one.... im surprised it doesnt say that it only works if taken directly from the source! lol.... but if anyone knows of this actually working i may give it a try...... if im completely desperate that is lol.

show?

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omg i think i had a show today. im not sure if it is or not because i didnt loose the plug until my waters broke with keira... its weird, like discharge but thicker and browny colour.... is this a show?
feel really odd today too.... cant explain it, just ODD!
Simon (my partner) seems quite worried as he is texting me alot, normally he doesnt bother when he is at work, but he keeps checking in to see if im ok. its dead sweet really!
anyway, i will have to keep myself calm... im sure im imagining it!

29 weeks...

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im a bit worried at the mo, the other night i was having contractions every 12 minutes apart but they stopped after 2 hours. i think they were contractions... it was lower back pain, my whole belly tightened up and a period cramp like feeling in my abdomen that was quite strong. I went to see the ex-midwife who lives next door to me and she said if it happens again i should go into hospital as it could possibly be a sigh of a UTI or pre-term labour. Today ive been having all sorts of wierd pains.

Estrogen Helps Fight Pain

by Colette Bouchez

A woman's tolerance of pain may have more to do with the power of her reproductive hormones than the strength of her muscles.

That's the theory a group of Michigan researchers presented Feb. 18 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver.

"Our studies have shown that although pain is influenced by both genetics and brain chemistry, it is clear that gender and hormones also play a role in our individual response to pain," says Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, lead researcher and a University of Michigan neuroscientist.

Show and Tell

I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back. One day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very out-going kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. "This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday."

What Can We Do with the Placenta?

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My wife is 8 months pregnant. We've done a lot of reading, taken childbirth and parenting classes, and we thought we were ready for anything. Then just the other day, a friend asked what we were planning to do with the baby's placenta. Frankly, the question had never even occurred to me or my wife. But now that we're thinking about it, it seems strange to just throw it out. Do you have any suggestions?

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Labor

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Delivery

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Childbirth Options

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Men's Guide to Birth

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The Big Day

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The Next Steps

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