Epidural? YES, YES, YES PLEASE!!!

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Since the day I gave birth, I can’t say enough that every woman having her babies without epidural deserves a crown. Oh yes, they do. The contraction pain is… wow… no comments…. jajaja. I’m very lucky that I got the epidural really fast. But those minutes without it were like hours for me. I remember when the contractions started to get serious I didn’t even let the nurse to finish the phrase “Do you want epidural?” I said YES, YES, YES PLEASE!!! Continue reading “Epidural? YES, YES, YES PLEASE!!!”

Ready for C-section

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Once all is set for the C-Section –check out my previous post (Epidural? YES, YES, YES PLEASE!!!)- you are taken from the labor room to the surgery room. Your husband or any other person (just one) will be allowed to stay with you. So you have to say bye-bye to your family and friends for a while. All nurses smiling and making you feel that everything is going to be Okay is wonderful. Even though you are scared, anxious, freaked out, and panicked, all in one. Everything ready, a giant lamp almost in your face and your husband holding your hand. Continue reading “Ready for C-section”

Difference between Epidural and CSE

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I found information online that helped me understand the difference between Epidural and CSE. I always wanted to have a natural birth but sometimes is not only up to you; therefore, C-section is necessary. Then you need to know about CSE. Hey, don’t feel bad if you end up having a C-Section, it is Okay, you and your baby are gonna be fine. I’ll talk about it in another post. Meanwhile keep on reading so you learn about these anesthesias. Continue reading “Difference between Epidural and CSE”

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is a controversial topic. Not all practitioners and hospitals allow it. Continue reading “Vaginal Birth After Cesarean”

Mom’s Delivery Bag Checklist

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When should you get your bag ready for delivery day?

I strongly recommend having your bag ready to go by week 34. Actually both bags, yours and your baby’s. Check out here the Baby’s Delivery Bag Checklist. It’s a bit early but it’s better to have everything ready by yourself than go into early labor “by surprise” and have another person preparing and bringing your stuff later. In my case, my water broke by week 36, but I know someone that had her baby by week 35. It was completely fine, just earlier than expected. Just in case…pack early. I just gather some pictures (see below) so you have a better idea, but following I explain everything with details.

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Baby’s Delivery Bag Checklist

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What to pack in your baby’s bag for delivery day

As I explained before on Mom’s Delivery Bag Checklist, I strongly recommend having the bags ready by week 34 (one for you and one for your baby). I’m a visual person, so I selected some pictures so you have a better idea on what to pack, but below I explain everything with details.

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How to calm a crying baby

 

 

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How to calm a crying baby

Usually, the idea of a “crying baby + not knowing why + not knowing what to do” is a terrifying thought for mostly First Time Moms (FTM). Often, experienced moms try different strategies because they already know what it worked and what it didn’t for their other kids. Well, let’s take notes about what knowledgeable mommies and nurses say about this topic, so you have a better idea about what to do to cozy up your little one, make him feel better, and quickly stop the crying. Continue reading “How to calm a crying baby”

15 Things you need to know when visiting a newborn

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15 Things you need to know when visiting a newborn

The arrival of a baby is the most expected and wonderful moment for parents, family, and close friends. Everyone wants to meet the baby as soon as possible, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind when visiting a newborn.

First, you need to remember that they are not vaccinated and they are like sponges. That’s the reason why some parents prefer to wait a couple of weeks (sometimes two months) before introducing their little one to others. Do not take it personal, be patient and wait until they are ready to meet you. Continue reading “15 Things you need to know when visiting a newborn”

Foods you need to avoid while Pregnant

Foods You need to avoid during pregnant

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Now that the Holidays are approaching, you may be eating a lot more during the coming parties. If you are pregnant, you need to pay attention on every food or drink you are having.

Pregnancy can make you more susceptible to certain bacterias (learn about food-borne here). That happens because your immune system runs at low speed while pregnant. That is why you must avoid certain foods and watch how they are processed before taking the first bite. Continue reading and take notes about the Foods you need to avoid while Pregnant. Continue reading “Foods you need to avoid while Pregnant”