There's a popular rumor out there that first time moms are very likely to go past their due dates... sometimes even way past. I had people tell me to expect to go a week overdue. Here's what I found in the survey. Considering only births resulting from spontaneous labor:
|# of previous births||# of births||Average Arrival|
|Day||0 previous births||1 previous birth||2 or more previous births|
Due Date Survey DataDue date statistics: A study on the length of pregnancy
Probability of delivery resulting from spontaneous labor after 35 weeks
Probability of delivery within x days of a given date
Length of pregnancy by week
Spontaneous labor and due date determination
Length of pregnancy, comparing subsequent births for individual moms
Length of pregnancy for first time vs. second & third time moms
Length of pregnancy, type of delivery
Gestation vs. Birthweight
Probablity of Induction after a given day
Average day of spontaneous labor vs. age of mother at time of birth
Are more babies born during a full moon?
What's the most common day of the week for babies to be born?
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Are boys or girls born later?
Subsequent pregnancy date search
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Survey input dates
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The popularity of Nevaeh is a sign of the apocalypse. I can't get behind that one. I do love the vintage names coming back though.
Isn't Nevaeh another name for a large freckle? I've also encountered some tragically under-researched names like Candida and Melaena (black faeces). All pregnant women should be issued with a medical dictionary at the booking appointment.
Here's a really funny humor bit about sleep, but the same general idea can apply to pretty much any "advice" given to new parents.
https://chimericalcapuchin.wordpress.co ... babybooks/
I have been breastfeeding for the past 10 1/2 years, 1st and 2nd kids until 5 years ish, and currently have a 2 month old. For me it's been very easy.
I think the greatest breastfeeding accessories are the la leche league washable pads, the shape and size makes them invisible under clothes.
http://www.breakoutbras.com/product/La- ... ads-Creams
And bravados body silk bras. Whatever bras you get, make sure they have the easy one hand open and close like these. These bras also come with little matching metal pieces and instructions to turn them into regular bras. Of course with my situation the bras were ready for the trash before I was done using them as nursing bras.
http://www.breakoutbras.com/product/Bra ... rsing-Bras
A Beautiful article by writer Kathryn McDowell recently I read liked to share with you
Why Pocket Diapers Are Better Than Disposables :
As a young parent, you've no doubt heard of pocket diapers. Perhaps a neighbor or a co-worker told you about them. Or it was your babysitter, who asked you to get them soon. Well, so many families in America are today turning to pocket diapers for their little ones. But a majority still holds on to disposable diapers, while being curious about pocket diapers at the same time.
Why are diapers so great? For a start, pocket diapers come with brand new fabrics and super absorbent pads, are easy to put on, simple to take off, easy to wash and quick to dry. And they are better than disposable diapers.
They are Cheaper
Until your child is potty trained, you'd probably spend something close to $2500 to $3000 on diapers - which is quite a lot. Biodegradable disposable diapers are even costlier. But with pocket ones, you won't have to spend anything more than $350 to $400, till your child is potty trained.
Yeah honestly guys, I'm torn on this issue too.
While it's a nice idea to say we should have a sisterhood of motherhood, where do you draw the line? What's crazysauce and obviously wrong to you might easily just be someone else's "personal choice" that they say you have "no right to judge".
So I'd like to reserve my right to judge.
Also, think about this... judging me for being judgy is ALSO kinda judgy, right? It's meta-judgy!
I think women get told too often to play nice. We need to be demure, passive, polite, keep quiet. As a feminist, I want to reserve the right to call people out when I want. I'm not going to go stalk your house or punch you in the face or anything. But I do want to say, "hey... I disagree with your parenting and here's why."
See also... "Stop The Mommy Wars" photos: http://herscoop.com/posts/empowering-photo-series/
Recently found out how much energy it takes to raise a child. Woah.
I'm pretty infuriated that in Canada it can cost $1,676/month for daycare, when science actually tells us we evolved to help each other raise children. I wrote a blog about this in case anyone is interested! I would really like to see this change for mothers all over Canada.
https://textualorientation.wordpress.co ... ledaycare/
I will do cheers but in people's experiences and options I should be ok
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Ya know, I think the one thing I remember is that it wasn't as big a deal as I thought it was. When I was pregnant I'd look at my three year old and think, "What can we do for this delicate little child whose world is about to be upside-down?" Then the baby came home, the three year old suddenly looked like a teenager to me, and I was like eh go fend for yourself kid. And honestly, she did great. She's still really sweet to her little sister.
Here are some notes:
1) New baby really does deserve some new stuff. I went through the things I'd kept from my first... nasty stained onesies, teethers, pacifiers, "pat the fur" type board books that had more than their fair share of patting (and licking, and yakking on...), I have no idea why I kept some of that. Sentimental value, engineer cheapness? Lots of clothes got reused, sure, but the plain white onesies? Splurge on the poor kiddo and spend $6 on another 4-pack.
Probably not. As we pointed out in the other topic, 34 weeks isn't even on the chart because it's so rare:
You'd be better off worrying over a car accident.
As a fat person who is currently pregnant with her second child I will say this. OF COURSE you are allowed to reproduce even if you're chubby. You're allowed to and you can even have a totally healthy pregnancy and a wonderfully healthy child (somehow, despite the fact that my husband and I are both chubby, my daughter is SKINNY - go figure).
I will say this on the topic of maternity clothes though as a fat person. Yes you may be able to wear your regular clothing longer. HOWEVER, maternity clothes make you look pregnant instead of just even fatter. For my own mental health/ego/etc. I really appreciated looking pregnant instead of just fat. Mental health is worth something too.
I just plan on asking for different types of cloth diapers, although something tells me that nobody will buy off this registry.
Just wanted to say thanks to all of you!! I have been snooping around on this forum ever since I found out I was pregnant a month ago, and these kinds of conversations have been a huge comfort as I take this exciting, but terrifying, step!
I'm not a parent, but I thought it made a pretty entertaining story when my cousin's almost-three-year-old dropped an f-bomb. Her parents were a little embarrassed but also proud of her for using it correctly. It may help that her dad is a linguist and has a theory that most "swear words" are not truly profane/offensive.