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Vaseline is the best. Most lotions will sting very chapped skin and the child will resist, but vaseline doesn't sting.


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It depends on the status of your child. If the child is breathing, conscious and in little to no immediate distress/danger; then you first call should be to the Poison Control Center, they can then advise you on what to do. If the child is in distress - difficulty breathing, intense pain etc. - , unconscious and/or not breathing you need to contact EMS ...


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My wife gave birth to our 2 boys at home with no medication. We went to 'hypnobirthing' class (5 times I think) and practiced at home a few months before delivery. Obviously I can't express how my wife felt exactly, but it seemed to be the length of labor that was hardest (physically tiring) rather than 'pain' (which came at the end). Hypnobirthing is ...


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This question is asking about giving birth without pain relieve, but all answers are addressing the idea of natural birth/without hospitalized care. Home birth Let me first address home birth as that's likely what you're thinking of. I dare say that home birth without a doubt in my mind is more dangerous for both the mother and the child. Now, I can back ...


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Bear in mind that pain relief can take many forms, from a "whiff of gas", as the nurses put it, to an epidural, with various oral medications in between. I had a small amount of gas with my first child. It helped me relax and speeded up the delivery. The effects of the gas do not last long, so basically, it's a full monty. The gas just takes the edge off ...


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Childbirth hurts. It always has. But the amount of pain you experience depends on many factors, such as the position of the baby, whether you have or haven't ruptured the amniotic membrane, your pain threshold, your anxiety level, your position in labor, and a host of other factors, many of which you have no control over. Can a first time mother do it ...


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Of course it can be done and it happens thousands of times every day. The key questions for you is probably "Is the the right choice for me and our baby?". This depends on a variety of factors, a lot of which are very personal, so only you can decide. A few points There is a fair amount if research out there on which one is "better". Unfortunately a lot ...


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I did it and would do it again! I felt there were more risks with epidural and other pain relief methods than doing it the old-fashioned way. That said, I would recommend to anyone doing it naturally to have a midwife, a doula, or a birth coach who has assisted a birth before (not your partner!), who can advise the best positions for pain relief and know how ...


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Women have been giving birth for millenia, mamals have been giving birth for millions of years. It is possible and it actually happens a lot. In my country most women do not choose pain relief. There are some complications possible, which is an additional risk. During the few days I spent around the delivery ward I've seen women who gave birth a few hours ...


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My wive gave birth to both our children without pain relief. This is in the Netherlands, I expect pain relief to be something cultural. I think the risks for pain relief are larger than not using it in most cases. Would the human species heve evolved succesfully if pain relief was nessacerry?


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One thing to consider is that usually "4 weeks pregnant" counts two weeks before you actually ovulated. The next five days (well, possibly more, depending on when you ovulated, but average is 5 - 6), the fertilized egg (now called a zygote) will travel from the Fallopian tube down to the uterus, where the now multicellular blastocyst will attach itself to ...


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In addition to "go to the doctor", instead of just stopping the use of marijuana, ask the doctor whether stopping abruptly might be damaging, and if so, what is the best way to stop the use slowly. I'm quite sure that abruptly stopping cigarette smoking is not recommended because it upsets your body which affects the child, so I would think that marijuana ...


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One of the more recent studies of fetal development in mothers using marijuana does suggest that it not only affects fetal growth and brain development in the short term, but may cause changes in the brain that last a lifetime. Comparing it to fetal alcohol syndrome, though, shows that it is significantly less severe. This article summarizing the results ...


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First off, congrats :) Go to the doctor and be honest! My wife and I did the same thing during her first pregnancy. Our daughter, now 5, is as bright and cheery and happy and healthy as any other kid in her class. Additional stress isn't good for either your or your baby. So calm down first. Only then can you make rational adult decisions. Just make ...


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Quit freaking out. That's the first thing to do. People get pregnant, they have kids. This is normal. It may not be normal for you, but, it is, in general, a fact of life. So, you can do it. The challenge is to be the best mother you can be, and that means starting now to make choices that are good choices for both you, and the baby. Once you start making ...


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Both my children have severe flat feet. From the age of 4 until 9 we saw numerous specialists and all advised that there was nothing to worry about and that flat feet are a type of normal. But my children were in pain. How can that be normal. After years of searching we finally came across an orthopaedic surgeon in London England called Mr Andy Goldberg at ...


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Your baby may need their tonsils & or adenoids removed. My daughter went into surgery and she's fine now.



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