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September 8th, 2014, 03:37 PM
Rach333's Avatar mom to five♥
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Pregnancy Journals & Birth Stories

We'd love to hear about your pregnancy journey!
Update us along the way on how you're doing.
When did you first get a positive test?
What were some of your first symptoms?
How and when did you announce your pregnancy?
How did your DH/SO and family react to the news?
What pregnancy pains are you experiencing?
What's your mood been like? Consistent? Swinging?
What foods have you been craving?
Have you had any interesting dreams?
What tests and scans have you had done?
Have you had any worries or complications?
How are you doing with eating and weight?
When did you first start feeling baby move?
What is your favorite part of being pregnant?
How do you feel about becoming a mom?
How do your children feel about a little sibling?
What have been your thoughts and feelings throughout?
Anything you'd like to share!

We are all excited to hear your birth story!
Make sure to let us know when baby arrives and how it went.
Did you deliver when expected, early or late?
How were you feeling? Excited? Nervous? Ready?
Who was in the delivery room with you? How did they do?
What did the contractions feel like? When did they start?
Were the pains what you expected? How did you handle them?
Did you get an epidural or any medication for your pain?
How long were you in labor? How long did you push?
What thoughts went through your head as you progressed through labor?
If you had a c-sec, what was the surgery like? Is it what you expected?
Were there any complications with your birth experience?
What was the first thing you said when you saw your baby?
What was your most overwhelming feeling once baby arrived?
How did you feel after birth?
What was baby's birth weight and length?
Are you breastfeeding? How's that going?
How is baby doing in his or her first days of life?
And of course a photo of your new bundle!

(Feel free to create your own topics in the Fireside Stories sub-forum for just your pregnancy journal and/or birth story. You can also reply to this sticky with anything you'd like to share or ask.)

Last edited by Rach333; September 10th, 2014 at 07:17 AM.
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