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Ridiculous Video! Facts About Pregnancy and Birth Past, Present, and Future

Our Ridiculous Version: “Facts about Pregnancy and Birth, Past, Present, and Future.” Leave it to us to make a video that involves a Lady Doctor, Nervous Preggo Lady, and Two Stressed-Out, Tired Veteran Mamas as the Ghost of Pregnancy Past and Future! We shot this ridiculous video as part of YouTube and Whohaha’s Women in Comedy Program. Hope you enjoy! Past –Do you know women used to be knocked-out for birth? My husband’s grandmother has NO MEMORY of the births […]

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Birth Announcement Fail : “Meet My New Daughter. And My Wife’s Vagina.”-Dad

I come to you with a cautionary tale of the ultimate birth announcement fail for new or even seasoned dads. Thankfully this one has a happy ending. (NO, not like that) We’re still married and like one another so I’ll chalk that up as a good sign. Shortly after delivering our third child (our first girl who was the size of a 10 lb bowling ball) I was oh, say a tad sore and wanted to attempt to take a […]

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What Lamaze Breathing is REALLY Good For (It’s NOT what you think…) | VIDEO

It’s become a tradition—when you’re expecting your first baby, you drop a few hundred bucks to go to “birth classes” in which both expecting mom and expecting dad are educated about the birth process and taught techniques to deal with the pain of labor. The most iconic of these techniques, immortalized in countless movies and bad sitcoms, is the Lamaze breathing. By concentrating on one’s breath, a laboring woman learns to control the sensations of her body being twisted inside […]

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Are YOU Having a Christmas Baby? Read this!

One of the most annoying things about my pregnancy was that whenever I told people my son was due to be born on December 20th , they all had the same weak response: “Oh my God! What if you end up having a Christmas baby? That would be the best present EVER!” This irritated me, but I’m sure I politely smiled the way all pregnant women do when others offer their unsolicited thoughts on birth plans or breastfeeding, or say things […]

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11 Things That Will NOT Happen the Way You Planned During Pregnancy, Birth, and the Early Years

  ♦Your birth plan! Burn that sucker now. There’s a VERY strong possibility that your birth will go NOTHING like you planned, so just make peace with it. ♦That you will be able to breastfeed like a wet nurse. Sure, millions of women master the art of breasting feeding their young, but there is a portion of the population that breastfeeding doesn’t work for, that’s why there were wet nurses in the first place. ♦That you will WANT to have […]

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6 Reasons Why I love C-Sections

When I tell people how much I love cesarean births I usually get looks ranging from shocked to confused. Sometimes I think people believe I say it for “shock value”. But, I’m not. I love c-sections. I think they’re the greatest thing since boxed wine and here’s why: It’s A Planned Birth For my second child I didn’t want to walk around those last days of my pregnancy (which move at the speed of a sloth) wondering if that day would […]

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Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance. Last […]

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35 Weeks Preemie! MomCave Pregnancy Vlog Update

We’ve got news! After being in the hospital on bedrest for one week after a placental abruption, we have news! Here’s Jen’s video update on what happened the morning of Father’s Day, 2015. Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes and prayers, YouTube  Twitter love, and Facebook encouragement! Early Father’s Day Surprise! A 35 Weeks Preemie Arrival Jen and her sister were thrown a joint baby shower with a “Two Peas in a Pod” theme by their awesome cousin Heidi. […]

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MomCave Pregnancy Update: 34 Weeks Placental Abruption & Labor??

MomCave Pregnancy Vlog Update Placental Abruption and Labor…..?!?!   On Sunday morning, Jen was home alone with her 4.5 year old when a pretty gorey scene occured. (We’ll spare you the details.) Her boy was very brave. Jen was taken to the local hospital who promptly transferred her via ambulance to a larger city hospital 1.5 hours away, that has a NICU. It was determined she had a placental abruption and she started having contractions every three minutes and dilating. […]

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