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Pregnancy and Birth

Expecting a baby can be both exciting and a nervous time. For first time parents you are deciding on a hospital for delivery, doctors for child care, deciding on birth classes, curious about what you are having, and preparation for home just to name a few.  For second, third, or even forth time parent's things may be a bit easier and relaxed.  We will be taking a look more at the experience or events of first time parents.

Pregnancy

Having a doctor you feel comfortable with and like will help make the pregnancy process a bit easier.  The mother as well as the baby will be going through changes and having someone to answer all your questions will be helpful.  You will need to go in for exams, have ultrasounds and continue to check the overall health of mom and the baby.

Here are some questions you may be asked if you are pregnant.  If you feel comfortable answering you can, but pregnancy is personal so it is ok to not answer questions especially asked by strangers.

"How far a long are you?"
"Are you having a boy or girl?"

"Do you have names picked out?"
"Is this your first child?"

"What hospital are you delivering at?"
"What are some things that you need?"

Here are some ways you can answer.

"6 months."
"I am in the 8th month."

"I am having a boy."
"I am having another boy." (If this is your second boy.)
"We are having a girl."

"We thought a lot about names, but we haven't decided on one yet."
"We don't know if it is a boy or girl, so we haven't decided on a name."
"If it is a boy, we picked Mark, and if it is a girl, we decided on Jennifer."

"This is our 5th child."
"No.  We have 2 other children."

"We are going to Bellevue hospital."
"We will be delivering at Overlake hospital."

"Thank you for offering, but we don't need anything right now."
"I think we have everything we need, but I'll let you know if I need something.  Thank you."

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