The Day My Baby Was Born... [NOOK Book]

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A great shower gift or self-purchase for expectant mothers that shares the amazing childbirth experience.

Beautifully packaged to reflect the warmth, wonder, and mystery of the childbirth experience, The Day My Baby Was Born presents true stories from a wide variety of women about the different ways their child came into the world and the incredible bond this moment forms among all mothers. 

The Day My Baby Was Born is essential because ...

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Overview

A great shower gift or self-purchase for expectant mothers that shares the amazing childbirth experience.

Beautifully packaged to reflect the warmth, wonder, and mystery of the childbirth experience, The Day My Baby Was Born presents true stories from a wide variety of women about the different ways their child came into the world and the incredible bond this moment forms among all mothers. 

The Day My Baby Was Born is essential because many new mothers are nervous, scared, or in search of comfort about impending childbirth without a good resource to turn to. The Day My Baby Was Born gives them a full sense of what to expect, through real stories from real people - the voices of friends, sisters, neighbors, and others sharing their own thoughts on the incredible moment.

With few books on the topic of birth stories available in a warm and mom-friendly format, The Day My Baby Was Born fills a huge hole in the pregnancy-book and shower-gift market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402242243
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,350,053
  • File size: 770 KB

Meet the Author

With two children of her own, LaNita McMeekan-Cates felt the need to share stories from women of all walks of life and geographic areas about their experiences of childbirth. LaNita owned her own marketing, advertising, and public relations company before becoming a top-producing RE/MAX Realtor. She lives in Illinois, with her husband, son, and daughter. This is her first book.

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Excerpt from The Day My Baby Was Born

Easy Pregnancy and Easy Labor Missy

My entire pregnancy was perfect, with no morning sickness or anything. Except for the round tummy and the twenty trips to the bathroom every hour, nobody would have known I was pregnant (unless they noticed all the Mexican food I ate every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.).

At my 38th-week checkup, my doctor told me I was a little more than 4 centimeters dilated and could have the baby any day. I was surprised because I wasn't having any contractions.

On my due date, December 2, I started having contractions whileChristmas shopping with my sister-in-law Amber. At first I thought the baby was just moving, but every ten minutes, I felt like someone was blowing up a balloon in my stomach, letting it get bigger, and then allowing it to deflate. We went home, and I started pacing. I knew it was too soon to call the doctor, and I didn't want to call my husband, Nathan, yet either. Amber kept timing me and walking with me every time I went into a different room. She was like a little puppy, timing me with her watch—she was so excited that she was with me. She and her husband were trying to start a family, and I think she was taking notes.

My contractions were getting fairly strong, and around 3:00 p.m., my water broke. I knew then that I should go to the hospital. Amber drove me while I called Nathan from the car. I was having really bad contractions by then, so Amber had to talk to him. She then called my mom, her mom, and her husband.

Amber was driving like a total nut. She was driving way too crazily while using her cell phone. I didn't say anything, though, because the pain was so bad that I wanted to get to the hospital quickly. When we got there, I was in so much pain that I couldn't even walk. Amber dropped me off inside the emergency room door and went to park the car. A nurse came over with a wheelchair and helped me sit down. On our way to the elevator, Nathan and Amber both came running in. Nathan had seen Amber parking the car and ran over thinking I was still in it.

I thought for sure I was going to have the baby while sitting in the wheelchair in the elevator, but thank God, we made it to a room. When the doctor on call checked me, I was already at 10 centimeters. After just ten minutes of pushing, our perfect baby boy was born at 3:32 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long.

Nathan was so proud. We had decided to name the baby after him if it was a boy. My husband was the first to hold our baby Nathan after they cleaned him up and did all the stuff they do. My husband told me how proud he was of me. I couldn't believe that labor and delivery had happened so fast—and with no pain medication. I hope that when I'm pregnant again, it happens exactly the same way.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    A great read for any pregnant woman!

    I ordered this book and absolutely loved it. The stories are funny and reminds me of when I delivered my first son. I'm due in 3 months with another boy and reading this book made me excited about all of this again as my time approaches. A great read!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

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    A great read when you find out you are pregnant!

    LOVE this book so much. The stories are funny and well written from moms. It makes me less scared for my big day approaching in 3 months! Very good book!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2009

    Such a fun book!

    I got this book last week and read it in 2 days because it was so fun reading each mom's birth experience. I'm expecting my son next month and I actually feel better about everything because I feel more prepared about all of it. My husband is now reading it and he thinks it's funny. A great book to read!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    Very entertaining book!

    The day my baby was born was delivered to me yesterday and I'm half way thru it. It is really cute and the moms that wrote these stories did a great job. I'm expecting my daughter May 9 and this book made me feel a whole lot better about what I'm about to go thru. Of course I know it could be nothing like any of the stories, or if I'm lucky, it will be like the easy ones!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

    Fun book to read whether you are pregnant or not!

    I love reading true stories so this was a fun book. You don't have to have murdered someone to read a murder mystery and you don't have to have been in the military to read a war book. So, you really don't have to be currently pregnant to read this book. My kids are all toddlers and reading this book made me remember my special days. This is a great book!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    A great gift for any mom!

    I'm pregnant with my second baby and my sister gave me this book. It is really good and fun to hear about other women and their birth experience. I'm going to get one for my mom for mother's day because it's just a fun book to read for any mom!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    What a great book to read!

    This is such a fun book to read and I would recommend it to anyone pregnant for the first time or the fifth. My husband is now reading it and its funny to hear him laugh at something. I waddle over and ask him what part he is laughing at. This is a great book and I appreciate all the moms that shared their story.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    A must-read for any pregnant mom

    Just got my book LaNita and I'm half way thru it! Great book and I'm so proud of you and all the women that included their awesome stories! I would have bought a copy regardless:) but since I am pregnant it makes it more fun! I hope my birth story will be the easy, painless and fast one!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    A wonderful book!

    The Day My Baby Was Born is a great book. It is very funny and each story made me smile. I honestly can't pick a favorite because each one is really special. All the moms should be commended for their story and for sharing!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    Great gift for a pregnant mom!

    My mom ordered this book for me and I got it last week and have to say that I love reading the stories. The moms that wrote the stories are great and I think each of their stories are awesome. I'm definitely going to buy a few books for some girlfriends that are pregnant.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    Awesome book for a mom-to-be!

    Got my book a few days ago and haven't put it down. It is so much fun and the stories are awesome and funny and it is just a great read! Thanks moms for sharing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

    Great book for a Pregnant Mom!

    I got my book yesterday and love it. It is so much fun to read what other moms have went thru in the delivery room and at home. I for one am not that brave to have my baby at home but its fun to read about the moms that did. This is a great book for a pregnant mom!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    A really fun book that is a great read for pregnant women AND their husbands!

    LOVE THIS BOOK! I enjoyed reading it so much that I just bought 2 more for friends that are pregnant. It is so much fun reading about women having their babies and what they were thinking and feeling with their experience. This is a must read for any pregnant woman!

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