Baby and Birth
Congratulations on the new arrival!
I didn’t know you had a bun in the oven!/I didn’t know you were pregnant!
I was in labor for two hours and I had terrible labor pains.
Who delivered the baby? An obstetrician/a midwife.
The doctors had told me I could not conceive and this baby is a miracle.
My first baby was premature, so he needed a lot of special medical care.
Did you have cesarean?
A lot of women get the blues after the baby is born. I’m glad to find you cheerful.
She was hospitalized in a maternity hospital last week.
She had gotten pregnant by artificial insemination.
My sister decided to have her first baby aborted./She decided to have an abortion.
One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriages.
She may give birth to a stillborn child in future.
She might never be able to bear children.
When’s the baby due?
She was named after her mother. She also has her mother’s hair and her father’s eyes.
I have got twins/triplets/quadruplets.
You’d better swaddle the baby or it catches a cold.
I rock the cradle to quieten the baby.
I burp the baby.
I cradle the baby in my arms and sing a lullaby.
I managed to put the baby to sleep.
Watch out, the baby is dribbling on your shirt.
Does your baby still suck a dummy/pacifier?
Do you breast-feed/bottle-feed the baby?
I guess the baby is wet. Will you change his diaper/nappy?
You’d better wean the baby as soon as possible.
I think the baby must be cutting a tooth/teething.
Diaper/nappy rash/rattle/carrycot/pushchair/crib/baby lotion/baby powder/powdered milk/feeding bottle/bib