Child Birth Mod

Download and learn how to get started with the Child Birth Mod, Get To Work is required for this mod

Mod Instructions

The Basics

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Step 1

Click on a toilet and select “take pregnancy test” after you sim woohooed to find out if they are pregnant.

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Call the Obstetrician to make birth arrangements once your sim becomes pregnant. You can find it under "home" on your sim's phone.

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Choose a birth option or go for an ultrasound appointment.

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Many of the labor and pregnancy interactions such as Swaying, Back Massage and Bed Birth require a birth partner. Get a birth partner by clicking on a sim and "Ask to accompany Childbirth". 30+ romance or 70+ friendship is required for this interaction.

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When your sim is In Labor, click on them and choose "Have Baby at Hospital" if you want them to do Natural Delivery or C-Section at the hospital, or "Start Home Birth" if you want them to give birth at home.

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You can find the Childbirth Settings menu by shift clicking on your sim. There's lots of useful cheats in there including an option that allows your sim to skip the dilation process and give birth immediately.

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Sims will get a customizable birth certificate when giving birth through using the child birth mod

Hospital Birth

Instructions Hospital Birth
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You should see sparkles around your sims feet, if you don't see it or if it ever disappears when your sim is in labor, click on your sims and select "Have Baby at Hospital" "Join" again to get it back.

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You will find Obstetricians located near the front of the hospital.

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You can ask any obstetricians to give your sim an epidural or check their dilation. Your sim will only give birth when their dilation reaches 10cm, which can take up to two sim days. *Epidural is required for C-section.

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There is a chance your epidural might fail, if it does, ask the obstetrician to replace it until you have the happy moodlet.

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There are several ways to speed up your sim's dilation. Such as exercising on the yoga ball, asking the birth partner for a back massage, swaying with a birth partner, going for a walk, taking a bath or shower or doing the breathing exercise. Performing these activities can also help your sim ease their contractions.

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Alternatively Sims can get pitocin to immediately become fully dilated. You must use my hospital bed for this interaction which you can find by searching "hospital bed" or "pandasama". Pitocin can also be used to fix stalled labor. However there is a 2% chance your sim might get a uterine rupture, in which case they will be forced to give birth through emergency c-section.

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You can trigger uterine rupture through childbirth settings for storytelling purposes. You must use pitocin after clicking "trigger Uterine Rupture" for it to take affect.

Instructions Hospital Birth
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You can click on a surgery machine and "Give Birth" when your sim is fully dilated, the surgery machine will transform into a birth bed.

Instructions Ultrasound
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Sims will get stretchmarks once they enter the third trimester, stretchmarks will fade completely in 3 sim days, you can disable stretchmarks or make it permanent in child birth settings. Sims will also get C-section scars after getting a C-section. You can disable stretch marks in childbirth settings.

Home Birth

Instructions Hospital Birth
Step 1

Click on your sim and select "Start Home Birth", you should see sparkles around your sim's feet, if you don't see it or if it ever disappears when your sim is in labor, click on your sims and select "Start Home Birth" again to get it back.

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You will now be able to "Call Midwife" using the phone. Midwives charge 120 Simoleon/hr. Sims who are in the doctor's career can also act as a midwife.

Instructions Hospital Birth
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There are several ways to speed up your sim's dilation. Such as exercising on the yoga ball, asking the birth partner for a back massage, swaying with a birth partner, going for a walk, taking a bath or shower or doing the breathing exercise. Performing these activities can also help your sim ease their contractions.

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Purchase a birth pillow if you are doing a bed birth(requires a birth partner) or a birth pool (requires a midwife) if you are doing a water birth. You may use the "give birth" interaction once your sim is fully dilated.

Instructions Ultrasound
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Birth emergencies could happen during home birth, there's a 10% chance this will happen to a sim pregnant with 1 baby, and a 30% to a sim pregnant with multiples, you will see this notification and moodlet to let you know your sim might be experiencing a stalled birth. their dilation will slow down during stalled birth, but there is a chance it will return to normal after an hour.

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You will get this notification if your sim requires an emergency C-section.

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If you have a midwife, asking them to check on the baby will speed things up, and they will let you know whether or not an emergency C-section is needed.

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If you do not want to go to the hospital, just click on the close button on the top right corner, and things will return to normal, there is no penalty for doing so.

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Emergency C-section works like a normal C-section, you must get a working epidural before you sim can give birth.

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Sims can also perform unassisted birth, to do so place down a bassinet of your choice, when your sim is fully dilated you will be able to choose "unassisted Birth". Once you do that your sim will start giving birth immediately at where they are standing.

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You can disable birth emergencies in the childbirth settings menu.

Pregnancy Checkups

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You can share the pregnancy news with a romantic partner (30+ romance) when your sim becomes pregnant. Do not use the "share big news" interaction from the base game.

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The animation has one happy version and two sad versions. You will only get the sad version if one or both sims have the "hates children" trait (or unwanted pregnancy using RPO).

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You can then call the obstetrician and go to pregnancy checkups to get an ultrasound scan, blood test, or pap smear when your sim is between the 1st to 3rd trimester.

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Once at the hospital, press down "Ctrl" + "Shift" +"C" at the same time to bring up the cheat console, type in "Testingcheats true", press enter, then type in "bb.enablefreebuild" and press enter again to edit the lot.

Instructions Ultrasound
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Go to build and buy and purchase an ultrasound machine, you can search "ultrasound machine" or "pandasama" to find it.

Instructions Ultrasound
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Place down the ultrasound machine, click on it to start the scan.

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Birth partners should join the ultrasound automatically, if they don't, you can click on the pregnant sim and select "join".

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You may find the pap smear bed by searching "pap smear", and you may find the hospital bed by searching "hospital bed" or "pandasama". The Pap smear bed is required for the "Get pap smear" interaction, the hospital bed is required for the "Get blood work" interaction but you may use a regular exam bed.
 
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Your sim will get the pap result through the phone the next day. There is a chance your sim might have HPV but it does not require any treatment.

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And your sim will get the blood work results on the phone only if something is wrong with their result. The blood test can detect pregnancy complications from HCR, and will be to detect WTDs from RPO in a future update.
 
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There is also a 15% chance your sim might have a Rh negative pregnancy. In which case they cam get a RhoGAM injection. You can either go right after after getting the phone call, or "Call obstetrician", "Get RhoGAM Injection" at a later date. There are currently no penalty for not taking the injection.

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Just Click on the doctor and select "Get RhoGAM injection" After you arrive at the hospital

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You will get an ultrasound photo in your sims inventory after getting an ultrasound, you can then share the pregnancy news with friends and families. This interaction can be found under "friendly"and it requires 30+ friendship. Ultrasound photo cannot be shown to romantic partner.

 

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You can show the ultrasound scan to a friend(30+ friendship), the interaction can be found under "friendly" and you must have the scan in your sim's inventory.

 

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You can nap with a friend or a romantic partner by clicking on the couch and select "Nap Together".

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Pregnant sims can do pregnancy cuddles with their romantic partner.

Lactation

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Sims will automatically start to lactate after giving birth using a birth method from the child birth mod. you will get this moodlet letting you know they have enough milk for pumping.

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you can click on the milk pump and pump both breasts, this item can be found by searching for "pump" or "pandasama" in build and buy

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After a successful pumping session you will get a bottle of breast milk in your inventory, which can be fed to your kids (age baby to toddler) immediately or put in the fridge for storage.

Sims who are not nursing can also use the pump repeatedly to induce lactation.

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You can eat lactation cookies to speed up milk production. Non nursing sims can also lactate if they enough lactation cookies, this item can be found by searching for "cookies" or "pandasama" in build and buy

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You can also make baby formula. baby formula can be found by searching for "formula" or "pandasama" in build and buy

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Both breast milk and formula milk can be stored in the fridge, you can click on the fridge and select "Get Milk" when you want to take it out.

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Going too long without pumping can sometimes cause leakage and leave a stain on your sim's clothes, you can remove the stain by clicking on your sim and select "remove stained clothes" or taking a shower/bath

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Your sim's lactation will stop within a day after you stop pumping or breastfeeding. but there is a chance they might develop mastitis.

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You can take Tylenol to help the mastitis to go away, your sim will stop lactating soon after. This item can be found by searching for "Tylenol" or "pandasama" in build and buy. 

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You can disable lactation entirely or change your sim's level of milk supply in childbirth settings.

Weaning

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Sims who are lactating can now "nurse" their toddlers, this interaction can be found under "Toddler Care". Toddlers can also initiate this interaction if their caregiver is lactating, and will do so autonomously when they are hungry. They will nurse until the toddler is full or until your sim runs out of milk. There is a 10% chance either sim will get a moodlet.

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Once a toddler has been nursed at least once, you will be able to "Start Weaning" them when you are ready, this interaction can be found under "Toddler Care"

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You can choose between "Quit 'Cold Turkey'" or "Gradual Weaning".

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Quitting cold turkey will make your sim stop nursing immediately. but it will also make your toddler angry, you may choose to "Try to Explain Weaning", and give them an excuse or tell them the truth as to why they are not getting any more breast milk. Your toddler will either accept the explanation and happily move on, or they will continue to be angry for the next two days, and forget about it eventually.

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Gradual Weaning will allow your sim to wean your toddler gradually, meaning they will still nurse them but they will only do so for a couple of minutes each time. And after two days they will stop completely.

Gender Reveal

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Sims can now host gender reveal parties.

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t works like a regular social event with the main goal being revealing the gender of the baby

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You can find all the objects related to the gender reveal by searching "gender reveal" or "pandasama"

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After purchasing the balloon arch, you can click on it and select "Get Gender Reveal Supplies" to get the gender reveal cake or the gender reveal balloon, your sim must be in the 1st to 3rd trimester

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t is recommended that you use the "Gather" interaction to get sims to gather around the balloon or the cake, it will take them around 5-10 sim minutes to react to the interaction so please be patient and don't spam the interaction to avoid lagging

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After sims at your party have gathered around the gender reveal balloon/cake you can then pop/cut it with a romantic partner (30+ romance required) or pop/cut it by yourself

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If you place down the gender reveal glasses, nearby sims will automatically wear the pink or blue glasses to show which gender they think the baby will be. after picking up a pair of glasses you can also click on the buck again to "switch sides" if you want your sim to wear the other color. Sims who guessed the gender correctly will get a happy moodlet after the gender reveal.

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Your sim can make fruit punch with the fruit punch bowl

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If your sim hosts a gold gender reveal they will get a milestone like so

Llamaze Class

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Your sim can now "Go To Llamaze Class" once your sim is pregnant and have discovered their pregnancy

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Once you are at the hospital, go to build and buy and purchase the "Llamaze Table". If you place down some chairs in front of the table it will allow sims to have a place to sit during class, otherwise they will sit on the ground. Although sometimes some sims will sit on the ground regardless if there are chairs or not

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Click on the "Hire Llamaze Instructor" option to hire an instructor. You should see two students and an instructor walk into the hospital.

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Once you are ready, click on the instructor to "Start Class". Sims will get a moodlet after the class is over. If your sim dont join the class autonomously you can click on the instructor and select "join class". Your sim has a 50% chance of getting one of three books after the class, reading the book will give them special moodlets, one of the books will also increase their parenting skill if you have parenthood installed

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You may also socialize with the other class members to discuss various topics on pregnancy.

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Once you have attended the class with your partner you may "Practice Rhythmic Breathing Together" this interaction is under Friendly-Affection, you may also use it during early labor to manage pain and speed up dilation

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FAQs

Need some help?

If you dont see "call obstetrican" under "Home" on your sims phone when they are pregnant it likely means the mod is not installed correctly, follow this tutorial to fix it.

You still have old versions files of the mod in your mods folder, double check your folder and remove the old files.

Get To Work is required for thei child birth mod, you cannot use the mod without it.

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