Mental Health

I am struggling with my mental health due to my boyfriend leaving me while pregnant: Advice?

I’m really struggling with my mental health due to being left and disrespected while pregnant. I’m currently 25 weeks pregnant with my first child, and the Father is absolutely horrible. We were dating for a few months, and I unexpectedly fell pregnant. He wanted me to get an abortion, but I just couldn’t do it. I’ve tried to be civil and involve him, but he has zero respect for me and appears to have a lot of hatred. He told me that he has a new GF now and she doesn’t want him to have anything to do with my son or me. He also said that he wouldn’t see me because he doesn’t want to be tempted to sleep with me. I don’t want a romantic relationship with him; I only wanted him to be part of my son’s life. It’s very hurtful, and I’m feeling incredibly lost. Know other women have been through similar situations. I could really use some advice, guidance, and positive vibes atm. How do I handle this? Please send positive vibes my way. I need it right now. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain …

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What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

This is a guest post by author Amber Trueblood, MFT, MFA. She is the author of Stretch Marks and a mother-of-four. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan writes in with a question. She has a 3-year-old son who has started getting into trouble at daycare a lot. He has become aggressive towards other kids and seems frustrated overall. He is also exhibiting signs of other behavioral issues at home, and this mom can’t find a way to improve the situation. She has tried punishment, she has tried positive reinforcement, but nothing seems to do the trick. Read this mom’s question, and Amber Trueblood’s response, below. “My 3-year-old son has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids…” Hey, mamas. So I decided to try something new with my 3-year-old. He has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids. He gets very frustrated very easily, and he doesn’t listen at home. He will just act like he doesn’t hear us, or if we ask him to do something, he tells us to do it instead. He back talks nonstop …

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Has anyone done gene testing for mental health?

Has anyone done the gene testing for mental health? From my understanding, it’s a test that’ll tell the doctors your levels and what could possibly work better than the trial and error method. I’ve been put on so many different kinds of meds for my severe depression and anxiety, but nothing seems to work, opposite honestly, and makes me extremely irritable. The test is not guaranteed and costs around $340. I wanted to get advice from people who have done it and if it worked before spending that kind of money. Thank you in advance! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My Sister-In-Law Recently Passed and Her Husband Moved on Two Weeks Later: How Should This Be Handled?

My Sister-In-Law Recently Passed and Her Husband Moved on Two Weeks Later: How Should This Be Handled?

“My sister-in-law (my husband’s sister) passed away from stage 4 breast cancer this past February. Obviously, my mother-in-law and father-in-law (who I am very close with [and] love like they are my parents) are taking it one day at a time. It’s been very difficult. They have been helping to take care of her youngest daughter (now 14). My sister-in-law’s husband of 20 years moved on two weeks after she passed.”

My Twin Sister Died and I Am Struggling to Get Through the Holidays: Advice?

My Twin Sister Died and I Am Struggling to Get Through the Holidays: Advice?

My twin sister died earlier this year and was very, very sick through the holidays last year. And most days, it doesn’t seem real that she’s gone because then I have to accept that a huge part of me is gone forever. But with the holidays coming up, I’ve been extra emotional as these will be the first major holidays without her.”

Needing advice on how to handle my daughters mental health issues

I need some advice. I’m currently 16 weeks pregnant with four older kids ages 1, 6, 8, and 12. The 12-year-old has had some mental health issues. We are trying to get her into therapy, but our insurance is tricky and only covers certain doctors, and we’ve been having a hard time financially, and paying for more copays is going to be hard on us. I found out this morning from the school counselor that she has been cutting herself. I’m so frustrated because we have addressed this several times since she came to live with us this past summer. She was living with her mom, but my husband is the only person who has legal custody, and he wanted her to come live with us so they could spend more time together and have a closer relationship, but she doesn’t seem to want to put forth the effort to make that happen. When she first started cutting herself last year, my husband sent her to a behavioral health hospital. She definitely doesn’t want to go back there, but I’m afraid if she continues cutting herself, my husband is going to send her back. He takes what I say into …

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Is it normal to be sad before baby comes?

I’m 19 and 37 weeks pregnant with my first baby. At the beginning of my pregnancy, I was put on an antidepressant, which seems to be helping me. However, I’m overwhelmed lately between fighting with my bf and being around my toxic mother. I have a few friends since becoming pregnant. I’m not working and In college at the moment. I’ve tried to get back to work; however, people don’t want to hire a pregnant person, but I do plan on going back to work after the baby comes. Due to this I’ve become sad and want to cry all the time. Everything irritates me, and I’m so uncomfortable being that I’m so pregnant. Is being sad before delivery normal? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I have been struggling with postpartum: Advice?

I have been dealing with postpartum depression and am finding it really hard to cope lately with life and have been very overwhelmed. I have spoken with my doctor, and I’m trying to find the right antidepressant to take. The first one (bupropion) made me very irritable and short-tempered with my children, which I am NEVER like that with them. I don’t really have a great support system. My husband just thinks it’s a state of mind, and I can change without medication. At first, it worked. I changed my mindset and only needed meds for less than a year. I had a miscarriage fell back into depression, then got pregnant two months later and was able to pull out of that a little bit. Now, it’s all coming back, and I’m at a loss. I guess I’m looking for positive words, experiences of others, maybe some hope? Everything is just so dark. Sorry for the long post. Thank you for reading this. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Eating Disorder Pregnancy

I Battled My Way Through an Eating Disorder and Finally Got the Second Child I Always Wanted

A mom writes in with her story of motherhood. After having her first child at 17, she and her new husband struggled to conceive for more than a year. Instead, though, she developed an eating disorder. This is the story of how she overcame those hardships and went on to find her happy ending. We reached out to the robust Mamas Uncut Facebook community and asked to hear stories from real moms about their experiences. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Our goal is to share these stories (anonymously, if the author so chooses) with our community as a reminder that we are not alone in either our joys or struggles. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: After Trying to Have a Baby for 10 Years, I Finally Had One… And That’s When Things Got Really Hard Anonymous community member writes: Hello. I’m 32 years old and happily married for the last 2 1/2 years. I became a mom for the 1st time at 17 to my beautiful, wonderful daughter. She changed me in so many ways for the best and still does to this day. We have the best bond ever. She is now 15. I met my husband in 2012, and he …

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