Mom Health

What can I do for a cold sore while pregnant?

Curious as to what you mamas do for cold sores while pregnant. I only usually get them while pregnant. But if I do get them while I’m not pregnant, I take lysine right away, and it usually helps. I think this one is a little too far progressed for lysine to work, but I was wondering if any of you mamas took it while pregnant? I know on the bottle it says not too because there haven’t been enough studies, but I can’t get in to see my doctor get Valtrex until Monday Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Is it normal to cramp in early pregnancy?

I just found out I was pregnant. I went to the doctor for what I thought was a uti, because I was having back pain and small cramps every once in a while. Turns out it was a baby!!! Yay! Is cramps and back pain normal? There is no blood. The cramps are not terrible and are mostly when I lay down. I didn’t have cramps with my first. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I have Emetophobia and am scared of getting pregnant: Advice?

I have extreme Emetophobia. I am scared to have a baby, but people tell me it will go away when you have a kid. Is this true? Also, how do you keep yourself from getting sick while pregnant? I want to have a baby, but I am scared of throw up. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Have you experienced early menopause?

Has anyone experienced early menopause? Any tips/tricks that helped anyone going through or has been through menopause? Natural remedies? Yes, I can ask a doctor or google, but I’d rather hear from real people, what they went through, what helped, etc. since everyone, everybody is different. I’m not even 40 yet and I’m a little freaked out, not expecting this until later in life. Thank you! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I feel like my mind is cloudy since having kids: Has this happened to you?

Any moms out there who’s memory and concentration got completely messed up after having babies? I used to be sharp, and now it’s sometimes hard for me to focus in conversation like I struggle to form sentences sometimes. And I can’t remember anything! I was never diagnosed with ADHD, but that’s what it seems like. I sleep enough, although it’s NEVER uninterrupted. I have a 20-month-old and a two-month-old. I noticed it a little with my first baby, but after this last one, it’s so bad. Please help! I’m breastfeeding, so medication is out. Thanks so much! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I may have contracted HPV from my SO and I am pregnant: Advice?

Hi ladies! I want to anonymous! I am 11 weeks pregnant with my second kid’s dad( my other two kids. Dad passed away)! Anyways my tubes were tied, and I meet a man that is amazing with my kids, and to be honest, we accidentally got pregnant! I have two questions? He is overjoyed being it’s his first kid, but I am miserable because I didn’t want another kid, but since I got pregnant, he has become very controlling about who I can talk to and where I can go do I stay or leave? Also, last night, he revealed to me a few years ago he got diagnosed with HPV got treated and hasn’t been tested since! I have never had an STD and trusted him, so when I saw my on, and she asked me if I wanted to be tested, I said no! Well, I have an appointment on Thursday, and I am going to ask her to test me for all STDS! Has anyone here ever contract an STD from a so while pregnant how did you feel, and how did they treat it? Was the baby okay? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a …

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Does anyone else deal with adult dyslexia?

Does anyone have adult dyslexia? I struggle badly with the order of numbers. I have no issues with letters, but I will mess up a sequence of numbers EVERY TIME. It’s gotten so bad recently I entered a card number wrong to pay a bill two weeks in a row and got hit with a late fee . Any tips??? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Has anyone else had pain with the copper IUD?

I got the copper IUD in early September, I had lots of pain and went in for a check, they said nothing was wrong and to give it time. It’s now Mid October, and I’m in so much pain. Pain after sex for a minimum of 2 days, pain at period/ovulation, and then severe pain randomly that makes me double over and can function. I guess my question is, has anyone else experienced this? This is my last form of birth control for myself, other than condoms. I’ve literally tried darn near everything my insurance will cover, nothing’s worked. My body is just so sensitive, and I’m trying to stick it out, but man, it’s killing me. 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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