Being Pregnant

I'm 15 Weeks Pregnant and Have No Support System: Advice?

I’m 15 Weeks Pregnant and Have No Support System: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about finding support during her pregnancy. She says she is 15 weeks pregnant, and though she is with the father of the child, he is currently injured and unable to help with many of the things she needs help with. She has health concerns as well, along with housing and financial issues. What can she do? Who can she turn to?

Should I Leave My Partner Before Having Our Second Baby or Try to Stick It Out?

Should I Leave My Partner Before Having Our Second Baby or Try to Stick It Out?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her relationship with the father of her children. She is due to deliver their second child soon, but this mom may be done with the relationship. She says her partner is no help with their first child, does nothing around the house, and can be verbally abusive. This mom wants to know if it would be best to end the relationship before the baby comes or let the baby come… and see if things get better.

Should I Be Worried About Upping My Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medication Dosage While Pregnant?

Should I Be Worried About Upping My Antidepressant/Anti-Anxiety Medication Dosage While Pregnant?

A mom writes in asking for advice about taking an antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication while pregnant. This mom was recently taking Lexapro but switched to Zoloft, which she says is considered safer during pregnancy. She says that the initial dosage her doctor prescribed (100mg) did not yield results, so the doctor upped the dosage to 200mg. This mom is “just looking for reassurance” from others that may have taken such drugs while pregnant and is looking for advice/feedback from those who’ve had a similar experience.

I Want to Formally Announce That I Am Pregnant to My Co-Workers, But It's Very Complicated: Advice?

I Want to Formally Announce That I Am Pregnant to My Co-Workers, But It’s Very Complicated: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about how best to announce her pregnancy to her co-workers and her company overall. She says this is a tricky situation for many reasons: One, she is currently laid off due to the pandemic, which complicates making any kind of announcement. Two, she says her co-workers are very judgemental and she is afraid they will talk nastily behind her back about the circumstances of her pregnancy. Third, one of her co-workers suffered a miscarriage in February, and this mom wants to be sensitive to her with the announcement.

I Am Pregnant With My 4th Baby And I Want To Leave My Husband. I Don't Know If I Should Go Through With The Pregnancy: I Need Advice?

I Am Pregnant with My Fourth Baby and I Want to Leave My Husband. I Don’t Know if I Should Go Through with the Pregnancy: I Need Advice?

A wife and mother writes in looking for advice. She is pregnant with her fourth baby and she wants to leave her husband. She doesn’t want to keep the baby and is looking for advice.

Pregnant single mom

My Husband and I Are Splitting Up Due to His Emotional Abuse. I Am 36 Weeks Pregnant and Have Three Other Children. Single Moms: How Do You Do It?

A pregnant mom-of-three writes in looking for advice from single moms. She and her husband are splitting up due to emotional and verbal abuse. She is very scared about the future.