In 2009, Torres welcomed a baby boy into the world and as she wrote for BuzzFeed, she’s “gone back and forth about sharing” her pregnancy story.
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?
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.
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.
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.