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My Mom Posted My Birth Announcement on Social Media Before I Could: Am I Right to Be Upset?

My Mom Posted My Birth Announcement on Social Media Before I Could: Am I Right to Be Upset?

A new mom writes in asking for advice after her mom, the new baby’s grandmother, posted a birth announcement on social media before the new mom could. This mom says she feels disrespected and that she wanted to announce the arrival of her baby in her own way. Any advice for her?

Is This Dad Wrong for Telling His Pregnant Wife That He Doesn't Want His Mother-in-Law in the Delivery Room with Them?

Is This Dad Wrong for Telling His Pregnant Wife That He Doesn’t Want His Mother-in-Law in the Delivery Room with Them?

A dad-to-be took to the Reddit community to ask the very important question, “Am I the a**hole for not wanting my wife’s mom in the delivery room with us?” The writer goes on to explain that he feels strongly about who is in the room when their first child is born. 

Should I be concerned about who comes to visit after I give birth?

I will be giving birth to my first baby soon and I plan on keeping visitations sanitary like anyone would. No kissing the baby, hand sanitizer, symptom free of any sickness, etc. However, I worry about the toddlers of my friends that will most likely be tagging along. How did you handle toddlers being all over your newborn? Is this something I should have rules on or is it nothing to worry about? Thank you! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

What should I bring to the hospital for after my C-section?

hello mommys im due in march the first week for a csection, i was wondering what are some things to bring to the hospital to stay comfortable my first csection was emergency and i was not prepared at all! Im already preparing mine and babys bags due to preterm in the past. Thanks for the help in advanced!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Has your infant ever passed meconium and breathed it in?

Hey mama’s. I just gave birth today with a bit of a problem. My baby passed meconium while still inside me and unfortunately breathed it in too. I also had an infection they’re testing to see if I passed to him. I’ve been given as much/little info as possible from the pediatricians here. But I was wondering if other moms went through this and what they’re little babes recovery looked like. Right now he has to stay in the nursery on a cpap(pretty sure) breathing machine. He’ll be there at least 48 hours when his culture comes back with the results. He’s breathing super fast but besides that isn’t doing too bad right now. Doctors obviously can’t give me any insight to how he’ll do so if anyone’s gone through this, I’d love to hear your experience with this. TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Pain with sex 4 months after giving birth: Advice?

‚ö†Ô∏èWarning‚ö†Ô∏è Personal/TMI post: I am 4.5 months post partum with my second child. Both of my kids were natural vaginal births and I waited a couple months before having sex again like im supposed to. Since having my second I experience really bad pain with sex. I have only had sex twice since having her because it hurts me so bad! It is so painful that I literally get no enjoyment out of it and the last time I even cut it short because I couldnt do it anymore. Then I have bad lower abdominal (reproductive area) pain for a couple of days after we’ve done it. I am obviously going to be making a doctors appt on Monday so I dont need to be told that that’s what I need to do. Just looking for people who have had the same experience that might be able to answer question. I am just freaking out because this never happened to me after having my first so I dont know what could be wrong with me. ???? Has anyone else experienced this after having a baby? What was wrong? Was your doctor able to do anything for you? Sorry for the …

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I want to get my uterus removed after I give birth: Advice??

In two months I will be 30, and I’m currently 10 weeks pregnant, I have already a little girl she is almost 2, lately I have been thinking a lot that after this pregnancy I want to ge my uterus removed, I dont know my birth mom, so I dont know my genetic condition, but I see how my family struggles with cancer, and having two kids make me think that I don’t want to be in that position, I know everybody can have cancer no matter what, but if I can prevent it, is that ok right? my husband tells me that I will regret it, that I will want more kids, and I’m always telling him that i dont feel that way, and if do at some point we can always adopt or be foster parents. what do you think mommies out there? am i selfish knowing that my husband wants more kids but I’m kinda feel ready to close it? thank you Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am pregnant again and scared due to a trauamtic birth: Advice?

I am more so looking for some advice or if someone has any similar situation. I currently have a 3 year old son and just found out I’m pregnant again, I’m extremely scared at the moment because of how traumatic my labour was last time around as well as the pregnancy. Well when I first fell pregnant I had just over come anorexia nervosa, which is an eating disorder. When I fell pregnant I was 42 kilos and it was suppose to be treated as high risk. I had many problems throughout the pregnancy that the doctors never treated or did anything about it, I just dealt with it because I had no idea what to do, some of these problems included having pre eclampsia which they passed off as not being serious it got that bad that I still suffer from it, I had severe hip pain which they said was normal but just before birth I found out it was a small crack in my pelvis, had sever pains in abdomal wall area, I ended up with a hernia and all these other problems they palmed off as nothing. During birth they left me alone in the room …

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