“I just thought, ‘God, that’s a shock.’”
A mom writes in asking for advice about getting rid of hemorrhoids. She says she gave birth less than two months ago at the end of April. Since then, she’s had hemorrhoids. She’s tried using medicine prescribed by her doctor, but it has not helped. They are interfering with her love life and comfort overall: How can she make them go away?
Breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience and another great opportunity to bond with your baby throughout the day. That doesn’t mean it’s simple by any means, though. The breastfeeding process can pose challenges to even the most confident mom that can make you ask, “What am I doing?!” You might not produce enough milk, you might have trouble with latching or you might be overwhelmed by the idea of breastfeeding in public.
A mom writes in asking for advice about smoking while pregnant. She says that she has been trying to conceive for a couple of months. After taking a pregnancy test recently and getting a negative result, she smoked through several packs of cigarettes. She later found out she is, in fact, pregnant. Should she be worried about the smoking she did?
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 how to proceed now that she and her husband have decided they are done having kids. She says she is wondering if it would be better to get her tubes tied or if her husband should get a vasectomy. She wants to hear from other moms and parents who have had to make similar decisions.