Pregnancy

How long did you wait to get intimate after giving birth?

I am 3 weeks postpartum and just wondering when you waited to have sex with your partner again? I know they say wait six weeks or until your PP checkup for your doctor to give the thumbs up, but it’s been a while lol we stopped having sex my 8th month of pregnancy due to it being uncomfortable. So ladies, how long did you wait? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My SO hasn’t been very supportive during my pregnancy: Advice?

I am in my third trimester, and my SO hasn’t been very supportive through this pregnancy. Anytime I talk about how I feel, he automatically puts me down and tells me that I’m dramatic. The other night he called me the C-word, and that I was the worst thing that has ever happened to him. And all I tried to do was explain to him how I was feeling, but anytime I try he becomes irate and cannot hold a civil conversation. Should I leave now, or wait it out? He told me if I left, he would never have anything to do with me or our child. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

What can I do for severe morning sickness?

I am currently ten weeks pregnant and have been sick for around five weeks. My doctor tried Zofran, and it didn’t even touch it. I was then out on Diclegis, which helped for a few weeks, but now I’m back to being sick and hardly being able to eat. Any tips? * I’ve tried B6, sea bands, and preggie pops Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How was your back pain after getting an epidural for the second time?

I have one son already, and I’m expecting a girl now too. My first pregnancy, I tried my best not to get an epidural, but 6 hours into labor I asked for one and got one. I know every labor is different, but I really don’t want to get a second epidural knowing how it affected my back. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to bear the pain, even somewhat knowing what it’ll be like. I guess my question is for (Mothers who have had two epidurals) what can I expect? How was it afterward in the months prior to getting it again. Back pain is the only thing I’ve had a problem with after having one. Also, what are some MAJOR things that helped during the labor process to “make it easier” up until the baby is ready to come out? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am considering changing my daughters name due to a fall out with my friend: Advice?

My daughter is almost eight months old. We’ve had a really rough start to her first year of life. She’s had four serious surgeries, and now our life is finally starting to settle down with doctors’ visits and whatnot. Before I had my daughter, I had a really close friend who I absolutely adored and trusted. We were friends for over seven years. After I had my daughter, while my daughter was in the NICU, I confided in that friend that I was going through a hard time not only with my daughter being in the hospital but also with postpartum. I thought I could talk to her because she came to me when she had postpartum, and I did everything I could to lift her spirits (calling her every day to tell her I loved her, buying concert tickets, etc.). I was wrong. She told me to get over it and that she was a single mom who had too much on her plate to worry about what I had going on. I was crushed. We are no longer friends because she was completely insensitive and horrible to me in the end. The thing is… my eight-month-old daughter has …

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Amy Schumer Wrote 'My Choice' When Asked Why She Had a C-Section, and We Couldn't Be Cheering Harder

Amy Schumer Wrote ‘My Choice’ When Asked Why She Had a C-Section, and We Couldn’t Be Cheering Harder

The star, who has been candidly celebrating her post-pregnancy body, pumping, hospital mesh underwear and more on social media, recently shared a medical form via her Instagram story. On the form, she wrote that she delivered Gene via C-section and was asked for the reason behind that. Amy made a powerful statement by simply writing “My Choice” in response to the question and the internet cheered her on.

My husband has been rude to me since I got pregnant: Advice?

I am confused. Currently, eight weeks along and my husband is so rude to me. He has four kids of his own, and when we met, I was 28 weeks with my youngest. He treated me like a queen when I was pregnant with my last child, but this time around, he is just awful. If I fell asleep with the latest baby, he would let me sleep and care for my older two. Now, if I dozed off, he wakes me up, usually rudely. When I tell him that I am not feeling well and need help with our 18 months old, he gets upset. Often calls me lazy or makes side comments. Before we were married, he was amazing. Then we get married, and it’s a whole new man. I wanted to wait to have a baby as our last one is only 18 months, but he would get so upset and fight with me every time I would go to the doc for my birth control. I just don’t understand. Any advice? I don’t want to continue going in this way, but I don’t want to give up on the family we have committed too. Help!I am …

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HGTV Star Mina Starsiak Gets Candid About Her IVF and Donor Struggles: 'That Option Hadn't Even Entered My Mind'

HGTV Star Mina Starsiak Gets Candid About Her IVF and Donor Struggles: ‘That Option Hadn’t Even Entered My Mind’

The Good Bones star, who is mom to 16-month-old Jack Richard, has been undergoing IVF treatments in an effort to get pregnant again. She did a first round of IVF a few weeks ago, but that unfortunately failed. She had hoped that she could try IVF a couple more rounds, but she recently shared an update via her Instagram letting fans know that it’s unlikely she will be able to use her own eggs.

I am upset that I won’t ever get to have a natural birth again: Advice?

I recently gave birth to my third baby. My oldest two are 11 and 8, and I had them naturally. I thought I was done having babies, and when I ended up pregnant again at 32, I was ecstatic. I was so excited to do the whole labor all over again, as it was something I thought I was done with. When we found out the sex of the baby, my husband and I decided we would have one more child after this to try for a boy (we have three girls now). So when I went into labor on Christmas Eve, I was so ready and excited. I got to the hospital, and I was at 6cm and ready to go, and then the doctor pulled the rug out from under me. The baby had flipped breach, and I had to have an emergency c section. It was the scariest day of my life. I cried the entire time. I feel like a failure. We don’t want to wait for the 18months my doctor says I have to wait to get pregnant again in order to try for a VBAC. So if we want to have a son, I …

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Tips on getting pregnant with PCOS?

So I have PCOS, and I have been struggling with it for about 12 years. I want a child in the worst way. My ex had a baby with another woman, and she is completely out of pic(haven’t heard from her in years), and my ex and I have split, and my stepdaughter lives with me and sees her dad on the weekends. All good and been very content. I have gotten into another relationship and have started talking about babies again. Guys, I am super grateful for my daughter, and I’m not trying to sound otherwise. But I would absolutely love nothing more than to add to our family. Basically, I’m asking if any mammas out there have any tips to help make this possible?? I have been waiting for the fertility doctor. And my current doc has tried me on metformin. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My S/O doesn’t want to be intimate because he thinks of me giving birth: Advice?

Ever since my one year old has been born we barely have “adult time,” there are nights where he tells me he’s too tired and there are nights when we do have “adult time” that he doesn’t seem to into it… we go months without “adult time”.. he recently told me it’s because every time we do it he thinks about my sons head coming out and the whole birthing process… has anyone else had this problem and what can I do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am pregnant and have insanely itchy nipples: Please help!

Basically, I’m nearly 28 weeks pregnant, and the last week or two, I’ve been suffering from insanely itchy nipples. To the point, it keeps me awake at night, and when I do eventually sleep, I think I’m scratching them in my sleep because I wake up, and they’re so sore! Is this normal has anyone else had this before? And is there any advice to ease the itchiness? Obviously, try not to itch it is one piece of advice, haha! It sits easier said than done. It’s such a strong, persistent itch help, please! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My boyfriend keeps arguing with me and I am in my 3rd trimester: Advice?

Please help, my boyfriend keeps arguing with me despite my being emotionally unstable during my 3rd trimester. He and I haven’t seen each other since he went home for the holidays, so we talk over the phone. I know I can get a bit impatient in my tone when I talk to him, but he will do it right back. He retaliates and is impatient with me. I tell him I’m just super hormonal and moody, and it would help if he just ignored it sometimes and just made me feel better. He reckons I’m using this pregnancy to be disrespectful. This pregnancy has been difficult and crazy for me, and I know I’m a much better person without this roller coaster of emotions I’m feeling. I often struggle to calm down after he hangs up on me or says insensitive things. Am I wrong when I ask him to be just a little bit more humble until I give birth? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My SO made me feel guilty that he couldn’t come to my sonogram: Advice?

I’m almost 11 weeks pregnant and had my first appointment today.. my SO couldn’t attend the appointment due to work… he’s now making me feel guilty because I had a sono and he wasn’t there to see it… telling me I should’ve just asked them not to do a sono. Am i wrong for wanting to know how our baby is doing? I feel like that’s something any good mother would want to know Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Pregnancy ruined my sex life: Advice?

I’m looking for advice or just even words of wisdom for my concerns. My boyfriend and I are having a baby by the end of this month, almost there. But our sex life and relationship because of this pregnancy has taken a huge hit because of it. All in all, my boyfriend finds the pregnancy none sexy, which I can understand to an extent. But the lack of sex life and the complete disregard for me has taken its toll on my self-esteem and how I am viewing myself. I’m not aware of what he does to satisfy himself, as I don’t go poking around. But in this last trimester, especially, my sex drive has been very high, and I’m so attracted to him and want him. So I am always attempting to be affectionate in that way, and am constantly.. every single time .. turned down. The occasional time we have (on his attempt never mine), it either doesn’t work because he loses interest cause of the belly or no patience for a change in position, again the pregnancy is unattractive to him. I know this is all an overshare, I’m just concerned because how is this suppose to …

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I am pregnant and the father could be 2 different men: Advice?

I recently found out I am pregnant, and it is between 2 men. I am so scared to tell either of them the truth as I have already told them both, and they want to be the Dad. I want one to be more than the other, and I feel like if I am honest, I won’t have anyone to lean on during my pregnancy. And then I won’t have a future with either of them. Help what do I do?! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.