Parents of Girls: lets talk gender disappointment. Can folks share articles, studies, trends, etc in first born (or even only child girls) that will help us feel better? (It goes without saying the 'but all the cute dresses!' , 'and the dolls', etc reactions others have offered make us feel worse, not better). Looking to feel more inspired, more excited. Thank You.
How long did it take y’all to get your periods back and was your flow lighter or heavier? I just got mine back when baby turned 7 months & its MUCH heavier than before. I’m not cranky, I don’t get cramps but the period itself, having to use a bigger tampon is extremely painful. 😭 on a side note I stopped breastfeeding within the first month due complications.
Please don’t judge me, but I’m giving birth (planned C section) in 6 weeks, and I can’t get over feelings of regret.. as in, I regret getting pregnant (this baby was planned), I regret not getting an abortion when I first started feeling this way (nearly immediately), and honestly, I keep secretly hoping I’ll miscarry. I feel unbearable shame about all of these feelings. I never had this with my first pregnancy, and I’m not sure how to get past it. Every day is harder than the last and I’m really scared of how I’ll feel when this baby is actually born. Has anyone else experienced this (... More
Recommendations on birth control? I'm going in for my 6-week appointment after baby. My healthcare provider has been hassling me to decide since the day I gave birth; however, I do not want to resume hormonal birth control as it may be short-term (less than 1 year) and I don't like how I feel on it. Help, please!
We found out the gender of our 2nd child today. We are having a boy. We have a 1.5 year old son. I was secretly hoping for a girl and can't help feeling really disappointed. I really wanted a girl. I'm 41 and won't be having more children. Am I terrible for feeling this way?
I don’t know what to do. I want to give up on this pregnancy. I’m sure other moms have had it worse but I have been throwing up constantly for the past two weeks since I got pregnant. I ended up at the ER severely dehydrated and mal nutritioned. I started to take zofran after having tried Unisom and vitamin V6 but it it isn’t working. I have tried the motion sickness wrist bands. Just taking vitamin B6. Ginger. Banana. Saltine crackers. Bread. Rolls. Porridge...nothing works. Some days are are better where one of these work but there are more days where it didn’t work and I find myself hurl... More
We are 34.5 weeks and just learned baby is breech. Doctor talked about options with me and I need to decide if I want them to try to flip the baby. Wondering if any of you have similar experiences or good resources for learning about breech babies. I did a Google search and am feeling overwhelmed.
My husband and I have been intimate no more than handful of times since our baby was born I get embarrassed of my body and just me in general. Have any other moms felt this way? Am I the only one? Is something wrong with me? I love him but the thought of intimacy sometimes makes me distance myself from him.