My self confidence in my post-baby body is not as high as I’d like. It’s extremely hard to find time to workout. Any suggestions on getting my body back after second child?
My daughter is due July 9th. I’m currently working as a before and after school teacher, however it’s becoming increasingly harder to keep up with the daily tasks. What is the best time to stop working before the baby comes? I wanted to go as long as I could, though I’m not sure if I will make it through June.
I'm 6 months postpartum and dealing with loose skin. I know hydration is key and have been using a basic body lotion, but are there any lotions or oils any of you really liked? I know it won't be what it was and I have bounced back really well, but I still want to try to help it. Also, pp hip pain? I have to constantly take advil to manage it.
PP BC? My obgyn asked about BC after recovery. I’ve only been on BC once before for a short time many many years ago but stopped because I didn’t like the side effects. This time around I’m more concerned with not getting pregnant and am willing to take BC more seriously. Since it’s been so long, I just want to know your experiences with BC or which ones are available just to get myself familia... More
How did you survive your first trimester when you already had a little one at home? I’m about 6 weeks in and I am USELESS! I’m exhausted and nauseous 24/7 and I’m drinking as much water as possible but I’m lightheaded every time I stand up. It feels impossible taking care of my 19 month old when all I want to do is lay on the couch ☹️ I read that exercise would help increase energy but it only... More
Any advice on getting rid of postpartum headaches? I got headaches really badly during my first pregnancy, not so much with my second, but now that my son is 3 weeks old I have had a constant headache through my forehead every day. Am I just tired or stressed or dehydrated? I've tried Tylenol and essential oils and both help but the headache always comes back. Thoughts?
When my husband went back to work at the 4 week pp mark, I was feeling great. Within a week though, my bleeding picked up. I definitely overdid it with a 2 yo and newborn. I'm now struggling with feeling upset that my husband can't help more. He has a fairly flexible job that allows him to work from home (which he has once in the last week), but he wants to go to the office. I don'... More
When my son was born he was 9.8lbs. Everyone including myself were SHOCKED. So whenever someone would jokingly ask me what did I eat, I always tell them CARBSSS. Pizza, pasta, sweet potato/yams, & fries were the main things I wanted and craved for (yes I did eat a lot of vegetables too) On both sides of the family (mine and hubby) no one was a big baby. All pretty average. which makes me w... More
TMI alert, bodily function question ahead... I bled steadily for 4 weeks postpartum then stopped. At my 6 week check up I started the pill. A couple days in I started to bleed steadily again and it’s been almost 2 weeks now with a semi regular flow. My regular period only lasts 3 days usually. My question is... do you think this is menstruating or residual bleeding that disappeared and showe... More
So I guess I just need reassurance lol ! But I have been on maternity leave the past 4 months and I am going back to work next week 😢 I've been through this before, as I have a 19 month old as well. They will both go to the same day care. I just feel so guilty and like a bad mom, I can't help it! I wish I could stay home but I can't, I'm a nurse and I am the bread winner of the... More