I know I'm going to get a variety of responses here - but, did anyone experience upper back pain (between the shoulder blades) and/or weakness or aches in the knees and legs (like, when you bend down or get up from being in one position for a while) weeks after delivery? Do I just chalk it up to my body trying to snap back to its pre-pregnancy state? Just need to know if this is normal or if I should make an appointment with a chiropractor.
What are your prenatal vitamins that are over-the-counter? My vits are at $195 😥 and since i’m 2 months away from ending my breastfeeding for transition, i’d like to buy one that is way cheaper but still works well enough without issues for the next 2 months. Thank you in advance for your suggestions
TMI WARNING: Wish I’d swallowed my pride sooner and tried this a lot earlier, and with my first pregnancy: Incontinence pants. Quality of life raised considerably! Highly recommend for mamas-to-be, especially when big bump demands constant visits to the loo/ bathroom. Making outings, whether a long walk or having a meal out with friends, so much more enjoyable without half dozen trips to the lav every hour or so! It’s not sexy. And I haven’t told my own husband- my way of holding onto SOME mystery- but sharing openly here, in case it hasn’t occurred to anyone else until now.
What’s the safest hair dye for pregnancy? I read that it’s probably ok to go to a salon and get my hair colored but I was thinking doing something at home myself would be safer because I can do it with all the windows open. So what’s the safest gentlest hair dye on the market? I don’t remember my hair getting so gray last pregnancy... help!
So it’s been two months since I gave birth, I had an episiotomy and the doctor said it healed perfectly when I went in at 6 weeks. However, every time my husband and I try to have sex now, it hurts so bad and feels like it’s tearing open again! I hate it because it’s been so long since we’ve been able to be intimate but i just cannot get past the pain! Any advice?
My kiddo is 4 and we are expecting our second one in a couple of weeks. I'm wondering if I should be doing more to prepare for breastfeeding. With my first time around I researched a ton and as we all know there's a learning curve; I was working full time so I managed to pump/breastfeed till about 8 months. This time around I'm a SAHM and I'm still planning on pumping to boost supply and have the baby take an occasional bottle. What was your experience breastfeeding the second time around? Was it totally different, easier, harder, had to relearn everything?
C-section mommies the second time around... how was your experience with a c-section recovery the second time around? Any Vbac mommies? My first baby didn’t drop and labor didn’t progress which was why I had to have a c section...wondering if it’ll be different the second time around.
Omg are anyone else's post-baby periods OUT OF CONTROL? I've never had bad periods and now I am incapacitated with cramps and bleeding SO much. I'm wearing the huge pads they sent me home with from the hospital. Passing huge clots. I am three months postpartum and this is my second period. Does this get better? HELP
Hello everyone! My baby girl is 4 months old now and I had her via cesarean. I healed very quickly and was back to my prepregnant self within a couple of weeks. But I still, since the surgery, have felt uncomfortable wearing underwear or pants that sit right on the scar. Was wondering if anyone else feels this and/or if it will feel like this forever or if it will go away with time. It is so uncomfortable and hurts sometimes.
Hello all! I just downloaded this app as I am a father to be next year in February! My first one and a boy to add!! :) My girlfriend and I are new to this thing called parenting but excited to say the least! Any dads out there have any keen advice about what I should be doing to prepare for delivery day or some tips about what to have ready to bring?
Hi all! 39 week first time pregnant mom here wanting to know if anyone has any advice on starting up labor naturally. My OB says we will have to start discussing induction if I go too far past the 40 week mark and I really would love to avoid it if possible. Any suggestions?? I’ve tried walking, primrose oil and spicy food!
My baby’s 9 months old and since I had the baby I feel so distant with my husband. I’m not sure if my hormones out of whack or we're just not seeing eye to eye when it comes to my LO. And when people make me feel like a crappy mother he doesn't defend me especially from his family. Am I just too hard on him? Please tell me these feelings are normal!!