I’m curious to know the various ways parents are coping with the “new normal.” With kids home 24/7, many parents working from home, and the likelihood of having to teleschool/homeschool, how are you taking care of yourselves? Are you taking time for self care? I know that parenting lends limited time for self care on a good day, so I’m not suggesting that parents have ample time in their busy ... More
Would I really be putting myself and baby in harms way? There’s so much stuff out there that idk what to believe anymore. One article says that pregnant women and their baby will be fine based on data in China. But then my husband keeps saying he’s finding articles that say otherwise? At this point I’ve stopped with reading too much into this and just pay attention to any changes locally.
I’m soon to be at 35 weeks pregnant and I’m wondering if I really need to go in for my checkup. All seems to be going just fine so I’m wondering if I need to complicate my situation for a minor checkup considering our current societal environment? Granted I will also ask my doctors the same question but I know that I will soon have to come in on a weekly basis and wondering if I could limit t... More
Winnie and Startup Pregnant held a webinar to answer questions about parenting, childcare, pregnancy and birth in the age of Coronavirus. Video of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/Winnielabs/videos/XXX-XXXX92795/
I'm writing a letter to parents about my sick policy / Coronavirus at my daycare (6 kids total). I'm wondering should I state if a parent is sick, the child must stay home, so they can not spread the illness. I have parents that will have the flu and still drop off their kids. What did you say in your letters regarding the virus and illness policies?
Our pediatrician called last night. My wife’s been taking questionnaires with every visit of our 6 month old for post-pardon depression. A few months ago it was a 6, then a 8, and now it’s a 12. The doctor suggested my wife start seeing a therapist. I think therapy is a good idea, especially when staying home with two little ones 24/7. I knew she was feeling down, but didn’t know the severity ... More
I go back to work in 9 days from my maternity leave and I am exhausted and my Job is pretty demanding on a mental and social level. My husband works from 9am-12pm only and my schedule will be full time from 8-530 sometimes 6-630. He hasn’t helped with the baby this entire leave because he said I’m home. I am starting to really hate him and not sure how I am supposed to juggle a newborn,work fu... More
The stores and Amazon are all sold out of hand sanitizer but I read I can make some myself with rubbing alcohol. I found an old bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol so I’m going to try to make my own (I ordered Aloe Vera gel to mix it with). Any favorite recipes or gotchas when making your own hand sanitizer? I don’t want to mess this up because it’s also hard to buy rubbing alcohol right now too.
I know that there is a lot of buzz about Coronavirus right now, so I wanted to start a thread on how to prepare for it. "Officials said that Americans should continue to practice protective measures -- hand-washing, staying home from work when sick -- while local officials should make sure systems are in place -- teleschooling, working remotely -- should face-to-face interactions need to... More
My husband and I have been trying to conceive. I am supposed to be having some testing done on specific days of my cycle. I am usually like clock work. I am however this month 3 days late. Took a test two days ago was negative. I have been on prednisone 20mg 2 for 7 days and 1 20mg for 3 days 4 left to go for an unrelated recent surgery. I’ve read this can cause a missed period when prolonged u... More
I am throwing a fiesta themed baby shower and would like to wear a white, ruffled top, off the shoulder dress, but can’t seem to find any online that I like and are inexpensive (<$50). Any recommended websites from maternity dresses you’ve bought yourself? Or any ones you’ve worn that are similar and willing to give me the link to? Thanks for your help!
Taking my almost 4yr old twins on an outdoorsy trip with my family. Planning a few family friendly easy hikes while we are there. Any advice on taking kids this age hiking? I’m sure they will make a good portion of it walking themselves ... though I foresee a lot of time spent carrying them. They are probably too big for those hiking carrier backpacks right??
I'm 11 days late (as of today), my cycles are 28 days long. I've had all pregnancy symptoms so doctor performed blood serum test despite the fact that I had tubal ligation surgery 14 yrs ago. Has anyone heard of anyone getting pregnant after tubal ligation? Doctor said I was still young for menopause (I just turned 43) and none of the symptoms indicated menopause . I'm so confused.... More
I'm still 20 pounds over my pregnancy weight. I'm 4 months postpartum. With my first I lost most of the pregnancy weight within the first 6 months. This time around I feel like my body is holding on to the extra weight. My struggle is that I'm still breastfeeding and I don't want to compromise it by dieting. Is it possible to diet without affecting my milk supply? When did you ... More
To preface, I don't have kids of my own yet. But I am at the stage of life (late 20's/early 30's) when I'm beginning to seriously consider starting a family. One thing that I have always been cautious about is a chronic injury that I have. As a teenager, I was a gymnast/diver and ruptured several discs in my lumbar spine that have left me with chronic pain. I have always been ne... More