One of my biggest anxiety is going into labor and having a cold. What does one do in that situation. I keep imagining a newborn with no immune system, who only knows how to breathe through it’s nose. And here I am with all these cold symptoms. What happens then? Help.
Okay so I have a question. When I was in labor I had gotten the epidural which my body didn’t react well to. When I got it I was numb in like 1 minute and my legs were basically dead I couldn’t lift them for them to put the catheter in. But that’s besides the point, my whole body got numb and I couldn’t breath which lead me to getting a panic attack and an emergency c-section because baby and I... More
I had a beautiful baby boy. My periods returned in June (April delivery, formula baby) and have been regulat since August. They've been livable after the first one which makes sense to have been worse, I mean, hello, lol. But this one right now... Never have I ever had one this bad. The cramps and the flow (replaced one regular tampon that was soaked only to soak through another onr within ... More
Hey all, I’m a 50 year old father of 4 year old twin girls and I feel a little alone in my position. I’m very self conscious about the fact that I’m an older dad. We just moved to New Jersey (from Brooklyn) and we are in a community with tons of families. I find myself constantly looking at other dads and being jealous of their youth. My mind is always calculating how old I will be for all the ... More
Anyone here with a thyroid disorder? Was it discovered postpartum? Please share your symptoms and diagnosis. Did the two standard TSH tests reveal the disorder or did you have to have further testing to get a definitive diagnosis? I suspect a thyroid disorder for myself (mom, sister and niece all have one) although my tests each year come back normal. Is it time to search out a naturopath?
I was sick my entire pregnancy with my first. It was really bad in the beginning and eventually just turned into puking twice in the morning and occasional nausea during the day (still not fun!). My question is if you had a similar experience to mine in one pregnancy were all your pregnancies like that? I am so excited to have another baby but scared I am going to have another awful nauseous pr... More
So this is my first baby, and I've been feeling tired pretty much since the start. I had severe morning sickness (not keeping food down at all for several days at a time) for 5 months before my ob finally put me on an antacid that leveled it out. So I'm used to being tired. But even though I'm eating more now, my energy hasn't improved. Everything I read says I should be feelin... More
Unfortunately whatever nasty virus that has been going around has hit my household 😩. My 5 months old baby ended up having bronchitis and my 3 year old has a sever cold! Baby has finally gotten over that “worst” part of the sickness but he still has a nasty cough same and his older sister. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for home remedies especially for nasty wet coughs! As a... More
Hello! I’m a first time father to a 5 month old baby girl. I’m new to Winnie but I wanted to express my feelings about being a dad. About 2 months after she was born, I started to experience increased anxiety and even some physical symptoms, like sweating/loss of appetite etc. I’ve always been susceptible to anxiety and have seen a psychiatrist for many years and for the most part I’ve been... More
This is my second baby and she is just about 5 months and we have been exclusively breastfeeding. I’ve had a bunch of issues postpartum but, now that it’s all resolved I have developed reoccurring BV. I stopped breastfeeding for 7 days to treat it and and so happy baby went right back to the breast but now I have it again and I refuse to take more meds and potentially lose our breastfeeding rel... More
My baby will be 6 months in January and I’ve been promising myself I’ll make a conscious effort to lose the weight then. I don’t do well left to my own devices, just watching what I eat and exercising. Anyone have a diet/program they like? I’ve had success with weight watchers previously and have heard great things about intermittent fasting. Bonus points if there is an Apple Watch app!
A reporter from NBC news is putting together a story on the rise medical identity theft (stealing people's identity to access their medical benefits) and wants to hear from parents who have been victims. Apparently it is on the rise! If you have been a victim of medical identity theft, it'd be great if you could share your story in the comments.
I’m almost 11 weeks pregnant. Yesterday we went to the park with our 3 year old and I started having a headache. It literally lasted all day and night til I woke up out my sleep at 12 and finally took Tylenol. (I don’t like taking meds while pregnant which is why I waited so long) but naturally once the medicine wore off it started again around 3. I have work today but my head feels like it’s u... More