Postpartum Care

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Post partum baby blues

My son is 12 days old and I have been struggling emotionally, especially in the mornings. Any advice for getting through this time and does it get easier?

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Emotional 😢

Is it normal to be crying so much during 2nd trimester? I feel like im going insane and saying silly things. It’s putting so much pressure on my relationship, my boyfriend is finding it so hard to deal with me and it’s causing lots of arguments which are just unnecessary I even got mad and shouted at an old man for...

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Surgery

Completely off baby topic!! Has anybody had a septoplasty? I’m due to have surgery on the 1st march, septoplasty, turboplasty, Adanoids and drainage and I’m very nervous. What was it like? What was recovery like etc…

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Does this make any sense

My mom says she dosent believe I went through any postpartum depression with my first son because I was wearing makeup & wigs … does that make any sense at all ?

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Not feeling emotional my baby is now 1

Everyone I've spoken to said they got really emotional/sad/depressed when their babies turned one. I don't feel this way at all, I just feel 'normal' I'm obviously happy but I just feel like I'm the only one not getting upset. Am I the only one?

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Awful

I feel terrible. Baby fell off the sofa for the first time tonight. We have a hard floor and she cried a lot bless her,slight red mark on forehead but no lumps/bumps that I can see. Or sofa isn’t that high at all but I still feel awful for it Do I need to take her to a&e??? She eventually started seeming herself a...

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6 week pp sex

Hey everyone, I’m 6 weeks postpartum next week and we’ve been holding off sex until then when the midwife clears me. I had a second degree tear via episiotomy. My stitches have healed and dissolved and I’m just wondering if anyone has any advice to make sex as enjoyable as possible. I know lots of foreplay and lube...

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UGH, I just need to vent

Honestly, life has been hell and i’m just not sure how I been making my way through it.

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Postpartum Hairloss

Hi Ladies! Did you experience postpartum hairloss? When did it start? When did it stop? Did anything help?

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Emotionally dsyregulated

My 2.5 year old has always been very emotionally intelligent, she’s able to express her feelings and even came out of the tantrum phase quickly because she talks in full sentences and she was able to regulate her emotions a lot more effectively with the tools I’ve provided her i.e deep breathing, cuddles etc. Howe...

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Releasing n Shifting

From the first warning, "my momma is fake n 2 faced, so...", or "I don't really talk to my momma unless she needs something"; to "my momma n my sister n all the women in my family have been the reason I haven't been able to maintain a relationship." Those are the moments I wish I would've paused to evaluate...the ro...

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Pregnancy mental health

I feel like I’m struggling , I don’t feel like me. I feel no excitement towards my pregnancy and can’t relate to anyone or my partner when they talk about it. Which makes me really sad. I don’t get why I feel like this, this is what I really wanted and now I have it I don’t feel anything 😣😢 is this normal , will it…

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39 weeks today

I’m so frustrated. Baby is still high up. He’s head down but not pressing against my cervix enough. I’m not even dilated mind you I have multiple children already Help trying to avoid a C-section because he’s already on the larger side. Need him to come naturally like yesterday😭😭😭

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Distressed baby

My little boy is 10 weeks tomorrow and I feel like all he does is cry. He will feed then be content/ happy for 10/15 minutes sometimes up to half an hour before he’ll then just cry and scream again. It feels like all he does when he’s awake is cry and I’m starting to feel really down about it. I see all these other ...

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Major mum guilt please help

Work is really crazy some weeks and it means I don’t see my daughter as much. I missed her tonight before bed and I’ve been crying hoping she doesn’t forget I was her main person before I went back to work. Will she forget how close we were during maternity ? Maybe that’s irrational to ask but oh my god I don’t wan...

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Grandmother

I am very fortunate to have the help of my mother in law with my baby, while I take care of my 14 month toddler. I have to keep repeating to her to put the baby down so she doesn’t get used to being in the arms to sleep. She doesn’t listen, she wants to hold her. She’s only here three days a week, and I am Wonderi...

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