Postpartum Care

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My baby has hair ❤️

Just had a 32 week growth scan today as I have GD. Baby was already head down and measured perfectly average so I'm managing my blood sugars well. And they have hair already! I was so amazed 😭 Seeing their little spikey hair was the cutest thing I've ever seen ❤️🥹

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How Mums of babies born this month doing?

Im 12 days pp and have been feeling so emotional. I would find myself crying for no reason on some days. I’m absolutely besotted with my little one and don’t feel sad, just overwhelmed with the emotions I’m experiencing. Is anyone feeling the same or that it got better for you?

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post partum bleeding x

hey mums, i gave birth 6pm last night and im almost not bleeding whatsoever, just a few drops. basically just wanna know how long did everyone bleed for after birth, and did u stop bleeding and then bleed again? x

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Post partum hair loss

Hi there, my hair started shedding & falling out in clumps 3 months after my son was born. Is anyone else experiencing or has gone through this and has any tips to share? Can’t wait until it ends whenever that is! Thank you

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How can I leave.

How can I leave a situation that makes me so unhappy with an almost 4 month old.

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Falling off the bed

I know this happens a lot and have read up but would like peoples personal experiences, my nearly 9 month old fell off the bed this morning, she cried quite a lot initially but after some cuddles she was fine. She was face down and landed on the leg of the fan but there was a couple of clothing items that may have c...

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Post partum hair loss

Who is also going through this. I feel like crying. But I have to get my hair cut. Feeling sad but is part of motherhood.

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Cry it out method?

Has anyone here tried the cry it out method?

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Anyone else experiencing baby blues?

I’m 7 days PP & loving my newborn but every few hours I am just struck by tears and feel so sad. Is anyone else experiencing this as I am shocked at how teary I am considering I am loving being a mum

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Overbearing mother and overstepping

I’m in a tough situation because I need my mums help but she just doesn’t know how to stay in her lane and just be a grandmother. She constantly has sly digs which I feel undermines my parenting or insinuates that I’m not a capable parent. I’ve told her over and over in a nice way, in a firm way out of frustration, ...

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Baby #2 after c-section

For anyone that has been pregnant again after their first c-section ~ I may be pregnant with baby #2 (hopefully 🤞🏻), I’m only 7 DPO. I’m having some slight cramping, but I’m more concerned and wondering if anyone has experienced a slight tugging sensation where the internal stitching anchors are on the ends of the…

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Relationship after baby

My husband and I are really going thru it. I have so much resentment toward him. He does whatever he wants and just assumes I’m watching the baby. Never asks if I need anything, all of the tasks fall on my shoulders. I want a divorce, but I don’t want to act irrationally because this phase of life is new and difficu...

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Postpartum hair

Hello lovely mummies, I’m hoping someone can help me. So since having my son back in April I’ve started loosing my hair, I completely expected this as he’s not my first so I did go through this after having my daughter back in 2016. What I didn’t know is there is such thing as postpartum itchy scalp 😞. I breast…

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Colic drops

My baby boys is almost 10 weeks. He is pretty good during the day, has a few tears here and there but usallly quit happy during the day untill 4 o’clock where he becomes super unsettled, fights his sleeps and just does really big crys until around 7. My friend told me to try colic drops. (Dentinox) But then someone ...

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Postpartum hair loss

I don't exactly know if I am dealing with postpartum hair loss but I feel like my hair is falling out so much. I feel like I am pulling out so much more hair with I brush or wash it and my hair has been thinning so much since giving birth. Is anyone else dealing with this? If you are what can I do?

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11 month PP hair loss

Anyone else suffering with hair loss still? I've got bloods this week to see if I have any deficiencies. I've been pretty calm about it so far but I'm losing so much every day now that I'm really starting to get concerned, it's not slowing down. This is my second LO and first time round it was nothing like this 😑

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