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I feel like I should’ve given my daughter up

I had my daughter 02/10/2024 and didn’t get to hold her until 02/14/2024 due to being rushed to Seattle Children’s the day after she was born. Now she cries so much at night that I feel like a failure and that she’d be better with someone else. I’m almost 19 and still live with my parents so they help and understand...

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Struggling

I’m a first time mom to a sweet baby boy name Liam . I’ve been struggling with PPD and PPA . It’s been rough with my partner family pressuring me bcus I don’t leave the house . My mail goal has been keeping him safe and healthy and they don’t seem to understand that . It’s only been making my anxiety worse by them c...

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Back to back pregnancy

Hello! My first born was born in September 2023 and I am due again in September. Has anyone had a back to back pregnancy ? Did you experience any health issues after? My last pregnancy I was induced at 37 weeks due to GD and this one I have been given adcal and asprin to take with additional folic acid. I have s...

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MIL FaceTime

My MIL literally calls EVERYDAY to FaceTime our son. I think it’s sweet but somewhat grates on me as well. She likes to tell us what to do over the phone and calls him “my baby” - she lives abroad so I know misses him. But it’s starting to grate. But if I bring it up with the other half it’s met with disagreement…

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Does anyone else not really feel anything anymore?

I’m 28 and some days along and I feel like I can’t really feel anything anymore. I’m numb to most of the things that used to bother or excite me. I’ve lost interest in sex almost entirely and I don’t feel all that connected to my baby. I love her when she’s kicking or I can feel her but I hear all this great stuff a...

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Idk what to do with my MIL

I’ll try making this as short as possible: It started when we told her that I was pregnant. So this is my first baby. She is also my rainbow baby. So I was scared to tell anybody I was pregnant until I was 100% guarantee the baby was OK. Me and my husband waited until about four months almost 5 months pregnant to l...

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Anxiety/depression

I had an emergency C-section with my son. He is now a month and 2 weeks old. I still have nightmares, and wake up in tears, sweating horribly. I was in recover for 1 or 2 afterward, so I missed him being weighed, and didn’t get to do skin to skin right away. When I think about how are birth experiences went I cry an...

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Ugh

Ugh I regret getting my son circumsisef 🙄 we gotta go back AGAIN to get the skin separated just after 24 hrs I don't know what's being done wrong it seemed fine when I changed his diapers but dad took over and then poof it's sealed up again 🤦🏾‍♀️

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My 16m old has had a full day of whinging and crying

his dad finished work and i just left. i had to get away from my baby and i feel horrible for it, im so overstimulated and overwhelmed. i never get a minute to myself. im sat in the car, with a packet of melty buttons & in complete silence. need to go back but oh my god. motherhood isnt for the weak is it!

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Venting and feel so alone right now

So today I tested positive for covid, thankfully I have help with my two girls 4,3 and they haven't gotten sick but it breaks my heart everytime I have to leave the room to go to the bathroom and all my girls want us me they call for me cry for me and it breaks my heart iv cried a lot today because of it all I want ...

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Walking away with baby

Just me or does it bother anyone else when mil takes baby into another room!? She did that tonight and I sent my husband right in with her! 😡

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Depression and anxiety?

How do you know you have depression or anxiety? I was told years ago that I had both but just blew it off because I felt fine. I do have a couple of times a month where I drink so I can tune everything out for a little while.

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Prozac and formula feeding.

I am 17 weeks with my second child and have been thinking about breastfeeding when baby arrives. Doctor told me I would not be able to breastfeed while on Prozac and so I would either have to start a new medication or just formula feed baby. I am scared to switch Prozac because it has been working for me. With ...

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Do momma bestfriends actually exist?

Now, I know being a momma is hard. But making momma friends is even harder. I've had some friendships from here, that did fizzle out after a while. I thought I'd found a momma bestie from here.. turns out I couldn't be more wrong. She was hyped about being my bestie and said she loved my babies. Was around for a cou...

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Tightening in chest

Has anyone else experienced a tightening in chest, increased heart rate, and shortness of breath due to Braxton Hicks? I haven’t really felt any contractions in my uterus but I am having these other experiences, so I was wondering if anyone else had this experience

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Fear of the future

Mil and I relationship is strained. She was mean when her son moved out and tried to control our lives when I got pregnant. I put alot of distance once because I was hurt and don't trust her again. She never apologized for her words my husband had to talk to her first so things would be okay. So I know she's not a ...

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Baby hormones

These baby hormones really be hitting me I felt my baby boy start kicking and moving, so I put my hand on my stomach and started talking to him and he started kicking harder and I just started crying from how much I love him already, I’m only 21 weeks and say I can’t wait to meet him and hold him which is true but ...

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Hair thinning/falling out in pregnancy

Has anyone experienced this? I haven’t heard much about losing your hair during pregnancy, only heard about this during post partum. I am slightly anemic so I am not sure if that’s a factor or what.

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Waxing

How long did you wait after birth to get a Brazilian? I got them regularly until I was bout 36 weeks. I did have a minor tear with a couple stitches, I’ve had my 6 week check and been cleared for normal activity, and I’m approaching 8 weeks pp. I’m just so nervous to start up again!

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Second labour after third degree tear

I’m due to have my second baby in March. My last labour I had a third degree tear and it looks like I’m cooking another large baby. Just wondering what peoples birth experiences were like after having a similar tear before?

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