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For discussing those first 3 months postpartum. Topics to include birth recovery, baby blues, newborn care, all things babies up to 3 months old, and anything else relevant to the "fourth trimester" I felt like the Motherhood group was too broad, so created this group to focus on the special period for mom and baby.

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Grief and Change

Anyone else struggling really hard with the change in life after having a baby? My LO will be 3 weeks old tomorrow and I love her to bits (ofcourse) but I'm struggling so hard with the change in life. Mainly, I miss the intimacy and downtime with my husband. We aren't even sleeping in the same room or going to bed...

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Postpartum Blues

Hi everyone . I am a new mother to my first baby who is now 14 days old . Started from the 4th day after delivery, I came home for my confinement and I have been feeling teary and sad up until today. My confinement lady is taking care my newborn most of the day, but i don’t know why I’m feeling like this . I feel...

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Mommas! Can you please share your experience with red raspberry leaf tea (brand, how many cups to drink at what time), pineapple, dates etc

Any suggestion of which week you started taking these, and how many cups and what time of the day etc would be of great help! Do you think these worked/helped your labour? First time mum to be, so super nervous

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4th trimester anxiety

I gave birth yesterday at 1:32pm everything is fine with baby and my partner was sent home at 9pm I’ve been feeling relaxed calm all the way till about 10pm and then I just got an overwhelming knot in my stomach with worry :( I’ve constantly checked he’s breathing all night it’s now nearly 4am, he coughed earlier af...

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Leaky diapers - Going crazy!

through all his diapers. We aren't getting blowouts, just pee up the back. Sometimes immediately after putting the diaper on. I've read that it could be that his diapers are too small but they are supposed to be for up to 10lbs and he is just under 9lbs. Also the size 1 diapers look like they will be pretty big (ma...

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