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Maternity leave

I’ve worked for my partners business for a year and a half, but he’s officially been paying me on the books since April. I’m due in October and he’s being difficult with maternity leave as I have asked for 2 weeks before my due date so rest and prepare. He never comes into work and I run his business for him and I h...

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Should I claim child benefit?

My husband earns over 60k but we are struggling financially with our mortgage and bills and baby stuff. I no longer have an income. I really could do with the money; however, I know that you have to pay back the benefit via taxes the following year if you earn over £60k. Has anyone been in this situation and paid ba...

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Well meaning visitors too much?! Feeling guilty

Hi all So my LO is now around 2 weeks old. We have had endless amounts of visitors to the house all of who which mean well with offers of help, food and baby minding. However does anyone else feel like it’s all a bit much and then feel guilty for feeling that way as they are only wanting to help. However I feel tha...

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Enhanced maternity pay?

Has anyone tried to negotiate maternity pay?

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Am I being too sensitive? Super upset with my best friend.

I’m 11 weeks pregnant and haven’t seen my “best” friend in months. Long story short we were supposed to meet up in a city and she last minute booked an air b and b with her bf an hour outside the city, so I would be driving 4 hours, staying in a hotel alone and she would just be meeting me for brunch and a spa day I...

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Baby daddy drama

I’m 11 weeks pregnant today me and baby daddy both wanted to have a child it was all planned he was taking care of me and happy too. However, before I got pregnant he cheated on me with his long term girlfriend which he said is now his ex girlfriend couple of times when I found out he assured me he left her and she’...

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Feeling alone, sad and anxious

Hi. Anyone else feeling very lonely and wondering if having a baby was the right thing to do? I miss my old life and freedom so much! When the afternoon gets here I get really sad and lonely and start getting anxious that this is my life forever and I’ll never have any alone time or freedom again.

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Is it okay to leave a 5 month old with grandparent whilst we go on holiday??

We've had a holiday to Greece booked since last year for next year august 2025 I just found out I was pregnant last week already arranged with MIL to look after our two children (6&3 y.o) we told her we was expecting again she was over the moon she also said she be fine with baby as by the time we go on holiday it'd...

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How do I leave him?

I just can’t take it anymore. Found out he was a serial cheater and most definitely a sex addict while I was 8 months pregnant by finding a video of him fucking my childhood best friends MOM. And he did this during my whole pregnancy. I’m stupid and stayed because I was scared to be a parent alone (and obviously he ...

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Funded hours from September

I’ve just been on the phone to the HMRC about funded hours for my son from September (15 hours funding for children over 9 months) and now I think i’m more confused! I return back to work 27th September and tried to make an application but when I do it says ‘maternity leave’ under the progress section but I meet all...

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Contraceptions

Had my gp appointment today and they prescribed me contraceptions. Has anyone been taking them before or still on them? My gp said there is a chance that I will put some weight on, I don’t want this to happen. I haven’t lost all my pregnancy weight and not looking forward to put even more weight on. I also been ho...

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What do i do?!?!?!

Look....i know im going to get judged but please do not comment nasty things. I hooked up with a guy last night and im the kind of girl that likes creme pies. He asked if i was ln birth control and i said yes which im not but had the full intent to get a plan B. The only reason i lied is because i didnt think he wou...

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hey yalllll ☺️

my name is Cienna, I just turned 26 and I’m a mom of triplets 🥹! I was born and raised in the Bronx buttt I live out in Maryland now with my husband because that’s where he was born and raised 😩😂. I’m in desperate need of female friends, im sooooo bored out here lol. maybe we could follow each other on IG to become…

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Who can I call

Who can I call if I have no place to go? I’m currently pregnant and 3 kids. Please lmk. My family is no help.

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Back to work

Is 2 weeks to early ? I’m a single mom with absolutely no help and 2 kids and no money coming in is 2 weeks too early ? And can anyone recommend and work from homes ?

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Caught him cheating again. Divorce? What about the little toddlers??

I just caught my husband cheating again. I was downloading some bank statements on his phone to send to my phone to sort out some business for him. I found some naked pictures and videos of him which he send to some who he said I love you to. This is the 2nd time i caught him cheating online only a couple of months ...

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