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Maternity leave

Im a first time mum and i have 8 weeks to go, am I silly to want to take maternity leave from now instead of in 3 weeks time, suffering really bad from exhaustion and tired muscles I’m a waitress/barmaid so constantly on my feet and on the go

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I got the job!

Fully remote. 100% employer paid health, dental, vision for me and my family. $75k salary. I worked sooo hard for this. I went through 7 rounds of interviewing, and I’m just so proud of myself. I can be anywhere with my baby 🥹 He is everything to me.

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Incognito because embarrassed

My husband and I separated before my baby was born. Baby is now coming to 5 months and my husband hasn’t paid child maintenance. He told child maintenance that the baby isn’t his and I am wanting to travel now. I have put my husband’s name on the birth certificate as the father of the baby but my baby has my surname...

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circumcision

can be a sensitive topic! i see a lot of back and forth on circumcision. whats your guys thoughts on it?

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Nesting

Anyone else not gone through the nesting part yet 🥺 I’m 32 weeks and just not felt it yet? I want to but I have no motivation to at all. Does anyone else feel like this?

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SMP

With my maternity letter I have received a letter stating I won’t be receiving SMP as I haven’t earned enough. I reduced my hours down to 12 due to suffering from bad sciatica during this pregnancy, and then went on sick leave. Does anyone have any advice please?

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Intimacy

Hi girlies I’m so scared to have sex with my partner I’m scared to harm the baby (9w+1) Am I being dramatic? Any early pregnancy positions best?

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End of mat leave

Monday starts my last week of mat leave! Can’t. Wilber it’s nearly been 6 months! Back to work and baby to childminder luckily I will be taking leave but baby will still be at childminders getting use to it. When I first drop her off I think I’ll be in tears 😭 going to miss her so much and cherish the weekends when…

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Absolutely no interest in sex

Okay it's been 6 months now... I've fully healed down there, we've come out the colicky stage alive, baby's starting to sleep better at night... So why do I still feel completely put off by having sex?? Or anything sexual actually, it's not just sex it's masturbation too or even seeing sex scenes on TV shows etc jus...

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Pregnancy loneliness

Hi 👋🏼 new here (FTM). I signed up because I’m feeling pretty lonely - my best friends are off travelling and I live about an hour’s drive away from any family. I’ve also suffered with severe morning sickness and migraines throughout my pregnancy so far (I’m approaching week 16) and my family/friends didn’t have any…

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what does the word mean

i had an argument with my hubby,we where basically arguing about me insisting on working actively but he wants me to do remote jobs ,cos of the kids, in the midst if it oll he said THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO FOR ME ,you have given me kids ..i am lost

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circumcision

i see a lot of back forth on opinions of circumcision, id love to know your guys thoughts?

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Separation after birth

Has anybody else since given birth broken up with their other half? I’m currently going through this and he is moving back to his mums house. I am unsure of my rights and I don’t want her at 5 weeks old to have to spend half of her time at his mums and half of her time at my house 😔

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Questions to ask my OB

So im 5m pp and hubby and I would like to try for our last baby. I’m 37 years old so I know that plays a part in us having a baby easily. It did take 8 months to get pregnant with our last. Anyways, what are some questions I should ask my OBGYN to have a baby at my age? What should I take as far as pills/supplements...

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Centrelink payments

Does anyone have any helpful tips or tricks for navigating all of the various centrelink payments available? They don't make it easy. I've always been a FT worker and never had to navigate centrelink for anything before. I hear there's big wait times so wanted to sort it out before I take maternity leave. Would just...

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Asking my employer about shifts

Thought to ask people how I could ask my boss what shifts I could do when I get back....... more like how can I word it I work in retail but my new boss has been a right pain the arse so just wondering if anyone can help me write or how to come across of what shifts will be available when I get back as my boss w...

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Me time

Just me and my baby girl in a new area a long way away from our loved ones. Can anyone give me advice on how to make the best of this situation? Feeling really isolated.

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I need some friends

Please comment if I can message you 💕💕

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2 months postpartum

So do you ovulate before period or after? Please, I've always been on birth control majority of my life since 15 so I get so confused. I just had sex with my estranged fiance and we've been separated for a couple months due to issues in our relationship. He's ready to get married and us move on from the past and we ...

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My partner keeps saying ‘My money’ and it’s pissing me off

So I’m on maternity leave (last 3 months are unpaid) and I’ve taken unpaid as my partner says it’s okay. So he’s paying all of our bills. So before I opened the door and kept it open a minute and he said this is costing ‘me’ £20 you keeping that door open (in a joking way) and then we was shopping and he wanted to ...

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