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I gave birth 3 months ago and have experienced joint and muscle pain ever since. I’ve seen multiple doctors and no one seems to be able to know how to fix it. Has anyone experienced this during their … more

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How is everyone planning on structuring their family leave? Trying to figure out how much time my husband should take off upfront with me as opposed to saving for later while we wait to hear on childc… more

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Anyone receive high hcg levels early in their pregnancy? What did it mean for you?

I recently received a promotion to manager and we’re in the process of buying our first home. Now, we have just discovered that we are pregnant. Hubby is very excited, but we're not sure if moving… more

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Is there anyone here who didn’t have a work baby shower thrown for them? Tbh, I don’t think I’ll get one but a few other ladies around my due date are already talking about theirs being planned. Tryi… more

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Has anyone gotten nausea in the second trimester? I was fine all of the first trimester felt nauseous maybe a total of three times. But last week I threw up while brushing and I chocked it up maybe ga… more

I have been having a healthy pregnancy but going into my third trimester I’ve started to worry more about the health and happiness of my baby. My husband is in his mid-40s, I’m ten years younger, and… more

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How much did your bra size change during pregnancy? Any bra recommendations that are comfortable and affordable? I'm not loving the idea of having to buy a bunch of new bras for temporary use...

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This might sound silly but Google is giving me wildly different answers. I typically drink 2-3 cups of chamomile tea before bed. Should I stop?? I didn’t even think to ask at my appointment! Some sour… more

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Just found out that our twins are being delivered next week at 34 weeks instead of the 17th of October at 36 weeks. Any advice?

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Anyone failed the one hour Glucose test but good on the fasting one?
Any food/snack ideas? And if you want sugar, do you avoid it altogether? Any substitutes?

Just because I was told … more

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Did any of you have debilitating headaches in 2nd tri? I thought they were most common 1st tri, but Im 23 wks and started experiencing them a week ago, occurring daily - taking Tylenol and drinking C… more

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Thanks a lot for the folks who recommended Mockingbird strollers! Baby hasn’t arrived yet, so I can’t review the product yet. But, I can confidently say their customer service is the best! First, you … more

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Joggers or sweat pant recommendations? Preferably low panel or under the belly. I’ve been getting by with my regular joggers (just started my second trimester) but they’re not cutting it anymore. 😩

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I am going to loose my sh*** I am due with my first child a week before my brothers destination wedding in Mexico (based in Boston.) My mom just insinuated that I could technically get induced at 38 w… more

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Help! When would you disclose a pregnancy during the interview process?

Hi all, I was recently contacted by a headhunter for an incredible opportunity at a great startup.

I'v… more

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Female here - Just found out we’re pregnant after TTC and having fertility support. What’s the first thing I need to buy to celebrate 🎉

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and got Covid mid May. My husband and I are visiting his family and we spent all of yesterday with my father in law who just tested positive. Should we get a hotel? Should I be … more

Happy Monday, All! My husband and I both work full-time and both intend to continue working full-time after our parental leaves end which means that we will either needs to hire a nanny or enroll our … more

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A vent - My niece is having her first non-family-only birthday at a skate rink. I really REALLY want to go skating 😭😭😭 , but know it's a bad idea due to fall risk. Plus, I don't want to be … more

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When I was taking a walk earlier, a big dog suddenly ran out of a house and ran straight towards me. I was very scared, so I quickly turned around, and the dog pushed me on my back. I emailed the doct… more

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What have you gotten as a gift from the new baby to their big sibling? I’ve heard it’s a nice way to introduce baby, but I’m curious if people do it!

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Does anyone have any guidance on extending STD for maternity medical leave related to PPD, PPA, or pelvic floor issues with postpartum?

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Has anyone dealt with prodromal labor before? I’m 40w + 1d and have been having pretty intense sessions of “fake labor” (contractions every 5ish mins for a few hours) for the past week. It’s driving m… more

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Is anyone else struggling with not being paranoid something is wrong in between scans? Anything I can do to not be so worried something is wrong?

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Are women here having issues finding appointments for initial prenatal visit? The first appointment I got will be at 11 weeks that too I was lucky because I had already scheduled with the doc for some… more

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Winter is coming! Are there any outerwear recommendations that grows with the tummy and can be used later with and without the baby?

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Maternity policy change question! I am a few weeks out from going on mat leave but just got an email today that our maternity policy is changing for 2023 and they’re adding another month. Given the ti… more

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Has anyone joined those Facebook groups I.e “babies due January 2023?” I joined for our due date and it’s opened my eyes to the world of misinformation online. I also feel like I can’t relate to any o… more

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Should I find it strange that my agency hasn’t given any sort of maternity gift? My husband’s gave a very generous gift card (more than I would’ve expected) and I remember past agencies giving parents… more

I’m 12 weeks pregnant and no one at work knows yet. My company has been volatile and there have been layoffs in other parts of the org. My manager said our team has nothing to worry about plus I’m som… more

Did anyone get Covid during their first trimester? I’m 7 days in since testing positive. I’m feeling better now. Just worried about the baby. I’m 12 weeks pregnant. I’m also double vaxed and boosted.

Concerned about not gaining weight. I’m 17 weeks and haven’t gained a single pound, not even an ounce. I have a small baby bump and doctors said my baby is growing well but I really don’t look pregnan… more

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Hi! Does anyone else feel like maternity time in the US is just not enough? I get a total of 14 weeks...that includes STD and bonding leave from the company -_-

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Are chai tea lattes safe while pregnant?

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Suggestions for things to do while up with pregnancy insomnia?

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Ladies, I feel ill prepared for some unanticipated changes that have come with pregnancy. Did your shoe size and ring size change permanently and by how much?

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Hi everyone! Conception timing question. I need one year with my job to get paid leave. If my partner and I try to conceive on my next ovulation period, 37 weeks is 1 week after my 1-year work anniver… more

I’m 23 weeks and recently my sleep has gone downhill: Waking up in the middle of the night, bad dreams, even some sleepwalking sometimes. Anyone else experience this? What’s helped? 🥱🥱😮‍💨

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