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FTM, looking for cute summer maternity clothes, but don’t want to break the bank. I’m 5’2” and don’t want to just wear maxi dresses, not always a good look on someone so short.... any suggestions?

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7 mos preggo & interviewing for an internal-ish role (sister company so considered internal by HR but I don’t have any relationships in the group I’m interviewing with so feels external). If I wer… more

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I botched an opportunity for my dream job. How do I pick up the pieces from this mess and accept I’ll be here another 1-2 years?

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Need some advice. I had a conversation with a McK recruiter for an Associate role, I was referred for another role though, and during the call it was mentioned that I would get a follow up with next s… more

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Any moms who really badly wanted a girl but ended up with a boy(s)? How do you feel now? Do you still want a girl? Would you try again? Does it matter really, or was it just in your head? Had a diff… more

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This is what marrying software engineers is like :)

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What to do for a spouse who is struggling emotionally but refuses to get professional help? I’m 17 weeks pregnant with our first. My husband is really struggling with emotional/ mental health. I’ve a… more

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Hello! FTM to a smiley 9-month old girl. Wondering how everyone is balancing work and baby. How many hours do you put in each week? I’ve been billing ~50 per week and feel like I’m dying. Between th… more

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Does anyone know if it’s possible to get approval to start a leave early? Between my SPD, horrible edema and back pain. Idk if I can tough this out two more weeks. My job is incredibly stressful.

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Hi moms! I have a 2 year old (28 months). She’s been home with either me or my husband her whole life and is so shy with alot of social anxiety. If someone says hi to her, she screams loud! Continue..

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This is so true about motherhood.

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Desperately wanting to join a group of profesional women to make real (in-person) connections and support each other in all professional and family issues. Don't know where to start. City: Houston

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Bright Horizons both isn’t mandating vaccinations for nannies that come through their agencies nor telling parents if a nanny had been vaccinated in advance. I find this to be a huge problem. While ha… more

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What should I request for Mother's Day? And why is it always Mom's job to come up with gift ideas, even gifts for herself? Wish my husband and 12 y.o. would put some thought into it & surp… more

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Hi Moms! I just had my first baby almost 3 weeks ago. My baby is a sweet little boy, sleeps throughout the day and is obviously up at night. I breastfeed him and compliment with formula too. He eats a… more

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FTM here and going through a few birth plans so I can actually create mine. Why does each and everyone of those plans has NO EPIDURAL mentioned and yes in all caps? Why would so many women not want to… more

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Any recommendations for baby foot and hand casting kits?

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We are trying for another baby and we plan to want to move by this time next year. I was curious - does it make sense to set up a nursery if we would plan on having the baby in our room from the time … more

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Any recs on exercises to tone your tummy? I had my second kid 7 months ago and while I'm almost at my pre-pregnancy weight and fitting into my clothes again, I get a food baby every time I eat!

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Has anyone changed jobs between kids and still received full maternity leave from their new company? I feel like I’m stuck at my consulting firm (big 4) until I’m done having kids since I want a decen… more

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For expecting women here, there is a bowl for pregnancy. Join using this code : bqesi

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What’s your favorite baby wrap carrier? I keep on seeing reccos for Moby, Kat’an, Solly, etc. but would love to hear your suggestions!

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For those of your who are currently pregnant and got the vaccine, how did you feel after? Did you have any side effects? Were you nervous or anxious to get it and if so, how did you conquer your fears… more

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First pregnancy, currently 18 weeks. My OB said that I should be gaining 1lb per week. Weight myself this week, on .5lbs. Is this something I should be worried about? Been eating 3 meals a day plus a… more

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Thoughts on breastmilk jewelry- yay or nay ?

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Overwhelmed with a lot of other things going on in life and have a baby coming. Don’t have time to do a lot of research. Can someone please help me with 2 things - best infant car seat that worked for… more

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First time mom here, my girl is 8 days old today. I'm frankly overwhelmed because I wasn't able to breatfeed and had to get my baby on formula from day 1. Can't figure out how much is she … more

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On average, how much do you spend for your child(ren) to attend summer camp? Do you select a few weeks or the entire summer. For reference, I have two children camp age, 11 and 5 yoa. Specifically tal… more

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Pregnancy is better in other countries than the USA. Is it true that in Croatia women can submit a doctor's note and stop working after the first trimester? Or that they have up to a week in the… more

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Any recommendations for affordable nursing dresses and tops? Would love something easy and light for hot summers. Quick Google search tells me Latched Mama and HM, but would love to see what others li… more

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One good thing about wfh on back-to-back meetings. I had so little time for bathroom breaks and had to hold so much that my pelvic muscles are the strongest they’ve ever been.

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For those who had miscarriages: did you do anything on the would-be due date to commemorate it? For ex- immediately after my miscarriage we went on a family trip as an escape/way of healing, and we co… more

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Tired of bread winning. Any other moms out there tired of this too? I don’t mind supporting financially but there’s zero trade off. I have a 2.5 year old, my husband is unmotivated and makes entry lev… more

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Hi moms! Did anyone have their doctor do an ECV procedure to try to turn breech baby at 36-37 weeks? Why yes or why not, and how was it?

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I have to make a decision in the next 2 weeks of what role I want to help with next busy season. But I’m starting to try for baby no. 2 right now, which puts me in the end of January/early February ti… more

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Is it fair to be silently mad at my husband for missing the anatomy scan I have today because he is working. We were moving and he had to take a couple days off this week and does not want to annoy pr… more

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My 14 month old is starting to have real tantrums, what’s the best way you’ve found to deal with them?

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Anyone know when the maternity leave policy kicks in at Tableau, now a part of Salesforce? Do you have to be there a year?

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For those that waited for awhile to tell work about pregnancy, what types of or specific items did you wear to hide the bump?

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