For those of you that had more than one child, how was your second and subsequent pregnancies different from your first (besides feeling more tired because you have to run around after another kid)? I haven’t developed the morning sickness like my first yet and I’m feeling hopeful it will stay that way.
How do you cope with loss and grief? My father in law lost his battle with cancer this morning. It was sudden and unexpected. We lost my husband’s grandfather about a month ago, again to cancer, and he declined rapidly so that was somewhat unexpected, as well. My poor mother in law has been dealing with helping her husband through his cancer and dealing with the loss of her father. Any tips for how to help her and my husband through this?
New to the thread 👋 I’m sure if dig, I can find a post on this but anyone willing to share their company’s parental leave policy? We are in need of an update!
Hi ladies. I hope you’re well. I’m curious if anyone has adopted a child as a single parent?
In the tail end of mid 20s now (so not planning to do it till like my early 30s) but just trying to do research / curious.
Today we had a preview day for the first book fair our school has had since 13. Most of these kids have never experienced one or don’t remember it. Watching the big kids drop the cool kid act [...]
Custody case last week.
On direct: Dad testifying about how his contact name in Mom's phone is baby daddy. (Pretending to cry): "it's derogatory, I know my child thinks I'm just a baby daddy."
During recess: Me to the GAL: will you dare me to sing the baby daddy song in court?
GAL: I'd pay to see that.
Me, on cross: Mr. L, isn't that an inside joke bt you and Ms. L. Doesn't it come from the song from the 90s, "who dat is, that's just my baby daddy, who dat is..." (singing the song in th
This is for all mothers or would be mothers out there..
Could be very wierd question but i am very much curious and stressed at the same time.. Some guidance would help.
Does short height creates complications in getting pregnant or delivering the baby normal.
I am around 4'8" ..i know very short... about to get married but i am stressed about our after married life and pregnancy. Please share your experience and guidances.
Looking for hope & exceptions with this situation my inlaw (German citizen) is in. They came over on Fulbright and now is on O1 but in exile back in Germany. I know it’s a long shot but has anyone been in this situation and transitioned to permanent US residency? They are married to a US citizen and have a kid (born in US). Immigration attorneys are not super helpful on precedent.
Has anyone frozen their eggs then met someone years later, turned their eggs into embryos and been able to have a child? If so, what was the process like? Anything I should prepare for? I have frozen eggs and recently got engaged, so looking into the process now.
16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.
What can legally be asked for maternity leave? My sister got a big packet of questions involving questions about her pregnancy, medications she’s on, etc., from her HR dept to be “approved” for leave. Feels wrong. I have not had to give them anything other than dates for my two leaves.
Dad's a little guidance please. We bought a Chicco car seat with base and a stroller that accepts the car seat. . I've been reading that other brands (e.g Britax, MaxiC) do not have a base and remain in the car. So how to Britax car seat parents move/carry their infants around? Remove from the car seat and hand carry or prop into stroller?
Currently, I put the baby into the car seat and he stays in it and is carried around in it. Trying to understand the process if I were to buy a Britax.
I’ve been teaching 2nd grade for almost 6 years and I’m a first time mom with a 5 month old. I’ll be moving to Texas over the summer to teach first grade. New standards, new grade, new baby 🤧
Saw a post on women in consulting bowl about a kid saying hate you and some moms providing great suggestions. I didn’t have family growing up (grew up in an orphanage) - any books/ideas on how to
I just got an offer from EY in London but considering based on what the maternity policy is which doesn’t seem to be spelt out in contract or benefits pdf. Does anyone know a) if there’s a minimum employment period to qualify and b) what the enhanced maternity pay is. I’ve read both 16 weeks and 18 weeks.
Hi everyone, realizing my career may be incompatible with my needs at home (I have a school age child with special needs). Any moms/dads find any companies or jobs in the UX field that are part time? I am wondering if it’s possible to stay in this field or if I need to take a step back and figure out something new. What has worked for any of the working moms/dads out there. I need to be free from 2pm onwards.
Any other mommas only get real supply from one side while pumping? Getting 0.5 Oz from left side after half hr pumping... Any problems if I just pump and feed from right side? (Baby is 11 months old and supplementing with formula anyway, likely weaning at a year)
Best self-care tips for dealing with loneliness/sadness this time of year? This is my first Christmas without my mom and it just feels like nothing will ever be the same again 😭. If you’ve lost a parent can you give me advice on getting through the holidays? Being a parentalish figure to my students is both healing and heartbreaking.
Slalom moms, could you share any details on Slalom’s paid parental leave / maternity leave policy? How is your work-life balance? Would love to especially hear from people at the Principal level.
Yes this bowl is needed. Support needed. I’m estranged from most of my family. And one is very Sick and i feel guilt. This person hasn’t helped me in times of need nor been a good person to me. Yet I still feel guilt. Why? Because they are family and I think that is what I should do.
Best gyms in Lincoln Park?
At what age is it appropriate to give red envelopes to your parents? I know it varies based on everyone’s income/situation but would like to hear some personal experience
Hello, I joined EY as fresher and its been 8.5years im with the firm. Im an assistant manager. Now I'm looking for change as my CTC is just at 9.2L p.a. (excluding variable pay) I feel like I'm underpaid. Another company is willing to offer me 15L p.a. is it a good deal? Or should I ask for more?
Does anyone here do any work with American Indian tribes (either federally or state-recognized)? It's my professional background, although haven't really done much in the past ten years...
A coworker I share the hall with asked for a sub next week so she could go to her cousins funeral, since they were very close. Admin denied the request because it isn’t immediate family, even though another teacher in our grade is taking four weeks off in April to go on a cruise. Is there anything else she can do?
Looking to foray into my first designer handbag, looking for recommendations under 2K for a cross body bag that will hold my iPhone, keys and lipstick. Potentially my card case too. I really love YSL, what is a classic you would recommend? What other brands. I want something understated, and don’t like all over logos or large buckles etc.
I have a hard time articulating and communicating ideas to my team. On top of that, English is not my first language. I’m 27 but sometimes I feel like a jr. How can I empower myself and beat the impostor syndrome ? Do you honestly think that being a woman I have to work twice harder for it?
When you have a ton of work papers to prepare and you have no idea where to begin.. where do I start?
I have heard that Yash Technologies gives Diwali gift...but there was nothing as such...😔 or still there is any chances of getting any gifts..?YASH Technologies Inc
I am looking to start a career in sales and more specifically pharmaceutical sales. I have a degree in bio/chem. Any companies I should be looking at? Any advice for someone wanting to start a sales career?
All, I have an ask. Some people are afraid to post here because the networking function at the top of the bowl is using the stock photos. This is because there are only four of us that have networking enabled. So I’m going to ask every one everyone to please enable networking. This will also enable connecting with other Black professionals.
For me, the worst part of this online situation is zoom meetings with my colleagues. They're always so awkward that it makes me nervous. I'm never nervous in front of my students, though! Anyone else?
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Can folks recommend books for first time moms? I’m very early first trimester but feel totally lost and overwhelmed already. I need like very basic 101 how to take care of an infant and beyond lol. Especially ones that include items that are must haves or nice to haves so I can actually start thinking about a registry.
I’m six weeks and have either a yeast infection or UTI (been awhile since I had either and symptoms since last night can go either way). Have an urgent care apt later today but worried about antibiotics or medications while it’s still so early and the risk of miscarriage or birth defects. Anyone been through this in first trimester?
remedies for morning sickness.... help!!!!!
For twin pregnancy when did you start showing?
Getting induced in less than 5 hours! Excited and nervous as this is my first pregnancy. Any last minute recommendations or suggestions for my husband and I?
30 weeks. Appetite is alright during breakfast and lunch, but it really drops starting at around 4pm. No appetite for dinner at all. Only wanna eat fruits. Anyone in the similar situation?
How many of you ladies are planning or ended up being a stay at home mom post maternity leave? I'm really considering it because I've always desired to stay home for a few years in child's first few years of life and we can afford it, but I'm also feeling a little sheepish about my work reputation and losing a great role (since I would have to quit). This will be my first child, FYI
First trimester insomnia?
I’m only about 5 weeks, but my sleep schedule has gone off the rail the last three nights. I’m sleepy/drowsy, settled in bed around the same time every night, and yet I cannot fall or stay asleep. I have a white noise machine, comfy bed, cool room.. etc. When I do fall asleep, it’s earlier in the morning and I sleep until 1/1:30pm. This was fine the first few nights since it was the weekend, but it can’t keep up. Anyone else experience this and have any recommendations?
What prenatal vitamins did you all use?
Mockingbird vs UPPAbaby. Pros and cons of each. FTM. I’m looking for a stroller that I can add on to as our family grows. TIA!
Almost 18 weeks and just got result from blood test that I have low platelets count (77). Anyone experienced this before or currently? Did some research and it seems like if it keeps at this low level, then I may have to do a C-session…
Any single moms by choice here?
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?
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 other Obgyn issue back in July and they converted it to a prenatal appt. If I did not have that, I would have not got anything for the first trim. The other docs in the clinic also did not have appts. This sounds very risky. Heard from someone in Texas she did not get an appt until 16 weeks
11 weeks pregnant and embarking on a job hunt.
When and how do you approach the ‘Im pregnant’ aspect? Do you tell them during the first interview, second or upon getting hired?
Can pregnant people take the sleep version of liquid IV? The hydration ones I know are fine but wasn’t sure about the sleepy ones..
Having twins! 10 weeks pregnant. Meeting with genetic counselor tomorrow to discuss testing options. I’m honestly leaning towards CVS… I want to know as much info as possible at highest accuracy. Did anyone else opt for that kind of invasive testing? Why/why not? The fact that I’m having twins is what’s making me want to jump to that level of invasiveness…
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