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Does Alta Dena sell unpasteurized sour cream?

I'm very pregnant and accidentally ate Alta Dena sour cream that has absolutely no indication of whether or not it is pasteurized on the packaging. Google is not giving me a definite answer. I live in CA and I think it is legal to sell unpasteurized items here. Can you help me figure this out?
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Teacher 7 months pregnant in the fall, how can I work?

I am a teacher who is currently stuck in the short-term contracts phase of my career. I will not be renewed in June. I will be 6-7 months pregnant in September. Outside the box suggestions for how I can work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2016 - 11 answers

Kids and Cats

I would like to hear about how you've been able to raise a kid and care for an affectionate yet skittish cat. How did you do it? I'm particularly interested in stories about kids between the ages of 2-10. [more inside]
posted by MsMartian on Feb 5, 2016 - 16 answers

What do you talk about when you talk about IVF?

A friend recently told me that he and his wife will likely be starting IVF soon. I didn't know what to say and felt quite awkward. I've figured out how to talk with friends about being pregnant, but how do you make polite conversation about IVF?
posted by kayram on Feb 1, 2016 - 23 answers

Menopause: Not with a bang but with a whimper?

I know, you're not my doctor. But is this what menopause / perimenopause looks like, or something else? [more inside]
posted by my left sock on Jan 27, 2016 - 12 answers

Fear of pregnancy

I'm interested in hearing from women who had (or have?) an intense terror of pregnancy and childbirth, but decided to get pregnant anyway. How did you cope with this fear? [more inside]
posted by a strong female character on Jan 14, 2016 - 16 answers

[Pregnancy Filter]Did you/your partner deliver early? Baby measured big?

Help ease the mind of this mama. When I went to the maternal fetal specialist two weeks ago at 33 weeks, my baby was measuring four weeks ahead for the head and stomach - in the 99th percentile. I am 35 weeks and extremely large and uncomfortable. Your experience and anecdata appreciated - did you have a big baby and did you deliver early? How did you get through the last weeks of pregnancy with a large baby? [more inside]
posted by SanSebastien on Jan 14, 2016 - 25 answers

Gotta eat but nothing sounds good

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and my doctor was concerned at my appointment a few days ago because I've only gained 1.5 lbs. I haven't had much morning sickness or nausea but food just doesn't appeal to me. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 1, 2016 - 41 answers

I'm looking for intelligent books or essays about motherhood.

I would like some reading material on motherhood and/or pregnancy that goes beyond the standard "it's hard, but it's SO rewarding." [more inside]
posted by margoc19 on Dec 17, 2015 - 25 answers

Bra solutions for achy, itchy pregnant lady breasts?

Bra shopping is miserable under ordinary circumstances. Help! [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Dec 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Dealing with troublesome ultrasound results in pregnancy . . .

I was measuring "small for dates" at my 28 week appt., and got sent for a growth scan. Some of the results I find troubling, as well as the doctor's scheduling yet another scan for me at 32 weeks. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2015 - 15 answers

Childbirth classes - worth it?

I'm currently 5.5 months pregnant with my first, and I will need to decide soon whether to take any childbirth classes. Did you find classes worth it, and if so, are there any particular classes you recommend? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 8, 2015 - 41 answers

Should I fight the urge to purge (my stuff) while pregnant?

I always feel like I can get rid of more of my stuff, specifically clothes, and since our household will need to accommodate another person about six months from now, I feel like this is a good time to aggressively weed things out. At the same time, I would like to not buy a new wardrobe and continue wearing clothes like a decent person. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 7, 2015 - 25 answers

I'm just a pregnant dirtbag, baby.

As a Colorado resident, what legal/custodial consequences may I face after brief, light usage of marijuana for management of extreme pain from approximately 20-21 weeks gestation? Please be honest but gentle if you can... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2015 - 15 answers

Am I too fat to have a baby?

Ladies who've done this successfully, and ones who've had complications, please tell me all about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2015 - 32 answers

Pregnant! Should we step back from buying this house we've dreamed of?

We were getting close to making an offer on a home — but the house was a lifestyle upgrade, not a necessity. This month we found out a kid is on the way (whoo!), and we're trying to decide if the house is still doable, or if we should save our pennies for the little person-to-be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2015 - 22 answers

How to talk about biosafety when I might soon be pregnant

I've been offered a position working in a lab that does research on human cytomegalovirus (HCMV, a common type of herpesvirus that can cause mono-like symptoms). I'm excited about the position and really want to take it, but I have some concerns about biosafety during hypothetical pregnancy and I'm trying to gather my thoughts before talking to the PI. Looking for personal experience working in a bio lab while pregnant (or immuno-compromised) and suggestions for how to talk to the PI about this. [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Nov 8, 2015 - 8 answers

What was life like for infertile couples before the 20th century?

Today's couples who are having difficulty "TTC" can potentially access IVF, surrogacy, medical interventions/advice, adoption, fostering, etc. What was life like for couples before these options arose? Was there shame, guilt or sorrow attached to not being able to have children ... and what did the men and women in this situation do about it?
posted by dontjumplarry on Nov 7, 2015 - 18 answers

How do I start living again while going through a break-up?

The ex and I broke up a little over a month ago. We dated 7 months, and were friends/FWB on and off for 5 years before that since we dated for a month in 2010. A week ago he told me he wants nothing to do with me and I'm heartbroken. I haven't done anything but sleep and watch TV for a week. How do I get out of this slump? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Oct 25, 2015 - 15 answers

Hope for the anxiety-prone?

Husband and I expect to get news a week from Friday (possibly sooner but a week from Friday at the latest) that may either be very exciting and happy or sad. Meanwhile, I am destroying my insides with anxiety. Help me not do that. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 22, 2015 - 18 answers

Joining the 2 under 1 club- high risk pregnancy edition!

Wow. Okay. So I have a sweet 3 1/2 month old who is great and I am pregnant again. Obviously it takes time to see if the spark keeps growing- but assuming it will- how exactly do we manage this? Complicating factor is that my pregnancy will be high risk and I will be on limited mobility from week 20. [more inside]
posted by catspajammies on Oct 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Looking for and starting a new job while trying to get pregnant

I've been affected by a round of layoffs and am looking for work. The search has been going well and there are some prospects. My major source of anxiety right now is that this is happening while I am trying to get pregnant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2015 - 21 answers

Alton Brown's sardine and avocado toast, please, but hold the toast.

I would like to eat canned sardines and/or anchovies at least 4 times a week, totaling 12oz total, mainly for the omega-3 benefits. Issues: I am not a big fish lover, and I do not eat carby foods. Help? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 18, 2015 - 20 answers

What to Expect When Your Best Friend's Wife is Expecting

My best friend just found out that his wife is pregnant. He's excited but a little anxious and is looking for book recommendations, though he'd probably be interested in blogs, websites, or other info sources. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 9, 2015 - 14 answers

Learning to trust the vasectomy

I'm very pro-coitus but very anti-pregnancy, so my super fantastic husband got a vasectomy (YAY!). Today got his three month post-op all clear. Also yay! So, uh, why am I still scared to go off the pill? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 30, 2015 - 27 answers

Eliminating ants during pregnancy

Our house is being invaded by serious quantities of ants, probably Argentine ants. Because I'm pregnant, I'm not sure what to do about it. Because we have renters, we can't just manage them and put up with it. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Sep 28, 2015 - 32 answers

Does our decision to get an abortion mean that our relationship is bad?

My boyfriend and I have only been together for ten months, but things have moved really quickly. He moved in with me, and we have talked a lot about future plans. I just found out that I am pregnant, and we are leaning toward having an abortion. I can't help but to feel that if neither of us want to have a baby with each other, then our relationship is probably not as strong as I thought. [more inside]
posted by Wizzow on Sep 28, 2015 - 39 answers

Pregnant finally, but full of shame, guilt, and anxiety

My husband and I finally conceived after months and months of trying, but I made a ton of mistakes before I knew and I am completely beating myself up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2015 - 57 answers

Pregnant and Listeria Anxiety?

You are not my doctor, but perhaps you can help me anyway. I'm 17 weeks pregnant; two weeks ago, I had a low fever, sudden vomiting (in the absence of any previous morning sickness), and some flu-like symptoms. My doctor gave me IV fluids and sent me home. Now I'm worried I had listeria. Help? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Sep 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Tell me about pregnancy in your country.

I'm pregnant, and I've read a range of US-centric books about being pregnant/having a baby. I'm now curious to look at resources about pregnancy in other countries. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Sep 21, 2015 - 23 answers

Bye bye baby! Travel during third trimester.

My boyfriend and I are planning a babymoon over Thanksgiving or Christmas. For work reasons, Christmas would be more convenient for me, however, I'd be 7 months pregnant (I'm due at the end of February). Is this a foolhardy venture? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 11, 2015 - 33 answers

Capsule wardrobe: early pregnancy edition

Hi Metafilterers! I very much need clothes for work and for home. Everything I own is worn out. Oh, AND I'm pregnant. That's what's forcing me to the store now: two of my four shirts no longer fit. But I'm hoping to be strategic about buying clothes for now *and* the future. Tips? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Sep 3, 2015 - 26 answers

Where can I find dollar store pregnancy tests in NYC?

Where can I find those cheap dollar store pregnancy tests in NYC *right now*? This shouldn't be that hard, but all the cheap-o dollar stores in my neighborhood don't seem to carry them anymore. Do you know of a store in Brooklyn (preferably off the B/Q) or in Manhattan (south of 34th St, also preferably off the B/Q) that carries those super cheap at-home pregnancy tests? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Gifts for partner recovering from pregnancy termination

My partner is recovering from a pregnancy termination. What can I get for her that will help her through the extended cramps and bleeding that may last up to a month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2015 - 9 answers

Tell me about your pregnancy!

I'm looking for podcasts that have in-depth, first person accounts of pregnancy and childbirth. [more inside]
posted by frizzle on Aug 10, 2015 - 5 answers

I am surrounded by childfree couples. How do I announce my pregnancy?

After years of unsuccessfully trying to start a family, my partner and I have resigned ourselves to the idea of never having children and fully embraced a childfree lifestyle with a busy social life, lots of travelling, sports and fun hobbies. I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant. [more inside]
posted by Karotz on Aug 10, 2015 - 49 answers

How is babby is formed, 1980s edition

"When a Mummy and a Daddy love each other very much..." is the default amusing quote for pretending to explain the facts of life to children. It is enough of a meme it must come from somewhere. But where? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Aug 8, 2015 - 15 answers

Talk to me about Rh factor and pregnancy

After a miscarriage at 12 weeks, it seems that I might be Rh negative or 'lightly positive'. This comes as a surprise since I was told during my first pregnancy that I was Rh positive. My gynecologist and GP keep telling me it's not a big deal, but should I be worried? What else should I know about borderline Rh factor? [more inside]
posted by brambory on Aug 4, 2015 - 11 answers

How to handle having kids after everyone else around you has

Our friends and family have kids already at one and two+ years old. We're at that age where people in our social circle have started families. And we're not pregnant... again. We're overall positive, though, and this AskMe isn't about getting pregnant. We're very confident that it'll happen, or we'll adopt, or whatever – no need to give answers about that, please. But, I agonize that by the time we have a kid, that all of the kids of our friends will be too old to play together, that our friends will have moved on from wanting to hang out with a newborn, that they'll have "passed us by", or that basically we won't be able to share experiences with them and in turn we'll lose them as friends. So, I'm looking for support or advice from folks who might have been in the same situation as us. Did you end up having kids a few years after your friends/social circle? Did it turn out alright? Any positives?
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2015 - 26 answers

Happy or Sad

How do I deal with my unexpected strong feelings about my estranged father's death in light of my recent discovery that I am pregnant? [more inside]
posted by dissolvedgirl22 on Jul 27, 2015 - 19 answers

Where on earth do you get pregnant human pee?

I was looking for a good place to buy equine chorionic gonadotropic (eCG) hormone for science reasons today and stumbled across this listing for the more commonly used hCG. It's listed as being sourced from "Human Pregnancy Urine." Where on earth do biomedical companies get enough human pregnancy urine to distill a compound like this? Is there some sort of secret cottage industry of pregnant ladies selling their pee to biotech companies? Where does the pee come from?
posted by sciatrix on Jul 24, 2015 - 4 answers

What To Expect When You're Totally Neurotic

I'm in my first trimester of pregnancy (Week 7) and making myself miserable worrying about all the ways I might be injuring the baby. How can I return to a more balanced state of mind about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Can pregnancy and an art studio mix?

I recently learned I was pregnant. Just before that, I put down a deposit on a rented workspace. Artists work in adjacent spaces, using paint, pens, etc. The place does not actually smell fume-y. Should I be worried about safety? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 answers

Privacy and Pregnancy

I'm a very private person. I'm also pregnant, and starting to show, and having issues with the fact that I can't keep this as private as I normally would something like this. My main question is about when to tell people at work, but I'm also concerned about strangers and just people in general. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2015 - 26 answers

Is there another E in my future?

37 weeks with baby #2. Traces of protein in my urine, blood pressure tip toeing up, very minor pitting. Is pre e coming my way again or normal end of pregnancy stuff. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Starting a new job during early pregnancy

Recently hired at a decent job with good benefits. The job requires some occasional heavy lifting. The hiring process was long and in the meantime I have become pregnant (yay!). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2015 - 10 answers

Pregnant and Uninsured in the US -- help!

I am not irresponsible! I am a US Citizen who lives in a European country, where I am on state health insurance. We are back in the US for three months, and have temporary, emergency health insurance here. (We are not eligible, as non US residents, for ACA insurance.) I find myself unexpectedly but happily pregnant, with a few more months in the US to go before we return. How do I get prenatal care? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2015 - 12 answers

Lies, Damn Lies, and Pregnancy Statistics

There is a statistic that gets thrown at all women trying to get pregnant stating that each month that you only have a 20% chance of getting pregnant assuming each partner is fertile and otherwise healthy. This seems super low (and depressing and discouraging) to me. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Jun 17, 2015 - 19 answers

Father's Day Surprise - Grandparents-to-Be Edition

Anonymous as it's too early to officially announce - but I'm pregnant with a VERY wanted baby. Help me figure out a creative way to tell my parents over Father's day weekend! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2015 - 22 answers

Clothing for the pregnant lady: non-maternity edition

I'm pregnant. It's about to become disgusting hot and gross out. What do I wear? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Jun 5, 2015 - 16 answers

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