7 posts tagged with newborn and postpartum.
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Help me figure out why, post partum, I have suddenly become an insomniac

Four weeks after giving birth I suddenly became unable to sleep and the problem persists. Heavy medication keeps it in check but makes my life dull and keeps me from enjoying my baby girl to the fullest. What could cause my insomnia? YANMD, of course. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by piranna on Aug 8, 2016 - 18 answers

Faraway mom friend and newborn: how to help?

One of my best friends from childhood just gave birth to her second child, a ten-pound boy, in an ice storm. Yikes! We've been texting, and she's had a challenging time with it so far. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by witchen on Jan 31, 2016 - 16 answers

Was having a baby a mistake?

I am the mother of a beautiful, 5 week old baby girl. I wonder if I've made the biggest mistake of my life. [more inside]
posted by elizamina on Jun 26, 2012 - 75 answers

What do you want out of a newborn class?

A friend and I are putting together the curriculum for a "After the birth: the first six weeks with your newborn" class we're going to start teaching in a few months. We've got a bunch of ideas, but we want to make sure we're covering everything. We'd love your input. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Apr 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Postnatal Depression and anti-depressants

Postnatal depression, advice and success stories, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Helping a new mum

How do I help a friend who may or may not have post-natal depression, but is definitely having a rough time due to babies not being well or sleeping? I am not able to pop in for visits to help with babysitting, housework, etc but there must be something else I can do to help, surely? [more inside]
posted by harriet vane on Apr 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Is parenting going to suck forever?

I hate taking care of my 5-week-old and I'm scared it will be like this forever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 83 answers

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