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Hacks for postpartum work routine and life balance

I'm trying to develop a perfect system for my week, barring illness and other sorts of temporary changes. Routine soothes me. Exercise soothes me. I am still breastfeeding around the clock and I work two jobs out of necessity. I want to fit it all in somehow. Help? [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato on Jan 10, 2017 - 12 answers

What should I be thinking about when it comes to a birth plan?

Hi all. I am about 4 months pregnant with my first, and I've started to get questions about who my providers are and what is important to me in a pregnancy/birthing experience. I've never really thought about it before, and I don't really know! [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Dec 12, 2016 - 32 answers

I've got a bun in the oven! What to serve with that?

Freezer food before baby arrives - What did you guys make ahead of time that you really enjoyed? What did you wish you'd prepped? What food did people bring you for new-baby time that was much appreciated? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Sep 10, 2016 - 21 answers

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

Postpartum recovery - your best recommendations

Do you have a recommendation of girdles, corsets, other tips to help in recovery after labor and beyond? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jul 6, 2016 - 25 answers

Need recommendation for Vancouver-based psychologist

Can anyone in Vancouver, B.C, recommend a psychologist who specializes in postpartum anxiety/depression? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Jul 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Should I ask to postpone this job interview?

I've started applying to school jobs that start next fall because I am on maternity leave until then. Not knowing how long the interview processes would take, I got started before the baby arrived. Now that she's here I'm getting requests for interviews and I'm not sure if I'm ready to take them! Some slightly TMI details inside. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Apr 27, 2016 - 13 answers

PMDD, PPD, or just D?

I've had some severe mood issues around my period since having my son ~5 months ago. Unsure what it is, who to talk to, or what to do. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Apr 3, 2016 - 6 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

Visions of strangers attacking her son.

At least once a week, when they are in public, my partner finds herself vividly anticipating that the person walking towards her will lunge at and stab her son. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2015 - 27 answers

Help me understand postpartum hormones

I understand that women's hormones get wonky after giving birth - some go up, some go down - and the effects are everything from gonzo baby love to night sweats to psychosis. But is there any information on how the hormones specifically change over time, over the day or even how they might vary between women? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Nov 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Why is my arm falling asleep at night and waking me up in pain?

I developed a really bad case of pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. It mostly went away after my son's birth, but my arms are still waking me up at night. See details for oddities. [more inside]
posted by Sara_NOT_Sarah on Oct 6, 2014 - 14 answers

Apps for Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Anyone use any phone apps to help them through pregnancy and the postpartum period? Stuff like breastfeeding apps, exercise, etc...? [more inside]
posted by noonday on Oct 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideas for bouncing back post-pregnancy?

Yes, I'm talking weight. How to start bouncing back in the early months post-pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Aug 11, 2014 - 22 answers

Food Circle via Facebook: Etiquette

Some wonderful friends are putting together a food circle for us as we are expecting our first baby in August. I have a plate full of etiquette beans in front of me, so please follow me inside where we can share them together! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Aug 1, 2014 - 22 answers

Vegetarian Postpartum Meals

I want to make a drop-off meal for a family of four after the mom gives birth. Mom is vegetarian, dad and the two little boys are not. I am not vegetarian and I have no idea what to make! Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Safiya on Jul 24, 2014 - 18 answers

Avoiding postpartum mental illness?

What can I do to minimize my risk of postpartum mental illness? If I can't completely prevent it, I'd at least like to catch and treat it as early as possible. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 17, 2014 - 23 answers

Help me buy underwear (post-baby body edition)

I need underpants that fit my post-baby hips, thighs, and belly flop and do not ride up. Tell me what to buy, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

How to handle my healthy pregnancy and friends' pregnancy struggles?

How to handle my healthy pregnancy and friends' pregnancy struggles? [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Nov 25, 2013 - 13 answers

When does postpartum dizziness go away?

I am ten weeks postpartum and dizzy. I don't think it was this bad at my six-week checkup, or I would have said something to my OB. Googling around tells me postpartum dizziness is common, but my question is: When is it going to go away? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Oct 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Now that I'm a mother I'm not sure how to be kinky anymore.

How do I bring my sexy back now that I've had a kid? Complications abound. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2013 - 23 answers

I'm new to depression. Please help.

Yesterday I admitted aloud to my husband that I think I am suffering from depression. This came after a lengthy argument over something trivial. Lately I have been feeling very, very irritated at the littlest things, and I feel like I could tear the world apart. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Jun 4, 2013 - 39 answers

The More Things Change .... the Harder time I have adjusting to it.

You, like me, have difficulty adjusting to major life changes, particularly those that wreak havoc on your established routine. You really want to share with me your tips, techniques and tactics for coping with these changes and adjusting. [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Nov 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Getting a referral for physical therapy after pregnancy

I am interested in getting a referral to a physical therapist after pregnancy--I have some questions about how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

End in sight for PPD?

New mom to an 11 week old (who was 6 weeks premature). Postpartum depression still spiraling downward. I spent the last 5 weeks convinced the PPD was caused by a lack of support and put a lot of energy into setting up that support network, but it hasn't helped. How long did it take, and what did it take, before you started recovering from your postpartum depression? [more inside]
posted by bluebelle on Sep 8, 2012 - 38 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

Lean Eating: worth it?

Tell me about your experience with the Precision Nutrition Lean Eating coaching program for women. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 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


RecurrentPluggedMilkDuctFilter: Help me not lose my sanity and continue feeding my child. [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Mar 7, 2012 - 21 answers

To Complain or Not?

I gave birth via emergency c-section over the weekend. The baby and I are both fine, but I wouldn't be querying the hivemind if I didn't have a too-long and too-detailed question about what happened. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 - 42 answers

Postnatal Depression and anti-depressants

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

Hope my uterus

Looking for non-surgical ways to stop/improve the condition of a uterine prolapse. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 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

Baby bulge

Help me brainstorm postpartum exercise! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 1, 2011 - 11 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


Is it still supposed to hurt? I'm 8 months post-partum and sex still hurts. Obviously, NSFW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Get me suited up!

I need to wear a suit for interviews, but my shape is rapidly changing. Keep altering the same one, or keep buying new ones? [more inside]
posted by synapse on Oct 1, 2010 - 16 answers

Pain, pain, Go Away!

HEY MOMS--Did you have, or are you suffering from, postpartum joint pain? Find anything helpful to relieve it? I thought I was either a wimp (very likely) or a whiner (not so much, really, I swear!) or that this was all psychosomatic (thanks a lot, brain) Help a girl out here...no one mentioned all this pain was coming. [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley on Apr 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Should we adopt this baby?

My wife's friend just had a baby. She is a single mother. She does not want her baby. She wants us to take her baby. What to do? [more inside]
posted by meantime on Apr 7, 2010 - 45 answers

For a period of every month, I'm completely miserable

This is a question about menstruation. You have been warned. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Feb 24, 2010 - 37 answers

Who to see?

What kind of specialist should my daughter consult? She has post-partum hpertension. Following a c-section at 37 weeks because of pre-eclampsia (welcome to our first beautiful grandchild!) her blood pressure has been quite volatile, from 140/89 to 179/98. Her normal is 120ish over 90ish. She has been rehospitalized twice in the nine days since her delivery. Put on a magnesium sulfate drip and is on Labetalol (now 300mg 2x a day). Additionally, she has had a few episodes of supraventricular tachycardia that took her to a cardiologist a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by mmf on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Best lube for postpartum sex?

What is the best lube for postpartum sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Post-partum libido, where are you?

How long did it take for your libido to return to normal after giving birth? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 12, 2008 - 11 answers

ISO respectable Momwear

Can you suggest some fall/winter clothes for me, given certain constraints? SAHM, suddenly muscular, don't want to succumb to sloppiness. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Plan for post-partum family visits?

What's a good plan for post-partum family visits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Ways to keep being the rock for my family?

I just had a baby, and I'm looking for ways to keep being the "strong one." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2007 - 22 answers

I'm pretty sure I don't love my baby.

My baby is six weeks old. Increasingly, I have the feeling she's not very fond of me, which isn't unexpected since I'm coming to realize that I don't really love her either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2006 - 52 answers

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions??

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions?? [more inside]
posted by libelula on Feb 1, 2006 - 29 answers

Do hormones mess with your head?

Does anyone have any experiences with pregnancy and postpartum hormones having a negative effect on mathematical or logic skills? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Dec 16, 2005 - 19 answers

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