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My wife is pregnant and feels like crap.

My wife is six weeks pregnant and feels terrible. She is experiencing nausea, lack of appetite, reduced energy and general queasiness almost all the time. She has about an hour each day when she feels normal. Smells are particularly upsetting for her. We understand that these are common experiences for women in their first trimester, but that’s not making it any easier for her to tolerate. We’ve read that many of these symptoms go away in the second trimester, but that’s about 6 weeks away and my wife is wondering how she’s going to survive (and go to work) until then. She’s miserable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2014 - 36 answers

Pregnant + stomach sucks. WTF? (IT'S NOT MORNING SICKNESS).

I'm asking for a friend. Whom I'm married to. She says: I am 16 weeks pregnant and am having a GI symptom that I can’t find any information about online, from my OB, or from several different nurse midwives. (univac sez: This is not about morning sickness. If you think this question is about morning sickness or nausea during pregnancy, GO AWAY.) [more inside]
posted by univac on Jun 18, 2014 - 34 answers

A special book for a special dad.

We are expecting our first child and I am an excited and joyful father to be. I would like a book or a pair of books on pregnancy and child rearing with special conditions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2014 - 10 answers

I'm a pregnant snowflake. Help me dress myself.

The past 3 years of my life have brought both steady weight gain and financial instability, leaving me with a very sparse, heavily-worn and ill-fitting wardrobe. The financial strain has finally lifted, so yay! time to get some new clothes. The problem? I'm 10 weeks pregnant, teetering into plus sizes, and trying to strategize my purchases for maximum future wear. [more inside]
posted by ohisee on Jun 14, 2014 - 21 answers

Inside Baby and the Not-Bummer Summer

With ~10 weeks to go in my pregnancy, some health complications are keeping me and my husband close to home and eating bland food. Have kept us there for quite a while already, actually. How can we keep from going stir-crazy, especially at a time when I would love to be out and about? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jun 2, 2014 - 23 answers

Reliable information about pregnancy

I am looking for sources of reliable, science-based information about food / exercise / medication / etc during pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Getting to know my placenta previa

I'm 24 weeks pregnant with my first child. Baby is fine, but today I was diagnosed with a complete placenta previa. I have not experienced any bleeding. I'm on pelvic rest, but my CNM didn't advise any other activity restrictions. I'm finding quite a bit of conflicting information out there, and it seems like other medical practitioners recommend partial or complete bed rest. How serious is this and what should I be doing?
posted by mmmbacon on Feb 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Newbie Needs Resources on Pregnancy, Childbirth, Parenting, etc.

I am a pregnant for the first time, and looking for resources (primarily web, but not limited to it) on pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. This shouldn't be so hard, right? But I really want blogs, Tumblrs, Twitters, websites, etc. that are funny or snarky or absurd, as well as smart, feminist/liberal, crunchy, scientific, and welcoming of a variety of backgrounds/lifestyles. (Maybe not all at once, but I'll take what I can get.) I'm coming up short. Help? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 13, 2014 - 34 answers

I'm dressing for two now!

I need some pregnant-lady style inspiration. Looking for stores, blogs, general advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2014 - 29 answers

Do warm, non-synthetic, petite maternity pants exist?

I'm mid-second trimester and not fitting into any of my pre-pregnancy pants anymore, so I'm looking for suggestions of maternity clothing -- stores, brands, styles -- with the following constraints: [more inside]
posted by nonane on Dec 28, 2013 - 15 answers

What do I get my pregnant wife for her birthday?

My wife is 36 weeks pregnant, and her birthday is next week. What should I get her? I'd like to get something for her rather than something baby-related. But at the same time, she has already taken advantage of many of the luxuries that pregnant women seem to appreciate -- like spa treatments, massages, and prenatal yoga. I'm a little stuck. Any good ideas? [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Dec 23, 2013 - 32 answers

Switching jobs, states, and insurance...while pregnant.

We just found out I'm pregnant. Yay! My husband also just started a new job, which is requiring us to move states sometime between now and early spring, which means I have to quit my job and we have to change insurance. I'm not sure how best to handle this. [more inside]
posted by sockon on Oct 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Help us (kindly) lie to our drinking buddies

Just found out we're pregnant - hurrah! Our dear friends throw a smasher of a Halloween party every year - ack! We're looking forward to shouting the news from the mountaintops, but feel that the 9 weeks along I'll be come Oct 31 is too early to shout. What are some legitimate reasons why a normally social drinker can't have alcohol that won't raise a lot of eyebrows? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2013 - 48 answers

How do I get through a tough pregnancy without losing my mind?

I am 15 weeks pregnant with awful, constant 'morning' sickness. I'm doing what I can to manage it (including taking medication) but it looks like it's going to be around for a while. So what I'm looking for is suggestions on how to deal with the psychological impact it's having on me, and the limitations it's putting on my life, because the thought of another week/month/trimester of being this ill is really getting me down. [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Sep 8, 2013 - 32 answers

Helping a pregnant friend from a distance.

How can I make life easier for a long distance friend who is expecting triplets? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

What open-ended questions will help pregnant daughter mull her options?

Our daughter, "Mimi," is a divorced single 38 year-old mother of three who lives about 4 hours away. Over the past two years we've become quasi-surrogate parents to "Kato," a 26-year old guy who we like very much. Kato recently moved into our guest house and so six weeks ago he and Mimi met when she and her kids were visiting: obvious sparks. We promptly left on a four week trip and surmised that they were hooking up. But no one said anything after we returned and we kept mum, thinking that perhaps it had run its course. Last night Kato dropped the big bomb: Mimi's pregnant and they want to keep the baby and "make it work." [more inside]
posted by MySockyWocky on Aug 19, 2013 - 46 answers

PUPPS Pregnancy Rash - Help!!!

On Monday I was diagnosed with PUPPS, a horrible pregnancy rash that is supposed to last for the remainder of my pregnancy. I was given a prescription for Prednisone because it's so severe (pretty much everywhere from my neck down). I've almost finished my dose, but I'm still covered in hives and absolutely miserable. Everything I'm reading about this online is freaking me out. I have a follow up appointment next week, but I could really use your help. [more inside]
posted by galvanized unicorn on Jul 5, 2013 - 26 answers

Today's the day! Or is it tomorrow?

How did you decide when to 'start trying' (for babies)? What made you say February = birth control, March = none ? How did you make the leap from the abstract "let's start trying next year" to "next time we have sex, we're 'trying'"? I always kind of thought I'd have a happy accident, but it's clear we going to have to *try* for this baby... but when? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jul 3, 2013 - 21 answers

Please be OK in there, little one...

I'm just about 8 weeks pregnant (very much on purpose) for the first time. Physically, I feel almost normal - symptoms have been extremely mild and fleeting. The combination of worry, gratitude, disbelief and excitement is overwhelming. How did you navigate this uncertain yet sweet time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2013 - 26 answers

make the most of my pregnant and unemployment in nyc!

i am five months pregnant, in NYC and just got fired from my job... now what? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Oct 23, 2012 - 17 answers

24 weeks pregnant facing bedrest!

24 weeks pregnant, facing bedrest and woefully underprepared for the birth of this surprise baby. FMLA, bedrest and c-section questions inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 24 answers

Nature + science = baby?

Looking for an obstetrician in Minneapolis or St. Paul, as well as general guidance on natural childbirth options/timelines. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

What baby stuff should I buy secondhand?

What kinds of baby/toddler things are ok to buy secondhand? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Aug 4, 2012 - 39 answers

pregnant Segway-ing... really forbidden?

can I *really* not ride a Segway while pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 15 answers

What if I just carry a cat around and hold it in front of my stomach?

Can I get help finding clothes (that I can order online) to hide this pregnancy I'm trying to keep unannounced as long as possible? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Can you help me think up a creative way to announce my pregnancy to my small, close-knit office?

Can you help me think up a creative way to announce my pregnancy to my small, close-knit office? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 4, 2012 - 19 answers

Pregnant; send help.

I am pregnant and on meds and terrified to not be on meds. Can you help me sort this through? I'm five weeks pregnant and on 300 mg/day of Wellbutrin XL. I promise I don't think you are my doctor or my pharmacist. I'm looking for advice from women who have Been There or those with concrete science-y knowledge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Sweet sweet/little baby/little fingers/little toes

What are some fun creative ways to announce me pregnancy tto my parents? [more inside]
posted by Subterranean Homesick Pygmalion on Mar 14, 2012 - 25 answers

How to deal with pregnancy-related fears?

How to deal with pregnancy anxiety? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Dec 28, 2011 - 28 answers

What books were the most useful to you during pregnancy?

What books were the most useful to you during pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Nov 17, 2011 - 24 answers

What's it like being pregnant near delivery?

What's it like to be pregnant nearing delivery? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Oct 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Very pregnant wedding anniversary

Wedding anniversary two weeks before our baby is due: suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Aug 29, 2011 - 12 answers

A 6.5 month preggo flying 18 hours to Turkey – yea/nay?

I love traveling, but is taking an overseas trip to Istanbul at 6.5 months pregnant ill-advised? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Jul 29, 2011 - 27 answers

I'm pretty sure booze is out.

What should I include in a gluten-free pregnancy care package? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

I'm a little over 8 weeks pregnant, and other than the insane morning sickness, feel like I'm in good health. However, my thyroid results came back with normal free T4 and elevated TSH. Neither my regular doc nor my midwife seem concerned... so should I relax? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Apr 28, 2011 - 3 answers

I'll carry your backpack; you carry the baby

Long-term travel during pregnancy. Should we go? And where? [more inside]
posted by gushn on Apr 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Heavy carpet cleaning chemical exposure in pregnancy

Pregnant, first trimester. My office is having all the carpets, chairs, and upholstery cleaned. I was able to verify with the cleaners that they use a perc "dry cleaning" solution, among several other strong industrial chemicals. Should I be concerned in terms of anything teratogenic/dangerous to my embryo? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it realistic to attempt to have a root canal without anesthetic?

Is it realistic to attempt to have a root canal without anesthetic? [more inside]
posted by registered on Jan 26, 2011 - 67 answers

How to handle this delicate work situation?

An employee/friend came and confided that they are six weeks pregnant. Our boss has been hinting at reducing her hours and does not know she's pregnant. What to do, how to handle this in a professional manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Morning sickness & the work place. Ugh.

How do expectant mothers make it through the work day while suffering from morning sickness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2010 - 30 answers

Pregnancy & a severe anxiety disorder

I'm a life-long sufferer of crippling anxiety/depression. Should I have a baby? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Jul 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Making the most of remaining time before baby...

I went to the doctor today and I have confirmation that I'm pregnant. How can I make the most out of the remaining ~32 weeks for me, my husband, and my new child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 29 answers

Pregnancy clichés?

Pregnancy clichés please! - eg "I'm eating for two!", "I'm creating life!" etc etc
posted by forallmankind on Jul 1, 2010 - 44 answers

Ob/Gyn's and Hospitals in Toronto

What is the best hospital in downtown Toronto to have a baby? Do you know someone who really liked the hospital they delivered their baby in? Can you or someone you know recommend a women Ob/Gyn? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Flying while pregnant?

Is it unreasonable to expect someone who is 2-3 months pregnant to fly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 31 answers

Pregnancy + gallstones

Pregnant amd suffering gallstones... your experience with this? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on May 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Online resources for women weaning from anti-depressants for pregnancy?

What kind of resources -- blogs, online communities, etc. -- are out there for a woman who is trying to wean herself from anti-depressants, in hopes of getting pregnant? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Dec 29, 2009 - 8 answers

What is (or is there any) relationship between cancer, pregnancy, and a fetus?

What is (or is there any) relationship between cancer, pregnancy, and a fetus? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Help us have sex again

My luverly wife and I had a baby a few months ago. He's a great little feller. We're now ready, physically, to have sex again but... (possibly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Really, how screwed am I?

Am I being fired? I was recently converted from a full-time employee at a $5 billion multi-national company to a contractor working at the same company. Now, my contractor boss has called me in for meetings with the contracting company's HR rep for "issues". Oh yeah, I'm pregnant too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 - 14 answers

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