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(W)ringing my hands

Should I get my rings removed now, before I give birth, or hope I won't need them removed at all? Fun details after the break. [more inside]
posted by fantine on Aug 14, 2013 - 18 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

What awesome contraband can I give my newly-not pregnant friend?

My friend will be having her second baby today after an uncomfortable pregnancy (extreme nausea + Houston heat). I want to make her a gift basket of stuff she couldn't use while pregnant - booze, cigarettes, soft cheeses, processed meats. What else can I get her? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jun 17, 2013 - 41 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

What places sell maternity clothing that my wife would like?

My wife is pregnant. I'd like to get her a gift certificate to a store that sells maternity clothing that is akin to the clothing she normally buys. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Alternatives to shaving for pregnant ladies?

I hate shaving my legs. I'm a hairy lady with dark leg hair, and shaving always itches & hurts, no matter what shaving cream or lotions I use. I usually wax in the summer and ignore my legs in the winter, but my toddler would love it if we went to the pool, and I'm fifteen weeks pregnant. Can I get a leg wax while I'm pregnant? Are there other options I haven't thought about? Depilatories don't work for me, and I'm not comfortable taking my hairy hairy legs to the pool. The last time I was pregnant, I didn't go swimming; I just wore long pants or leggings the whole time. (Bikini line isn't a concern; I always wear board shorts anyway, and I have awesome maternity ones I'm excited to fit into.)
posted by linettasky on Jan 12, 2013 - 24 answers

Ex-pat assignment in Malaysia

I have just accepted an ex-pat assignment to Malaysia, specifically Malacca. I have a variety of questions, some specific to my family situation: my wife is three months pregnant and we have a toddler. See inside for details. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jan 8, 2013 - 7 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

Looking for a midwife in Toronto

Looking for a midwife in Toronto. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 24, 2012 - 2 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

Help me be awesome and supportive towards my pregnant sister!

My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 answers

What tech is out there for babies and their geek parents?

I'm a gadget geek about to have my first baby. What tech do I now have an excuse to get that might help make things easier or even more fun? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Aug 27, 2012 - 16 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

Flat too hot, what to do?

I rented an apartment in Bonn on very short notice, and it turned out to be a loft. When he weather was cold it was ok, but once it got to 85 degrees it became unliveable. Of course there is no ac, so me and my pregnant wife went to a hotel till it cools off. Is there anything we can do regarding the rent? Do you think it's reasonable for someone to rent out a loft without mentioning that it is one? If I can't sleep in the apartment and he offers no solution but a fan, is this ok somehow? I was referred to this guy through the institute we are visiting, so maybe the secretaries can make him pay if I have a case.
posted by Mai2k3 on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Standing room only, but preggo lady still gets a chair

Are all bars super accommodating to pregnant ladies, or just the ones we go to in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me plan a holiday

Husband and I want to take a holiday during the school holiday break (I know, but we're teachers) in September and/or December (in the lead up to Christmas) this year. We live in Melbourne, Australia. The major catch - I'll be 5 or 7 months pregnant, depending when we go. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Jul 20, 2012 - 7 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

Maternity Fifties Flair

The Fabulous Fifties, maternity edition! Where can one find fifties-style/a-line dresses that are reminiscent of the fifties? Think Modcloth styling, but for a ginormous belly. [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Jul 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Pleasently peaceful books for pregnant people

My wife is just entering the second trimester and is having a new fiction craving. The last time she was pregnant, she relaxed and read constantly. I'm looking for book recommendations that are enjoyable page turners about nice things happening to positive happy people. [more inside]
posted by ben30 on Jul 2, 2012 - 35 answers

Where can I find pregnant women like us?

What are the best intelligent, nonjudgmental online communities (like MeFi) for pregnant women and new mothers?
posted by Night_owl on Jun 24, 2012 - 10 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

How do we get out of paying for employer insurance during FMLA?

FMLA-Filter: What counts as officially "returned" to work after the 12 week FMLA for maternity leave? [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Partying with a Pregnant Lady in NYC

Planning a daytime bachelorette party in NYC - with complications! [more inside]
posted by firei on Apr 28, 2012 - 8 answers

How am I supposed to tell my husband I'm pregnant when we're not ready for a baby?

I'm pregnant, at the worst possible time. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 - 51 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

Kittens, kittens, kittens, kittens...

Kitten is pregnant! Help please! [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Feb 20, 2012 - 30 answers

Moving: When the baby is inside or outside?

My husband and I own a small house, and were originally planning on moving early next year. We got some good news over the holidays and I am now nearing the end of the first trimester of my first pregnancy. We'd still like to move, but is it easier to do this while I'm pregnant or should we wait until the baby is 6 months old? [more inside]
posted by smalls on Feb 15, 2012 - 34 answers

pregnancy and gross anatomy

I need to dissect some cadavers in the next few months as a pre-requisite for school, but I may be pregnant. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by DaveZ on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Help for someone helpless

Looking for emergency shelter for a pregnant woman first thing tomorrow morning. We're in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jan 9, 2012 - 21 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

Maybe baby? Please?

My partner and I have been trying for a while to conceive. We’ve used charting and ovulation predictors and, after six months, it’s not happening. I’m 38, he’s 37, and we want to get ourselves to a fertility clinic stat. Where we are, there are three to choose between. How do I make that choice? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 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

Pregnant & Fancy

Where can I find fantastic formal maternity gown? [more inside]
posted by BClady on Aug 17, 2011 - 14 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

Kill the fleas, not our baby.

Cats, fleas, prevention, difficulty +11 weeks pregnant. How do I keep the fleas away but not endanger my wife (or future child)? [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Can I keep my mother from visiting the maternity ward?

How inappropriate would it be to prevent my boundaries-challenged mother from visiting the hospital upon the birth of my child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2011 - 55 answers

All sizes of bridesmaids need dresses!

Where can we find bridesmaid dresses that are pretty and will be appropriate for a plus size bridesmaid, a regular size bridesmaid, and a 6 months pregnant bridesmaid? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on May 8, 2011 - 17 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

How long is a Maltese dog pregnant?

How long is a Maltese dog pregnant? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Valentine's Day gift ideas for my pregnant wife.

Valentine's Day gift ideas for my pregnant wife. [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Feb 12, 2011 - 14 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

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