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Dealing with ttc after tramatic birt, don't want to scare ttc mommy's.

Dh and I are trying to decide when to ttc again. We'd like it to be within the next year. Since we've discussed this I've had horrible nightmares about my last pregnancy with ds#2. I'm on antidepressants but I'm not cooping well with the terror of it happening again. Any advice is welcome. Back story: ds2s pregnancy started with a subcontractor hemorrhage, two very large ovarian cyst, and threatened miscarriage (unexplained bleeding). It lasted till mid 2trimester. Lots of bedrest. I had cont...

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New to site:)

Hi I am 35 1/2 weeks pregnant and new to the site looking for mommies to chat with and blogs to read from women around same gestational age. This is my 2nd baby my son is 6 and I just feel like everything is different this time.......At my 20 week u/s they found 2 choroid plexus cysts and although the cysts are bow gone and at 30 Weeks the u/s was perfect I still worry all the time. I am almost 36 weeks bow and instead if joy I feel fear most of the time. Looking for insight and kind words and ...

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Postpartum Contraception??

I struggled to decide which method of contraception to use after my first pregnancy, which compelled me to dedicate my career to helping women make informed decisions about birth control. I'm now working with a team from Dartmouth College to design a simple information sheet for women, including pregnant or postpartum women and mothers to support them in choosing which birth control best suits them. If you are a woman aged 15-45 years who use (or are interested in learning about) contrac...

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peeling skin on hands and feet?

I just had my first baby 6 weeks ago. About two weeks ago, I started having bizarre skin problems. My hands and feet are peeling like crazy! My hands have peeled several layers, and are far from done. My fingertips are cracked and raw, and all the normal skin lines on my fingers are extra deep. My hands are super dry. I put good lotions and oils on all the time, but it only helps relieve the dryness for a short time. It might not be pregnancy related, but I thought maybe it is and that I...

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Supermodel uses debut film to push maternal health

(Reuters) - When Christy Turlington Burns began to hemorrhage soon after the birth of her first child six years ago, she didn't think it was such a big deal....

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5 Beauty Apps That Make Every Postpartum Mom Feel Beautiful

By Laura Leavitt

Finding the right app can really fill you with inspiration.
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7 Reasons Not to Get Your Tubes Tied

By Laura Leavitt

Getting your tubes tied is a big decision.
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The Realistic & Amazing Bodies of Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum

By Inhabitots

Every mother who has grown a baby and given birth knows what an absolute miracle it is that a woman's body is capable of such magnificent undertakings . But in a society obsessed with body image and being thin, unrealistic expectations of how the body should "bounce back" postpartum cause many women
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7 Tips for Tightening Loose Skin After Pregnancy

By Laura Leavitt

There are a variety of ways to speed your skin's recovery.
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New Babies Affect Daddies' Sex Drive Too

By JustMommies staff

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, moms are not the only ones struggling with low sex drive after childbirth. Live Science reports that dads are also affected by the birth of a new baby in much the same way as moms. The study found that life changes related to raising
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Your Period after Childbirth: What to Expect after Baby

By Laura Leavitt

The return of your period might be different than you expected.
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Your Body after Baby: What to Expect

By Laura Leavitt

Your body has been through a big change.
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Post-Baby Weight Loss Tips

By Laura Leavitt

Recognize that this is a process, not an instant fix.
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You Had an Epidural, So What? 10 Steps to Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Getting Over It

By Laura Leavitt

Epidurals may not be part of your plan, but sometimes the plan changes.
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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

By Laura Leavitt

Learn more about placenta encapsulation here.
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