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  • I got pregnant after having my tubes tied but miscarried. What are the chances I'll get pregnant again?

    I got my tubes tied April of 2018. I recently found out I was pregnant but then miscarried at 4 1/2 weeks. Basically I'm wondering if I could/will easily get pregnant again or if it was just a 1 time crazy fluke thing. 

    We currently have 3 children and I do not want any more babies, hence the tubes getting tied. Should I take more precautions now to avoid getting pregnant or should I be fine? Anyone know any statistics on this topic? The only thing I can find on Google is that possibility of pregnancy after a tubal is between 1-2%.

    I'm going to my doctor on the 6th so I plan to ask him all this stuff as well but I just wanted personal stories, insight, experiences ect. Thanks!

    Side note: If I were to get pregnant again and all things were well with baby I would be ok with that and my hubby would be excited too so it's not like that baby would be unloved or unwanted nor anything like that. 

    3 AnswersPregnancy10 months ago
  • Pregnant or ectopic pregnancy 6 weeks after having a baby?

    I had my baby girl about 6 weeks ago, she was born December 28. I am exclusively breastfeeding and are using the pull out/withdrawal method . My bleeding stopped about 2 weeks ago. A few days ago cramping returned with no bleeding but it was mild so I didn t think much of it. I had my 6 week post partum exam yesterday and didn t even think to bring it up as I didn t really think it was an issue. Today the cramping has been much worse and it s all in my lower abdomen . No bleeding. I m not backed up/constipated either so I highly doubt that s the issue. Normal or should I call doc and go get checked?

    3 AnswersPregnancy3 years ago
  • Need help narrowing down middle name for Octavia, help please!?

    Octavia Skye

    Octavia Raine

    Octavia Rae

    Octavia Mae

    These are the 4 we have and want to narrow it down to 1 or even 2 for now! I m 27 weeks and due January 21 :)

    Also open to other middle name suggestions as Well! Thanks in advance :)

    10 AnswersBaby Names3 years ago
  • Could I be pregnant or is something else wrong?

    Hi. I am 24 years old, married and have 2 kids. Ages 3 and 1. I got the nexplanon implant after I had my second almost a year ago. I have had irregular periods and occasionally I will get very mild pregnancy symptoms such as sore breasts and increased sense of smell. Usually these will only last a few days at most and then disappear.

    Over the last week I have been extremely tired and exhausted all day and my breasts have been very sore/sensative. I have been more irritable and sensitive to smells as well. I took a pregnancy test this morning 9/15/2016 and it came back negative.

    I know getting pregnant on nexplanon is pretty rare like 1 out of 1000 women get pregnant on it but if I m not pregnant then does anyone have any ideas on why I have been having thesis symptoms?

    It doesn t feel exactly the same as when I was pregnant before with my 2 kids but I don t know what else it could be. Any help would be much appreciated!

    1 AnswerPregnancy4 years ago
  • Should my husband control who my friends are?

    So I got married a little over 2 years ago. While we were engaged I naturally drifted away from most of my friends. I had a few close ones I stayed friends with. However, recently I started reconnecting with them. For reference, they used to party quite a bit and a few of them would occasionally smoke weed. Now the 4 or 5 people that I have recently began to reconnect with are at a very different place in their lives. Most of them are married or in serious relationships and 2 of them even have a kid. They "party" every once in a while but overall have grown up and matured.

    My husband doesn't want me or our 2 kids 3 and 1 around that kind of "bad influence". Ive tried explaining to him that they have grown up a lot over the last few years and aren't like that anymore but he still doesn't want me to hang out with them.

    Any new people I meet he doesn't want me to be friends with because i really have no idea. He just tells me I shouldnt be friends with them.

    The only people he will let me be friends with is a someone from our church that is a girl we are fairly new at our church so I haven't really had the chance to get to know anyone yet.

    I am a very social person and being a stay at home mom is really hard for me. I think the last time I went out without the kids for more than an hour was 9 months ago. I feel very isolated and am starting to get depressed. My best friend just moved 12 hours away about 2 months ago. I'm at a loss and really don't know what to do.

    5 AnswersFriends4 years ago
  • Is there anything I can do if I know a child is NOT being cared for by his mother?

    I know a 10 month old boy. His mom does not adequately feed him. She will occationally feed him formula from a bottle and thats it. She refuses to bathe him and lets him sit in dirty diapers for hours on end until someone else does it. She will have him sit in the pack and play for hours on end as well ignoring him and screaming at him to be quiet when he gets fussy. She smokes cigarettes and weed in the house and even in the same room as him. She is usually only home in the mornings before work (She works 2pm-10pm) otherwise she is out partying or with boyfriends. The girl that is there during the day is the one that basically takes care of him so he is well cared for by her so he appears to be healthy (no physical harm). I called CPS and let them know what goes on there. They showed up and the mom lied her butt off to them so they will not be pursuing the case any further. I feel so bad for her baby, I just wanted to know if there is anything more that can be done?

    Just a side note: I am a mother of 2 kids, a girl and a boy and I know I'm not perfect, no parent is, but I feel this is beyond a bad day of parenting and before I called I though about it for about a month going back and fourth trying to decide if I felt it was the right thing to do.

    14 AnswersNewborn & Baby5 years ago
  • Im 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant and seem to have early labor signs but actual labor is not starting. How long could it be?

    Okay so Friday (4 days ago) I had my doctor strip my membranes which brought on cramping and irregular contractions. Saturday morning I lost my mucus plug and continued having irregular contractions on and off all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday (yesterday) I was having contractions every 10-15 minutes from 7am until 2pm that caused my lower back to ache and it felt like strong menstrual cramps in front as well, also had very soft bowl movements. Unfortunately they slowed down and became irregular and less painful again.

    I'm just really hoping to be able to naturally go into labor before my scheduled c-section Thursday morning and was wondering how likely it would be to happen at this point?

    I am trying for a VBAC and the doctors will not induce me because of my previous c-section.

    2 AnswersPregnancy6 years ago
  • How soon will I go into labor after having my membranes stripped?

    I had my doctors appointment today and she did a membrane sweep at 1:30pm. I am 39 weeks and 2 days. I was just wondering how many hours or days it took you ladies to go into labor after having it done, if at all?

    I know it doesn't always work but I'm really hoping to go into labor by next week Wednesday so I don't have to have a c-section, which is scheduled Thursday.

    NOTE: My doctors will not induce me since I had a c-section with my first daughter and this was a one time membrane sweep.

    4 AnswersPregnancy6 years ago
  • Wondering if my water broke?

    This morning around 11am I got out of the shower and had a trickle of fluid. At first I thought it was pee but I tried "holding it" and it kept leaking. (Also i had peed right before i got in the shower 10 minutes or so prior to getting out).About a minute later it stopped and I haven't really noticed anything else all day besides some vaginal watery discharge and not enough to soak a panty liner. ( The initial trickle would have been enough to soak through a panty liner or underwear). I also smelled it and it didn't really smell like anything at all ( definitely not pee).

    I have had some mild cramping, pelvic pressure and lower back pain along with some contractions but nothing that is regular or painful. I'm 36 weeks and 1 day.

    I've read you can have a small hole or tear in the amniotic sac and have a small trickle that can be really slow and inconsistent and the baby's head can also block fluid from coming out. Basically just wondering if it's worth the trouble to go in and get checked? All advice, opinions and previous experiences from you ladies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

    3 AnswersPregnancy6 years ago
  • Should I go to the hospital or seek immediate attention for my depression?

    I have dealt with depression since 9th grade (I am now 22, female). I have had counseling and taken anti-depressants. Celexa has worked the best for me. About 2 years ago I stopped taking it and have felt fine/normal overall.

    I am 25 weeks pregnant with my second child (A boy!). My depression started about 5-6 weeks ago and last week I had a few really bad days and decided to start counseling again. My next appointment is tomorrow. My counselor and I decided I should go weekly but after yesterday I feel like that is not enough.

    I had a complete mental breakdown yesterday and feel like I just can't handle life anymore. I went home from work yesterday, couldn't go today, and could hardly force myself out of bed to take care of my 1 1/2 year old daughter.

    I have thought about cutting/drinking/smoking. The only thing that has kept me from doing those things is because i'm pregnant and I want my baby to be healthy and safe.

    I don't feel like I can keep up with everyday life anymore. Showering and even making a sandwich seem overwhelming.

    I am very tired and sad all the time, I have little energy. I feel hopeless and helpless and like I am such a burden to my family and friends even though they are trying to be there for me.

    I know I need help I'm just not sure if I should go to the hospital or seek immediate intensive in or out patient care.

    Please help!

    Mental Health6 years ago