Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pregnancy envy

I recently found out that a colleague is pregnant. My partner and I are several months into trying. I have polycystic ovaries, which has added a layer of pressure and uncertainty to the process since we know it could take us longer and require more interventions. This colleague isn’t in a relationship and has a …

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Early Pregnancy Nausea Pt 2

Thank you so much for the coaching. I realised that in fact both were going – I was simultaneously expecting too much of myself, and also not managing my mind very well because somewhere my brain felt overwhelmed by all the changes in my body and all the plans I had made for this time …

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early pregnancy nausea

I am pregnant for the first time, and really struggling with the first trimester pregnancy nausea. I don’t quite throw up every day, more often I just end up running to the bathroom and retching but then not actually vomiting. I talked to my healthcare provider about this, they didn’t seem concerned and told me …

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Mum talks about grandchildren

C: Mum talks about grandchildren T: She will take over as soon as I am pregnant F: Suffocating/panic A: retreat from her/reduce contact, delay having children though I actually want to and so now I am trying for a baby I don’t tell her, try and research everything so I know enough that her ‘advice’ …

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Lunar Cycle

I am still breastfeeding and therefore am still experiencing postpartum amenorrhea (my daughter is 1 year and my periods didn’t return with my son until he was 13 months). I’ve just watched Harness your Hormones module one and I really want to get going with tracking my cycle and don’t want to wait! My question …

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Cycle tracking without periods

I suspect I have PMDD. I’ve been trying to log my cycles on and off for years. I have two children 1 & 4 year old, with a pregnancy loss in-between. For the past 5 years, I’ve been pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding. Therefore very few bleeds, making it more tricky to track. I have started …

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new mother time boundaries

Hello, I am a mother of a 10 month baby (my first) and I’m struggling to secure more time for myself and to begin working more. I have been breastfeeding and unfortunately the baby will not take the bottle, so I have ended up remaining the main carer although this had not been the plan. …

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Taking the pill again

I started taking the contraceptive pill in my teens, took it for ten years and then swapped it for a copper coil about ten years ago. My intention was to live more “naturally” and the hope was that my migraine would improve. Now I’ve had two children and the coil put back in after both …

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To identify what I really want

I’m new to this but I am certainly not new to what I’m writing to you about. 5 years ago I became a mother, and my entry to motherhood was brutal. I had a traumatic labor, immediate and severe postpartum depression, major physical pain postpartum that took 8 weeks to heal, and my partner was …

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Connection to my partner

I’m not sure how to begin or ask my question, so i‘m trying a thought download. I apologise in advance, since I’m not a native speaker and am struggling with concentrating ( I suspect I have ADHD….have to have that checked) At the moment, I have the feeling I am loosing the connection to myself …

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Taking things less personally

I used to work for a healthcare organisation with the tag line “Taking it personally” where the implication was to treat our patients the way we would wish our own family members to be treated. At the time, my lovely supervisor gently suggested I would do better to take things a bit less personally, as …

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First trimester fear

I’m in the early stages of pregnancy and it’s had a big impact on my mental health. Honeslty, it was something I thought was off the cards for me after years of long term illness. Even though it was something I wanted. After getting pregnant I have experienced a host of symptoms. Migraines being the …

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Healthy Boundaries

Hi there! I just answered a survey question and wanted to pop it in here too. I have a set of changes I want to make that, when I’ve made them in the past, have a profound impact on my life. Simple health habits I’m strict on with my kids: no sugar before bed, early …

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Unexpected pregnancy

Hello I have just found out I am pregnant (thank you to cycle tracking when my period didn’t start after 14 DPO so prompted me to take a test) but I’m not sure how I’m feeling about it. Both of my previous pregnancies were planned. If anyone ever asked me if I wanted a 3rd …

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