Preparing for Pregnancy

Birth to Babies

Hey, everyone. It's me, Julia. You might not know me, but I'm a 17 year old mother to twins. Yikes.

I just gave birth on Sunday, and here's the story. I cut out parts to shorten it. I don't want to bore you. Wink

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It's Happening

I sat on the couch, watching Say Yes to the Dress with my boyfriend, who had fell asleep within the first few minutes, when I felt a kick. "Aw," I thought, giggling to myself. But they came again. And again, getting more and more intense, until I was shaking my boyfriend and said the those two words:

It's time.

Fertility After Chlamydia

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Dear Midwife,
I've had Chlamydia before and I was wondering how bad it would effect my fertility.

I was treated with Antibiotics after about 4-5 weeks from when I had the symptoms. The consistency of my menstrual blood has changed. It used to be a little thicker & stringy but I've noticed it's watery now. I've also had mild cramps when I was not on my period for the last month or so.

Trying to Conceive After IUD

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I have been on the Minera IUD for 5 years and am getting ready to have it replaced.

My husband and I are thinking of having another child in the near future and I am scared that the IUD will effect our chances of this.

I have 3 children from a previous relationship and want more then anything to give my husband a child of his own, but I am scared that it may not happen.

Day 1

Hi I am Kahliah and I am going to be starting the process to make a baby. I am will be 29 soon and I did want I wanted with my career but I forgot to have a baby?! LOL I am at the point in my life where I would like to have a child. I am about 80% ready. I am no longer looking for the right man of my dreams, now I am looking for the right sperm! Smile

I am learning as much as I can about Artificial insemination before I take the leap. I have read more books then I wanted to on being a single mother. My mom was a single mother for most of my life and she did a good job.

Looking for Family-Friendly Couples

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My partner and I have decided we’re ready to start our family. The rest of our friends aren't settling down yet. His guy friends still chasing girls in bars and mine too focused on finding "Mr. Right." Do you think this sounds like a recipe for a problem in our relationship?

Is there a way to navigate to other couples building their families? I mentioned that to my partner and neither of us have no clue where to even connect with these people.


Wanting to Start a Family Now

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We've been married for three years. Before marriage my husband and I did discuss wanting to have a family someday (at least three kids).

Now each time now that I try to talk about trying it seems that he has an excuse of why "now" isn't a good time. I'm in my thirties and am concerned about running into problems conceiving.

I feel resentful as his reasons are selfish. It would interfere with our travel plans, (those I'd give up easily), wanting to buy a bigger house (we have 3 bedrooms), and now even citing "the economy."

Any advice to help me understand?