Is Getting a Tattoo Safe During Pregnany?

Kerry Tuschhoff's picture


Dear Doula,
My best friend and I have wanted to get a tattoo together for years. We finally decided on what we wanted, waited to make sure, then made an appointment (which is tonight actually).

She and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for the last year and this week she was supposed to get her period. She took a home pregnancy test this morning and it was positive. She's tracked the time from the possible date of conception to be about 2 weeks.

Milk Leaking at 11 Weeks Pregnant?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am pregnant with my third child and am only supposed to be about 11 weeks along. Recently I have noticed some early milk leaking a little out of my breasts and it is a concern for me. I never had milk of any sort until after both of my other two were born.

Could I be farther along and if so how far approximately or is this normal? I couldn't have more than one baby could I to be producing milk so early?