A first-time expectant mom asks how she can tell whether the mood swings she has been experiencing lately are normal . Or it is prenatal depression?
A third-trimester pregnant mom has an unusually large amount of family and friends visiting and staying overnight on a fairly regular basis and she’s quite tired of it. How can she say No politely?
An expectant mom is not sure how to handle the invite lists for her baby showers now that there will be three of them thrown in her honor.
An expecting mom needs help understanding whether the extreme guilt trip she is getting from her mom about postpartum visiting plans is justified or not.
A pregnant mom is debating whether she should get a flu shot.
An expectant mom needs help on how to set boundaries and expectations with her beloved (but over enthusiastic) in-laws.
This mom needs advice on whether she should consider the future use of a “dream” baby name that is also the name of her sister-in-law’s lost baby.
A mom is thinking of having a second baby but is concerned about the severe skin condition she experienced during her first pregnancy.
A pregnant mom is very angry with her family’s gender-stereotyping issues, and it is causing her stress especially in how it will affect her baby shower. But, we think the issues could be bigger than that….
Is it tacky for my college buddy and me to throw ourselves a joint baby shower since it would save our collective friends traveling time and expenses?
A first-time expectant mom needs advice on how to manage her pushy family and in-laws before, during and after labor and delivery.
An expectant mom needs advice navigating interacting with her cousin, who has been having difficulty conceiving, at an upcoming family reunion.
After a miscarriage, our reader is looking for support on how to overcome the fear of becoming pregnant only to suffer another loss.
An expecting mom needs help deciding whether she should tell her own needy mother that she’s pregnant. It’s a complicated and emotionally fraught relationship that she has with her mom.
My husband and I are ready to start planning for our second child relatively soon. When we share our plans with others, we are met with confusion. Are we missing something?
My mother-in-law (who now lives in the South) wants to throw me a baby shower. But the guests are her friends and only my acquaintances. I feel uncomfortable about this. What should I do?
A mom-to-be has abandoned a toxic support group but continues her friendship with another former support group member. But, that friend continues to gossip about our former group and I just can’t take it anymore. What should I do?
This expecting mother is receiving hurtful comments from her future in-laws about their lifestyle and parenting choices (already!). Amalah provides some guidelines for navigating that tense relationship.
An expecting mom is having trouble being motivated to do anything and feels like a failure. Amalah gives her the advice and pep talk she needs to hear right now.
An expectant mom learns that her original ultrasound prediction was wrong. She’s having a boy, not a girl. She needs help mentally and emotionally shifting gears and expectations.