lurking... I leaked also with all of mine, but unfortunatly you shouldn't pump. What your making now is colestrum (sorta yellowish pre milk). It seems like it but you probably aren't making a lot. Your baby will only use this milk for a very short time. A few days after birth your real milk will come in (lol, with a vengance). Pumping could make hormones that you don't want. To much nipple stimulation could cause labor, so better safe than sorry. LOL, I'm no expert or anything, this is just what I remember from my pregnancies.View Thread
You should see your PCP, and yes you would probably be put on something if you need it. I had an antibiotic drip with a UTI when I was pregnant. If you feel safer you can double check your PCP's treatment with you OB/GYN. Good luck.View Thread
I was induced, and it was a hard decision. This was my third and I was starting and stopping just like you. It was a giant pain, because I was at 3 cm and the dr said that when I went it would be fast. And my husband was unavailable on my due date and 4 days afterward. It turned out to be very good that I did induce because there was merconium behind my babies head. It seems my body would start labor and just stop, but it really needed to keep going. I was induced on the 7th but due on the 11th. I was so sad to do it that way, but like I said, it turned out for the best. Its hard to say, but whatever you feel is right go for it.View Thread
Hola. I understand how your feeling (mostly, no c-section). My son was born a week and a half ago and I'm still checking in here. I'm now starting to feel less blue, but my husband never took a vacation (like he promised) and now he's having to move out of town for the year for work, starting Monday, but he will come home on weekends. This was my 3rd boy and I'm super overwhelmed too. Unfortunatly my mother has alzhiemers, and is being cared for by my aunt, who I'll just say should be living in China, so the pregnancy was a secret to her, so my mom doesn't even know I have a new baby. LOL, now I'm complaining! This was meant just to tell you that it has very gradually getting better for me emotionally, and if you have help I'm sure that overwhelmed feeling won't last long. Last week I thought I'd be misearable for ever, and now I'm only half miserable. Hopefully yours will pass even faster. It is a shame that hormones screw up such a special time in our lives. I'm in the parenting babies first year forum also, so you should at least see me and a couple of recent graduates from this board there. Its so sad to leave this board, but we'll adjust, we're moms.View Thread
Hello again, just can't stay away from you guys! So I thought this was sorta funny, and I'd share with all of you in the hard last stages of waiting. I had my son about a week ago, my boy number 3, and I've missed pregnancy so much. I missed it even during labor! So, I've said things to my husband (even during labor) that I want another one (I must be crazy). So he woke up freaking out a little, and told me he had dreamnt about me. He's not sure about another, and had dreamnt that after the baby fell asleep I was all over him. He said I wouldn't get off of him and he was freaking out because I had just had the baby. I've shrunk up really fast (much faster than with the other two) and I'm looking close to normal now (just jigglier) so in his dream I was telling him that I was healed and ready to make another one! The sad and funny thing about this to me is that me being all over him in a dream was a NIGHTMARE for him! LOL, not sure how I feel about that! I'm just chalking it up to him watching the miracle of childbirth!View Thread
For me, and thats just for me, its been harder going from 2 to 3 in some ways, and easier in others. Having one in school and one home means a lot more germs in these fragile early stages which is driving me nuts. My older one brings them home, and my younger one keeps them here. Also getting quite is much harder. We came home the day after my son was born, because I had to take care of my other kids, then my husband went back to work the next morning, which left me a bit overwhelmed. Not sure if your oldest is in school, but I found that to be a stressor in some ways. As far as easier, I feel really confident with the baby. I'm all instinct and I feel I know exactly what I'm doing. I know poop and feeding and dressing. I really have it down, and did from the get go. There is much more of a sense that the baby is allright because I have done it twice and I know whats normal (LOL like going through 84 diapers in the first week). Also not sure if you breastfed, but that is easier this time. I'm healing faster, and my engorement hasn't been nearly as bad. Still there, but not quit the marble breasts I use to get. I wish you luck, this was boy number 3 for me also!View Thread
I did pump and dump a couple of times between nursing my two other kids, but I doubt a glass of wine would really require it. I'm glad your over there, hopefully more will follow from this board!View Thread
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