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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

Pregnancy and how it affects the mother is an intense stew of physical and hormonal changes. Each child may come with a different "stew" recipe. Sounds like the father of her original child didn't ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

If there's one thing I'd communicate to a new parent-to-be, it's to completely clear out your expectations. Having expectations sets you up for disappointment, because nothing in parenting is like ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

My wife's second pregnancy was kind of the same situation. I'm super excited, but she finds it hard to get excited. There are a couple things that have been affecting her emotionally. As a father ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

Your wife should consider getting tested for pre-partum depression (pregnancy blues). Being as emotionally withdrawn as you describe may be a sign of depression.
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Research request on marriage for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

One very important consideration for this and all other non-experimental studies: correlation does not imply causation. In other words, just because two things happen together does NOT mean one causes ...
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Daughter is deciding to have a child with near-total stranger

First off, I would stick to your guns on not raising the child, but you don't need to cross that bridge until you get there. That may never be asked of you. It's going to be a while before this child ...
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Partner's son embarrassed about mother being pregnant

Hm. Imagine being fourteen and your mother having a new partner plus a baby on the way. Then remember that at that age, the brain is wired differently - aka puberty - and you are at a rather ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

I'm sincerely sorry that you're having trouble enjoying this experience, but that doesn't mean there's anything about your partner you get to fix. You don't get to try to "bring that excitement out of ...
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Can an infant sense if their mother is pregnant

All evidence suggests that no, your infant can not sense your pregnancy. What they are very sensitive to, however, are your own moods and activities. Your behaviour (and the behaviour of those around ...
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12-year-old hits pregnant mother in the stomach

Her child is twelve years old and still hitting people? This wasn't play fighting or something like that? Honestly, I think she needs counseling. She shouldn't be hitting anyone at that age, period. ...
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Choosing same name as a friend, how to ask or annonce?

What you name your child is up to you and no one else. If you like the name, go for it, and don't worry if she will be offended, especially since you don't have a close relationship that will be ...
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What to do if you are poor, have no house, no parents and pregnant?

There are many crisis pregnancy centers in the USA. Google "crisis pregnancy center near me". This is exactly what these folks do. They are not always well funded, but they care enough to volunteer ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

First let's start with a good old DON'T PANIC and mix in a That's normal Pregnancy is portrayed in the media and social circles as this awesome thing that happens where it hurts a lot after 9 months ...
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Why do babies prefer the vertex fetal presentation

Vertex presentation is caused by the shape of the uterus, rather than (directly) caused by gravity. REFERENCES: In vertex presentations the head of the fetus most commonly faces to the right and ...
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Will marijuana affect my baby?

Here's an article from last year: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2016/09/09/so-does-marijuana-use-in-pregnancy-hurt-a-baby-or-not/?c=0&s=trending#2e9bf5101365 It basically says we don'...
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What to do if you are poor, have no house, no parents and pregnant?

Go see your advisor. It may be possible for you take on additional projects to get more fundings or lower your research responsibilities so you can get a side job. Also, most big US universities have ...
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Daughter is deciding to have a child with near-total stranger

My parents felt the same way about my sister. Pregnant by her boyfriend 20 years older then her and this being his 5th child by his 4th girlfriend/wife. My parents swore that they would have nothing ...
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3 days ago, my doctor pressed my belly really hard and I haven't felt movement from my baby since then. Should I be worried?

Not feeling movement is a cause for concern and you should seek immediate help if anything concerns you. Certainly if you have a concern the internet is the last place to seek medical assistance as ...
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What is the black line on pregnant womens belly

The line was there before the pregnancy, then known as linea alba ("white line"), a line of fibrous connective tissue running down your central line - if you as the father should happen to have a "...
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At 70.7mm at 13w3d, the CRL size is smaller than the median. What does that mean?

In statistics, the "median" means the 50th percentile - i.e., half of the population are smaller and half are larger. Being smaller than the median is always a common thing - half of us are!...
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Can an infant sense if their mother is pregnant

If you're far enough along to feel movement, it will clearly--100% chance-- show on ultrasound. So--to address a key part of your question--it's not possible that you're pregnant. To address the rest ...
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What is the black line on pregnant womens belly

The vertical dark line on pregnant women's belly, which is termed as pregnancy line is officially known as Linea Nigra. We can even see this line before pregnancy(then called 'Linea Alba', runs from ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

I have to say, I was NOT very excited to have either of my children - UP UNTIL THE MOMENT I FIRST HELD THEM IN MY ARMS, then the whole flood of loving emotions came to the fore. Thank goodness for ...
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Discrepancies between ultrasound and calculated due date

Ultrasound is an estimate: measure the size and development of the fetus, and compare it to standard tables of development to figure out how far the pregnancy has progressed. In the first trimester, ...
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At 70.7mm at 13w3d, the CRL size is smaller than the median. What does that mean?

Just because lots of things can be measured precisely, that doesn't mean that every value of every measurement is meaningful. IANAD, but there's no reason to think that being slightly below the ...
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What level/type of exercise is safe during pregnancy?

For a women with no pregnancy complications, any exercise done in moderate levels is considered safe during pregnancy. It is also advised not to take up any difficult exercise (especially if you are ...
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Health risk to my unborn child due to alcohol and drug use before finding out I was pregnant?

Of course the only way to be sure is to consult a health professional, but for some reason it seems consuming alcohol the first couple weeks doesn't harm the baby. Not knowing wifey was prego and then ...
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