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Lildtha

Ashford Hosptial Obstetricians

Hi all My gynaecologist has recommended Dr Kay Wilson and Dr Melissa Sandercock as obstetricians...

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Apples&Oranges

question about placenta labour.

Just a question I hope someone can help me out with. With my last pregnancy in labour the placen...

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BellyDancingDanni wrote: I am not sure what hospital policies are because I have not birthed in a hospital for a long time but how l...

upforfoundtwo

NZ - Will Middy do Stretch & Sweep for me at 38.5weeks?

I want to start getting this baby coming out. Can't sleep, can barely move, bleh bleh same o...

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my sister who has just given birth had 3 stretch and sweeps once a week from 37 weeks. if you just explain to ur midwife what u want...

Gypsycav

Has anyone had a vaginal birth after a vbac?

Has anyone had a vaginal borth after having a vbac and what was it like, any easier or worse?

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Slacker

People at labour and birth

I'm not quite sure what I'm asking here but here goes. I am being induced in 8 days and...

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Thanks everyone, it's been great to sort of 'think this out loud' as it were. I probably haven't effectively com...

MelC89

SJOG Subiaco - Ob Maria Kailis

Hi Ladies I'm due to have my first baby in October & have booked in with Maria Kailis ...

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Hi I'm a couple of weeks off delivering... Melissa O'Neill was high on my list too however she had holidays booked over t...

nic142

Hypnobirthing

Hi, I am interested to know if anyone has used hypnobirthing during labour? I am 25 weeks pregn...

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Is Calm Birth similar to Hypnobirthing? I have heard it mentioned by a couple of other mums.

tarajane88

Joondalup Public Hospital

Hi. I've just found out im 5 weeks pregnant and my private hospital cover doesn't kick ...

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mummypride

transverse lie at 36+5 and confused

Hey all I just found out baby is transverse lie but the hospital didnt give me much info and didn...

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Thats hard for me because I have been getting painful braxton hicks since 18 weeks. This is the first pregnancy I have had that I ha...

babymumma_420

horrible back pain post c-section

hi ladies, just wondering.if anyone else got really bad back pain after the had a c-section? Im o...

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I have a visiting midwife coming tomorow so ill ask her and see what she says. I have been getting headaches and my face and neck ge...

O2tasty

VBAC OR ANOTHER C-SECTION?

My partner and I have planned a second c-section for the purpose of saving my "tightness&quo...

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Bailey's Mummy wrote: Just putting it out there, I have had 3 natural births in 5yrs, no tearing or stitches and my bits are be...

mummy 2 4+1

Did you try any "Old Wives" remedies to bring on labour and if so what did you try?

Hi all, I know for me I have tried Black coshosh, blue coshosh (poss wrong spelling), castor oil...

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Reflexology is what I tried out. I have heard many people complaining about how reflexology did not work out for them. But it was a ...

Being induced at 38 weeks because I'm anemic...

Hey Sweetie I'm Sorry your under this stress I'm glad your feeling a bit better since...

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keeki wrote: Ill be admitted into hospital on the Saturday night (7th) and they will put a tablet? (I'm sure that's what h...

Powerkath1

Interested in using a Doula, wanting feedback

I am really interested in hearing from anyone who has used a doula, am considering using one for ...

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Missedodd wrote: Have you considered a student midwife as additional support during your pregnancy, labour & birth? I am a ...

Little Egg

So how does the midwife system work in Oz?

I'm a bit confused by some comments on another post, which sound like maybe you guys in Oz d...

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Coming from NZ where my mum is a midwife, I can tell you the Aussie public system is.. Different/very foreign to me! I'm doing...

86Bubbles86

Retained Placenta

Hi, I've had my 2nd child 16 months ago, bub was healthy, labour went well even though the m...

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Melsisbabies

Birth photographer?

Hi everyone, Has anyone used a birth photographer to capture their birth? I am due for baby #2 i...

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Thanks Eranda, that has certainly eased my mind and sounds similar to me. I've been reading up on hypnobirthing and am planning...

carly89

spontaneous labour after 2 inductions

just wondering if anyone has gone in to labour naturally after having to be induced with first tw...

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Hi there, If you weren't induced the first 2 times you would have gone into labour spontaneously. If you choose not to be indu...

Moondarra-355

Did you labour differently with subsequent pregnancies?

Hi all, I'm currently 33 weeks along with my second, and was just wondering if other mothers...

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my two labours were a little similar! got induced when I was 40+6 weeks with both 5 hours with my first child, 10 hours with my seco...

emzline

Birthing at Waitakere Hospital

Hey All Has anyone birthed at Waitakere lately? Whats it like there? Thanks heaps

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Both my sisters birthed there and they liked it. One sister also birthed at north shore hospital but she liked waitakere better.

Lil-Lil

Induced with first, what about second?

Hi Ladies, I was induced early with my first baby at 39wks due to IUGR. He weighed 6lbs 4oz and ...

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With my first, Had my waters broken for me on my due date to try and speed things up due to a few bub issues. Had a super fast labou...

Sonzz

Older Sibling at birth

Hi All My 13yo step daughter (we are close) has asked about being at the birth of this sibling d...

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I think it's lovely that she's asked to be there, if she's keen then why not let her witness her sibling being born. ...

Tinak-390

Mucus plug

Hi I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins just lost my mucus plug should I call hospital or wait until...

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Kazzzav wrote: I remember losing a lot of my mucus plug when I was pregnant with my twins and I was sent in for a ecg at the hospita...

steph19

Chance of prem birth for subsequent babies

I was just thinking today DD was born at 36+3 so was just considered prem. My ob said my placent...

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My oldest brother was born at 24 weeks, I don't think mum ever found out if there was any reason for the early labor (we are ta...

Tinak-390

uti

Hi, So i startred to go into labour the other night (i am having twins) so thought it was normal ...

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Ok so the pain has gone and i am feeling better i think i was panicking a bit as i didnt want labour to start again only to be sent ...

awaitingJP

Calm birth

Just after any experiences people have had with calm birth? I'm thinking about doing a cours...

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It's a specific programme

random labour question

Both times I went in at night time so yes I changed to labour clothes. I birthed in a crop top bra.

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DD1 we left for the hospital around 8pm so I was just wearing trackies and jumper. Spent most of the labour in and out of the bath f...

Terror Tots

Who used a bath in their birthing suite

Other then those who had a water birth....who used the bath in their birthing suite for pain reli...

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I ended up getting a singlet top and undie set from BigW. Figured that way I can wear it under whatever I wear to the hospital and ...

Terror Tots

Has anyone been sick at the time of going into labour?

So with just two weeks to go before my due date, I am getting over a bout of tonsilitis and now h...

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nadz27 wrote: I spent the night before DD was born throwing up, went into labour 30min after arriving at hospital to get fluids. Don...

Daniam

* UPDATED : Chase arrived! How long was your pre-labour in second pregnancy

Last night I had braxton hicks contractions starting from 3.30 pm all the way into the evening. I...

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Congrats daniam and a big welcome to little Chase

lucky2013

Positive Epidural Birth Stories

Hi ladies, I'm due with my first baby in November & have decided to have an epidural. ...

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I had an epi with my induction and I had the funny spot that didn't take, but one of the midwives had a fair bit of experience ...

Mama-to-one

C-section and tubal litigation/partial hysterectomy

Hello ladies I'm 15 weeks pregnant and considered a high risk pregnancy due to a medical co...

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Clax wrote: I have been advised not to have anymore children due to a number of health issues including a blood clotting disorder an...

jennyk

drains in caesers

am interested in hearing if anyone has had to have an abdominal drain put in because of profuse b...

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I am day 4 after C section with drain after bleeding and clotting problems, the pain drain side after removal is far worse than the ...

sunshinevet

Terrified of Vaginal birth?!?!

So DP and I have been casually ttc the last few months - mostly waiting for my cycle to normalise...

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I think it's perfectly normal to be scared. It's a scary thing to go through. My sons birth wasn't the greatest but h...

Anon139

HOSPITAL BAG

I have been searching the Internet high and low for a hospital bag checklist but would love to he...

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Thanks all so much for your recommendations. Looks like ill be writing up a list tonight and shopping next week

agib

Induction!

Im due to be induced in a week.. this is my second baby and I was induced with the first so I rea...

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I'm 39 weeks and 4 days and haven't been anxious about birth till now, mainly because I don't want to be induced!! Ge...

R2_x

Signs the couple days before labour kicked in?

Hi everyone, Im now 37 weeks and a couple days, and am just wondering what were the symptoms/or...

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39 weeks and 4 days and still waiting ;(

Mummy to PJ

36 weeks pregnant with #2 and bubba is posterior

Hi, I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant with bubba #2 and concerned that bubba has turned from a...

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thank you ladies for you kind words and stories - I am feeling a little more relaxed about the whole posterior thing now. I have be...

Squidlet

I heard this the other day

*insert giggle* Allegedly you give birth in the same position the baby was conceived. It's t...

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alltherightreasons wrote: It amazes me that people even know what position they were in when they conceived! +1 , but I find we go ...

Daniam

Induction, C-section or wait and see???

I had my 34 weeks scan to check bubs size and placenta location. Bubs is cooking perfectly. Measu...

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It's a super tough one here's how I look at it... None of the option are ideal - Induction - can lead to more interventio...