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Akatex69

what was your 3rd pregnancy like Lock

I know they say every pregnancy is diffrent but what was your 3rd time like. Im 38 weeks tomorrow...

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I'm about to deliver my third and am in a false sense of security that it will be the same as my others - fingers crossed it is...

preggo_pants

Obstetrician won't let us meet the midwife Lock

My obstetrician won't let me meet the midwifery team. I talked to him about it at our first ...

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Thanks everyone, I am finding it very useful reading all of the different perspectives and experiences. skye84, thanks for the reas...

Partners and labour and birth Lock

Packed everything. books food ds ipod - used none of it!!! didnt make it to the delivery room. go...

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I was induced and spent the night before with the catheter in, in the morning my boyfriend got one of his bad migraines, so I felt s...

awaitingJP

Private vs public Lock

Hi all, I'm trying to decide which path to take for my new pregnancy, private or public? In...

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Hi and thanks miss Kel! Def covered by private as had been ttc for 13months! Yeah I've had a bad experience in ED with my mum (...

steph19

waters broke - who would have guessed!? Lock

So i posted about taking precautions should your waters break at home. Well a couple days later a...

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Congrats

Squidlet

The things you said: Lock

During labour we all say things that we swear will never leave the room. What were they? Mine: 1...

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My husband complained of a toothache. He said my head did a 360 and I said in a man voice "you wanna try pushing a human out of...

Mummy2Be :)

TMI - "pulled muscle" Lock

ok so this is a bit of a TMI issue.... (I am currently 35w5d) So you know that feeling you get w...

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I am 36 weeks and have been having the exact same feeling for the past week and a half, on and off - But, when its on, it is quite p...

steph19

Waters breaking - did you take any precautions? Lock

Had my doctors appointment yesterday at 36 wks but baby is measuring an average of 37 weeks and ...

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PUT TOWELS IN YOUR CAR!! With my daughter at 38 weeks I was scheduled to be induced on Monday due to being diagnosed with cholest...

HELP! pleaseee Lock

When are you due tori? My labour started in the middle of the nite and I have read alot of peopl...

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Tori-93 wrote: I will take my pad off tonight if it happens again (what i feel) i will smell and see if its wee or not. Hopefully i ...

Going to try Lock

Ha... I was the same as you with my first baby Tori and tried everything. He came on his due dat...

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Tori-93 wrote: Ohh i would understand if you were jealous. I am of everyone who has had their babies in the last month haha Hahaha, ...

Is this all I need for the hospital? Lock

Mum Of 3 Cuties wrote: TBH I think you may be over packing smile Obviously this depends on how l...

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I think you've packed too much too. I packed heaps of stuff that I didn't end up using and it just got in the way. Your ...

Erblakemore1985

Dogs behaviour changing - is this it?? Lock

Hi All - 35 weeks today Our two dogs (bitches) are the best of friends, and get along really w...

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They are both desexed, one 4 years old and the other is coming up for one and is the older ones puppy, so have always been together ...

Evvvie

Peel Health Campus and other birth questions!! Please help Lock

Just wondering if anyone has any recent experiences with PHC. I'm worried about sharing a ro...

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I had all 3 of my kids in peel health campus. My first I was alone in my room, the second I dont remember but my last bubs who is 9 ...

Jlk_020

Darwin Private Hospital Lock

Hi Ladies, I like the idea of going through the private hospital, as this is my first pregnany b...

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A - Z of natural pain releif Lock

Hope you get your natural birth, I really do, but I had to laugh out loud at some of the things t...

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Natashastyles wrote: hey im 18 wks pregnant first child and want to meet other pregnant girls to chat with, i live in mt wellington ...

steph19

Packing my hospital bags Lock

Ok, I've done the antenatal classes but am still a little unsure if I've packed enough ...

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Wow great lists ladies! I've added to my bag pen, notepad, snacks (which i just totally forgot). I've also decided i need ...

Shazam929-509

42 weeks and 1 day Lock

Hi ladies today I am 42 weeks and 1 one day pregnant and friday is the big day at 9.00am I am goi...

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I'm 42 Weeks today Quite Bizarre really.... Feeling Great though. If "Tummy Baby" doesn't arrive today/tonight...

Acrylic Nails Lock

Mel+2 is right. You probably won't want to put them back on once Harper is here. At least wh...

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I had super long acrylics when I had my DD1, I was never asked to remove them. Funnily enough when she was a couple days old I had ...

Since my other thread got removed, heres a more G rated question :) Lock

Lol, no way. I did however shower before leaving for the hospital and make sure toes and nails we...

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Tori-93 wrote: I plan to wear trackies and a tank top with a jacket haha, why would you want to look all dressed up to give birth? ...

Northlandbirthstories

can you share your birth story? Lock

NORTHLAND AND FAR NORTH MAMAS, CAN YOU HELP? Can you share your story? We lost our baby during b...

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Northlandbirthstories

can you share your birth story? Lock

NORTHLAND AND FAR NORTH MAMAS, CAN YOU HELP? Can you share your story? We lost our baby during b...

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Iinami001

Bunderberg or gladstone which 1 to use public hospital? Lock

Am moving to Agnes waters soon haven bub number 3 in July Does any1 have any feed back on either ...

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Haven't moved there yet should be there in about 3 weeks so long as we get the house . I have two older boys one will be going ...

Kryssie1985

Induction? Lock

I am 40 weeks pregnant and at my antenatal clinic appointment the doctor rebooked me for this Fri...

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Congratulations

Fiestygirl

Has anyone experienced a hypnobirth? Lock

Would like your feedback, I was looking at reading the book. I already enjoy yoga and meditation ...

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Wow Kryssie, congratulations! I'm part way through reading the book now, and all these positive experiences are inspiring to...

Carlysmith84-876

Did u feel the urge to push when in labour?? Lock

Hi ladies! I am half way through my second pregnancy and have been thinking about this! Did u fee...

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I had an epi but still felt pressure and the urge to push. Thankfully 3 big pushes and he was out.

mummy2acutie!

Frankston hospital Lock

Hi ladies, Just wondering if anyone has had their baby at Frankston? I had my first one at Casey ...

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I had my 1st bub at Franskton in 2010 and found them to be wonderful. I did feel as though i was left to work it out my self for a b...

Anyone else had a silent birth? Lock

Wow I've never even heard of this. I didn't know it was a possibility? Obviously I ca...

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My MIL had silent births with all 8 of her pregnancies. She says she would feel a little sick n half an hour later baby was in her a...

Karlieplowman

When will my first hospital appointment be? First time mum help! Lock

Hi there I'm 24 weeks pregnant with my first child and I thought by now I would have had my first...

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Hello! Well I am almost 39 weeks pregnant now and a little clearer on what was meant to happen. I was referred to one hospital at a...

MrsF<3

Midwife Auckland region Lock

Hey ladies I live in botany downs Auckland and I am just wondering if anyone recommends a good ...

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Hi i had Deborah Young, she is in flat bush so shes close to you. She is absolutely fantastic!!!! I wouldnt want to have any one oth...

steph19

who has used or plans to use the epi-no?? Lock

Hi all, for those that arent aware this is the balloon type contraption you use to get you prepar...

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Hello, I used it and paid $200 for it in 2008. My obstetrician recommened it, but like one of the other ladies, my baby was also i...

ally.law.tyler

being induced on due date Lock

hi all im being induced next week and was would like to hear about other mothers experiences,how...

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I was induced at 37 weeks due to some complications the process took 105hrs for me; thats was the works, tape, gel x3 and then final...

ally.law.tyler

tips for my DF to cope during labour Lock

Hi all my DF has asked me to post he is not sure what to expect and how to cope with me during l...

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As the others said The best he can do Is be there for you and Understand that aside from the back rubs and passing you water etc Lab...

Mjiasmithjuson

Waikato Hospital Birthing Suite Lock

Hi, I am currently pregnant with my first child and have opted to give birth at Waikato Hospital ...

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I have not seen the birthing suites for a while but hear that they have all had a transformation now and are nice to birth in. As fa...

Amie_Zheng

Induction for medical reasons Lock

Hi, I have to be induced for my second bub as i have developed cholestasis again. The same thing...

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I get Cholestasis as well through my pregnancies and the only thing i found that hurt more was the prostin pains (From the prostin g...

my_little_gremlin

Giving Birth alone Lock

so after talking to my DP last night we came to the realisation that i will be giving birth comp...

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Gremlin you should have one of your friends have dd. even if they're not used to kids surely giving her to them for one day she...

Smythy09

Hard & fast birth of my baby boy =) Lock

Used to read birth stories ALL THE TIME when I was pregnant & was so looking forward to posti...

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congrats. such an amazing birth story!

kris001

longer second labours? - a little bit scared Lock

Hi All, My first (spontaneous) labour went like this... Waters "trickled" (broke) abo...

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My first labour was 3 hours from 1st contraction and i just made it to hospital. so i was nervous about 2nd labour. as soon as i fel...

Peachybaby

Id love to read some positive birth stories! Lock

Hi Ladies, Does anyone have a positive birth story they'd like to share? Im 40+4 days (ge...

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I think my last birth story was positive. Woke to a sharp contraction at 2am then heard a pop as my waters broke. Rang my MW who c...

Oswyn

Perth Obstetrician & GP Obstetrician Recommendations Please Lock

I would like some recommendations for Obstetricians and GP Obstetricians in the Perth metro area ...

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Has anyone got any feed back on Maria Kailis? She is a GP / Ob who works out of SJOG. I have booked in with her & my first appoi...

Kherena

Type 1 Diabetic Looking for Information Lock

Hi everyone, I already have a two year old son and I am pregnant with my second baby, but I have...

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Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your quick responses. The medical team basically said they 'expect' the baby to drop suga...