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cindymum2B

bubs has engaged Lock

Hi everyone.. I am now 37 +3 weeks pregnant with my first. Doctor has just told me that bubs' hea...

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I dont believe the 5 day or the 2 week thing. As my first son engaged at 36 weeks, my 2nd son at 39weeks, adn I am now 30 weeks with...

Jenni-Lea

Shanaye Louise May was finally born Lock

Hi all, I finally had my little girl on 13th November at 1107am. She was a week overdue. She was...

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congrats thats my sisters bday!

lani

WATER BIRTHS? Lock

HI EVERYONE. JUST WONDERING IF ANY BODY HAS HAD A WATER BIRTH AND WHAT THERE FEELINGS ON THESE AR...

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hi, i had a water birth with my son, he was born 8/6/04 i had him in the spa in the burthing unit at flinders hospital. and i recome...

Nixmum

My Ebay Items Lock

Hi Mums to be!!! I am selling alot of stuff on ebay,and alot of the items are baby stuff & books...

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i cant buy on ebay can you tell me what you have

Hershey

Hyperemesis Lock

I had severe morning sickness with my daughter. I was hospitalised twice for re hydration and wa...

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Hi Julianne, You poor thing! I don't know how you went back four times, you deserve a medal. Nausea is one of the worst things to...

shellysue

anyone had a vbac within 12 months of caesar Lock

hi girls, im 17 weeks pregnant with a 9 month old baby. we had a caesar last time at 38 weeks d...

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Hi ladies, I'm due on Feb 12. I've definitely been more sick with this pregnancy and had strange symptoms that I didn't have with m...

musicmum

anyone assisted in someone else's birth? Lock

Hi. I've just come away from assisting my girlfriend with her second child. I was there for her f...

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hi renees-mum! how the heck did you fit that many people in your birthing suite? did you go private to be ALLOWED to do this, as th...

mum2one

Home Births Lock

would love to hear from anyone out the there has had o home birth or is planning on having one. a...

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Congratulations! I'm glad it went well for you. I like the names you've given your girls. I've had lots of people say, 'My baby wou...

stephanie

Caeser under general anaesthetic Lock

Hi everyone I would love to hear any stories/tips about having an elective C under general anaes...

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hi shelly, am glad to hear you are feeling better.Hve you found out what sex the next little bundle of joy is or are you going to ke...

Jeanie

Ob at Wesley Hospital? Lock

Hi Can anyone recommend an OB who practices at the Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower, Brisbane?

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Thanks everyone for your recommendations. Jeanie

What do you classify as NATURAL BIRTH Lock

i work full time and was just having a discussion with my colleagues...... which i must say are ...

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Funny how we wouldn't dream of having a tooth drilled without drugs, but we still push for a no-drug delivery? Sure, the epidural is...

Munchkin

Has anyone had there baby at westmead hospital? Lock

Hey everyone my name is Michaela and im due on the 28/11/04 and im having my b...

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Hi mums and dads, just a quick posting to let you all know that i am running a Mothers/Fathers group from my house(Quakers Hill ) o...

Chelby

Jenni-lea had a girl Lock

Hi everyone. just thought i'd let you all know that Jenni had her daughter 13.11.04. i am sure ...

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Brooke

Anyone have their baby on their own birthday? Lock

I recently had my baby boy who was due on 10th Feb but didnt arrive! I was then induced and after...

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hi! i know this post is wayyy old, but thought i'd put in my 2 cents worth anyway! ...my 1st son was born on the 3rd of september 1...

lilmiss

Donating Cord Blood Lock

hi, i was just wondering if anyone has donated their cord blood. i am looking into it and was jus...

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hi! i found out about cord blood donation in my 1st pregnancy and although i didn't look into it any further, i was told that most ...

MJL

Pelvic instability Lock

Just wanting to hear from others who have experienced this condition and if there was any recomme...

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I had the same problem, and by the time I was 40 weeks I could barly walk the pain was so bad, I spent the last 2 months of my pregn...

girlymum

Labour and Birth Myths True or False? Lock

Hi Everyone, My husband and I are expecting our third baby and we are disagreeing on a few thing...

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hi! i think that it can be the case but there are a LOT of exceptions to the rule and therefore-i think it's a myth. i have 3 boys...

Thyroid Disease and Pregnant? Lock

Any one got Thyroid Diease and is pregnant or been pregnant? I have i had it through my pregnanc...

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Yummy_Mummy

Horror Birth Lock

Its a bit long winded but i would really really like to hear what you guys think! I was diagnose...

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I had the birth from hell as well. I was 11 days overdue so doctor decided I was to go in on the Sunday nite to have gel 'put in'. N...

Has anyone achived VBAC? Lock

Just wanted to find out if their was many mums out there that has achived a Vaginal Birth after C...

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Hi Amy03 I had my first baby - Taylah 3 yrs ago after 27hrs of labor and 2 hrs of trying to push her out, they decided on an emerg ...

BabyBoo

Bad second labour Lock

I had a pretty much text book first labour with my daughter. I was 40.1 weeks, in labour for 23....

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as far as I know you proberly won't have any other option but to have a caesarean on your next. A friend of mine tore her cervix (f...

Marti

Vaginal birth after a caesarean Lock

I was wondering if there is anyone here that has has a vaginal birth after previously having a ca...

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All I can say is if you want to have a VBAC. THe key is research and more research there are some great books about it and I know as...

Jeanie

What's the difference between a spinal and an epidural? Lock

Im booked in for an elective csection with my second baby and have heard people talk about a spin...

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Hello Jeanie, I had elective cesarean with firdst daughter (now 4) and was told of a spinal instead o an epidural, thin flexable alm...

Jenni-Lea

Pain relief options during labour??? Lock

Can anyone help me?? Does anyone know if the pain relief options, apart from gas, are opiate bas...

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Hi Sally, Thanks for the website. I had a brief look and found some useful information. I'll have a proper look when bubs lets me s...

calais

2 babies in 12 months Lock

hi everyone, i had my first baby in february of this year (such a cutie!) via c-section due to he...

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Hi everyone, I'm very sorry I havent replied for a while, i've had the flu for the last week or so and finally now my energy is retu...

kristyc

Natural birth after cesarean Lock

I am expecting my third child and am concerned about trying to have this baby naturally as I had ...

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Hi Kristy, I had an emergency cesarean with my first child as he was stuck ( they discovered this after 30 hours of labour! ) so wh...

Tweet_e

Operation similar to caeserean Lock

Hi all, I would like some opinions of ladies who have had caesareans or even the same op I had &...

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hi i had a c-section and i didnt see my daughter for the 1st 24hrs of her life. and i can never get that back. but i would think if ...

pina

Pain Relief Lock

Hi my name is Pina, Im about to have my first baby in seven weeks and would like to have some fee...

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Hi there, I have had 2 boys already and in both I used a bit of Gas which I found didnt do much, and also closer to the delivery I ...

How long before labour started for you? Lock

Hi Everyone, I'm 9 days out from my due date and in the last couple of days I have had a show. ...

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Hi Everyone, Thanks for your messages. Cohen was 3.72Kgs and 51.5cms long. Head circumference was 36.5cms so a pretty good size. ...

Natural Birth or Cesarean Lock

What should I do next time around? I had my baby 9mths ago naturally and scored a 3rd degree tea...

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i have had 3 c sections , i was already 4 a natural birth with my 1st but he had other ideas as wouldnt come out after 26 hours i ...

miracles

how to encourage labour? Come out already! 8-D Lock

Heya all I am due on 16.04.04 with my first. Most ppl thort that i would have the bub early. (not...

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Hey, CONGRATULATIONS! One month old tomorrow and i bet you it's flown. I'm so glad it wasn't too painful for you, sounds like a long...

INDUCED LABOUR...who had 1?? Lock

Hi, I had a little girl Natalie on 19/11/03. I was 11 days over and was induced. I thought this...

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i was induced at 38 wks with my 1st child due to an existing medical condition. they put the gel in (which i reacted to immediately ...

Rebecca J

Love 2 Hear stories of caesers Lock

Booked in 4 a c-section love to hear your stories good and bad from those of u who have had one! ...

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heya rebecca i've had 5 ceasers and each have been an experience in their own right! ceaser 1: my first was an emergency due to br...

chrissyd.nz

Natural birth after 2 c sections (VBAC) Lock

HI all I have had 2 C Sections and am pregnant with 3rd (due July) and hoping to have a natural b...

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chrissy, i'm a little worried about you staying home to have #3 after 2 ceasers. do you live close to the hospital? have u got an em...

Anni77

My Induction Lock

Hi All Went and seen my doctor this morning and she has decided this baby doesn't want to come o...

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hi all. thanks for your great advice although i didn't get it till it was all over went in for my check up on the 18th and they didn...

Have other mum's found their 2nd labours to be better than their 1st? Lock

Hi there, My first labour was a less than pleasant experience. I didn't progress well, needed lo...

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How are you going Michelle? I am new on the block, only joined today. I am curious too on what 2nd labours have been like for other...

Lisa24

3rd Elective Caesarean? Lock

Hi everyone :0) My sister is now 2 months pregnant and has again decided to have another electiv...

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Hi Lisa I found it really hard to cope with the emotional side of cesears. I still feel like i have had something taken from me that...

elisa7

anyone used TENS Lock

Hi there, My husband and i recently attended the labour and childbirth class - where they mention...

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Hi, i have five weeks to go with my second, and i was really curious about using the tens with my first but didn't end up going ahea...

ZacsMum

how to know when you start labour Lock

Hi all I'm just wondering if anybodys knows about engagement of the babies head in the pelvis. ...

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hi zacsmum, check with your gp but i think it is 3 fingers above your pelvic bone (it's the pelvic bone i'm not sure on) but it is ...

Scott and Hayley

complications at birth Lock

Hi my name is Hayley and I have 3 children under three I had my last baby in July 2003 she is a b...

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