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v8saint

Retained Placentas

I am very curious how many other people have had this. I have had 2 out of 4 pregnancy's, my...

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Kbeveridge14

Epidural questions!

Help! I’m a first time mum and I have friends who have said how long they waited for the anesthet...

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Hey Kristalenamli, Is that your daughter I see in the picture? You two look adorable together. Lime mum. Like daughter. Hehe! Althou...

Shiwangi9812

going to do if I were pg

Well, I haven't been to the FT boards in a long time, but just thought I'd drop by. Her...

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Huggies Support

Your birth choices

https://www.huggies.com.au/childbirth/giving-bi... What have you got planned?

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Huggies Support

Have you got a birth plan?

Download our Huggies Birth Plan to help get you started! https://assets-0.huggies-cdn.net/system...

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Cr9578

Maternity at NEW Calvary Bruce Private (Canberra)

I know the new Calvary Bruce Private only opened this week, so I'm being rather impatient! H...

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jem0jem

Anti - E antibody

I am 38 weeks pregnant, and have just been told i have Anti - E antibodys. This means nothing to ...

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If anyone is the wiser now, I would love to hear from you. I did find this answer that helped a bit: https://www.babble.com/pregnanc...

Enriquachyna

Dilated but waters have not broken and no contractions

Hi I need advice or from anyone who has experienced what I'm experiencing? So I'm 38 we...

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Huggies Support

Did you write a birth plan?

Did your birth go according to your plan? Was there anything that surprised you?

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Macy_Grace

how long did your induction take

hello i am due to be induced tomorrow at 38weeks due to high bp and was wondering if you have be...

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Hi There, I was induced at 39 weeks and 4 days with first baby. Tried everything to get natural labor going. Was hesitant with indu...

Michelle_B_1970

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

Hi everyone and thanks for taking the time to read my post. Let me start by saying "Good Work Mum...

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I am a 31-year-old mother of 1. I am typically pretty healthy and not overweight. As a result of my pregnancies, I developed varicos...

Nicolel-778

Birthing with a fractured pelvis

Hi there, I've just found out I've fractured my pelvis, im 32 weeks pregnant with 2nd b...

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Hi I think this is something only your doctor can help with. There's so many different ways someone can fracture a pelvis and ...

Huggies Support

Can you bring on labour naturally?

Once you've gone past 39-40 weeks, you're probably feeling really ready to meet your ba...

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Giving birth before your due date via induction or c-section

We know the last few weeks of your pregnancy can be tough. You feel enormous, your ankles are swo...

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Top tips for healing after a vaginal birth

Whether or not you had an episiotomy or stitches from a tear, you'll feel sore or swollen fo...

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Did you have an epidural? Was the experience what you expected? Lock

About 60% of women will ask for an epidural during the birth of their child. However there are a ...

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I got an epidural without hesitation and would TOTALLY recommend it. I had been in labour for 3 hours already when I got to the hosp...

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Labour positions to ease pain

Soothing Labour Positions The standard hospital labour position—semi- or fully reclining—is not ...

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What do you really need to bring to the hospital

Childbirth classes and baby books will give you huge lists of "essentials" you really n...

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One*Lucky*Mummy

pre natal yoga

Hi Ladies, I'm hoping to start pre natal yoga tonight....just making sure my cold is not going t...

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I really like pregnancy yoga classes in my area. Here is a link in case some mummies want to join. http://healthymeyoga.com.au/class...

Huggies Support

10 Ways to Relieve Approach Labour in a Positive Way

1. Find a Soothing Environment If you can request a tour of your birthing suite before.Your birt...

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Renee_Thorpe

So upset, urine retention.. help

I gave birth 2 weeks ago and was sent home with a catheter because I couldn't use my bladder...

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Rarichic

Stressing about baby #1 during labour #2

Hi all, I'm due to give birth mid-August to baby #2 and I’m starting to have some anxiety ab...

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Huggies Support

How to tell if labour is coming

If this is your first baby, you may be feeling a growing sense of anxiety about the impending lab...

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Bridgy_Rfc

Group B Strep

I had a positive result for GBS from a urine sample taken early in pregnancy, and no matter how m...

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Not trying to scare any one but I feel annoyed when people say it's not big deal it's nothing and so on. I did have strep...

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Have you chosen a birth partner yet?

Is it your partner, mum or best friend? Maybe you're choosing not to have anyone besides med...

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Huggies Support

What would you add to our Hospital Bag List?

Here is our list of essentials but we'd love to hear from YOU! What would you recommend pack...

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Hi great suggestions & found helpful to read over as its been 5yrs since my last birth.

macca1984

What to wear during labour? What did u wear? Lock

Hi ladies! I'm packing my bags for hospital as I have to be induced around 37 weeks I have a spin...

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I recommend maternity hospital gowns or birthing gowns. They are designed for comfort in labor and have access to fetal monitoring, ...

Choco51

Return of period

Hi all. My daughter is almost 8 months. I'm just wondering if a period should have come back...

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newmum1983

Which Private Hospital is good Norwest Private or Westmead Private?

I am pregnent with my first baby and when went to see the GP, she told us to finalize which hospi...

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Had a good experience at norwest overall, facilities are good, rooms were new and they are strict on visiting hours to allow new mu...

R2_x

Two nights of contractions that lead to nothing :(

Hey mums, Just wanting some advice and ideas on what is happening to my unpredictable uterus!! ...

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Exactly the same thing has been happening to me! The hospital have said it's 'practice' labor. Until either your mem...

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Have you written a Birth Plan?

Having a birth plan or even a birth strategy is a good way to prepare emotionally for the birth. ...

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How did you choose your birth partner?

Maybe it was your partner or maybe you chose a friend, your mum or someone else? We'd love t...

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Mrsvictoriasimmons

Is Birth faster the second time round?

Hi Mums Im 14w pregnant with baby no 2 and got preganant quite soon after baby no 1 (he is 7mont...

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Hi there, I know that this quite an old question but I thought I would answer anyway. I am currently pregnant with number 3. All thr...

Kristy_Sami

Has anyone given birth at Tweed Head Hospital recenlty. I am looking for all advice - good and bad :)

I am a first time mum new to the Gold Coast. I am hoping some one has some advice on which public...

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Kpjcoleman

SHOULD I GO TO THE HOSPITAL?!?! First time mum

Hi there i have been having contractions since 10.30pm last night. they are now between between 4...

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I know you've already had the baby but for anyone else reading I'll share my experience if you wanna read. I went into hos...

morniet

Vaginal birth after 4th degree tear

Hi all. I had a 4th degree tear with the birth of my son in 2013. No particular reason was given...

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I tore to the 2nd degree and am worried about having a second baby and birthing vaginally. My mum tore when having me and went onto ...

Taks

Uterus does NOT contract!! Anyone else out there???

Hi everyone. I am looking for some advice about postpartum bleeding in births!! I have two childr...

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Mrsvictoriasimmons

Elective C Section & SPD?

Hi All I am currently 31w and have just found out that the pain i Have been experiencing most of...

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Huggies Support

Do you really need to go to child birth classes?

Did you go to childbirth classes? Do you think they were helpful or not?

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Joanna88

Greenslopes Maternity Brisbane

Hi guys Just had a tour of greenslopes and I absolutely LOVE it. Can't wait to go, did y&#...

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