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Ashford Hospital Adelaide Lock

Hi there, I'm not pregnant yet, however my specialist consults at Ashford and once (hopeful...

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My 1st Bub is 1.5 and she was born at Ashford, I absolutely loved it. We went to the hotel (it was then the Rendevouz) and it was fa...


Lyell McEwin Hospital Lock

Hi, has anyone had their baby at the Lyell Mc? Although I live 15 mins from WCH my designated ho...

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Hi everyone, I've had all three of my children born at Lyell McEwin and every experience was different. I can not complain abou...


Casey Hospital Maternity Ward: Any new reviews? Lock

Hello everyone, I'm currently pregnant with my first child and my local hospital is Casey. ...

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Gestational Diabetes - Advice Lock

Hi ladies, I am 29 weeks with #3 and this is my fist diagnosis for Gestational Diabetes. I am in ...

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Also in NZ they will only check bub 4 times in a 24 hour period unless he/she is under the level then the pricks will start from the...


Scared of having an epidural Lock

Hi all, our first baby is due in August and I hav some HUGE concerns about an epidural. Does an...

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I had epidural for first one 11years ago... I didn't feel a thing, the pain I was in was alot more.... I have a friend who has...


Post Natal Depression treatment Lock

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Tested positive to Group B Strep Lock

HI, At around 35-37 weeks midwives do a test to see if you test positive or negative to group b ...

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I tested positive last time round for group b strep, but when i talked to my midwife this time round (different midwife) she said th...


Starting to think about your Birth Plan? Check out our Birth Plan Template! Lock

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Midwifery student for continuity of care! Lock

Hi, my name is Sharon and I'm studying a Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery. As a part of our...

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Preparing for a natural birth Lock

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Every labour is different - what are the tell tale signs that labour is on its way? Lock

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Did you know that Spotify have put together a Birthing Playlist? Lock

From Salt n'Pepa's Push it to Cold Play's Don't Panic….Check out the full pla...

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Pain relief during labour Lock

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C section post c section Lock

I hear a lot about vbac stories but anyone opted for c section again post a c section? My whole ...

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I have had two C-sections. My first was because our DD was breech and she was also small. It was a planned C-section. We were advi...


Who was in the delivery room with you? Lock

Your other half / mum / best friend?

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I had my partner and mum. Ended up having an emergency c section so only my partner was allowed to come into theatre with me.


Did your birth experience match your expectations? Tell us about it! Lock

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Rapid birth vs normal birth Lock

I saw a forum before about which hurts more a rapid birth or a normal birth? With my first son i ...

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My two births were completely different, my first I was at the hospital with back pain at midnight and after an internal found I was...


Pain relief during labour Lock

Do you have any pain relief plans for the birth like an epidural or a TENS machine?

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My plan was to use gas when needed, but that was foiled sigh! I had major acid reflux when pregnant and unfortunately during labour ...


Tell us about your child birth story or read through some others! Lock

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Worried about pain relief during birth? Lock

Have you thought about how you will manage pain relief during the birth? Let us know what you are...

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VBA2C Lock

Hi there, Just wondering if any one has attempted/accomplished VBA2C. I am planning on having VBA...

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Fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration. I am due in August and I have had 1x planned c-section (due to pelvic fractures) 1x emerge...


Midwife - West Christchurch Lock

Hi I live in Halswell, Christchurch. Could you please recommend a midwife. I am 36 - had a miscar...

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Who was in the delivery room with you? Lock

Partner? Mum? Best Friend? Other?

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With my first my intention was to have my partner and my mum with me but we ended up needing to have an emergency cesarean so only m...


Hospital visits - what do you think? Lock

Who do you want to come for hospital visits and / or what did you find too much?

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Pre labour signs?? Lock

I'm 33+3 and last night woke up with terrible stomach pains (sorry for tmi and had explosive...

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Everyone is different but it does sound like it could possibly be pre labour, however that can last a week - best to get checked.


Packing a hospital bag for Hutt Hospital Lock

I am just beginning to pack my 'hospital bag' and would love to know what Hutt Hospital...

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Hi Ej...I gave birth there a week ago and they don't provide much. You need to bring your own nappies, make sure you bring ple...


Support person for labour and birth Lock

Hi all I am currently completing a Diploma in Childbirth Education. As a part of this course I ha...

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Auburn Hospital Lock

Hello ladies, has anyone given birth at Auburn hospital? I am thinking of going public and we are...

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What do you think are the most important things to pack in your hospital bag? Lock

Tell us what you had in yours or what you wished you'd had...

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Westmead Private or Norwest Private Lock

Hi to all the wonderful mothers and fathers out there, I have just found out that I am pregnant w...

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Westmead private has an amazing feeding room where you can get help from a lactation consultant and chat to the other Mum's it ...


Epidural in Australia? Lock

Hey lovely mummas, I was just wondering if anyone has been offered or has had an epidural in Aus...

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Thanks for all your replies ladies, I've been reading up on the subject and I think I want to g for one, if I fall again. 2 lab...


Big baby and worried Lock

Hi all supermums, I am 38 weeks and will be 39 in 2 days. Last week I had an ultrasound and she t...

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Congrats on your new baby! My son was born by vacuum extraction as well as he had a really bad injury on his head, it was bleeding a...


Pain relief during labor Lock

At 30 weeks, I'm looking at my pain relief options. Granted, I would prefer to go natural and jus...

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I was definently NOT having an epidural, and with a posterior labour that went on with no progress for 14 hours where I was climbing...


Birth options after 4th degree tear Lock

Hi all When I had my first son, he came flying out so quickly that I ended up with a 4th degree t...

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I had a 3b tear with my first, it was horrible! I'm now pregnant with number two and due in December. I've consulted with ...


Pain Relief During Labour Lock

There’s no getting away from it, labour is painful. Thankfully however we have many options, from...

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I only had gas but apparently i was using it more for something to bite on then breathe in! I had quite a easy not as painful as i t...


How was your birth experience? Lock

Was it very different from what you had planned?

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My first sons labour took 6 hours, pretty quick for a first time labour, very painful but all went well and was quite quick, no comp...


I am 35 weeks my baby is in a breech postion. Lock

I just went for a scan on tuesday she told use baby is in a breech postion. I am swimming two da...

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I was also 35wks when my bubs was in a breach position and now at 37 +3 she has turned. I googled alot of stuff and tried doing diff...

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Vaginal Birth after a previous 3rd degree tear Lock

Hi, Just wondering if anyone else was able to have a vaginal birth following a previous 3rd degre...

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I had a very similar experience and outcomes to makalu, but a 3a tear, with my first. Second bub was bigger, but was able to birth ...


What does a 'Show' look like? Lock

Hello, Would really appreciate if someone could help me. I'm 40 weeks and 1 day and had a ...

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Congrats on your gorgeous boy KM1990! Hope you had a smooth delivery without too much drama. Enjoy your newborn cuddles!


Joondalup Private vs Glengarry Lock

Hi ladies Help! I am pregnant with my second and am considering going with Dr Neppe. I had my f...

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Just be aware from what I know he only does obstetric appointments on Tuesdays and Thursday's and apparently he gets very busy....