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Tinaglacey

Atrial septal Aneurysm - opt for elective cesarean?? WORRIED Lock

I've had a rather complicated pregnancy with having a low lying placenta with a handful of l...

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Taks

Severe postpartum bleed Lock

Hi Am wondering if I can get some advice from anyone? I am a first time mum and had a pretty bad...

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An Angels Gift <3

3rd pregnancy Lock

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I'm 39 weeks pregnancy with our 3rd child. Bo...

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Yep! When I was pregnant with DD (around 39 weeks) I had a day where I was getting BH all day. In the evening they started getting ...

Mummy_to_2

Vomiting during labour - consistent across pregnancies? Lock

Hi, with my first birth I vomited with each strong contraction (during transition phase) until th...

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Hi I have 6 kids. With my first 5 I vomited as I progressed and kept doing so until delivery. This was my indication that we were cl...

Becw_2360

Posterior position since 36 weeks Lock

Hi ladies, This is our first baby and I am currently 38+4 weeks.. Due date 8th Sept. Baby has b...

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Dd was posterior. Not picked up until she was born as I found examinations too painful so they couldn't get a good feel during ...

Alex12

OB Pricing - Perth Lock

Hi, could you please recommend some OBs in Perth northern suburbs? Also if you could tell me abo...

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Thank you

Little Egg

we're being induced tomorrow Lock

So, yep, as the title says, tomorrow is the day. We have tried for so long to put off this induc...

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Good luck little egg. can't wait to hear all about it and I hope you get them cuddles soon thinking of you. And I'll po...

Kazinpurplerain

Epidural and induction at 38 weeks. Lock

Hello everyone, I'm new here and 14 weeks pregnant with my first. I know it's probably ...

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It may also be worth you looking into hypnobirthing, as a pp has said. A friend of mine passes out at any pain, and also the sight ...

MrsGJunior

Pre labour signs - hindsight Lock

Curious if anyone, with the benefit of hindsight, remembers anything that happened/you felt in th...

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Just uncomfortable, shitty & aggro at everyone.... My first was an induction, blech! The next two came on after s&s's. ...

Steph31

Which brand is best.. Has anyone used the 'ActivNatal' brand of TENS Machine?? Lock

I'm looking around for a TENS machine & not sure which brand is the best (or are they al...

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Thanks Laine, I might even consider it for my next labour as I borrowed my husband's TENS machine and didn't really like t...

JJ2710

Induction methods Lock

Im being induced next week due to having cholestasis at 37weeks, I was just wanting to know some ...

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Hey there i was induced with my second due to complcations as far as natural ways to help the process im not sure what you can possi...

kellijelly2138

Waiting! Lock

Hi everyone, I am currently due this Friday and am just waiting for something to happen. I feel l...

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We are due in 5 weeks and I am already becoming inpatient!! Good luck to you

MrsGJunior

Birth stories Lock

As labour #2 approaches I am interested in all things birth lol, especially how things differed b...

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I am unsure whether to be reading this or not!! We are 5 weeks from having our first little one and I love taking in as much info as...

T_Delight

Hypnobabies home study course Lock

Hi everyone, I recently bought the hypnobabies home study course from ebay. The lady i bought it...

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Hi ladies, Memi2410 & T_Delight, hoping you may still be out there. I've done the same thing, I've bought the 6cds off...

Kelstribe

hypnobabies help/pamphlets Lock

Hi to anyone out there reading this. I was hoping and wondering if anyone out there can help me ...

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Little Egg

When did your waters break with your births? Lock

I asked the other day about Strep B, and my midwife today said that It's recommended I start...

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with my daughter I had contractions for 11hours before my waters broke and then had her 3hours after that. with my son I also had th...

Rasjimbo

Riverland SA Mums - Please share birthing stories Lock

Hi ladies, I'm going to be moving to Waikerie SA in the next couple of months and will be ab...

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Thanks! Not sure how I'd go about getting to Berri once labour has started, might be an interesting car ride Did they allow yo...

Tthebutterfly

6.5 weeks red blood then spotted brown ... Am I still preg Lock

Last saturday morning I woke up because I could feel a blood it was bright red and a lot then non...

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Tkpolky21

Dr Jean Woo - Mitcham Private Lock

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used Dr Jean Woo from Mitcham Private in VIC? Iam pregnant with ...

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Najami

Any Doula recommendations for Melbourne? Lock

Dear all, I am 18 weeks and exploring the option of hiring a doula for labour. This is my first p...

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Sunshine Hospital Melbourne Lock

Anyone with Birth experiences from here? Love to find out experiences from this Hospital Thanks...

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I think sunshine hospital in vic treat private patient better then public patient and it's unfair. My friend was a public patie...

Ashmac345

Hospital Bag Lock

Hi, what did you pack in your hospital bag for your and bub? im due in 8 weeks and want to be pre...

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Did your hospital give you a list of suggested items to pack? mine did & anything else I wanted I wrote down onto that list. A...

MrsGJunior

Hospital bags Lock

Hi all, Just getting ready to pack my hospital bags... How many weeks did you pack yours? I hav...

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I was 10 days early, but i packed mine after waters broke, pjs and tracks and top for me, 0000 clothes for bub (2 sets of stretch an...

S_Fourdrinier

Mater Mothers Private OB's & Approx costs Lock

hi, just wondering if anyone can recommend any female OB's that are associated with Mater Mo...

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I went through Dr Bronwyn Byrnes for 2 of my girls, she has offices in Southbank (I think still there). She was wonderful and very c...

S_Fourdrinier

Midwifery Group Practice Lock

hi, just wondering if anyone has had their baby using the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) program ...

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Little Egg

Strep b - anyone have this and what treatmemt? Lock

My midwife got me to do a swab when I had my gd test and it came back positive. I didn't hav...

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I was tested positive to carrying strep B, which also meant when in labour I needed the IV drugs done to prevent it getting passed o...

Eileen_Wood

Hypno Birthing Lock

Hi guys, I'm 18 weeks pregnant with my first, ....I am looking into Hypnobirthing but the...

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We have just done our calm birthing course and it was really great, I really believe that it is going to be an amazing tool in our u...

Emma-823

Epidurals Lock

With my second child due in December I am planning on having an epidural if needed. Can anyone w...

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I had an Epi after 12 hours of labour. We were moved from a birthing unit to a full maternity hospital at 9hours into my labour due ...

Smondin83

Who is planning on having an Epidural or is happy they had one before? Positive stories only please. Lock

Hi, I am about to have my second child, (waiting to go in to Labour, lol) With my first son, I ...

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I had a 24 hr labour with my first with no Dr available to give an epidural and she was vacuumed out after having the sytocinon drip...

K_Mcpaul

Induced Labour Lock

Hi, I am currently 30weeks pregnent, due to my previous health issues my obstatrician is plannin...

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I am also due to be induced and was extremely worried, but I am feeling better about it First time round I was induced (even though...

Meganbelci

labour Lock

is there any home induction methods you did at home that actually work?

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Expressing milk (actually it's likely to be colostrum), but the pumping can cause your body to produce the hormone Oxytocin whi...

Kylie-759

4/5 engaged Lock

Good evening all. 4/5 engaged- is this almost fully engaged? Usually I don't engage unt...

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im pretty sure for go time it needs to be 0/5 like the number gets lower, it does depends on how the midwife write it though, that i...

Enchantedgarenfairy

similar stories, advice and tips Lock

I'm 39+1 weeks pregnant, bubs head isn't engaged and he doesn't look like he is re...

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[quote post="3579934" name="4 surprises."][b]4 surprises. wrote[/b]: Congrates. Enjoy them new born[quote post=&...

MrsGJunior

Transverse lie position Lock

I am 35 weeks and bubs is in a transverse position, so laying across my stomach. I know that so ...

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My 2nd was transverse at 36 weeks but she turned by the time I went into labour at 39 weeks. What you can do to help turn bubs is to...

TallulahBelle

TENS machine for labour Lock

Has anyone used this for labour? Would you recommend it? Thinking of trying something different ...

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TallulahBelle wrote: Thanks wooden spoon! I guess anything for distraction would be great! Wow Sally -congratulations on dd2, was ...

Aeryn_Walker

pointy end of the stick... extremely anxious Lock

My first birth is impending... In next 2 weeks. I'm terrified of what labour will be like. I...

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I think realising when it is over the pain will be gone is really important and reminding yourself that the whole way through, short...

Mandy042

How to get labour going/worrying about a big baby! Lock

Just after any advice/tips on how to get labour going naturally... I'm 39weeks and simply e...

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Thanks for the replies, I realise that baby will only come when he is ready, I guess it's just hard to be patient! I'm so...

Sasha1001

Armadale Hospital Lock

Hi all. I am looking at Armadale Memorial for delivery of my second child, due Sept. I am going f...

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Thanks! Great info, would love your GP name! I have sent you a follow request so I can msg you

rrandle

Public vs private??? Lock

Hi all just wondering what everyones experiences and opinion are with the debate between public h...

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Hi all; I'm under Dr Klomps care at the moment (only 8 weeks pregnant) but I have top hospital and extras - Do you know how muc...

country_yobbo

Induction Questions...... Lock

I am getting Gel inserted on Wednesday night with the aim of breaking waters first up Thursday mo...

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Congratulations! What a beautiful birth story