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Ameliajade_H

Water Birth Experiences Lock

I'm pregnant with my first (in my 18th week) and am very interested in a water birth. I feel...

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i spent about 4 hours of my labour in a bath- then got told to get out so they could monitor baby where i had to be on the bed. i th...

Mandy042

Did you have any signs labour was near? Lock

I'm 37 weeks and after having DS1 at 37 +2 I'm getting pretty excited/anxious/impatient...

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Update: I'm still waiting! (Not so patiently) haha. I had a midwife appointment on Wednesday and she thinks baby's head h...

Mummy <3

39wks, second pregnancy, and still not dilated or engaged :( Lock

I had my doctor's appointment this morning (am currently 39 +3) and during my examination it...

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Sometimes midwives can get it wrong, I had an appointment with the midwife and she told me bub wasn't head down or engaged but ...

Enchantedgarenfairy

Impatient Lock

Hi all I'm 37+5 days I've lost my mucus plug and had a bloody show last night, I'...

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Oh really? My midwife told me at the start of my pregnancy most 1st time mum's go over their due date so I'm half expectin...

Mumx2+nomore

Raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose oil Lock

Hi everyone I'm 34 weeks with no. 2 and have started taking raspberry leaf tea tablets as recomme...

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I know this is a super old post, But thought id leave my reply here for others to read. I drank the raspberry leaf tea with my 2nd o...

Mandy042

Natural drug free birth VS pain relief! Lock

I'm 4 weeks out from my due date for our DS2, just after experiences from those who have had...

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I hated the idea of needles in my spinal area but mostly the idea of possibly being cut was my biggest fear. Worst I ended up with f...

Hollie_Jk

2nd birth!! i need opinions!! Lock

Hey i have a 15 month old and am expecting my next baby in May!! i just want to know how other mo...

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My second was 6 hours shorter than the first. Certainly didn't feel like it though. You're pretty lucky with less than 5 h...

KrystalBrown

whats the go with selecting your own midwife? Lock

Im birthing at armadale hospital and im wondering if I can pick who my midwife will be?

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Epidural Lock

Depends on the hospital policy but epidurals do require a lot more frequent monitoring of yoursel...

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For both my first n 2nd births the midwife left me alone for long amounts of time. Which I enjoyed, I liked knowing that I was only...

StrawberryTimTam

Update if anyone is interested Lock

I had a doc appointment at the hospital yesterday at 38 weeks. They did a quick internal so they ...

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Little Egg wrote: StrawberryTimTam wrote: Little Egg wrote: How exciting STT! Oh wow in less than a week we should have a new huggie...

KrystalBrown

32wks with thrid child and constant sore back HELP Lock

hi ladies, this is my third pregnancy (all live births) and this morning i woke up at 8 to a sore...

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Confusedduck

Obstetrician Recommendation (Melbourne) Lock

Hi All, This is my first pregnancy, 7th week. I am trying to find out more about some Melbourne ...

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Samantha&Carl

Stretch and Sweep - Good? Bad? Or ugly? Lock

Hey Mummas! I'm currently 38w pregnant and recent scans show our girl is already 8pound 14o...

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i did a membrane sweep at 37 weeks bc they were worried about babys movements and that i mite have a stillborn. did it on a thursday...

GLWCHW

OB recommendations for Sydney Southwest Private Hospital Lock

Hey ladies, We have just had our pregnancy confirmed (4 weeks) and now looking for OB recommend...

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My OB was dr McCaffrey and he was great and made me feel relaxed throughout my whole pregnancy. He is located in Liverpool.

Courtney_Everest

Due Date 22 December 2014 Lock

Hi there, I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I have discovered I am due 22 De...

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I am due 27th December, so bub could come between 20th and 1st December, my partner laughs that if bub were to come Chrissy Day that...

Little Egg

Anyone read a birth book by Ina May Gaskin? Lock

In my search for ways to make this upcoming birth as uneventful as possible I have come across In...

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Great, thanks! I always forget about the wonder of the book depository

Gsxrness

cramping pains 5 months after giving birth, Lock

Any advice ive had cramps for about a week now not sure if its because we had intercourse or some...

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Question for anyone who's been induced Lock

I have never asked, but I would say no, I have had two inductions. Both times I was hooked up to...

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I was induced earl (37 weeks) at my request (read insistence) in consultation with my midwife. I wasnt allowed home because of the o...

Carley_Jade93

Ipswich Hospital Opinions?? Lock

Hi I am due to have my first baby in October at Ipswich Public. Just wondering what peoples opini...

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SarahBlogger

Childbirth and gifts. Lock

After giving birth to her first child, Sarah received an unusual gift from her mother in law. ...

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When you actually think of it, your MIL is just being kind and practical. Now if she had bought you wrinkle cream for christmas then...

inverted hips Lock

I don't think they were inverted, but my grandmother was born with a dislocated hip which wa...

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Kholme

Colostomy reversal and c section for second labour. Lock

My first labour I had a 3rd degree tear which wasn't picked up properly. It became infected ...

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Wow that all sounds pretty traumatic you poor thing I didn't have the same thing but prior to having children I had multiple...

Luckydays

RBWH - I'm confused by the process! Lock

Hi ladies! I am almost 8 weeks along and visited my local GP 2 weeks ago. She took a blood test a...

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Beth_Brampton

wanted student doula who wants experience Lock

Hi my name is beth and I am looking for a student doula in north brisbane who would be interested...

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mum2all

What should I tell my daughter in preperation for birth Lock

My by then 4 year old daughter is going to be present for our 3rd child's birth. I have slow...

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will show my daughter the same pictures thanks.

Britzanebub1

Scared about 4th time around.. Lock

Hi ladies Iam currently pregnant with bub #4 the other 3 kids I had really quick and easy labour...

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I am sure that you know what is normal for your labours and you will know if things are not right and can tell your midwife. #4 for...

Klgeyer82

Vbac 2 Lock

Hi I've just found out i'm pregnant with baby no 3 and I would really like to hear and ...

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Hi there Congrats on your pregnancy! I had a VBA2C 20 months ago. I chose to hire a private midwife who was able to support me a...

StrawberryTimTam

What would you do? Lock

So for those of you that don't know the last couple of months have been madness for my littl...

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I had my first 2 bubs at the RBH before moving up the coast and cant fault them I have friends who live at The Grange and they lo...

Clear54321

Middlemore Hospital Birth Lock

Hi There, I was just wondering if anyone can give me some more recent information at birthing at ...

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I gave birth at middlemore just over a year ago now. The room was ok, quite big and i had my own bathroom. But i wanted to have wate...

NikStarr

Preparing your vagina for birth. Getting a fit vagina. You will be so grateful. Lock

A little story about how I birthed a 4.4kg baby boy and bounced back almost immediately. You s...

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FYI http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/vaginal-weightlif...

Zinkles

Bucket handled tear Lock

Anyone know what that means? My midwife looked into my tear from my labour with DS and said it ...

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Lol yep, pretty pregnant now. Thanks for checking it out for me

VaVe82

Labour the second time around - anxious! Lock

Hi there! My first daughter was born at 37 weeks on the dot and just today I am 37 weeks pregnant...

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Yeah, I guess I am more anxious as I was prepared for the worse during my first labour and ended up being very easy - now I am just ...

StudentMidwifeEmma

Brisbane Student Midwife- Mater Mothers Hospital Lock

Good Afternoon Everyone, My name is Emma! I am second year student midwife currently studying a...

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Blonders1

Scared for labour Lock

Hi ladies, Im 30 weeks and I've been reading a lot of birth stories saying that it was too l...

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Firstly speak to your midwife. She needs to understand the importance it is to you. I've had both mine at 4-6 cms dilated. Prep...

MUMEE2B

Panadeine Forte? Lock

Can you take Panadeine forte at home while in labour? or is it unsafe for baby? Has anyone self m...

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I was given panadeine forte by the nurse to cope with the after pains of having my second son. I was breastfeeding and after I had t...

Jess.xO

Just a lil scared.. Lock

Currently 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant, doctor has told me they want too give me a stretch and sw...

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I didn't need one but I think everyone is different. Some people say it hurt and some felt hardly anything. Just relax aad I&#...

Ben&Chloës Mama

She is here!! Lock

So our little girl is finally here!! Here is my birth story for those who are interested. Coul...

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Welcome to another chapter of your life and congratulations!

Little Egg

How you react to contractions directly relates to speed of labour? Lock

I'm just after some other opinions, I am pregnant with No.2, due in August and I'm thin...

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I handled the contractions calmly and positively and still spent 13 hours in pain with no progression. I ended up having a Caesarian...

Keen Mummy

What was your second labour like compared to your first? Lock

Hi Ladies, I am due with baby #2 at the end of September. My first labour was 4.5 hours from sta...

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Ds1 - 31 longing hours, painful thanks to being posterior. Went to hospital not long after labour started. Epidural at 21 hours. Vac...