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Your Labour and Birth

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...

Tarajs01

Kiwifruit smoothies Lock

Anyone got any kiwifruit smoothy recipe ideas they wanna share? Midwife told me to start drinking...

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No not evening primrose either.

Tashaleela

Warragul Hospital Lock

Hi All, Hope you are all well I've just recently moved from SA to Vic and my closest hospital ...

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jazzymyn can you tell me who you are seeing there as I would prefer a female OB. thanks

Neddee

Has anyone used clary sage oil to induce labour ?? Lock

Hi I had a checkup today and my midwife mentioned clary sage oil mixed with almond oil rubbed i...

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I bought clary sage oil at 38+5 weeks to add to my massage oil for labour. At about 2pm I got it out and mixed it for my massage oil...

Dd1678

Stretch and Sweep Lock

hi there, I know there is a lot of info and experiences on this forum regarding this but its so o...

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that's great...unfortunately my cervix was still closed.. but midwife said it was ripe and soft which is a good thing I guess.....

NZnewmum

My story Lock

A little bit about my journey to motherhood: Since getting pregnant I have been an active stalke...

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Hi! Congrats on the birth of your baby. Looking forward to getting to know you more

Shrimpy198i

Anyone had years between pregnancies ? Lock

So I am 36 weeks and it has been 12.5 years since I gave birth to my lil tween . Any one else in ...

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im due tomorrow with my DS #4 and my youngest in turning 12...all I get is people saying are you crazy!!!!! ive really enjoyed it be...

Cuddles for Mum

My story... (Sorry its so loooong!!) Lock

So, it was the week of Christmas, and we had been discussing for a week or so the possibility of ...

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congrates

Cuddles for Mum

Birth story? Lock

Just wondering if anyone is interested in yet another birth story? Cos if nobody is then I won&#x...

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Haha, stupid iPad and auto correct the melting moments are in the oven, story is on its way

Sediah

Assistance Please Lock

Hey Ladies! I need some assistance please. I need 100 people to fill this survey out for my for m...

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Done

katrich1

Experiences with Nepean Public Hospital?? Lock

Hi all, I'm 27 weeks pregnant with my first, have just moved to Sydney and will be deliveri...

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/129328227093767/ Here's the link just in case.

Lack of recognised rights in childbirth Lock

I like how the NZ ladies can go choose their own midwife and it's all funded. They can selec...

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No, intervention isn't the only issue - just that it is one that seems to crop up a lot of the time. But of course, even a norm...

Happy-days

Birth after 3rd degree tearing Lock

Hi, I'm just after some advice if anyone has had a similar situation. In 2011 I gave birth...

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A friend of mine had a 4th degree tear with her first. She had her 2nd 4 years later by C-section as recommended by her doc. Her rec...

chloe_jaye

Chances of natural labour? Lock

Hi, i am 37 weeks tomorrow and have a appointment with my doctor. I was going to ask for a sweep....

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well first question is why were you induced the first 2 time and the second question is why are you requesting a sweep now? Persona...

Laura_Mackie

Family Attending Labour Lock

Hi fellow members, I am approaching my second birth and will be having baby at King Edward Memori...

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I don't kwon about kemh but down here it Tassie its a max of two support people

Aspen123

Please help week over and planning VBAC Lock

Ok so I'm a week over my due date from scan, I believe my due date isn't actually till ...

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Wow congrats! Our wee boys have the same birthday! Cute. Im glad all went OK for you and you got your VBAC. I am recovering exceptio...

Fish_1986

HELP! Running out of time to avoid C section! Lock

Ok ladies, today I have officially reached my EDD and still no sign of baby coming. I am desperat...

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oh im so glad things turn out well for you and congrats on the birth of you son and I hope you have a speedy and recovery best of l...

Fiona_Young77

Moving house and not sure if I should change hospitals. Lock

Hi ladies just wandering if anyone can share their experiences of moving during pregnancy. We are...

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Subscribing to this. I will be facing the same thing

New_mama_moi

40weeks + 2days in counting! Lock

Hi everyone, I'm a first time mum. Today I am 40 weeks and 2 days and very much over being p...

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If you are still really wanting to go into labour, ask your midwife for a stretch and sweep. My Ob did that when I was 39 weeks with...

frangipani_princess

Anyone had more then 1 3rd degree tear? Lock

Hi, I'm after some opinions on another natural birth after 2x 3rd degree tears. I had my son...

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Can understand this is a very hard decision to make - I have had 2x 3rd degree tear was just stitched in birthing suite - DS1 was a ...

Shrimpy198i

Both fears endured through labor Lock

So one of my fears was no epi ! And dd 1week old decided she was coming on Saturday when there ar...

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Just had a thought everyone that I see hear has the back pain like I did all the bubs are postiariar , so why is it that the back pa...

Kade's World

Who birthed at Tweed Hospital recently??? Lock

Hi everyone, I'm looking for any feedback on Tweed Hospital. Positive and negative opinions wel...

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I'm sorry but I had a horrific experience there My other twin pregnancy was Caesarian at full term so I never went into labour...

MumMum78

No one to look after toddler when go into labour Lock

Hi. I'm sure a lot of people have been in my situation but I just wanted to see what the bes...

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We have no family or relatives at all nearby so we hired an Au Pair for a couple of months. She came to stay when I was about 35 wee...

MyLittleJem

Chances of a 2nd episiotomy? Lock

Hi ladies, I'm pregnant with number 2 and I had to have an episiotomy with my first, wonderi...

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Thanks ladies, seems I'm not doomed yet lol, first time round it was after 3 hours of pushing and she still wasn't coming...

Shrimpy198i

Tightings how long from there Lock

So been having tight ingest all day , nothing regular tho as each time I go to time they drop off...

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Thank you all was a horrific labor and birth ! Every time a midwife checks my stomach I get flash backs ! Never again ! Was well wo...

Mandy042

What was your labour like? Lock

Hi everyone. Just curious as to how peoples labour differed for subsequent babies.... Was it the...

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Mine were all really similar amazingly enough! dd1: born Saturday 9:15pm in an april thunderstorm 40 + 1 day. just over 2 hours of...

I Love My Babes

I have a Wonderful excuse for being MIA :) Lock

Good Morning my Huggies friends My Gorgeous Baby Boy decided he didn't want to wait till ...

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Congratulations!

Cute_Lolita_86

King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth Lock

Hello All I am trying to conceive after a missed miscarriage a few months back and I have a ques...

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Its my understanding that you can only go to kemh if you are in their district or are high risk, you cant just request to go there. ...

flowergirl73

Rectovaginal fistula Lock

Hi, I suffered a rectovaginal fistula in October 2009 after delivering my son vaginally after a ...

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Hello there is a wonderful support group that im in called Living With Obstetric Fistula.

gypsy kylz

well bub is finally here..what a long couple of days!! Lock

well im happy to say that we welcomed our 4th beautiful little angel , a girl 'Gypsy' a...

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Congrats!!! and welcome to little Gypsy

Shrimpy198i

2 days over due Lock

Well as the tittle states 2 days over due and really feeling it ! My stomach is so tight and it&#...

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Thank you all xx

gypsy kylz

waters broken...now what? Lock

hey after some suggestions on how to get contractions to start? this is bub #4 im due on the 31s...

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Stairs, stairs and more stairs lol. With my 4th my waters broke naturally too all my other births they were ruptured for me during l...

Lil Dash

Hospital Bag Lock

I know this topic has been covered quite a few times, but I would really love some advice about w...

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Thank you all so much! I have incorporated many of your tips into my bag and am happy to say I am pretty much packed (a few things w...

Shrimpy198i

Anyone else hoping not to go into labor on Christmas Day ? Lock

Any one hoping not to go into labor on Christmas Day or be stuck In hospital for it ? Due the 29d...

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2 little muppets wrote: My birthday is Christmas day. I'm so very glad you managed to miss it, it's not the best day to ha...

Rebecca_Hogarth

Vbac after 2 c-sections? Lock

I have had two previous c-sections. My first was an emergency due to fetal distress after a 17hou...

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Thanks for your reply. It is giving me hope. I am so lucky to have my best friend who is a doula. She has been so supportive. My wo...

Shrimpy198i

What do contractions feel like ? Lock

Ok so I have had 1 baby 12.5 years ago , was induced and had a epi before I had that I can only d...

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I'm glad you asked!! (& thanks ladies for answers) I'm 37w 4d with the first bub to make it this far, but I also hav...

mum2all

What would you do? Lock

I would love to have my mother and by then 4 year old present for the birth but my hubby seems so...

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Hi all thanks for the reply. My mother would go with what ever I say I think as she was very clear when I was with her that she coul...

Jadey2210

Water births Lock

Hi all, just wondering what everyone thinks about water births. This is my first baby and i am le...

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In the end you're the one that needs to give birth, not your mum or partner so I think its your decision. My hospital didn'...

Brooke_86

Anxiety related to birth Lock

Hi ladies I am just over 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby and have been experiencing anxiety...

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I totally understand where you are coming from! My family is 4 hours away so I didn't have them there when I had my first baby ...

xosammieox

Looking for a midwife.. any suggestions?? Lock

So ladies im a first time mum and im 6 weeks and 1 day with our wee bub. Its that time to start s...

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im in the hutt valey as well and if you go to the doctors to confirm pregnancy they give you a bounty pack which has a list if all i...