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Your Labour and Birth

Lilsunflower

My birth story, finally able to deal 6 months on (sorry for the essay)

So I feel I’m finally ready to tell my birth story, I feel it is important to share because I’ve ...

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Thanks. I've just send you a request.

wolfbaby

what to take to hospital

hi all, am wondering how many nappies to take to hospital and should I take wipes as well? my las...

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Hi there A packet of newborn nappies would be enough. If not, someone you know could always drop some in, there's usually a p...

Nic-DoulaMamato4

Student Doula Available in Toowoomba & Warwcik Areas

Hi, I am studying to become a doula with Childbirth International. I'm currently half way throug...

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Hi are you still looking. Im in toowoomba...

belinda2009

Ipswich Hospital

I am going to be giving birth at Ipswich Hospital and am wanting to know of anyones experiences t...

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Would anyone here be interested in a Facebook group to organise play dates ect?

Slacker

Birth story and pics

Hi All, It's taken me awhile to get a chance to sit down and write this but I still wanted...

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Rosie Mumma wrote: Sweetie, I am just so thrilled for you. Labour and birth after a stillbirth is such a surreal experience isn'...

Gypsycav

Do birth centres cost much money?

hey there has anyone given birth in a birthing centre (private room/suite) and was it a nce exper...

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Julie_Heeney

Is diarrhoea and back pain sign of labour?

Hi I am 37 weeks and due for an elective c section in 2 weeks, my first DS was born via C Section...

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Kirsten_20

Successful VBAC story (loooong :)

I wanted to post this as I spent hours reading about other Mums experiences and they were the bes...

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What a great story- I loved this! Thanks for sharing and congratulations

Jacaranda 07

VBAC Advice

Hi, I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant and wanting a VBAC. With my 1st I went into labour at...

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My DD2 was born via VBAC. DS1 was breech, so I had an 'elective' (pathetic that term) C Section. With DD2 we had dicusse...

sammy001

Using EPI-NO

Has anyone had any experience using an Epi-No. I'm 30wks preg with my 2nd and tore + episiotomy q...

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I asked my OB about it and he said feedback varied butnit was mostly positive. He also said if you can afford it it doesn't hu...

wolfbaby

Braxton Hicks?

Im 33wks w my 2nd child, n for the past 2wks been getting alot more BH, n last two days more than...

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no, been taking it easy as im super tired a lot lately. they aren't regular I guess-sometimes its 3 every 10-15 mins then none ...

FPhillips

Recommending OB

Choosing an OB is a bit hit and miss in my experience so I wanted to share a recommendation for D...

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Midwife recommendations in Kapiti, NZ?

No i dont.... but i see your pregnant!! CONGRATS HUN!! All the best for a smooth pregnancy.

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this might help http://www.findyourmidwife.co.nz/

Cuddles for Mum

Slacktarts

Just wanted to say all the best for your induction tomorrow Hope by this time tomorrow you are h...

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How exciting. Good luck hun.

Lildtha

Ashford Hosptial Obstetricians

Hi all My gynaecologist has recommended Dr Kay Wilson and Dr Melissa Sandercock as obstetricians...

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Apples&Oranges

question about placenta labour.

Just a question I hope someone can help me out with. With my last pregnancy in labour the placen...

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BellyDancingDanni wrote: I am not sure what hospital policies are because I have not birthed in a hospital for a long time but how l...

upforfoundtwo

NZ - Will Middy do Stretch & Sweep for me at 38.5weeks?

I want to start getting this baby coming out. Can't sleep, can barely move, bleh bleh same o...

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my sister who has just given birth had 3 stretch and sweeps once a week from 37 weeks. if you just explain to ur midwife what u want...

Gypsycav

Has anyone had a vaginal birth after a vbac?

Has anyone had a vaginal borth after having a vbac and what was it like, any easier or worse?

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Slacker

People at labour and birth

I'm not quite sure what I'm asking here but here goes. I am being induced in 8 days and...

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Thanks everyone, it's been great to sort of 'think this out loud' as it were. I probably haven't effectively com...

MelC89

SJOG Subiaco - Ob Maria Kailis

Hi Ladies I'm due to have my first baby in October & have booked in with Maria Kailis ...

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Hi I'm a couple of weeks off delivering... Melissa O'Neill was high on my list too however she had holidays booked over t...

nic142

Hypnobirthing

Hi, I am interested to know if anyone has used hypnobirthing during labour? I am 25 weeks pregn...

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Is Calm Birth similar to Hypnobirthing? I have heard it mentioned by a couple of other mums.

tarajane88

Joondalup Public Hospital

Hi. I've just found out im 5 weeks pregnant and my private hospital cover doesn't kick ...

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mummypride

transverse lie at 36+5 and confused

Hey all I just found out baby is transverse lie but the hospital didnt give me much info and didn...

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Thats hard for me because I have been getting painful braxton hicks since 18 weeks. This is the first pregnancy I have had that I ha...

babymumma_420

horrible back pain post c-section

hi ladies, just wondering.if anyone else got really bad back pain after the had a c-section? Im o...

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I have a visiting midwife coming tomorow so ill ask her and see what she says. I have been getting headaches and my face and neck ge...

O2tasty

VBAC OR ANOTHER C-SECTION?

My partner and I have planned a second c-section for the purpose of saving my "tightness&quo...

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Bailey's Mummy wrote: Just putting it out there, I have had 3 natural births in 5yrs, no tearing or stitches and my bits are be...

mummy 2 4+1

Did you try any "Old Wives" remedies to bring on labour and if so what did you try?

Hi all, I know for me I have tried Black coshosh, blue coshosh (poss wrong spelling), castor oil...

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Reflexology is what I tried out. I have heard many people complaining about how reflexology did not work out for them. But it was a ...

Being induced at 38 weeks because I'm anemic...

Hey Sweetie I'm Sorry your under this stress I'm glad your feeling a bit better since...

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keeki wrote: Ill be admitted into hospital on the Saturday night (7th) and they will put a tablet? (I'm sure that's what h...

Powerkath1

Interested in using a Doula, wanting feedback

I am really interested in hearing from anyone who has used a doula, am considering using one for ...

7 replies

Missedodd wrote: Have you considered a student midwife as additional support during your pregnancy, labour & birth? I am a ...

Little Egg

So how does the midwife system work in Oz?

I'm a bit confused by some comments on another post, which sound like maybe you guys in Oz d...

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Coming from NZ where my mum is a midwife, I can tell you the Aussie public system is.. Different/very foreign to me! I'm doing...

86Bubbles86

Retained Placenta

Hi, I've had my 2nd child 16 months ago, bub was healthy, labour went well even though the m...

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Melsisbabies

Birth photographer?

Hi everyone, Has anyone used a birth photographer to capture their birth? I am due for baby #2 i...

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Thanks Eranda, that has certainly eased my mind and sounds similar to me. I've been reading up on hypnobirthing and am planning...

carly89

spontaneous labour after 2 inductions

just wondering if anyone has gone in to labour naturally after having to be induced with first tw...

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Hi there, If you weren't induced the first 2 times you would have gone into labour spontaneously. If you choose not to be indu...

Moondarra-355

Did you labour differently with subsequent pregnancies?

Hi all, I'm currently 33 weeks along with my second, and was just wondering if other mothers...

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my two labours were a little similar! got induced when I was 40+6 weeks with both 5 hours with my first child, 10 hours with my seco...

emzline

Birthing at Waitakere Hospital

Hey All Has anyone birthed at Waitakere lately? Whats it like there? Thanks heaps

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Both my sisters birthed there and they liked it. One sister also birthed at north shore hospital but she liked waitakere better.

Lil-Lil

Induced with first, what about second?

Hi Ladies, I was induced early with my first baby at 39wks due to IUGR. He weighed 6lbs 4oz and ...

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With my first, Had my waters broken for me on my due date to try and speed things up due to a few bub issues. Had a super fast labou...

Sonzz

Older Sibling at birth

Hi All My 13yo step daughter (we are close) has asked about being at the birth of this sibling d...

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I think it's lovely that she's asked to be there, if she's keen then why not let her witness her sibling being born. ...

Tinak-390

Mucus plug

Hi I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins just lost my mucus plug should I call hospital or wait until...

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Kazzzav wrote: I remember losing a lot of my mucus plug when I was pregnant with my twins and I was sent in for a ecg at the hospita...

steph19

Chance of prem birth for subsequent babies

I was just thinking today DD was born at 36+3 so was just considered prem. My ob said my placent...

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My oldest brother was born at 24 weeks, I don't think mum ever found out if there was any reason for the early labor (we are ta...

Tinak-390

uti

Hi, So i startred to go into labour the other night (i am having twins) so thought it was normal ...

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Ok so the pain has gone and i am feeling better i think i was panicking a bit as i didnt want labour to start again only to be sent ...

awaitingJP

Calm birth

Just after any experiences people have had with calm birth? I'm thinking about doing a cours...

1 reply

It's a specific programme