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Keeping Fit & Healthy during Pregnancy

ABMO3

Referral to Obstetrics due to high BMI Lock

Hi all, just wanting to hear if anyone else has experienced this just so I can have an insight to...

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I don't know if it's the same in NZ, but in Aus. It just means that you see the ob. instead of the midwife. It purely jus...

BeeingMe

Type 1 diabetics going through pregnancy? Lock

Hi wondering if there is any pregnant type 1 diabetics out there. I was looking for a group but c...

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I'm sure you will have a healthy pregnancy regardless of the diabetes. Only problem my bub had after birth was low blood sugar,...

Mum-to-be2016

Uti during pregnancy Lock

So yesterday I got symptoms of a UTi I'm only 5 weeks pregnant would it be safe to take a ur...

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I'm not sure about ural but Bioglan cranberry tablets are safe to use, it's just broken down cranberries. They really help...

Elizabeth_Boulton78

Prenatal Yoga Classes in Sydney?? Lock

Hello, I'm 20 weeks pregnant with my first and have been told that yoga is great during preg...

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womb in bloom run great prenatal yoga classes - they are on the north shore somehwere try and google themj if it's your area

LaLa_Ad

Morning sickness & food to settle Lock

Hi all hoping you can help me out. I am about 6.5 weeks pregnant with #2 and feeling morning sick...

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Eat small portions but frequently. It's a trial and error what kind of food will make you feel less nauseated. I must say, no m...

Stephphicks

Is swimming in a public pool hygenic/safe? Lock

I'm currently 19 weeks pregnant and want to take up swimming at Auckland's Tepid Baths ...

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Don't swim in a too crowded pool whether preggy or not .. they say if your eyes gets itchy and reddish , possible a lot have ta...

Lydia_Wilshaw

BMI of 35. Only allowed to gain 5kg during pregnancy. Lock

Today i went for my first antenatal appointment with the midwives and i was told that because my ...

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I was told similar at the start of my 4th pregnancy. I started walking every day and snacking on things like raw carrot etc instead ...

LaLa_Ad

Tips wanted for minimising weight gain? Lock

With my first pregnancy, I started at a personal best weight (69kg) and was going to the gym ofte...

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Gabbym1990

Pregnancy fitness in the Cessnock/Kurri/Maitland area? Lock

HI all, Wondering if anyone knows of any yoga / aerobics / palates in this area? I am 23 weeks p...

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Smurf_Fin

bananas and chai seeds? Lock

Hi, I am having a little problem going to the toilet regularly ie daily (yes #2's). I eat pl...

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Thanx everyone for the replies. I generally drink up to 3 litres of water a day, especially in the summer. But since falling pregn...

Spanner86

Chickenpox Immunisation for child and I am pregnant Lock

Hello, Does anyone know...........I am 20 wks pregnant is it safe for me if my 4yr old DD has the...

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Jill_Hodson

Pregnancy Pilates on the North Shore Lock

Hi there, just wanted to let you all know what i am currently teaching Pilates on the North Shore...

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Nelz86

What's that lower stomach pain? Lock

Hi I'm just over 20 weeks. For the past few weeks I've noticed if I bend down or walk a...

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I think it's ligament pain. I had it on the right side and it stopped me exercising completely as Within a couple of minute I f...

Smurf_Fin

Folic acid Lock

Hi, I have recently found out I am pregnant. Now at 17 weeks. (Still had my period so wasn't...

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With my first baby I never knew until about 17 weeks either! So my doc told me there was no point taking folic acid also, don't...

Smurf_Fin

Foods to avoid during pregnancy? Lock

Hi, I am 17 weeks pregnant & need advice on what foods to avoid? I read somewhere soft cheese...

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I agree you shouldn't stress to much and I'm sure there are many people who have eaten what they like and had perfectly he...

mariech

Vitamin D - Favourite Brand? Lock

Hi, I have slightly low vitamin D, I have spoken to both my obstetrician and midwife and will be ...

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I also had low vit d and took ostelin. I took 3000 IU a day throughout pregnancy

Kirstelf

Can you get mastitis while pregnant? Lock

I battled with mastitis with my DD (16 months) for the six months I tried to breastfeed before sh...

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I definitely had sore lumpy bits that were in the same places I had had mastitis previously. The ducts were probably a bit dodgey an...

Jody-MummyOfTwo

Cold/Flu at 33 weeks Lock

Hi all, I had the flu vaccine when I was 6 weeks pregnant however somehow my body has decided to ...

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Check few tips here. I think they may help you http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/12-tips-preve...

gypsy kylz

dehydration when pregnant Lock

i just got out of hospital yesterday after being kept in for 48hrs with an IV and monitoring for ...

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I dont really like water, but I started drinking one cup of water for every one hour. I included juices, soups and coconut water in ...

Bettydee

Hypermesis Lock

Hi there, just wondering if anyone is suffering from Hypermesis during their pregnancy? I am abou...

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Hi, When I was pregnant I had terrible Hyperemesis. I took Ondansetron & multiple other anti-nausea tablets its the only way I...

Syd-Adelaide

Carrot Cake Frosting (with cream cheese) - Is it safe? Lock

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have remained pretty aware of foods not to eat and have been very good...

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I ate whatever I like but in a moderate. carrots have many nutritional benefits. Carrots help to keep down blood sugar levels, boost...

Mickstar

Morning sickness at 9 weeks Lock

Hi all, I'm 9 weeks pregnant with my first, morning sickness has been such a downer. I'...

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same here. ginger and eating watermelon worked for me

nzgalnz

What is a good remedy for constipation? Lock

You can try fibre supplements - in pill form, or stuff you can add to drinks - can just buy from ...

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Eat a high-fibre diet which contains lots of wholegrain cereals, wholemeal bread and fruit and vegetables. This will provide you wit...

Kimi_mama_bear

morning sickness SOS ontop of a cold/flu Lock

i'm currently pregnant with my 2nd child (9weeks today) and ive had crippling morning sickne...

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I have the same thing. Turned out I have Hypermesis. currently taking Nausical and Metoclopramide. slowly getting rid of my flu to...

KH81FC

Diet plan for gestational diabetes Lock

Hi, Does anyone know where i can find a good diet plan for managing gestational diabetes? I just...

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Braxtondylon wrote: Avoid any type of sugar and try to add vegetables and fruits which are advisable in diabetes. Babies need sugar...

Lisajane91

Antidepressants Lock

Hi all, I stopped taking pristiq when I found out I was expecting, now I am 9.3 weeks and I am st...

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Dakotasmummy

Christmas Ham ok to eat? Lock

This has probably been asked and might even sound silly, but is it ok to eat christmas ham? By ch...

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To all the peeps confused about why there is something wrong with ham - ham is a cured meat, not a cooked one. That means to make i...

nzgalnz

Is Complan safe during pregnancy? Lock

Hiya! I was just wondering if anyone has taken Complan during pregnancy and if it is safe to do ...

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My sister lived on it as she had bad morning sickness throughout the entire duration of both her pregnancies. She had full term hea...

ErinBoxtel

Chickenpox risk Lock

I have just been faced with a bit of a dilemma and am hoping for others experiences/thoughts on m...

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Thank you for your reply. I also asked my cousin who is a midwife and she suggested that if aunt has had direct contact with the gir...

nzgalnz

Waking up gasping for air! Lock

Hi guys, Has anyone experienced waking up gasping for air? I have been experiencing this for the...

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I've experienced this when I was 7 months pregnant if I'm not mistaken. And it scares me a lot.

nzgalnz

What does your morning sickness feel like? Lock

Hiya! I know that morning sickness varies for every woman and some don't even experience it...

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Hey, Have a look at thepregnancydiary.com, i have recently started posting my written diary online. Hopefuly you will find funny st...

Beach_Princess

Wedding Before/After Birth? Lock

My DF & I are expecting our 1st baby in May 2015. We have been engaged since June this year, ...

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A lot of people go away for a "baby moon" before the birth. You could do that and have some couple R&R time together b...

Arwen1980

Bronchitis was my first sign Lock

Hi all I've just found out I'm pregnant through the worst flu ever!!! I'm currentl...

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bmamma-pdaddy

Itchy belly! Lock

i was just wondering if anyone could tell me a cream or lotion that could ease the itch of growin...

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my midwife prescribed me aqueous cream with menthol, in it. it was soothing and it was really good for my stomach.

Kweatherhog

Physio in North Brisbane? Lock

I live at Wavell Heights, currently 18 weeks pregnant & looking for a physio. Any recommend...

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dancing queen

gestational diabetes Lock

Hi ladies just wondered if you could help? I had my glucose test done this week which to my surpr...

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pinky

Want a walking partner Greenbank/teviot Downs area Lock

Hi my name is Debbie and I was hoping to go walking when my husband gets home from work around 6-...

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Hi Debbie, Your post was from quite some time ago but I was wondering if you ever managed to get a walking group/partner established...

lexie78

small exposure to solvents/paint at 7 weeks pregnant help Lock

hi all seven weeks pregnant and the room I was teaching in today had been cleaned/maybe turps or ...

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Mummy_to_1 (expecting another!) wrote: Minimal smile Especially if you opened things up to let fresh air in. I wouldn't be worr...

~NoDdY~

stress in pregnancy resource? Lock

Does anyone know of a good website or resource for stress in pregnancy? X

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I do realise that the last post was 2 years ago, but I just want to post anyway, cos someone like me might still land on this thread...

willava

Weight gain at 20 weeks? Lock

Hi all. Just curious how much weight girls had put on at the 20 week mark. I've put on 8-9 so f...

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I'm 21 weeks and wondering the same thing- I've gained 7kgs and have been stressing but after reading all these posts feel...