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Emma0202-588

Chances of pregnancy with Mirena Lock

Hi. I have just had the Mirena inserted on CD9 and was told by my obygyn it would be effective i...

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I had mirena as well. I was suggested to use Protection for first few days.

Georgie_Smith

Travel to the Pacific Islands with 8 week old. Lock

Hi there, We're expecting a little one in May 2016 and have travel booked to Raratonga in J...

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This is just my opinion and I wouldn't be very keen on taking an 8 week old overseas or anywhere really. I have a 6 month old a...

Jessicamclennan1

Injection Lock

Hello, I gave birth one week ago to a healthy baby girl, after she was delivered the midwife g...

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Also just a couple of other things I remembered... If you've got what I had don't be surprised if it gets worse before it ...

Nest13

Paediatrician vs GP Lock

Hi I had my DD 2 weeks ago at a private hospital. DD was checked by a private paediatrician twice...

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Thanks all

Rach311

Has anyone got the MIRENA as their contraception? Lock

Hi Ladies I have my 6 week check next Friday and i am thinking about getting the MIRENA contracep...

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Sounds awful. Pill it is for me!

Rachelthompson12

struggling after second degree tear and no sitches Lock

Hi everyone, I was just wondering how long it took for other womens tears to heal who didn'...

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A second degree tear and no stitches? I wonder why they didn't stitch? Anyway, after my second degree tears I couldn't hav...

missyvalentine

Bulgy cesarean scar! Lock

Hi ladies! Has anyone else found that their scar has heald but the scar seems rather thick, almo...

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Km_

THIS IS ADORABLE Lock

For all of you breastfeeding moms, this is adorable..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HljDgEQJp6Y

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MummaOf2&1onTheWay

Does anyone else's newborn (5 weeks) make loud noises in their sleep? Lock

My 5 week old makes such loud noises in his sleep, it's like a snoring noise and breathes qu...

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Hi there Ruby Smith, my son is now 3 months old and no he doesn't make the loud noises any more, he's grown out of it. He ...

Ruby_Smith

Any other Onehunga Auckland (or nearby) Mum's looking for company???? Lock

Hi, I have a 14 week old boy (5 weeks corrected). We are not ready to go to playgroups yet, to be...

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Have you looked at SPACE groups run by the playcentre. They are sessions you go to weekly with the same group of mums and bubs. So y...

AMummyof1

After care at Joondalup Private Lock

Hi ladies I am pregnant with my second and am considering Joondalup private. I had my daughter a...

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Beach_Princess

MIL-WOULD YOU BE OFFENDED Lock

Sorry for the long post, it possibly jumps as in between writing I was tending to DD I'm a ...

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While agreeing with Pixi Chick, I can't stress how important it is to have your own space. Where you don't have to close ...

pinelime89

Did you lose your baby weight?? Lock

I've put on about 10kilos since falling pregnant, but it's all just bump, haven't gotten bigger a...

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Hello. Let me start by saying that I was in the same position as you are right now (or even worse) You see, my dream was (since I re...

Tigergrl888

washing clothes Lock

So my baby is due in a month and im wanting to wash all his clothes ready for his arrival but was...

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I have bought a sensitive laundry liquid for all of my baby's clothes.. Normal liquid I believe is to harsh on their skin. Ther...

Princess_Milliz

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE Lock

Hi everyone I was just wondering how long people have waited for their paid parental leave to be...

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My son is 5 weeks old, I too lodged an online claim 3 months before his due date, I've only just received my first payment toda...

Jays5

Anyone wrap their belly after giving birth? Lock

As the title says, has anyone done that? And does it actually work?

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Hiya, I had a belly bandit & didn't use it because it ended up too big! I really think breast feeding helped mine go back t...

MummaOf2&1onTheWay

Warning TMI but need help!! Lock

Hi ladies, my baby boy just turned 1 month old, I gave birth naturally with assisted delivery (va...

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Thankyou for your reply, I was googling what it could be and cysts kept popping up, I'm hoping that's all it is, it's...

Tigergrl888

financial help Lock

A friend of mine recently told me that there is a one off payment that new parents can get to hel...

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it is a parental tax credit which I think is $2200.00 (it has just gone up by $700.00 in april, good timing). But you can either hav...

Tthebutterfly

Am I being unreasonable not telling my family when our son is born for a few days? Lock

I don't want to be bombarded! My grandmother did with my first born I was still in the deliv...

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Sounds like I'm not the only one who has feelings like this.hmm I will have to do what's right.my partner comes first then...

Amyndaniel

Contraception- Implanon rod your experiences Lock

Hi All, had DD2 in September and wanted to get on to contraception early as i fall pregnant ea...

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Preay003 wrote: I just got mine out. Had really bad mood swings and was angry and crazy tired. I wanted to drive into a tree. Saw my...

Mickstar

After birth - naming help! Lock

Just a little curious as to what happens after you give birth and to do with naming your baby.. F...

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MamaBec72 wrote: Here is the information: http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/wcm/births-deaths-marr... You can register on-line in SA: http:/...

Need ideas for quick meals Lock

I would make up sandwhiches and freeze individually in snaplock bags, and maybe make some muffins...

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Try to add more fruit supplements in your meal. It will help you to have more Nutrition values with no compromise in health and taste.

Kiaradawe33

advice on weight loss Lock

Hi my baby is 6 months old and he is still breastfeeding. I really need some tips on weight loss...

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Yes I agree with walking! Quantity rather then quality. Keep meals smaller and often so you can produce milk. Or try three healthy m...

Sarah_2011

NSW - home visits from nurse/midwife? Lock

Hi ladies in NSW - I would like to know how many home visits you received from the nurse/midwife ...

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I got one visit for my youngest son but two visits for my daughter. I think it depends on the hospital ....

Rebecca1502

DRUMMOYNE NEW MUMS Lock

Hi, I have a 7 week old and am finding it difficult to find out about mothers groups in the area....

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Mummy_to_2

Tena incontinence underwear post birth? Lock

Anyone tried using disposable underwear (e.g. Tena incontinence) for post birth bleeding? Read it...

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Thanks chocolate2011 Have ordered my sample & give it a try!

Do I have to let my midwife in my house Lock

I think they have to come to your house to check a few things- one being you and your wellbeing. ...

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is she gone?

K mum of 2

High Blood Pressure AFTER birth Lock

Hi there, I had my little one nearly 5 months ago now. My blood pressure has always been perfec...

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Because of my high blood pressure and diabetes, I was considered a high-risk pregnancy, and had to have an induction.

Ja_England2008

Disappointment over birth experience Lock

I had a really stressful and quite traumatic birth with my first daughter. With my second daughte...

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I had my first son when I was 17. I ended up losing 2+ litres of blood. I actually don't remember holding him. All I remember i...

Rule for visiting a new baby Lock

Did you have a link?

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Ask new parents what time you should visit, and when that time is set – stick to it. Don’t be surprised, though, if your once perfe...

TP09

Meals to freeze in preparation for bubs to arrive Lock

Hi, I'm 38 weeks pregnant and am looking for some great ideas/recipes to make now that I ca...

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If you look up freezer to slow cooker meals, you can find some great recipes where you prepare all your ingredients and put them in ...

Enchantedgarenfairy

Can I fall pregnant after giving birth 6 weeks ago? Lock

Hi everyone, I gave birth to my gorgeous son 6 weeks ago and my partner and I are so inlove with ...

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For the 1st month and a half my son was really unsettled, didn't sleep well and wouldn't eat, I discovered he was lactose ...

Nikiisloved

NO Period yet!!!! Lock

Hi ladies, I have a 7 month old son and I got my period in Early August (its now middle of Sept) ...

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Are you breastfeeding? Did your period just come back on august? It might not be regular just yet. Do another test in a week or so,...

aly_7815

Post C Section Bleeding? Lock

Hi all. I am having some problems with bleeding. It is now 8 1/2 weeks post c section and I am st...

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Go and get it checked. You should have stopped bleeding by now. Sorry not sure about starting the pill if that would have made a dif...

rheets12

Newborn photographer auckland recommendations???? Lock

Hi I'm due to have my baby in 14days. Am having a hard time finding an affordable but amazin...

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Little Miss Accountant

Caesarean Birth Lock

I am 36 weeks pregnant and have been told that there is a 98% chance I will need to have a caesar...

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i had emergency c section with my first baby, i found recovery to be pretty fast, just stuck to no heavy lifting and i was driving a...

jobehan

What does mum need? Lock

I am 33 weeks preggo and am getting excited about meeting this little man that I am growing. In s...

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Water proof sheet for your bed! Put it on now to protect ur bed if things start at night and to protect after for baby spills, both ...

herecomesbaby1

Parental leave for DH after birth Lock

Hi everyone. I'm new to NZ and this is our first child, so I haven't quite figured out ...

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Thanks ladies! DH is good friends with his direct manager, so hopefully they'll be flexible with him. He's a chef at a bus...

Fish_1986

Failed VBAC Attempt Getting To Me Lock

My wee man is 5 weeks old now but its only just really hit me in the last few days that Im really...

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You are so brave to have tried. I've had 3 c sctns now & on advice didn't get to try for a vbac. I could have gone aga...

J & J's Mum <3

YASMIN - Who has been on this pill and what were your experiences? Lock

My doctor prescribed me with YASMIN as my contraceptive pill (have finished breastfeeding) - I ha...

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I was on Yasmin for a year or so. I didn't have any severe side affects but noticed I had less PMS when I was off it...I found ...