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Chocolate2011

What to take to the hospital Lock

My first birth was a couple of years ago and forgot what was useful at the hospital. Also the hos...

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Toilet paper!! The hospital stuff is like sand paper so I brought my own soft toilet paper. Much nicer when you are feeling a little...

Emily_Prescott

expenses Lock

Might be a silly question, but I'm a first time mum to be and was wondering about expenses f...

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thanks ladies

Chocolate2011

Postpartum Girdle - anyone used one? Lock

I've heard they are supposed to help with healing. Has anyone used one - in particular after...

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mumma of 4

Contraception? Lock

So my little girls will be here in just under 2 weeks, ive decided to put the implant back in aft...

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can use condoms but with bub number 3 and 4 i just want what i know works im asking midwifes on friday when i can, and if they will...

Melissak567

help calculating parental leave :/ please Lock

Hi I have worked 7.5 hrs a week for the past two years (1 day a week). In march I worked in addit...

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Im in Australia thanks for your replies . I am aware of what it says on the centrelink website. Would 42 weeks be in 10 months?

Mumx2+nomore

Paid parental leave Lock

Hi all I'm half way through my pregnancy. I don't know much (well the little they have ) about t...

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Hi just on this topic I work 7.5 hrs a week which I work out to be 315 hours in 10 months or 295 days (295 ÷7 ×7.5) if that is corre...

Is it normal.... Lock

yes its normal, with my first I ached for about 3 months until I went to a chiropractor that real...

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I had c sections so cant help with that part of your Q but a friend of mine was not happy when she had a vbac around a m...

Chand_Joy

New mums in North Shore Lock

Hi My name is Joy & I have 7month old baby boy. I would love to meet other mums and make som...

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Clots after birth? Lock

After I had dd I was passing large clots too. Turned out to be retained products and required a D...

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It was weird because I had no other symptoms apart from the clots. Hopefully you get yourself sorted soon!

KylieB5

Transporting new baby Lock

Hello all. I am giving birth at Christchurch Women's then being moved to another hospital c...

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for bub i would bring body suits, pants, jumpers, socks or booties, mittens and a beanie plus a blanket to put over them while in th...

sorry TMI sex question Lock

It's perfectly normal to feel like that before your first time, I think if I had waited till...

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Little Miss's wrote: Hey! Where did the OP go? Was it Lyndsey?? I just thought the same thing, I think it was LindseyA (?) hop...

Amyreneewitton

Still Bleeding, is a salt water bath a good idea? Lock

After having my gorgeous little boy 7 1/2 weeks ago im still bleeding and im willing to do anythi...

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I don't know yet I've got another appointment with my doc next week , ill find out then The ultrasound person said that ...

ygoundar

Baby is 3 mnths and still no period Lock

My baby is 3 months now and I haven't had my period yet. Is this normal?

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Mine took 17 months to come back it was about a month after I stopped breastfeeding, it took a few months to get back to its heavy t...

anthea b

Real Estates wanting to show people through while your in hospital & home with new bub.... any experience Lock

So the house we are in the owners are wanting to sell, to start with it was ok, they brought a fe...

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our house wasn't for sale, but they wanted to do a rent inspection the day I was due to have dd. I said that it wasn't con...

Help please (TMI) Lock

How unlucky to get your period so soon... The first few cycles after having a baby are usually...

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since you've just started the minipill it could also just be your body getting used to the change in hormones. I had some odd ...

Maxine_00

5 months later. when will my periods go back to normal!!!!???? please help! Lock

its now been 5 months and i get my period twice in every month this time it was only 3 days after...

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I agree with pp that it may be the brand of pill you're on, especially if you've only recently started using it, so it...

steph19

Things you wish you knew before you had the baby Lock

I was talking about this with a friend yesterday and thought it was interesting. I wish: - I did...

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I wish I knew to swaddle my first born. So many long nights trying to get her to sleep, with my second, she nodded off as soon as sh...

Mummy2Be :)

MOTHER driving me crazy!! Lock

Ok, so this is a bit of a rant and to find out if I am infact being selfish. So a bit of backgrou...

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You're not selfish. The same happened to me but my parents actually booked flights to come over from NZ earlier than I wanted t...

C-section mummas Lock

First time I was home by Day 5, second time day 3. Was taking it easy and slowly but could do eve...

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The second i could stand up was when i started moving around and making my bed took DD1 for a walk outside the hospital etc by day 3...

My Wee Boys

Hair Loss Lock

Three months after I gave birth, I had a ridiculous amount of hair fall out, to the point where, ...

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Thanks for all the replies ladies, looks like I need to prepare to start shedding again! Totally worth it for a gorgeous new bundle ...

pidgeon pair

Swelling of the Vaginal Wall after Birth Lock

Hi ladies, I'm wondering if anyone has been told by their Dr that they have swelling of the...

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Get started on your kegel exercises... It will increase blood flow and help with the healing. Hope you feel better soon

R2_x

Yet another weight loss related post.... Lock

Hey everyone, So basically worried about my weight aft a midwife appointment..... I weighed 78kg...

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Thanks everyone for letting me know what your experiences have been like, now Im 35 weeks and have put on another 2 kilos. Was so de...

Jersabelle

Varicose Veins. Lock

Was wondering who here had problems with varicose veins during and after pregnancy? With my firs...

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Before pregnancy I always had very bad spider veins in both legs/ankles/on feet. First pregnancy - no problems, a few more veins but...

KarRagh

don't know what to do ???? Lock

hi everyone, im in need of advise im going to be 40 weeks tomorrow so I could have bub at anytim...

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I don't have any advice I just wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy and good luck with the birth. Everyone here is full of ...

jakecindy&bubs

did u have bubs early or late and how did ur labour start? =) Lock

hi ladies, 37 weeks with number 3.. getting anxious.. due april 26 in the past 3 days had very i...

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DD was one day late. Woke up at 5am with a different pain than i had felt before, and just knew this was it. Wandered around the hou...

Rhyleeross

Mother Groups in Brisbane Lock

Hey everyone ! I'm 25 and having my first bub, and none of my friends are up to the stage o...

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Rosie Mumma wrote: If you ring your local Child health clinic (the number is in the red book they give you at the hospital) they wil...

Arisa

Things no one told you would happen After your baby was born.... Lock

I would like to start this thread and just see what all you ladies think is the one thing or more...

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Thanks for starting this I am a first time mum to be and love reading all of these posts!!! It's not stuff you usually get told...

ally.law.tyler

introducing puppy to bubs Lock

due to have little tyler soon,was wondering how you went about introducing your pets to your newb...

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She is about 5 months old.staffy x collie (: yeah that was our plan to bring a blanket from the hospital first

Dont know how i will cope Lock

I know it's easier said than done, but try to ignore the housework. Your ex sounds like an ...

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GBHs Kids are hard work hey! Your ex sounds like a dick, I just wanted to let you know that I also suffer really bad anxiety and o...

Honeyedlacephotography

New Born Photography Lock

Hi all! I am looking to expand my photography portfolio for newborns (I currently photograph wed...

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Hey Nadz! haha, yeh hubbies work means he has a company car so come up to auckland at least every few weeks

An Angels Gift <3

C section recovery Lock

I has a a section due to our little man being breach. It is coming up 6 weeks on Monday. I have ...

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breastfeeding and periods Lock

William's Mummy wrote: I am breastfeeding only. got first period around 5 weeks. haven'...

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My ds is 10 months and I havn't had a period. I bf dd for 13 months and didn't get a period until she was weaned. So yes ...

hayley_m92

8 month old baby, breastfeefing and have had 'period' for 4weeks Lock

Hi everyone, I will start from the beginning. I had my little girl 8 months ago and after the bi...

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Hi, just letting anyone who comes across this post know that it turned out that I had a very early miscarriage. I knew the bleeding ...

Hattie2013

Visitors Lock

Hello all My first baby is due to arrive sometime 19-26th March as I will be induced in my 38th...

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I wouldn't be wanting any visitors for any longer than a day visit, no matter if they had children or not. That first month c...

TMI when will it start? Lock

Hmm I guess if it's worrying you then maybe go for your peace of mind?

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Alli-cat

Sex discussion time. Lock

So 3 1/2 wks after having DD via C/S we had sex. It wasn't sore, just uncomfortable and I'm not t...

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This is quite interesting cause I had the same experience. We had sex 2 days before I went into labour (2 day labour). Then exactly ...

Lisa_Pochop

Weight loss regimen Lock

In December I started my weight loss program after having my baby and to get fit for the summer. ...

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I am also using Wink Shapewear and I love it. It takes about 6-8 weeks, but it's definitely worth the wait! You won't even notice it...

Alli-cat

TMI postnatal questions? Lock

It will be one wk since DD's birth and so far things are great. I'm just wondering about the bl...

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It seems to be all good. No more clots or pains. It has slowed down now and seems more normal now. Almost like it is stopping.

Kw_Tree

Contraction-like cramping post c-section Lock

Hi Ladies Last night I had some very strong contraction-like cramping late at night but my son i...

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Cuddles for Mum

TMI, but it hurts.... Lock

I have been having a burning itching sensation in my vaginal area for the last couple of months, ...

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So, turns out is it most likely thrush (and a small tear in my scar ), a swab sent but got told to go to the chemist and get some c...