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T_Mara_

ummm is anyone elses hair falling out or is it just me :( Lock

In my first trimester my hair fell out like crazy and i thought it was my change of diet and envi...

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Mine started falling out when DS was around 3 months old. I have very fine hair anyway and it looked its best when I was pregnant. S...

Squidlet

babycentre email Lock

I got an email update from Baby Centre this morning & they provided this link to a video on w...

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DD was never away from me. I had a c section and she was in recovery with me, I held her on my chest on the way back up to my room a...

Mummy2Be :)

What happened to your dreams? Lock

So once you had kids, did you end up just forgetting about your dreams and just focusing on your ...

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I never actually 'wanted' to be a mummy! That being said, I'm glad I am. I started my family in my early 30's after working my butt ...

Aville2011

Normal Bleeding? Lock

I gave birth 5 1/2wks ago to my third bub. With my previous two I bled for 2-3 weeks then stopped...

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i blrd to the 6 week mark i was worried it was never going to end but it did for that last week it was of and on which i new i wasnt...

lena0

Interfering ahh! Lock

Since the birth I've had family staying with me as we've got some that are out of state and they ...

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I had/have a similar situation with my in laws. They live 4.5hours away so come up to stay every few months. With each of our 3 bubs...

Sex after childbirth Lock

I had a fairly bad 3rd degree tear after DD1, we had sex when she was about 3 or 4mo I think - I'...

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i had an episiotomy and tore as well. we had sex again for the first time just over 3 months after DS was born.

To Jadelle or not??? Lock

I've been on the jadelle for about 3 months now and i get my period more often than usual, and th...

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Its still there!!! Lock

Ds is almost a year and i stil have mine to.. Its fading very slowly.

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I still have mind

3_scallywags

When to start... Lock

taking the pill again after bub is born? It's been 2 weeks since Calen was born... I still have b...

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if you start having sex soon after the 6 weeks are over you really should have been taking the pill for atleast 2 weeks before hand....

Kubota Chick & 2

Is this normal? Bleeding after birth and D and C Lock

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a while. Ruby is 3 weeks old tommorrow and going really well. I...

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I had a bleed about a liter with my DS , (sorry a bit graphic) I had had an epidural so the OB was able to use her hand to check and...

PinaI

Period question...sorry if too much info! Lock

Hi guys...I had my little boy on 21 August and got my period on 14 October. I still have it and i...

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Hmmmm, great! He is bottle-fed...

How long after giving birth did you try fitting into your old clothes? Lock

Oh don't try on your clothes yet Hun, it's very depressing! I tried my jeans on 2 weeks after ds ...

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If it makes you feel better, i was quite small when i had DD and it was still 2-3 months till i could fit my normal jeans. I could f...

V8holdengirl_17-1

sore tailbone Lock

my tailbone has been sore for now 3 weeks after the birth of my daughter Jordana, is it best to g...

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mummascott

Is it just me? Lock

I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this... I just gave birth to my 3rd child 10 d...

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Thanks again ladies, good to know I'm not alone it makes sense that your body would have some kind of reaction after going through ...

skin to skin Lock

I was given both mine in theatre for a cuddle though DS's was only quick cuddle as his breathing ...

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It depends on how low the temp is - yeah skin to skin is fantastic for regulating temp but if it is too low can be bad news for baby...

B_E_C_K_I_E_87

Stitches after tearing - not dissolved!! Lock

Hi I had a 4th degree tear with my bub - he got stuck and needed forceps so i tore pretty bad. I ...

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Oh in glad u brought that up coz I wasn't going to bother about that follow up appointment- I just thought they would tell me to kee...

~Georgia~

Worried about house! Lock

Hi. My mum kicked me out, FOB will not talk to my and lives with his mum, FOB's mum loves me but ...

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I was very nieve (still cant spell)and that is how the clashes all begun.For more information click onto Fleeting Flakes by mumof 3c...

Rachie77

Two periods and then nothing, help! Lock

I'm not sure if I have posted this in the right section. DD is now 3 1/2, she was breast & bottl...

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Thanks ladies, I thought this might be the case. Makes me think a bit more about birth control!! And I'm definitely not complaining,...

LouChoo

prolapse Lock

i'm after someone who has experienced a prolapse? i have a headcold/sinus thing at the moment an...

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PinaI

Period "back to normal"? Lock

Hi all - just wondering when your period can be expected to go "back to normal" after a c-sec? I...

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PinaI

Period "back to normal"? Lock

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PinaI

Period "back to normal"? Lock

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PinaI

Dealing with the "in-laws" Lock

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and this is my first (sorry, very long) post! I have a brand...

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Oh, I like that comment you made to your mum...might use that one! I too have "fobbed off" visitors just because I don't feel like...

Mumma2Izabella

Sex after Birth... Lock

Hi, I was told to wait 6 weeks to avoid infection, but I was wondering how long did you wait and...

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I had sex about 5 weeks after birth. I had minimal stitches but after the first time I could have sworn I'd been torn open again (de...

donna74

Merina IUD Lock

My gynacologist recommended an IUD that is safe for breastfeeding mothers. It lasts for 5 years ...

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I had a merina in for 4yrs before having it taken out. This was the best out of all options I have found but for me the string(wire...

Anirtak

Facial weakness *update Bells Palsy Lock

Hi ladies, Over the past 2 or 3 days I have noticed that the left side of my face is weak. Like I...

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I had it too. After a particularly stressful altercation with my ex-husband. It sucked! I had just had my third baby too. It came go...

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Kolling Knowledge 'Life After Birth' - FREE Health Forum Lock

Reminder, there are still seats available at tomorrow night's FREE Kolling Knowledge event on LI...

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KaraJT

Return of the Period Lock

Hi all, This is a message out of pure frustration. My little one is 10 weeks old and today my per...

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Rosie Mumma wrote: KaraJT wrote: Thanks Girls. Went to the doc and it is retained placenta (thanks Little Mrs'). Gotta wait a couple...

hayley25

Weight loss during breast feeding Lock

Hi all! Im still pregnant lol but so darned ready to pop it'l happen any day for me =*) but...th...

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wow exsact same story as me! i got down to 62kgs then went up to high 60's while tryn to get pregnant and am now due in 2weeks and ...

Emmabelle

C-section dissapointment Lock

Hi all, my little girl was born 3 months ago via emergency c-section after 20 hours of labour, it...

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Thanks everyone, a few months later and I am starting to process it all a bit better and have arranged to discuss the events with th...

Mummy*2*4girls

blood clots in leg Lock

Im 3 weeks post partum, having had my fourth c-section. Had an ultrasound done on Monday, where t...

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I have had a number of clots myself and would suggest that they will give you Clexane (which is a self administered injection), to t...

Katiek3112

Has anyone had the Depo Provera Contraceptive Injection and had problems? Lock

After having my second child in Dec I was debating the Marina or Injection, I had the Depo Prover...

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I have nearly tried everything, depo - weight gain, moody, implinon (arm) constant spotting and severe mood swings, Pill - weigh...

Mummy*2*4girls

Post birth bleeding Lock

I had my fourth baby via c-section 15 days ago and the bleeding is still heavy and a very dark br...

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I agree if your concerned it's good to go and have a chat with your Dr. I bled for ages aswell (6-7 weeks), i think if it's fresh bl...

Retained Placenta. Lock

Hi, I had about the same amount of retained placenta but it was not discovered until 9 weeks and ...

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Very surprised that they allowed that as the drugs given during anaesthetics are usually midazolam, propofol and either fentanyl ...

Retained Placenta...Seeking advice Lock

hey there, i went through the same thing with my first having a fare amount of retained placenta ...

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chellez

ALL Auckland Mummies of 2012 Lock

Hey ladies, I'm a 2nd time Mum with my latest addition born in May 2012 and I have created a pri...

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Hi there i have a 5 month old baby boy born on the 4th of February 2012 in waitakere hospital I'm interested in joining your group...

pinelime89

Feeling very very overwhelmed ! Lock

I just burst into tears almost everytime i look at my newborn. Tears of happiness, I am just so t...

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pinelime89 wrote: I just burst into tears almost everytime i look at my newborn. Tears of happiness, I am just so totally overwhelme...

Charz0073

Colic Screaming Crying Unsettled baby , some advice from my experience Lock

Hi all, I realise this is a long post but if you & your baby are really suffering PLEASE read it...

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thank-you Dani+1

traceye

menstruation after stopping breastfeeding Lock

Hi, Does anyone know the average length of time after one stops breastfeeding that menstruation ...

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I have asked obst and apparently everyone is different, can be a few weeks after birth even when feeding or not until you have stopp...

Arisa

When does the baby belly go away? Lock

Due to having a C/S I imagine it might take longer since I cannot really exercise properly until ...

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Dani + 1 wrote: mine took longer, maybe closer to 12 weeks before I felt like it was gone. Don't worry about that though, with a new...