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Vmorrissey

How long to recover from Caesar?? Lock

Hi All My daughter was born by C-section on 28 Feb, she will be 6 weeks tomorrow. Up until Satu...

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wow old thread lol, its been three weeks since my section and I sometimes feel like I have not given birth at all but the mild twing...

Arisa

When will the swelling on my ankles and hands etc go away? (Im 3wks PP) Lock

So I had moderate turned severe pre-eclampsia and my feet, ankles and hands were really puffed u...

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Ashweey

When did your period return after delivery ? Lock

My postnatum bleeding was close to nothing at close to 4 weeks then I noticed I have bright red b...

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I bled for about 4 weeks post c/s most of that was really light though. I think that it differs when your period comes back. I have...

Warmi_Jo

After giving birth Lock

Hi all. i remember after having my 2nd bub, while i was in hospital and at home for about two wee...

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Thanks all! aww im so scared for bub 3!!!! the pain is awful! i feel for some of u too! i dont understand what DD, DS etc is? lol x...

amba80

3 day old son born with polydactyly - extra pinky on each hand Lock

Hi Mums and Dads out there, my son was born 3 days ago and has extra pinky finger digits on both...

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I don't have any experience with this, sorry, but I found a yahoo group that does. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/syndactylypolydact...

Tjwisely-262

breast feeding Lock

i have just given birth to two healthy twins and wondering how i will breast feed i know i have ...

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I'm mummy to 20 month old twin girls and managed to breast feed them both until they were about 8 months old. I used the football h...

Mumx2+nomore

was your first period heavy after birth? Lock

Hi Ladies, So i had my 6weeks check up the other day and yes had a pap smear (i had forgotten an...

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thanx ladies definately making me feel better. i was kind of annoyed at the dr today. but the again males really dont understand ho...

how long did it take for you? Lock

hi! im just wondering how long it usually takes for things down there to return to normal after ...

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hi! im just wondering how long it usually takes for things down there to return to normal after giving birth.. i had my son 4 1/2...

Mumx2+nomore

donating newborn clothes Lock

Hi All, Does anyone know where I can donate baby clothes to? I want to donate them somewhere, wh...

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You can try on most hospitals eapecially the public ones. They seek a lot of donations and Volunteers. Or bettet yet to adoption ch...

After C-Section Lock

I bleed for 6 weeks after my c-section, then i had nothing for another 6 weeks. My first period w...

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hi I bleed really lghtly after ceasarian for first two-3 weeks then got very heavy with alot of clots,If unsure check with your midw...

sofiesarasmama

3rd birth after pains... Lock

I'm sooo scared about the afterpains rather than the birth as I remember being in sooo much pain ...

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I had my 2nd Baby on Monday and they after labour pains are so horrible.I feel they r getting worse than better and the only pain re...

auntyla

Double strollers Lock

Hi ladies!! My partner and I have just had baby number 2 arrive!! Very exciting! Now we need to ...

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Hi ladies!! My partner and I have just had baby number 2 arrive!! Very exciting! Now we need to invest in a double stroller!! We h...

my_little_gremlin

worried about "down there" Lock

i gave birth to my 1st almost 2 weeks ago and due to a difficult labour i had to have an episioto...

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Also chuck a handful of salt in a lukewarm bath that just covers your butt and bath it a couple times a day. Really helps to heal th...

Periods starting back Lock

Hi When I had my twins (they are now 6 1/2 so a fair while ago) My period didn't return till ...

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I've had two DD and both were breastfed for 13 months - 15 months. My period returned a few months after that. Everyone is different...

Eiffeltour

Do you have to name your baby before leaving hospital?! Lock

I'm due anyway and I'm planning on getting in and out of that hospital as soon as possible, but I...

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For all of their documentation they don't use your babies name anyway, they refer to him/her as "baby of (your surname)" - I was dis...

Mumx2+nomore

Hospital discharge papers Lock

Hi ladies, I read my discharge papers from hospital and couldn't really decipher what it said. ...

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Hello, Yes I was suprised when I received my papers. Several things like the two doses of antibiotics I was given during labour. I ...

Amandadelatycki

Placenta Lock

If you are like me you probably just picked yourself up from the floor. I did when I first heard ...

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with dd my 1st bub i asked for photo to be taken, i ended up with c-sect and wasnt very with it and they took the photo for me of it...

Mumx2+nomore

Flabby baggy tummy skin Lock

Hi all, Almost 2weeks since having baby no.2. I put more weight on with my first then this one ...

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PhyllipaW

My Wife Phyllipa Lock

On the 10th of January my wife gave birth to a baby boy via C section. From that point on she ha...

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I'm sorry to hear about your wife But their is support for you and your wife and family of Australian Arachnoiditus Sufferers Asso...

Aspen123

Paid parental leave Lock

Ok so Ive filled out the internet form prior to having my baby, ive been into centrelink and hand...

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Thank you, it threw me as the lady from medicare told me my claim wouldn't be complete until i filled in the family tax benifit form...

Aspen123

Paid parental leave Lock

Ok so Ive filled out the internet form prior to having my baby, ive been into centrelink and hand...

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Mumx2+nomore

This labour excruciating but recovery much better/quicker Lock

Hi ladies, Just had bubs no.2 and found this labour 100x worse than my first but the recovery h...

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I had a boy 5.41 kg. My first only weighed 3.3kg. Wishing you a quick birth and speedy recovery!

mummy275

how big was your 3rd Lock

Hi, I know there is already a similar topic but I'm curious to know if your 3rd was smaller or bi...

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DS1 35wks 3lb 5oz DS2 39wks 7lb 4oz # 3 due 22/9/2012 have to wait and see!

hayhay_1984

swelling 4-5 days after giving birth Lock

Hi all just wondering if anyone else experienced severe swelling in the feet, ankles and calf are...

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I had cankles for about a week post birth. Midwife told me to elevate my feet when lying down. Wont hurt to get it checked out thou...

At_Mf

First period after birth Lock

Hi All, Just wondering how long your first period lasted after birth? I had a c section and go...

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Thanks for your replied ladies

Steviecheree

ABO Blood Incompatibility Lock

Hi **previous PG and MC mentioned** With this last bub, after a really long time TTC (2005) a...

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I have not had a ABO Incompatibile child myself, but I am one. My older brother was born prematurely with severe jaundice but was O...

Kellier158

sex and periods Lock

hi,i had my baby girl 9wks ago, and i had my 1st period a month later which is all good, but im w...

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it takes your body a good few months, sometimes a year to get back to normal in terms of periods post baby!! your period won't be l...

Silver_Nailpolish

Your Biology and its changes Lock

I was just wondering what kind of changes you noticed (aside from the bigger boobs) after giving ...

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I used to hate tomato it used to make me gag if I ate it - now I don't mind it - weird As for stretch marks try bio oil I swear by it.

Nonabel

Second Period Late After Giving Birth Lock

Hello, I would like to know if anybody has experienced this before; I gave birth through a cesar...

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I wished that happened to me. I had a c-section, only bf for 3 days due to feeding problems. Lochia stopped about 4 weeks after I ga...

Manda-n-Ross

When did you? Lock

Hi, i hope this is the right place to ask. With DS i bled for 6 weeks, then got my period back a...

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i havent had any reactions before (had it in 2 times before), and was feeling off, a week before it was put in. did the ladies th...

c-section recovery Lock

I am all booked in to have an elective c section at 38+6 and baby will be taken to NICU immediate...

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I have had 3 c sections (not by choice!). Recovery for the first was a lot harder as I didn't know what to expect. Recovery from the...

Silver_Nailpolish

Do you feel like you're not all there? Lock

I've noticed my perception is different and as I was staring at my hands thinking that they look ...

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt so strange after labour and I wonder now why no-one mentions this or prepares you for the tra...

AliceTrew

When did people get their periods back?????????? Lock

I was just wondering when people got their periods back after having bubs. With my first daughter...

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I got mine back this week, one day before DD (fully breastfed) turned 6 months. I had heard that all the symptoms are pretty bad wit...

Silver_Nailpolish

D & C after birth Lock

I had a scan on Monday to check that I wasn't retaining further bits of the placenta and it was t...

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Lol Layla...I hear you with the anaesthetic. I'd like to say I would sleep well that night, but my baby would surely wake me up. I...

gypsy kylz

infected retained placenta Lock

ok so some may have seen a my little rant about the ambulance ride and the doctor trying to kill ...

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well its all done, and Dr said its all gone and ill bleed for about a week then it should stop. no more cramps or pain all gone i...

Lami

How to feel sexy again? Lock

Did anyone else have trouble finding your mojo after having a baby? I had Annie 2 weeks ago and I...

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gosh 2 weeks post birth give yourself a break 2 years after having dd I was only juust starting to feel sexy and confident enough f...

Lami

When is it ok? Lock

When is it ok to have sex again?? I had 3 stitches due to a tear but have almost finished bleedin...

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500??! Wow! I had 9 stiches, 2nd degree tear. I think it was at the 4 week mark? Basically if you decide to, and it hurts, stop.

gypsy kylz

first ever ambulance ride Lock

got my first ever ride in an ambulance yesterday... gotta love that green stick they give you to ...

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what is it with people not checking these things? I'm allergic to penicillin as well, which is clearly on my notes that my midwife h...

renee005

4 months after birth Lock

Me and my partner had sex 4 months after birth... we have dont it before this and nothing happene...

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You probably just have your period. Sex sometimes will help bring it on if you're due. I wouldnt start to get worried about it unles...

Baslingy

Tummy Band/Girdle Lock

Hi Everyone, Have heard about these but not sure if they are worth while or just another way to...

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Ive just purchased my tummy band! It took me ages to get my belly back into shape wiht my second and also heard these were great to ...