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mumof2melbourne

MOTHERS DAY Lock

How did you ladies celebrate "mother's day" ? Especially to all you first time mums, hope your da...

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For my mother's day I got to have a sleep in which was great and love every minute of it and I got some new shirts and beautiful ear...

tarra_01

how much will it hurt? Lock

hi, congrats on bub! Not 100% sure but think bath will do you good! I would imagine you could...

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LucyLoo11

Mini Pill Lock

Hi Ladies Has anyone had a bad experience with the Mini Pill? I have a four month old and hav...

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Hi, I'm not on the mini pill i'm on levlend ed. My son is 3 and a half months old, been taking it for 2 months now and have been fee...

goingagain

Touching your baby Lock

Hi Just wondering how you ladies feel about total strangers touching your baby. I have been in a ...

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I know how you feel - re: strangers in shops touching bub and family waking up bub too early and being called over protective .........

Young Melbourne Mum.. Lock

Hi I'm Vicki, I'm 17 and my bub is 4 months tomorrow, I'm looking for people to chat to or meet u...

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hi Vicki, my name is Teneil i am 20 and i have a 2 /12 year old daughter and a hubby. i was also 17 when i has our daughter. i am in...

goingagain

CAN'T STOP EATING Lock

Help! What is wrong with me? Since having my baby six weeks ago my appetite has not stopped. I a...

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Don't forget your poor stomach has been cramped up around your ribs for quite a while and if you were anything like me - heartburn w...

Tush73

PND -SOS Lock

Hi, The best thing you have done is to recognise that your not yourself, thats the first step. ...

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Trik

C-Section wound infected? Lock

can anyone tell me what the signs are of an infection of a caesar wound? i'm getting a little wor...

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Hi Trik Yes it would be wise to go get it checked out earlier. When my scar (from ectopic pregnancy) got infected it was red, hot t...

mumoftwogirls

PND Lock

Hi All Just wondering if anyone out there can give me some practical suggestions to overcoming po...

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Hey, Do you have a good relationship with your CHN? If so have a chat to her, they usually have wonderful resourses and have access ...

Teags

AAAAARRRHHH!!!! Lock

In the last 6 days i have had 12hrs sleep. i am a zombie. I wont even drive anywhere cos im worri...

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Oh god it doesn't get better! your baby is 4-5 months and your still exhausted! I don't think I could hang on that long. I empathis...

VED72F

Hot & Cold flushes Lock

Hi, I have a 2 year old dd and now a nearly 2week old dd. The last week I have been suffering fr...

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Hello again everyone, Just thought I'd let you know that my hot and cold flushes are settling down. I still do get hot sometimes, b...

PML2

Great gifts for a new mum Lock

I need ideas for what to buy a friend who has just had her second baby. I want to get something ...

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Clean her house for her. Vac, mop, do dishes and she'll love you. The best thing is don't ask just do as she'll say no otherwise. Or...

Mum of Four Gems

Is anyone interested in Scrapbooking in Bris Lock

I have a scrapbooking group at the Greenbank Community Centre once a week. The cost is $15 and yo...

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mummamia

myspace? Lock

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Hey Mia, try the general section, there have been some mums post the same thing there too.

Naomi01

Mini Pill & Lochia Lock

hey girls, i had my little man just over 5 weeks ago via EMC. i finished bleeding completely at 3...

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Hi, I haven't had the same sort of bleeding as you describe- but I did experience constant light bleeding when I was on the mini pi...

2bubalinos

Help me lose weight! Lock

I had bubs number 2, about 4 month ago. I have now been on running on the treadmill nearly every...

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Hey Shylie! I would love to chat about losing weight with you! I have also had bub No2 6 weeks ago - and for the second time I am ...

stacy_w

lochia problems Lock

hi, just needing some advice on post- baby bleeding. i had a c'section 6 weeks ago now and still...

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Hi Stacy, My advice is go to your doc and ask to be sent for an ultrasound to check to see if you have some retained placental tiss...

good_bub

bottle feed. and 3 weeks later still leak Lock

I put my ds on bottle from a day old (due to problems with my DD) anyways... they filled up and w...

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Hey, hopefully for your sake its cleared up by now. But apparently its quite normal & you may find your breasts will still produce ...

JessL

Maternity leave Lock

Hi all Just wondering for those who have had your babies, when did you finish up with work and i...

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they recommend 6 weeks b4 the due date. anything longer and you may need to get a letter from your doctor. the job that i was in t...

mummyof1

c section 2 weeks ago andneed some advice please:( Lock

Hi girls, I recently had a ceaser and need some advice, How long do you "bleed" for after a cea...

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hi mummy of 1 I had a c section in june last year.... bleeding went on for about a month.... I head that you can get some pain in ...

sambear

Changing my hair colour whilst breastfeeding Lock

Hi everyone, just wondering if its alright to do a home dye on my hair even though i am breastfee...

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You can colour your hair anytime just make sure that bubs isnt near you when your hair is getting coloured.

lil_monkey

young single mums msn Lock

hey guys any young single mums wanna chat on msn ???

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Yip my msn is [email protected]

PML2

When do I start taking the mini pill? Lock

My doctor has given me the mini pill but she didn't talk to me about when to start taking it. Th...

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When I got my mini pill my doctor told me to start taking them straight away.

PaulineN

when did you go back to work? Lock

just wondering for those of you on maternity leave - how old was your bub when you went back to w...

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My daughter is nearly 4mths old.. i'm still on maternity leave (and loving it!!). I'm a teacher and have agreed to go back to work i...

lynn73

flabby bellies and leaky boobs! Lock

Hi guys, just wondered of any of you guys had any miracles for getting rid of the flabby belly p...

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Your milk will settle down and it normally takes about 8-9 weeks to settle down and for the belly I use to go for walks and after th...

mum_to_matt

new mum of a 4 wk old in need of a chat Lock

hi, i have a 4 week old baby boy and tonight we had another bad night. im just in desperate need ...

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shellie you no my moblie numberits on 24/7 ring me ok

Baby Josh

Periods Lock

Hi, Just wondering at what stage other mums out there started their period again. Given that ...

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I got my periods back when my daughter was 17 months old and that was after I stop breastfeeding all together.

Sorry to gloat but Yay for ME Lock

I just have to let you know that after being on blood pressure medication since the day i found o...

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Oh My gosh! I just read you post and realised I haven't taken my blood pressure meds all week!!! I've been on them for a couple of...

MERRY CHRISTMAS MUMMIES!!!! Lock

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! Wasnt sure where to post this hehe and thought here looked good lol...

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I was coming on here to do the same thing, so MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone Hope you and ur bubs all have a wonderful day xox

gemsbec

how would you feel Lock

Woke up this morning to my man saying "mmm skinny Bec" I got the **** and got out of bed.I have a...

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sorry I'm a complainer! I still feel hurt (previous post didnt explain the whole story) so probably sounds strange....I'm basically ...

Ody85

Whats wrong with where I live??? - URGENT HELP!!! Lock

I am a solo youg mother - 21...but I have a great relationship with DS father. Soetimes I still c...

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These days one little thing can spark a social worker it is ridiculous they go a bit too far i think. When my brother was little he...

ChellaBella79

What happened to my pre-pregnant body???!!!!:-(( Lock

Hi everyone! Its been 10 weeks now since i had my beautiful baby girl (who weighed just shy off ...

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Hi Michelle I'm going through the same sort of thing. Summer is coming and I don't have any shorts that fit or t-shirts that aren'...

JKJ2bs

What's your day like? 24hr picture... Lock

Hi all, I'm curious to know how you all spend the 24hrs in the day? Here's what mine is like, a...

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Ok here we go... 9am - wake up and feed Ella 10am - settle Ella - she goes to sleep 11am - coffee and more coffee 11.30 - change an...

threelittlemen&moo

Before I was a Mum ( please read this beautiful letter I came across!) Lock

Before I was a Mum I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether...

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Thanks you a million for this beautiful poem! I'm actually a little teary because i've has a terrible night trying to settle baby, h...

Ody85

Stretch Marks Lock

Ok...I may be being a little ignorant about this...but...When i was pregnant with my DS I blew li...

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bio oil, bio oil, bio oil! Give it at least 6 months! s/marks totally bite but they do fade! Don't expect it to go quickly tho. The...

Has anyones lochia started up again, sorry if TMI Lock

My lochia had stopped about a week and a half ago and it has now started again, it isnt bright li...

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Hi Bianca, I had a similar experience after my second bub. 7 weeks after birth I would have a light loss some days and none the nex...

PML2

How long does the engorgement last? Lock

This may seem a silly question but for approx how long are your breasts engorged after your milk ...

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I had engorged breasts when I was first in hospital, luckily mine only lasted about 24 hours. This was probably because I was in hos...

PML2

Lochia - warning, contains TMI!!! Lock

I passed a very large blood clot yesterday and have had no bleeding since. My baby is only a wee...

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i only bled heavy for the first day, after the birth the midwife pushed out 3 big clots, about as big as a hand. by the end of the 1...

what is your favourite healthy food?!? Lock

Hi Ladies, I serioulsy need to lose weight,also just need to get healthy,i have rea...

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When i'm pecish for something sweet i have some tinned fruit, not as good as fresh but i think it's much nicer. Alice

bessdonn

DOES BREAST FEEDING MAKE U TIRED? Lock

Hi there. I am just trying to work out why a feel so tired all the time. My daughter sleeps thr...

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Hi there, I was advised by my midwife that when you breastfeed you release the hormone relaxin to help you feed and this in turn mak...