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Tamara258

Weeping from C-section scar? Lock

Hi guys... not the nicest of topics, but I was wondering if any had this happen after having a c-...

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Hi Tamara You really should get it checked...not to frighten u, but i dont think that should happen.

the fishers

what medicines can I take when breast feeding? Lock

I suffer from hayfever and I know during pregnancy the dr said I could take a drowsy hayfever tab...

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When I had a really bad flu a few weeks ago there was very limited things I could take which meant the flu lasted longer then normal...

Tanya1

Newborns & In-Laws Lock

I am experiencing difficulties with my mother in law. I am finding that she is over-bearing and ...

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I know exactly how you feel!! I had an emergency caesarean so was very sore and had my baby lying on the couch next to me, asleep (I...

wombat

getting your tummy back after a c section..... Lock

hey all, im new ,and have just recently had a emergency c section. my son is 11 days old, i used ...

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Hi wombat,i also had a c-section.I was 50kg and put on 11kg,now i am 50kg again.I went to physio for 3 months after(free classes onc...

melis

Maternity Bras Lock

Hello Everyone Just wondering how important it is to get properly fitted for a maternity bra our...

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hi melly, when i was pregnant i used to wear the bras with wires, not realising that a maternity bra would have been far more comfy ...

Ashtonsmum

sex.. how soon? Lock

was just wondering when ppl could return to sex?

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i've had a c section and havegot a 18 day old baby boy, we saw the doctor the week after i was home from hospital and started the pi...

Ashtonsmum

breastfeeding and alcohol? Lock

i was wondering if anyone knows if it is safe to have alcohol while breastfeeding. I just had dyl...

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I don't want to say that it's safe to drink when breastfeeding, but when I was breastfeeding and I wanted a drink I would have half ...

jarah

age gap between babies Lock

We have a 16 year old boy,a twelve year old girl and a 7 week old boy. My husband thinks that the...

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Hi Jarrah, Ive only got one child myself (10 weeks old) but my mum had 6 kids (wow- i know!) she first had the older 4 then 10 year...

Princess~Leia

GET something FREE for a change - knickers!! Lock

Hey all you mums, You would obviously be deserving of this free pair of knickers, just after hav...

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Hey thanks for that! great idea to post it too My friends thank you too, after a huge baby new knickers is something I need Bec

melis

Dyeing hair after having a baby Lock

Hello Eveyone just wondering if this has happened to someone else I had my hair coloured a coupl...

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it is due to hormones because once you have your baby, during your whole pregnancy most people get thicker hair and dont loose much ...

JungleGal

Breast feeding and the mini pill? Lock

Ok does anyone have any experience or information about how safe it is to be BF and taking the mi...

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Hi Ladies just a follow up re the mini pill. After taking this pill for 7 days I noticed my baby was very unsettled. He was crying...

no time to eat Lock

i have no time to eat, i try to wake before my son so i can eat but then he hear's me and then cr...

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Hi I had this problem too when I had my first baby. I really enjoy eating and like to sit down and devour a good meal esp when I a...

Shooting pains down there?... Lock

Hello to all! This is an embarassing question, but I am wondering if anyone has had 'shooting' ty...

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hi bridget, i had the same problem i had lot of pain there for a good 2-3 weeks it does go away, you just need to look after yoursel...

sarah_jane

Loss of appetite? Lock

Hi there- I have just had my little boy, he is now a week old. He is sleeping reasonably well, an...

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My DD is 6 mths and I am still like that... I reckon I have lost more weight than before I was expecting and I can't afford to do t...

mindbeyondcontrol

HAS ANYONE HAD A TORN LABIA FROM GIVING BIRTH? Lock

I would just like to know if anyone else out there has had a torn labia from giving birth, I did,...

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Yes, i actually had to be cut so the doctor could use forceps to help deliver my baby girl who was posteror compound presentation, t...

AussieJools

Worst acne I've ever had!! Lock

Hi Ladies, Over the last couple of weeks I've experienced the worst case of pimples that I've ev...

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my bub is 9 weeks old and I too for the past few weeks have had extermly bad pimples, no cure.

MummyT

What should I say? Lock

Hi everyone as you may know my son Bailey died last year aged 6 months. I'm ok to talk about it b...

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maybe when you say "he was six months old, but he died" continue on and say that your "ok with it now" so that they know not to look...

cadaryla

bad back Lock

can anyone offer me some advise on back pain i have a bulging disc i my lower back and was bed ri...

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i did! and it was painfull - lucky for me my mum is a massus, go and get your self a massage, and try having a spa if you can get on...

Mumma_magoogoo__Sarah

Lonely :( Lock

Hi guys. My name is Sarah. Im 20 with the most wonderful baby boy Reilly (8 weeks yesterday) howe...

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Hi Sarah, Where are you from???.Welcome to Reily I have twin boys 4 months old + 3yrold girl

bandaid

Going out??? Lock

Did any new mums find it hard to get out after a few weeks? bayden is 9 weeksold and im starting ...

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Hi again How is it gong with the getting out? Feeling any better? If it is just nervousness, as you think, then 'forcing' yoursel...

melis

losing my patience Lock

Hello everyone i wasn't sure where to post this so here goes we have a 9 week old and a 22 mont...

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oh jasmine I can so sympathise with you! yes I try to take deep breaths too and count to 10! sometimes it helps! if you ever feel...

fiona75

Cracked Nipple Problem Lock

I've been breastfeeding my baby girl, Keely now for 12 weeks, and all of a sudden this past week ...

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Dear fiona, are your nipples red and dry and itchy also, if so this could mean that you have candida albicans(commonly known as thr...

Landles

Going Crazy Lock

Last 2 nights have been hell. But yesterday i lost my cool and yelled at jasmine "enough" for her...

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Hi Karen I'm glad things are better now. don't ever feel like you're a bad mum - we all have days/nights like that from time to tim...

ajs

losing my mind??? Lock

Hi My daughter was born 9 weeks ago and all is going well with her. I on the other hand think I'...

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I can relate to all the mum's getting worried about rolling on their babies in the middle of the night when they aren't even in bed ...

melpower

at home exercise Lock

I was wondering if any of you have any kind of workouts you can do at home without buysing anythi...

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I walk and hour everyday , and eat fairly healthy , and have found that works for me. I also do situps , I have lost most my weight ...

PML2

How soon is too soon to be left alone? Lock

I haven't had my baby yet but its due very soon (1.5 weeks) and I need some advice from the exist...

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Hi Paula, Congrats on the imminent arrival. Definitely don't stress yourself too much as it won't help at all- not an easy task tho...

Ummm...SEX!! Lock

Private topic I know, but I was wondering if anyboy else experiences pain when having sex. I hav...

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Hi, I feel crazy now... I had 5 stitches after I gave birth and resumed sex 3 weeks later- I had read that you are supposed to wait...

first baby

how to loss wight Lock

hi , my name is MONA and i have baby boy 9 weeks old his name is ADAM he is my first baby . i nee...

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Well I come to the conclusion that after your 1st, you really neve will get your body back. Ive only had one but everybody I know an...

YummyMummy

I have my period back already, why????? Lock

Hey Everyone, My baby boy is five weeks old today and my period started yesterday, I'm fully br...

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Hi, My baby is 5wks old and I have also had my period come back. Im so glad I found this post, because I thought I was really weird.

loubielou

When is it safe to start using tampons again Lock

Hi, Ive just got my first period back, my daughter is 7 weeks old. Does anyone know when its saf...

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Hi i used pads until my bleeding from birth stopped about 4-5 weeks then about 4 weeks later i got my period I started using tampons...

Landles

bleeding Lock

My daughter is 8 weeks old and im still bleeding. Its very light but i want it to go away. Mum sa...

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yep exactly 60days mum was right

jessica21_nz

Anyone had this problem with sex after c section? Lock

hi everyone I had a c setion to deliver my daughter on 31st july. I've tried a few times to have...

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Thanks everone for ur imput! Things went back to normals when Emma was around 6 or 7 months old. Mind u before c section I went th...

Tracey Mc

Separated / Stretched Pelvic Ligaments Lock

I gave birth to my baby girl 8 days ago & have very stretched pelvic & tummy ligaments. I could h...

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Hi vic I remember doing some excercises but wearing the belt reasonably tight helped & lots of rest. Don't carry heavy loads / baske...

Annette

mums and bubs pilates... Lock

has anyone heard of pilates classes where you can bring bub along into the class.... and they are...

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I haven't heard of a pilates class for mums with bubs, but maybe you could try an at-home Pilates DVD or video. There seems to be he...

miracles

Split abdominals and post natal exercise Lock

I gave birth to a beautiful girl by emerg c-section 4 weeks ago. she was 4.4kg therfore i was lar...

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hi i had the same problem after my son was born. he was born by emergency c-section aswell. he is now 11 weeks old and the split has...

KJ'S Mum

Lumpy Breasts Lock

My beautiful daughter Keeleigh Jay is now 8 weeks old. I did everything I could to Breast feed he...

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Hi there, Well I have been to the doctor for my 8 week check up and the doctor has written me up to have an ultrasound on the lump b...

paulasollitt

hair conditions when breastfeeding Lock

Any mums out there having problems with itchie skull/dandruff while breastfeeding. Had it with f...

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hey chelby jus wondered where do you work? i'm on the lookout for a new hairdresser:)!! hey our bubs are only like a week apart! ...

Linda

Relationships Lock

My husband wants to be involved with our baby, but he is not sure what to do. It takes me longer ...

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My husband is involved with everything to do with our baby girl. We had her through IVF so we have been involved together so emotion...

first_time_mommy

Foul Mouth Mommy! Lock

I've just entered my third month with bubs and i still can't control my mouth. I don't swear all ...

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I'm the same when my littlies become a little contankerous. I find that a stubbie of beer, a glass of wine or a cup of tea helps to...

keeping your cool Lock

If mummies not happy babies not happy. I think it is important to find ways of keeping yourself h...

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I have a 21 month old as well as a 4 week old. My 21 month old goes to daycare once a week. Not only does she love the social inte...