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Looking after yourself with a Newborn

Drfm

Newborn with a kitten Lock

Hey, My husband and I moved back in with his parents when we found out I was 5 months pregnant t...

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We got our cat minnie when aaron was 6 months and she is rreally like his little sisster .He does cope a couple of scratches every n...

~NoDdY~

how do you feel about your post baby body? Lock

Hi XD I gotta say, im quite happy with my body this time around. last time I thought id die when...

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I am proud of my post baby body. I've had 3 children. My body feels strong and healthy and it's done some amazing things

LouChoo

belly bandit (belly wrap) Lock

has anyone used these, and did it help, was it uncomfortable or waste of money? thanks

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Ushi99

Yoga/Pilates in Toowoomba Lock

Has anyone done yoga/pilates in Toowoomba whilst pregnant or just after having a baby? Did you li...

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Probably not much help to you but I did pilates when pregnant, I bought a DVD and did them at home and I found it rather relaxing. B...

Rose1801

Contraception Lock

Have a query I hope you ladies can help me with... I have every intention of getting my IUD put b...

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I am on the jab and tbh I am finding I am gaining weight which is why I stopped it last time I have been quite hormonal too recently...

Alli-cat

What's your dirty little secret? Lock

Do you have random food cravings when stressed out? I used to turn to chocolate when things got...

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mummascott

strange pain. Lock

Well as the title suggests, I have some strange pain that I have been noticing since about a week...

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Thanks Chalys, that what I was wondering. I thought that maybe its worse this time as my body has been through 3 pregnancies in 4 ye...

~NoDdY~

contraception- implanon/ minipill/mirena Lock

Hi. So I got the implanon put in november 26 and a few days later I started spotting and its jus...

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Thanks guys thats helpful. The dr is removing my implanon on the 7th jan so I've got a lil while to decide what I wanna do.

Mum2onebub

Random questions! game? Lock

Have you had a good day? Do you have stretch marks? Do you like turkish delights? How many childr...

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Have you had a good day? so far, its only 10.35 Do you have stretch marks? a few Do you like turkish delights? love the real ones...

stan2012

Baby stretches,pulls and plays when feeding- ouch! - what do i do? Lock

Hi girls, i need some help. Baby is now 7 weeks old and she stretches, pulls, moves side to side...

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2 hours sounds right for a 7 week old, but sometimes babies also just want to suck to go to sleep. When you pull her off, try burpin...

stan2012

Whooping cough vaccination Lock

Does anyone know whether it is still free for mumswith newborns to get the whooping cough vaccina...

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In melbourne speak to your maternal health nurse and the do it for free

Rebecaodove

4 months post-partum and still sore down there! Lock

Hi Ladies, Wondering if any of you have experienced this. Baby is 4 months old and I am still ach...

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hi, Thank you for your messages. i wouldn't feel right going to the emergency as I used to work there and they will all tell me to w...

Brooke_Morris_1616

weight Lock

Im 44 kilograms and im wondering if that is to small to carry a baby?

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wow, thanx and avocado sounds great

hayley25

dissolvable stitches not dissolving Lock

just wondering if anyone else has or has had my problem of dissolvable stitches not dissolving? ...

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yup had midwife remove them. my body just couldnt break them down

TilG

Adult Activies with a Baby? Lock

Hi Guys, Im trying to get a list of activies that are safe and do-able with a baby. I want to try...

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Wow RSL I would not have thought of going there! Thanks that's a great idea Also the library suggestions are great. There is a re...

MelNic2

Overstimulated Newborn - too many hospital visitors!!!! NEED ADVICE! Lock

I am 4 weeks off having my second child, my Husband and I both have big families who dont like to...

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I was admitted to hospital for induction on the Monday and told no one except immediate family (parents and sister). On Tuesday it w...

Arisa

Noone seems to care, I am sick, tired, and my daughter is in hostpial HELLO!!! Lock

I had a three week early emergency section due to pre-eclampsia, severe spd making hard to walk a...

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~NoDdY~ wrote: Dunno what to say except. Keep trucking along, accept help where you can and if I had a god id ask him or her to help...

ProudMummy!

What's going on with my period Lock

Hi everyone, I have a 10 month old and am still breastfeeding. I got a period in March for the f...

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Mumx2+nomore

when did your periods return to a 'normal' cycle? Lock

Hi Ladies, my ds is 9 weeks, i bled for 4 weeks after his birth and my period returned when he w...

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Are you using contraception? What kind? The mini pill, IUD's and implanon can all cause irregular bleeding and it's not actually a p...

Mumx2+nomore

the mum debates Lock

without getting into any debates. I m so frustrated with the amount of debates there are to do wi...

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I love alot of debates on here as I learn sooo much! I had never given thought to half of the topics- was just going to follow what ...

katydid2

Long day Lock

Just wanted to share my day, to get it off my chest. I know I'm luckier than a lot of people, bec...

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i feel like that today too Katy - but my youngest is 5!! she had a horrible sleep last night - felt like everytime i got back into ...

Mumx2+nomore

mums vs dads at home alone with the kids Lock

Hi Ladies, Just for fun I thought I would ask what gets done around the house when one parent is...

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Must admit my ex (of almost 5 months) never appreciated what I did. He said I did it easy and was always in a stink if everything wa...

SHE5E5

Severe cramping Lock

I had my little princess 4 weeks ago and worried I have a prolapse as it kind of feels like somet...

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katydid2

Will it ever stop?? Lock

Sorry, this is probably way too much information... But it's been more than 4 weeks and I'm still...

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9 weeks for me with my first and I decided to go on the mini pill and that finally stopped it. 8 weeks with my second, and again I...

KylzBub

clothes washing after c-sec Lock

Hey! Does anyone know when I can commence the laundry (clothes washing) after a c-sec? I had one ...

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Hiya I was told at least 6 weeks. I started washing baby clothes and underwear etc earlier and hung on the clothes horse. At 6 o...

sareep

widen hips Lock

Hi Has anyone noticed that your hips have widen after birth?? It's been 5 months since bubs bu...

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Mine a little wider and never went back. I was told that this is it by my gp. Im back to my prebaby weight. Im with you kylz, i lo...

Lucy_Ant

How long to lose the weight? Lock

With only 7 weeks to go I am starting to look forward to being able to wear my normal clothes aga...

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I gained 23kg, 6kg down by the time I left hospital, another 7kg down 2 weeks later (breastfeeding and no time to make food ;0 ) and...

Mumx2+nomore

Sex and getting back into shape Lock

Hi ladies I had my second 11 days ago. I Was wanting to know how early you felt like some 'fun t...

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Definitely wait with the fun bit until your bleeding has stopped and then just see who it feels, if it hurts stop if not go for it ...

Midge**

while your in the shower Lock

What did you do with bubs when you were home alone and had to have a shower? if they were awake? ...

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I just have a shower while hes asleap, doesnt matter if he cries a bit. Just dont take 20 min showers like i used to....

Mumx2+nomore

When did you feel normal downstairs? Lock

Hi ladies, Had my second 5 days ago. And have forgotten when you feel normal down there? I had...

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I had my first baby 2 weeks ago, I didnt get the episiotomy but had a perenial tear and also quite a bad rip in my labia because she...

mum2callum

feeling guilty having bub #2 Lock

Hi ladies, I have a ds who will be 4 in may and a dd who is 3wks old. Dp is still on holidays as...

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Hi, congratulations on your two children! I went through the same, I just used to look at the confusion on my #1's face and cry. ...

mummy22+1

Lochia Lock

Hey ladies I am just curious how long your bleeding lasted after giving birth? DS3 is nearly 4 ...

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Mine lasted for about 2 weeks... It was heavy at the start then a week later i was spotting for afew days then i stopped for about 1...

Sasha478

Beautiful pressie Lock

I just brought my friend a gift basket for her first baby. I was so happy with the result i just ...

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megank

Post Pregnancy Recovery Shorts Lock

Hi all... I'm just wondering if anyone has used the SRC Recovery Shorts available from www.recove...

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I have tried a new short from the Solidea range and they are awesome! They are really comfortable and very breathable. Apparently th...

Silver_Nailpolish

Sore feet Lock

For the past 6 weeks or so, I've noticed that I have got sore feet. I experienced this in the pas...

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Bundykat88

Just a question. Lock

Hi I'm a new mum well he's 3 months old but im just wondering did anyone else find that they got ...

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My problem was more the bleding, i couldnt even walk to the letter box ended up on progesterone tablets but as soon as i came off th...

Becca3110

HELP!! Whats the best belly support garment?? Lock

Hello mums, needing to find out a really good support garment for my very lax tummy muscles, what...

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Oh thank you everyone for your replies, I'll be getting something for sure before i see the physio!!! feels like things will fall ou...

Donaldsonrima-41

my belly tommy Lock

hi im a mum for a 15months boy i delivered my baby wiz a c-section & until know my bellytommy st...

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You may still have separation of your tummy muscles - it's probably worth seeing your GP or booking into a postnatal physio to get t...

Amy00

What the *beep* is going on?? Lock

I had my DS 8 weeks ago and for about 6-7 weeks i have been exercising, at the start on the bike ...

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Thanks for the encouragement ladies I wont give up, im determined to get my body back its just taking longer than thought. I guess...

Linea Nigra after pregnancy.. Lock

It eventually fades, I can't give you an exact amount of time as I can't remember. There is nothi...

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I never got a line just stretch marks, but both of my sisters did. One faded in about 8 weeks and one over a year. I guess it varies...