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Rebecca J

Gall Stones Lock

hi all, i gave birth to my daughter on jan 27th '04 by c-section. After her birth i had a series...

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Hi I was hospitilised when my baby was 4 weeks old for 5 days because of Gall stones. I had no symptoms whilst i was pregnant but ...

#1 mummy

when can i??? Lock

hi everyone, just a quick question, when can i start to do sit ups?? i had bubs 11 days ago, just...

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Everybody is different. A few people have spoken about tummy muscles seperating and depending on to what extent will determine when ...

#1 mummy

hates that feeling.... Lock

of sadness but have no idea what im sad about!!!!!! it could be the "3 day blues" but im not cryi...

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Your WHOLE life has changed! You are a mummy now! That's massive! Not to mention all those crazy hormones racing around. What your f...

How do manage your sleep with a newborn? Lock

In the first few weeks when dd was a newborn, I would have a nap when she has a nap during the day

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Although I was tired from the beginning, the sleep deprivation didn't really catch up on me until about 3 or 4 weeks after DD was bo...

Silver_Nailpolish

Dyeing hair as a treat Lock

After I give birth, I plan on pampering myself and getting my hair dyed at the salon (rather than...

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Definately worth it. Amazing how a little pampering makes us feel so mych better.

ally_cat

rash Lock

My bubs is 4 and a half weeks old now and i am still having real trouble with breastfeeding. my ...

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When I was BF I got a rash too mine was because my milked leaked so much it was very itchy and red spots, I changed my breastpads e...

Jade&CailsMummy

losing weight while breastfeeding Lock

Hi all, i had my gorgeous daughter on the 15th of sep and just a bit concerned about the weight i...

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The weight absolutely dropped off me when I was BFing DD. I was 77Kg before I got preg with her, 88Kg when I had her and 6 weeks aft...

KM60EF

Baby hates the car Lock

Every weekend we have to drive 3 hours each way to our farm and my 5 month old just hates it. Occ...

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My son hated the car so much he screamed from the moment i put him in his seat to the moment i took him out... I tried everything an...

Physio_Jo

Free pilates classes in west auckland Lock

Hi, Is anyone interested in attending pilates classes in west auckland? I am a physiotherapist cu...

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thewalrusandthecarpenter

Please help - I am feeling worried. Lock

My baby is 8 weeks old and in the last few days I have been feeling sore and achy like pms maybe ...

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Thank goodness for negative pregnancy test's, I finally plucked up enough courage to do a test and it was negative..... PHEW

foxymum84

Coping with Toddler & Newborn Lock

Hi All I am due to have our second baby late November and my DD will be 3 by then and I am start...

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I think 3 years is a great age gap. We have 4 years between my girls and I sometimes think it would have been better if it was only ...

Pheebs

HELLP?? Lock

I'm just wanting to find out about other people's experience with HELLP Syndrome... I developed ...

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Hello, I had rapid onset of severe pre-eclamsia and HELLP syndrome at 33 weeks. I had an appointment with the obstetrician and 4 day...

LeeLee89

No appetite Lock

I had DS 3 and a half weeks ago and am fully BF'ing, and my appetite hasnt returned...I hardly ea...

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I'm the same as you, and it's easy to forget to eat! But as I have to feed my other son and hubby too i tend to eat 4 medium meals a...

mummy275

For those mums already with 3 or more Lock

Hi ladies, I'm just wondering when you got your body back after the 3rd? I'm due in October wit...

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well my #3 will be 3wks on wed. i am my normal size now, just missing a little elasticity, hehe. i never bothered with maternity clo...

mamaof2girls

Mirenas Lock

hi, im not sure how to start this topic in this subject but the 15/08 i had a mirena put in, and ...

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I have the Mirena, and have had it for about 12mths now. I'm fine with sex (when I actually feel like it), I still have a few kilos ...

chelsnich

How long after? Lock

I had a natural birth. I got about 4 stitches, mostly grazes. My bleeding stopped after 4 weeks o...

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hey there sorry to hear of you discomfort . honestly after 2 kids it never hurt first i had 3 stiches and waited till 6 weeks as sil...

Skubala

I need a hobby! Lock

So, DD is 6 weeks old and I absolutely adore her, she was a planned baby etc etc but I must admit...

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I am actually thinking about making DD some nice hair clips and hair ties. Seems quite easy to start off with. Then if I enjoy doin...

Worrying over nothing? Lock

My 4 year old is a good boy, albeit a bit willful and occasionally plain naughty. He leaves his...

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Have you considered putting bubs cot in your room? It's recommended by sids and kids that you do that for first 6 months. I know thi...

Krishna_Yachna

feeling about having another baby Lock

i had a baby 3 weeks ago. my labour was just over 25 hours and wasnt very gud. after the baby eve...

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I think people say that you have done a good job meaning that you have produced a gorgeous, healthy baby. Dont feel guilty about w...

simone85

Newborn and siblings Lock

Hello, Ok my newborn is 2 weeks old today Ive been very teary but i think its lack of sleep, i ...

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My best advice is to get some fresh air and excercise put bubba in pram and the older ones on bikes or scooters and just walk best ...

Stelle

Leaving The House Lock

I am a first time Mum and have a 5 week old son. I want to go out and do things but I am finding ...

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Don't stress! I remember after I had my DS by c-sec by midwife said I shouldn't worry about going out for 6 weeks. She thought all t...

my_little_blessings

Is this normal Lock

I had my c-section last week and i feel great. Last pregnancy i felt so sore for weeks and this t...

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im jealous!! lol. I felt so crappy for weeks after my c-section. It was an emergency one though so that probably made it worse. Was ...

magisam

bleeding after c section Lock

hey i know its a bit of a personal topic but just wondering how long your bleeding lasted after a...

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I am 4 almost 4 weeks pp after a c section and it seems to have stopped this week only occasional spotting. I hope it stops for you ...

theperfecttwo

Anxiety Attacks :( Lock

Ive had these Attacks for a few years now. I was on medication before I had my first son 2 years ...

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Ive had these Attacks for a few years now. I was on medication before I had my first son 2 years ago. But stopped medication once I...

mum of 3 boys 1 girl

how soon can i? Lock

how soon after birth can i start gentle exercise? i've never really bothered before but since th...

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thanks for your replies

L_Milligan

Aching body Lock

My whole body has been aching for last few days. Think it's because I'm so exhausted... not sure....

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no one else had this huh...

L_Milligan

Sleep, Caffiene, Headaches... Lock

Cooper is one month old today and I know not to expect much in the way of sleep but it's getting ...

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Im pregnant so trying to limit the amount of caffeine I have, and making sure I dont go over the 2cups a day reccomended limit. I ha...

MummyLuvsMaddie

New mother's survival kit Lock

So I'm throwing a baby shower for one of my very good friends and I'm trying to come up with thin...

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Thanks guys I've gotten some great ideas now! I wanted to do something a little different for her so there will be things that she c...

STB2

6week check up.... Lock

Hey ladies Would it be to late to do my 6week check up now as DS is 4months old? I dont know whe...

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Mine checked everything down below, lol, I had stitches so she checked those, plus everything inside IYKWIM, just to make sure ever...

lovehopefaith33

not losing weight.. Lock

hi there... ok so this is the run down: i am 156cm tall and weight 61kg, my BMI is 25 ( so still...

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I was 68kg after 10 months of breastfeeding my 3rd child and my usual weight was 63kg. I'm 167cm tall. After I stopped breastfeedin...

Lisa107

Rapid Burn Weight Loss Lock

Has anyone used the Rapid Burn Weight Loss program? Did it work for you & what exactly is involve...

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is this the one where you eat it and it fills your stomach up so you cant eat much more? Doesnt sound very safe to me....sounds lik...

Good exercises for tummy flab? Lock

DD2 is 6 weeks old, and I am lucky enough that with breastfeeding my excess weight just falls off...

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firstly you need to do cardio to reduce excess fat, and you will also need to incorporate other weight bearing exercises like revers...

willsma

bleeding on the pill Lock

I had my daughter via c section 3 months ago i went back on my usuall pill but after 2 weeks i st...

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It is usually because the pill isn't strong enough, I'd tell your doctor and see what he thinks, he may give you a hgiher dosage, I ...

kirstenwalker

Can't stop crying! Lock

I just feel the need to vent. I gave birth by elective Caesar 8 days ago, my milk came in on day ...

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Thanks so much everyone for your kind words of encouragement ! I have been able to have a sleep today whilst bubs and DS#1 (nearly 3...

AF after having baby Lock

Sounds like AF to me! With each of my babies I got mine back six weeks after birth, even with the...

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I had this too while DD was sleeping through around the same age. But it never actually showed and then dd stopped sleeping so that ...

alura

Mothers group Lock

Anyone know of a good mothers group to join in the north area (modbury,Northgate, Enfield area) a...

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heya , may i ask how old you are i know of some but some are for certain age groups , but i do know of a good one if you have faceb...

*OurDarling*

Studying with a bubba Lock

Hello, I will be returning to university 3 weeks after my baby is due to continue my studies. M...

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Congrats to all you mums & mums to be who are studying! It's great to see and hear your stories. Can't believe some of you are study...

Mummyof 6

Get enough rest! Lock

One of the best things I ever learnt (which I like to pass on to all new mums) is as soon as that...

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I used to breastfeed DD during the night while lying on the bed and she would be lying on her side next to me. She loved it and so d...

Harrison''''''''sMum

Belly Bandit Lock

Has any one tried the belly bandit? Did it work? Is there something better. I want something to h...

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I heard MYER sells them?? Might pay to check if there is one near you...

Mellycolly

Working Mums Lock

Hi Ladies, Just wondering if there were any working new mums out there? Im newly pregnant with m...

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Hello there and congrats on your pregnancy. I have just had DS2. I earn a lot more than my husband, have a 'career' (sounds a bit ...