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single married mum

Is being a mum 2nd time round easyer? Lock

hi, i am 29 weeks along with a boy( due 14th Nov ), i have a 7 year old girl also. i really havnt...

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I had my second child in july and I also have a daughter who is 4 1/2 years old and sometimes it easler and you do remember things a...

Eating Right Lock

It's only been a week and a half of having 2 kids but I'm already finding it hard to eat! Breakf...

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I had and still have the same issues.... I've gained a little bit of weight coz I wasn't able to eat at the right times or ate more...

halle  & shahlee's mum

tattoos and breast feeding?? Lock

hey girls does anyone no if tattoos are safe when ur breast feeding? i wanna get my little girls ...

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Nah, not brave enough. LOL I have considered getting one and bf wasn't what had me questioning, just lack of money really and know...

sassy33nz

Please tell me it gets easier! Lock

Our little boy is now 5 weeks old and is such a cruisy happy little guy. But my DH and i are pret...

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I myself am going through the same thing. Our new bubba girl is 4 weeks old today, and we also have a 5 year old daughter who is in...

newmum04

Swine Flu Vaccine and breastfeeding Lock

Hi all, I have a 7 week old baby girl and was wondering if anyone has heard if its safe to have ...

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Hi, I'm not sure they've worked this out...though they claim it is 'safe' in pregnancy so who knows. Personally even if I hadn't b...

Elleinad09

What can i take for constipation while breastfeeding Lock

Im not constipated as such but i would like to take something that will loosen my bowel movements...

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I find licorice is great, particularly Darryl Lea, it is a great natural laxative. Baby's don't mind the taste, you just have to be ...

lyndall74

Has anyone had Implenon? Feedback would be great! Lock

Hi, I am seeing my gynae/obstetician on Jan 6. my baby was born in Oct. Gynae has given me a scri...

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I had it in when it first came out and had a bad reaction to it. As far as a contraception I think it was good, I didnt menstrate fo...

AKLRosie

Having sex again after a VB and stitches Lock

Hi there, I delivered my Son just over six weeks ago and had to have a continuous stitch on the ...

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I was in the exact same situation. I had my 6 week check up last week and the obstetrician checked out my stitches. There was a litt...

my princess jaida

Pram Walks Lock

Hi, Recently moving to Sydney(Collaroy) and having a new baby has been challenging the last few ...

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blueoceondolphin

Anyone had to wean baby off breast milk in early weeks...advise please~ Lock

Hi ladies, Have recently had to start weaning my baby off myu breast milk. He is 3 weeks old (tom...

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I've had a bad case of mastitis and it's not nice! One of the best ways to wean is to replace one breastfeed a day or every few days...

**El**

Cracked/Sore nipples Lock

hi, my ds is 8 weeks old and i'm b/f him. Since last week my nipples have become really sore and ...

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With my daughter I never had sore or crack nipples but my little boy give me sore and very crack nipples and they would bleed every ...

Scoot Scoot

HORRIBLE HAIR AFTER THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD Lock

Is it me or are there many others??? I have naturally curly hair and have found that after havin...

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hey there, my hair has always been naturally thick and wavy, but after the birth my hair became brittle and it is just insane how mu...

warnjai

Getting baby to latch without nipple sheild Lock

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this? Bub is 9 days old and I've been feeding her w...

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Ooops...just realised i've posted in the wrong forum...shall re-post in feeding section

Cohen  Bump 09.04.10

any new young mums out there wanna chat? Lock

hi iam krystal have a baby boy thats 4weeks, his name is cohen but we call him cookie... he was 7...

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hey girls hope you dont mind me joining the forum. im 23 with my first baby boy jasper who is 4 wks old and could do with some advic...

chookiemumma

Help Lock

Hi, I had a csection 7 weeks ago and had some bleeding after for a week or two cant remember now,...

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I agree with the pp, I think you need a scan. I don't think you should still be having clots after this long. I'd get another Dr's o...

*alyssa&kobeys~mummy*

Mildura mums Lock

hi, im due to have my first baby in 2 weeks. My husband and i are also moving to mildura....just ...

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Ethan*Charlotte*Riley

d/w Lock

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blue06pink09

d/w Lock

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mum2MJ

Help Need (Down There) Lock

Heya I had my baby a week ago today and i am experiancing a very strange feeling down there , it...

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any kind of discharge? talk to your lmc if in doubt, rule out thrush

kelbel3

Mirena??? Lock

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has tried the contraceptive mirena?? Is it good or have they had pr...

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hi after 3 children i decided to get the mirena which has been in nearly 4 months. so far so good and i know quite a few other women...

mumatlast

Becoming a Mum Lock

Would you be interested in sharing your stories about becoming a Mum? I am conducting research o...

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meaghanemily

Stitches Lock

I had my DD 2days ago now, i tore a little internally but no perinea tearing. I was just wonderi...

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Hi there. I had my bub nearly three weeks ago and had a few stitches. I was really quite sor for the first week and the other day w...

mum2MJ

Extreme Back Pain Lock

heya I had my little girl just over two weeks ago and am now suffering EXTREME back pain , i ha...

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I had this, you need to regain strength in your abs. Your abs support your back. I do my pelvic floor excerises three times a day wh...

mum2MJ

Mums n bubs exercise Lock

hey ladies i live in bayswater WA and just wanted to know if there is anythng around this aroun...

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mercy hospital used to do a mums and bubs yoga/pilates class and a swimming class, not sure if they still do or not. other wise ca...

how to juggle motherhood/house?? Lock

hi girls, does anyone know any advice on how to juggle motherhood and house duties, looking after...

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investing in something like a slow cooker or pressure cooker may help you as well! Don't be afraid to ask friends family to come an...

Amanda007

mini pill Lock

I am thinking about going on the mini pill at my 6 week check up but have heard it can affect you...

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ive just got on it about 3 days ago n iu havnt noticed any difference

Stephanie-Josh-Zach-Emily-Ethan

here is a picture ofmy 3 kids. Lock

here is the link to see my gorgeuos children. seeing as noone has seen them. you can also get to...

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Ethan*Charlotte*Riley

when did /will AF return??? pls help im confused Lock

how long after you stopped post partum (sp?) bleeding did your af return? and if it didn't for a ...

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thankyou very much ladies, so glad to hear that i am normal Helen

cracked nipples...not BF!!!?? Lock

i stopped BF 4-5 weeks ago, and all of a sudden i have cracked/dry nipples again...why does this ...

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Amber-87

Anyone up for a weightloss journey? Lock

Come on, we all need the support! Lets do this! I have put on weight since giving birth! I did lo...

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I'll join this thread if no one minds! I also need to loose about 25kgs I think (last time I checked) to be at my ideal weight! I ...

Hymz

Feeling out of sorts!! Lock

I have been in this country for a year and a half and I have a wonderful Fiance and the most wond...

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I'm so sorry about your dh, I really hope everything works out and his May appointment brings you good news. Have you thought about...

Samsmum73

Life with a newborn....anyone got any ideas? Lock

Ok this may sound a little lame but before we had bubs our weekends were filled with housework th...

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Well I guess it depends on what you enjoyed doing on the weekends prior to bub ofcourse. We have three children, one who is 3mths ol...

missy_83h

sore nipples Lock

Hi there, Im new to this newborn forum, had my ds on 15.02.09, i have been feeding him a combo of...

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They suck differently on a bottle to on the breast so this could be the reason why they are so sore. Mine never used to hurt until I...

Shop from home Lock

I know that with a newborn in the house its hard tog et out to do the things you need to do let a...

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memory loss Lock

does anyone get memory loss after they've had a baby. I've heard of mummy brain but I always thou...

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I think screwed up hormones still have a lot to answer for as well! I had an 'argument' with my husband one night this week over wha...

lil_mamma0709

Fast and easy beauty Lock

Being a mum of 2 like many of you i have zero time for make up, hair, nails well anything beauty ...

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i agree with the shower thing... that and finding time to brush my teeth.

serenasmum

the pill and periods Lock

just wondering when you start back on the pill and are still breastfeeding, do you still get your...

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Hi, There isn't a definitive answer. I will only speak from point of view with DS2 because DS1 was mix fed from about 4 weeks. Th...

jade21887

Lonliness Lock

Hi, I'm a new mum to a 2 months old daughter, my job before i had her was very social and now i r...

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I agree that having a little while beautiful is very isolating, people seem to forget you wen u cant do everything that you used to....

Quin1901

Psoriasis happening again??? Lock

Ater my 1st preg I got really bad psoriasis in my hair my Dr prescribed coal tar shampoo which di...

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I have had it since I was 12 I am now 33years old. During pregnancy it went but since I have had bub it is back worst than ever.......

mrsnemo

down there Lock

Hi, I had my baby eight weeks ago and had the discharge for about 5 weeks and havent had any sinc...

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this was quite possibly ovulation with eggwhite mucous