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soon2be

Tmi, Very Sore below Lock

Hi, I gave birth 17 days ago to a 9 pound three baby, and i had alot of interneral tearing which ...

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Hi, Glad to hear u saw different doc, as this would have been my advice. I had a internal 2nd degree tear and 3 1st degree tears wit...

ProudMummy!

When did your period return after giving birth? Lock

I have an 8.5 week old and am breastfeeding and I am having PMS....... NNnnooooo!!! I know every...

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My DD is FF and I got my period last week for a few days mainly spotting nothing too heavy either and she is now coming 11 weeks so ...

MaveyPoo

Losing Weight - has anyone tried that Winsor pilates from TV? Lock

Being up in the middle of the night and getting suckered into those infomercials I think is a pa...

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I bought the fisrt couple of sets and with the first one I got a "free" circle thing. I stopped the orders because I was getting a g...

The_Sage_Mother

DO YOU have PLACENTA left inside? Lock

I remember seeing many women posting if others think they have some placenta still inside. Just t...

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Silkcoo

Feeling so gross!! Lock

Hey ladies, Am not sure whether i should be feeling this way, but i gave birth to a beautiful bab...

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Ive always had body issues and been size 10 sometimes a 12. My DD is 11.5 weeks and Im not at my normal. Your body takes time to get...

lucyeloo

hang in there Lock

hi, my little girl is 11 wks old to and shes my first as well. what a change to life. found it ha...

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mummy17

ADVICE NEEDED! Lock

Hey girls. I just had bub #1 on the 1st of October.. I know you bleed for approx 6 weeks.. I was ...

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i agree you should go and see your doctor. don't be embarrassed, they have seen that and much worse before. just let him know before...

mexico_miracle

weight loss post birth Lock

just curious if anyone took note of how much weight they gained and then lost when they returned ...

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At the start of pregancy I lost 5kgs and gained back what I lost.She is now 6 weeks old and have lost about 8.5kgs but would like to...

MODS I WANT A RESPONSE!!!!!! Lock

I have had enough of being FRUCKING nice. I have been polite and am asking a simple question and ...

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jackie1984

when did you start going out??? Lock

hi ladies, im preg with #3 and i was fairly active with my two after htey were born, but i dont k...

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well i don't have 3, only one, and it was 4 weeks until i went out on my own (when DH went back to work)! and that was a bit of a di...

MrsMM

feeding and nipple shields? Lock

just wondering if anyone out there that has used nipple shields still use them, and for how long?...

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I used a nipple shield once while still in hospital. DD's attachment wasn't very good, and she had given me some really painful graz...

brockey

Saggy tummy!!!! Anyone else have one?? Lock

Hi there! I am just wondering if its just me as thats how I feel YUCKY and GROSE when I look at m...

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When is it ok to start doing some form of exercise ( other than walking ) after a c-section???? I had my emergency c-section 4 week...

nicolemc

CONSTIPATION Lock

Hi there, I'm a mum to 4 wk old Ava. Since having her I have had issues with constipation and qui...

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Have you tried Kiwi crush?? i got the iceblocks and just ate them, added some metamucil tablets also. the proctycydl also helped HEA...

mybubzmummy

Perfume Lock

Hi just wonderieng des wearing perfum with a new born have any effects on them, i have a 4wk old ...

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good idea spraying it on wrists and inner elbow. I never use it cause i thought the smell would be to potent for the baby.. but wil...

Nickndeesbaby

Weaning to Formula...how to get breast milk to dry up without pain of engorgement?? Lock

Hi All I'm putting my DS onto Formula and want ideas or suggestions on how to handle my breast s...

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I've been told that the perscription drugs to stop the milk aren't good, the bad outweighs the good? I dont know myself, but just me...

missyc

should i be worried? Lock

hi i have a 3 half week old bub and for the past two weeks or so iv'e been geting nose bleeds al...

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Maybe get your blood pressure checked? I was feeling like that when I got very busy and wasn't eating properly. Mine was very low an...

KirkieW

Osteoporosis and breastfeeding Lock

I've just found out today that it seems I have osteoporosis. I'm 26 years old, and breastfeeding ...

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Hi, I can't imagine it is. When I was looking for info, I had a quick read of some of what I found and it seemed to indicate that c...

RH0208

Micronor (Mini contraceptive pill) - Side effects anyone? Lock

Hey there, Anyone taking/taken Micronor and experienced any side effects? I'm about to start tak...

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I'll keep an eye on my milk supply. As far as a backup method.....I think I'll opt for abstinence. Thanks for your reply!!

Peanuty

period return Lock

I am breatfeeding and ot my period when bub was 8 weeks old. 6 weeks later nothing. Is this norma...

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Its normal as long as you feel well. You may find you may spot or have a full period when your BF'ing routine changes, then once set...

KK229B

Fake tan while bf'ing? Lock

I know this was a no-no while pregnant, but what about when breastfeeding? I have such pale skin ...

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Thanks so much, that puts my mind at ease.

ProudMamma

I need help... Lock

I didn't know where to post this, I hope this is right. I didn't want to go into the PND support ...

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Hi Proud Mamma, When you have a baby all your emotions and fears from the past can come to a head. Often a sign that it's time to s...

Mummyof1and1/2

Really bad UTI Lock

I have the worst pain from a urinary tract infection tonight, it's been building up all day. It'...

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Are you sure it is a UTI and not infection from retained pregnancy products? You should see your GP to make sure. Either way, I ho...

mummamia

Can i have a bath!? Lock

Probably a stupid question, but i cant remember! Bub is 10 days old, bleeding is very minimal(on...

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I had stitches and they tell you to have salt baths when you get home so I would assume its quite safe. Id be careful what you put i...

Mummyof1and1/2

Placenta still in there after 10 weeks! TMI! Lock

Tonight I went to do number 2's on the loo and had to push a little bit and i felt something sort...

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i would speak to your doctor and ask for a scan to be done.He should send you for one just incase 10 weeks is a long time.If there i...

lovya

carpal tunnel Lock

I know that most women suffer the wrist pain during and after the pregnancy. It's been 2 months p...

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Thank you for the information. I feel better when I wake up this morning, not that hurts anymore. I might give myself another week...

Mummyof1and1/2

Oh... my... GOD!!! Big worry! Lock

DH and I had some nookie time last night, and when I woke up this morning I though i saw the empt...

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Hun, firstly you get 72 hours for the morning after pill. So get it as soon as you can. Secondly, you need to sit down with your DH...

mummyof//2

weight loss pills Lock

need help to loss my baby weight over all i put on 25kgs have already loss 5 of thoughs kgs b...

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hey have been reading all of your replies and i just wanted to say thanks for all the support didnt start any weight lost pills jus...

ninja_cat

C Section cut infection? Lock

Hey all I've just returned from the hospital after being on i.v antibiotics for well over a week....

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Hey there add me too the list!!! Not quiet as bad tho... i too also had an infection and it was lucky enough for one of my stitches ...

Lalas2Dudes

4th degree tear and problems with semi-constipation!! Lock

Hi there i am just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. i had a forceps delivery and ep...

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I had a third degree tear, and the physiotherapist at the hospital recommended having 40g's of fibre a day,for a few months until th...

2 little blondies

Pap smear Lock

Can anyone recomend a dr/gyno on the northside of Brisbane ? I used to get my PS's done in the c...

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Awesome - thanks Lilly. I live at Deagon so its very handy !

Swee*tie~

Maternity pads?? Lock

Hi everyone, I am starting to pack my hospital bag and am wondering what brand of maternity pads...

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I used Kotex maternity pads for the first few weeks. They were so soft and cushy on my stitches. I took four packets to hospital and...

Mummyof1and1/2

Dodgy stitching after 3rd degree tearing?!?!?!? Lock

Hi all, 19 days ago I had my little bubby and got some pretty bad tearing on my labia and upwards...

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Hi .... i also had 3rd degree tears after giving birth (only 4 weeks ago!) I started taking arnica pills after the birth to heal wit...

mum-2-three

Which one? Lock

Hi, Just wondering what contraceptive i should use, i am breastfeeding but have heard all differe...

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My favourites are condoms and abstaining! I think any medication that alters your hormones can potentially be dangerous when bf. Lo...

Lalas2Dudes

pap smear after birth Lock

Hi there I just went for my 6 week post partum check up and was shocked when i was told that i ha...

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I had mine at 8 weeks when bub had her needles. Only stung a little. [Edited on 10/08/2008]

whoopsiebaby

Tummy Pain after birth Lock

I have just had baby number 2 with a 12 year gap... Every time I feed, I get the most awful tumm...

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I think it is, the mw seems to think so and she says my uterus is right down in my pelvis which she said is good... Panadol daily he...

chrissy89

MIni pill & normal pill? Lock

Hey ladies Wats the difference between the mini pill and the normal pill? Cheers Chrissy

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Hi, The mini pill....the estrogen in the combined pill can have a massive impact on milk supply...or so I've heard. LOL Of course ...

ow! Lock

one of my nipples has separated and come away from itself, leaving a big gaping hole in the side ...

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Those mothers mates are a life saver. I had never heared of them until my midwife suggested i try them, after having cracket nipples...

J & K Mum

6 week check up Lock

can anyone tell me what to expect at my 6 week check up? [Edited on 01/08/2008]

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We were told with both kids to wait until the 6 week check-up before having sex. Kind of for hte opposite reason, to make sure you a...

juliette wilson

Dummy's for newborns Lock

I have made the mistake of getting my 3 weeks old use to a dummy, at first it was just every now ...

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Id find out what she is wanting it for first. I tried a dummy this week and my 3 week old hated it thank goodness cos i found out sh...

ProudMummy!

Can you fall pregnant whilst exclusively breastfeeding when the dreaded periods hav'nt returned? Lock

We have had 2 condoms that have broken!

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Posted by: ProudMummy! I will NEVER trust breastfeeding and mini-pill combined again. I will NEVER use the full pill again - we ha...