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back on the normal pill... Lock

does anyone know if its ok to start taking the normal pill (namely trifeme) before i actually hav...

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Yes, you can, but chat to your GP or OB about it at your next check up. I BF for 4 months, and tok the mini pill the whole time. On...

mahana

stretch mark cure? Lock

hi, i recently had my second baby and am wondering if its worth investing in bio oil to make my s...

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I used bio oil during my pregnancy and no stretch marks at all. I previously had stretch marks on the tops of my thighs from gaining...

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When to start the pill again??? Lock

Can anyone advise when I should start the pill again, my Ob wrote me up a new prescription for th...

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Thats ok My doc said that we will talk bout it at my 6week check up So i guess round 6weeks u'd start taking it again He was actual...

back muscle spasim Lock

i found myself looking after my wife today while she was having very severe back spasims. She was...

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normal birth, water birth but with 3rd degree tairs, no drugs. the pain hasn't returned that bad again just the normal back pain now...

hm_morris

Breast biopsy while breastfeeding Lock

Hi guys I noticed on other posts here that some of you have had investigations for breast lumps ...

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makayla&lilahsmummy

lilypie ticker Lock

hi i know i'm not in the right area but could some1 please help me with my ticker? thanks karli

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after creating ur ticker copy the second code and paste it in ur signiture. Delete everything before but not including the first (im...

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Anyone else have pale yellow on there panty liners? Lock

Seen the Ob at our 6 week appointment and he said its quite normal. He said its from the hormones...

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I was just wondering this, as I didn't get it with Kaili. I was hoping to get into my dr to ask him but looks like I don't have to n...

Peady

Help??? TMI Lock

i had a c-section almost 8 weeks ago. i hardly bled at all. just a little on and off. Then when i...

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Hopefully you have gone to the dr by now as clots can be a sign of infection. Hope you are ok though.

Lilee,Ryder&Squidgy

Contraception after birth Lock

hey everyone. im currently 3mnths preg with my 2nd child and i was wondering what to do after thi...

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Hi My GP said the mini pill combined with condoms is the best contraception while breastfeeding. She said that neither on their own...

mcilrs

Coldsore Lock

Hi I've had a coldsore appear today and I'm terrified I'm going to pass this on to my newborn. Am...

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I didn't think about that at all when I was pregnant. I use Zovirax and L-Lysine but I did read in one of my books "Baby Love" (by R...

Mum~2~Jada*n*Lana~

Bleeding post c-sect on and off Lock

I had a ceasarian 4 weeks ago. My bleeding stopped initially at about the 2 week mark, but it kee...

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The reason it feels like a gush after a BF is the feeding causes the uterus to contract down more. You will find that you may bleed ...

baybee80

breast too huge to handle.... Lock

Hi... during my pregnancy my breast size has grown about 3~4 cup sizes... i was already big but n...

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god i hope they go down! lol. my weight has gone up and down over my 5 pregs (well 3 plus 2 MC's), and so have my boobs. but they ha...

Having a bad day with 2 under 18mths Lock

feeling ok now so have deleted post... [Edited on 11/06/2008]

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I didnt see your post,but i can imagine things get ontop of you with 2 under 18 mths. I hope you are ok. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

preggigirl

Hi,feeling yuck!!! sometimes?. Lock

My baby is 15 weeks old now,I am still feeling tired and weak in the bones all over sometimes my ...

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Hi thankyou for your posts,no I am bottle feeding,I think that it is just me getting tired and worn out old me of fourty two now!!!,...

Ourspunkymunkyz

Mirena and breastfeeding Lock

Hi Girls Just wanting some advice / feedback. Im getting the mirena installed (LOL) next week.My...

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D83

body image.... how do you shake the blues Lock

Hi I am writing as I think i just need to vent and se whether anyone else is feeling like this. ...

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Hi, i know exactly how you are feeling, i have a 7 week old and also am weighing in at 90kg. i have already lost 10kg since the birt...

coopers*mummy

Changes in breasts after delivery and breastfeeding Lock

I discovered a lump in one of my breasts 4 weeks after breastfeeding finished and 6 weeks after t...

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Yes I did with my DD, but many months into BF'ing. I had the works, mamogramme, ultrasound and a biopsy - scary time. Mine ended up ...

Peady

feel like i'm going crazy Lock

Hi, i have a 3 year old and a 2week old. I thought i was handling everyhting really well. I mean ...

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I know, I have a 3.5 yr old and a 13wk old bub. Breast is best and I would hate to advise you to give up. However, my story is that ...

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Anyone else have pale yellow on there panty liners? Lock

Seen the Ob at our 6 week appointment and he said its quite normal. He said its from the hormones...

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ellie2000

the mini-pill Lock

Hi all- I've been on the mini-pill for almost a week, and I think it's been making me over-emoti...

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yep i found the same thing. i now get the Depo-Provera shot instead. i mainly get the shot because i could not remember to take t...

Barcodes Lock

Morning Ladies, Just wondering if anyone has any barcodes spare for the playshade? I only need ...

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there are two barcodes on the big boxes of huggies, my husband thinks I am crazy when I am cutting out barcodes in the middle of the...

happymumma:)

Hair falling out? Lock

Hi, my DD is 3 months old, and my hair is still constantly falling out... is this normal?

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thankyou so much i thought i was going crazy with how much hair i was losing - DD2 is 12 wks - i cant remember whether it happened w...

Williboi's Mummy

RE: LILYPIE TICKERS Lock

PLZ HELP This may sound really dumb but I'm not very good with computers so I was wondering if a...

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Baby tattoos Lock

Hi, not sure if I put this in the right place but oh well. Has anyone gotten a tattoo in honour o...

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Hi, my husband got a tatt when our son was born & now has to get another for our daughter. Our son Riley's starsign is Cancer so got...

AidanandJadesMum

Sushi - Definitely not during pregnancy, but what about when breastfeeding? Lock

Hi all, Didn't know where to post this question, but here goes, I know during pregnancy they say...

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I also ate sushi whilst pregnant - bought and home made. Its so good 4 u and the seaweed is a source of calcium. If u eat the ones w...

choices86

ITS HARD!! Lock

HI EVERYONE. MY BABIES NAME IS AIDEN HE IS 7 WEEKS OLD TODAY. BEFORE I WAS PREGNANT I HAD ANORE...

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Hi, I hope you and Aiden are doing well as that is the most important thing. You have definitely been blessed with such a beautiful...

Can I eat Strawberries??/ Lock

I know probably a really stupid Question! But can I eat them whilst feeding? Unfortunately my cra...

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not sure but i think i have heard/read that BF actually helps children and allergies?? it desensitises them so that when they do eat...

tinky winky

how long for a tear to heal Lock

this maybe a little too much info but i had a homebirth and think I teared a bit, I didnt notice ...

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I had a tear but it was stitched up. pain was bearable until one week when it got worse. could not sit down properly. went to GP. s...

Leah20

Stretch Marks Lock

Hi, i have extremely bad stretch marks from my pregnancy and was just wondering if anyone has tri...

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Hey stretch marks...There not so bad! I have a scar from my boobs to belly button from emergency splenectomy, need to rid off. I got...

miss07

not happy Lock

sorry but l just hav eto get this out of my system. My baby is 6 wks old, and l had just got rid ...

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Baby Josh

Sciatica Lock

Hi, just wondering if any other mums out there suffered from sciatica after having their baby. I ...

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l developed sciatica two weeks before giving birth and could ahrdly walk around much. l just left it and didn;t see any one about it...

happymumma:)

Period coming back? Lock

Hi, just wondering how long it took for anyones period to come back? and when it did, how long di...

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Mine came back 4 weeks after giving birth. l bottle feed my baby and have heard that if you don't breast feed your period can come b...

Womb4More

Single Mum's Lock

Hey Mum's, i'm 40 was 3 months pregnant when the guy i was living with got violent all of a sudde...

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Thanks for your post it makes a big difference when you know your not the only one. It goes to show no matter how old you are that ...

nikki83

Single mums how are you going Lock

Just courious on how all our single mums are handling their new lil' bundle? I'm single and have ...

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Hey Nikki83 i am new to this forum! oh my gosh i can't believe how similar your story is to mine...my boy left me for another woman ...

BELLA1109

FIBROADENOMA IN BREAST Lock

hi mums and dads hope all is well, not sure where to post this, so hopefully someone out there c...

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hi, i got mine removed in june last year,it has faded somewhat in that time,but like all scars they fad eventualy,it was very angry ...

baybee80

I was wondering.... when u first had sex after u given birth~? Lock

hehehehe sorry... I was juss very curious.. my baby girl is 7 weeks and we still havent had sex.....

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hubby and i waited about 6-7 days. I was REALLY lucky tho as both my labours were short and simple (2hrs 1st; 3hrs 2nd)with no teari...

Nicole77

lochia Lock

Sorry but this is a horrible topic!!! How long did everyone bleed for after birth? Its been 3 wee...

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Cool...so it seems to be normal...I too am over wearing pads...and its becoming an expensive pain in the butt!!! Yeah i seem to blee...

ProudMummy!

Tips for being organised when bub no. 2 arrives Lock

Hi Everyone, We are expecting bub number 2 mid May. Our first born will be 21 months old. I'm l...

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I have organised the dirty washing baskets so towels in one, baby clothes in the other, coloureds together etc. this was I can just ...

willava

Night sweats Lock

Hello. Has anyone experience night sweats & how long did they last? I started having them about ...

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I had them as well for 4 weeks, plus l got then also when l had a nap during the day! Then one day they just disappeared

K&M's Mum

I plan to bottlefeed when #2 arrives - worried re engorged breasts? Lock

Hi ladies I have a gorgeous 21 month old who I breastfed for a couple of weeks then then swapped...

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I agree that formula is great these days. For people who breastfeed, great, but for those that can't or just don;t want to, formula ...