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Keeping Fit & Healthy during Pregnancy

samsy10

Where can I buy a back brace from??? Lock

I am 26 weeks along, petite with a a massive bump and having back problems. The physio has given ...

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I was searching on internet for several days and found quite a few cool websites but at the end of the day I still think the best c...

Kal08

TMI - hurts to walk Lock

Hey guys, I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but I'm 31 weeks pregnant and ...

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** I put a smiley face but ????? Came up oops

babym08

18 weeks pregnant.. Flu jab? Lock

I was pregnant over winter with my DD in 2008 and didn't get the flu shot, nothing was ever ...

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I personally refuse to get any vaccinations when pregnant, I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant and the flu jab has been offered to ...

babym08

18 weeks pregnant.. Flu jab? Lock

I was pregnant over winter with my DD in 2008 and didn't get the flu shot, nothing was ever ...

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Kate+1

Flu injection Lock

Hi, My OB and midwife have recommended I get the flu vaccine. I'm 35 weeks preg and have ges...

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I was up in the air about if I should get it or not as I've never had the flu shot in my life (past 2 pregnacies were in winter...

Midwife says Elevit = expensive pee Lock

I think there is some truth in it. Not sure of the ins and outs of it but I don't think the ...

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Reading all the guides on healthy pregnancy diets can do your head in - there is no way on this planet that i can eat a selection of...

Jessica_Gibb

Lack of sleep during pregnancy Lock

Just wondering how normal it is to get 5 hours sleep a night while I'm pregnant. I have be...

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It's pretty normal. I'd wake up around 2 or 3 am and not be able to get back to sleep until 6am. I read a lot of books! ...

Too many men

Very excited to be pregnant but worried about being overweight and gaining more :( Lock

Hi everyone I'm 7 weeks pregnant with baby no 3. I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks just over...

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I'm sure your GP can give you some good guidance! Congrats on your pregnancy! I was the heaviest I've ever been when I be...

*Strawberry*

Muscle soreness Lock

Hi ladies, Is anyone else finding that their muscles are taking extra long to recover after exer...

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Georgee

Pilates Lock

Hi, I'm interested in finding out about your views on Pilates during pregnancy. I'm 14 weeks pre...

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I currently do pilaties and plan to until 30 weeks. My instructor is pre/post natal trained and gives me all the different moves fro...

didi77

Snow skiing - when do I stop during my pregnancy? Lock

I am going to be around 23 Weeks at the start of the ski season. I have been trying to find out ...

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I discussed skiing whilst pregnant with my OB. His advice was that it was alright provided that I kept my heart rate to 140 bpm and...

warmdays

All the foods i dont usually eat Lock

Hello all, I have recently found out i am pregnant and i am struggling with nausea and tiredness...

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The cravings are probably your body telling you that you need these foods. Don't worry about the weight. Honestly I put on 3-4...

Renata12

CAN YOU SAY CHAPPED LIPS? Lock

OMG, i don't know what else to do. I am 17 weeks preggas and have the most red raw lips that...

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Try Lansinoh - yep, the nipple cream! It's 100% lanolin and works miracles on sore lips.

anthea b

pregnancy vitamins ... what is the best? Lock

after i first found out i was pregnant i started taking the blackmores pregnancy and brestfeeding...

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I've been taking the Nature's Own pregnancy tablets since July last year (before we were TTC) and they've been very e...

*Strawberry*

Pregnancy yoga / pilates in Adelaide area Lock

Hi ladies, Any Adelaide mums out there that know of a pregnancy yoga or pilates class that is he...

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Barbara_Harpur

Glucose test - is it safe? Lock

I have 11 days to go (granted first timers are late or so I have been told) and my midwife told m...

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Thank you for the replies. He is possibly a wee bit small but he is happily pointing down (about 3/5) so she wasn't worried abo...

BreezyMcD

Pregnant Models Lock

Hi Everyone I'm currently looking for pregnant models if you, or anyone you know may be int...

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Akatex69

12wbt and pregnancy Lock

hey ladies i was thinking about doing the next round of 12wbt and was wanting others opionions. i...

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yeah i might just wait till the following round thanks ladies

warmdays

Cant Keep anything down Lock

hi all, i am stuggling to keep anything down, everything i eat i have been bringing back up. I h...

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Drink apple juice. I suffered terribly with hyperemesis and I found that apple juice was easier to keep down than water and if I did...

*Strawberry*

Pregnancy and netball Lock

Hi ladies, Just wondering if anyone continued to play sport, particularly netball, while pregnant...

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Thanks ladies. I haven't played since finding out, also due to the fact I have ZERO energy and I'm so sick! I haven'...

Tinak-390

No energy Lock

Ok so I am a fit person I go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week and I am now 7 weeks with twins and h...

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Although you're feeling really tired and your body is working hard it's important to keep up some activity. Resting too m...

ChiefsGirl

Overseas travel during 3rd Trimester Lock

Before I was pregnant I booked an 8 day holiday from AKLD to MELB. I will be 33 weeks into my pr...

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Looks like I might go... last holiday before my little one arrives... Thanks everyone

Miss WTD

Cream out of a Can Lock

Can I eat cream out of a can (like dairy whip stuff) if I'm pregnant? I can only find info o...

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I checked on the can and it said "ultra pasturised" so that sounds good. Thanks for your help

Greencamomiletea

Diagnosed with gestational diabetes 33wks Lock

I was diagnosed today with GD. Though I was eating crappy foods, have gained an excessive amount ...

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I was diagnosed with GD really early on, I think around the 3 month mark so I have been watching my diet and checking my glucose lev...

Alison.1101

Weight Gain Lock

Well hello! This is my first forum (ever) so hopefully I'll get the hang of this quick!!!! I am 1...

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Congratulations on your pregnancy We have lots of information on pregnancy Nutrition and Exercise on our site, which you might be...

Chantelle_Hyde

going to the dentist while pregnant? Lock

i am 4 weeks pregnant and have a rotten tooth (gross i know) but i need to go to the denist as th...

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There is some practical information on going to the dentist during pregnancy in our Pregnancy and Oral Health section which may be ...

henrysmumma+1

Very overweight and wanting to lose a few kilos... how to when pregnant? Lock

So I'll be brutally honest.... I'm 140kg, 26, only JUST pregnant (about a month in, due in June I...

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Have you checked out our Pregnancy Diet Guide? There is some great information in there which you may find useful.

Miss WTD

Slimmer's Choice Natural Unsweetened Yoghurt Lock

Does anyone know if Slimmer's Choice Natural Unsweetened Yoghurt is pasteurized? If it's not past...

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Cool thanks Dani +1

chelsnich

Way to announce for baby #2 Lock

Sooooo, we are needing idea's for baby number two!! We will be 12 weeks in February, Valentine's...

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I saw a cute one on FB... they had shoes all lined up (in age order) with a sign with their names propped against them for the Mum, ...

PLANT based Omega-3 Lock

I'd recommend a combination of Krill oil (Natures Way is a good brand) and plant based omega 3's ...

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Definitely NO soft Cheeses Ladies! Listeria Outbreak! Lock

It's only one brand and they've been voluntarily recalled, there is absolutely no need to throw o...

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If anyone is interested in some additional reading, we also have an article on What To Avoid During Pregnancy

Daniam

Belly Bands for support - worth it? Lock

Hi ladies, I am currently 6 weeks pregnant with my second baby. With my first I has muscle separa...

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Thanks ladies, I see my GP in a week and the OB after Christmas so I will see if they have anyone they can suggest.

LauraMaree

Hormone imbalance, itchy belly and pressure??? Lock

Wondering if anyone else is having similar symptoms? Im 33 weeks today and at around 24 weeks i w...

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I have had really bad itching since quite early in my pregnancy, but it is all over itching and not just on my belly. It is called ...

Squidlet

Bragging Rights Lock

Jumped on the scales today for the first time since my 8week antenatal appt. At that appt i was 9...

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Lots of healthy eating recipes and pregnancy exercise tips on our site too

Alli-cat

Any nurses/medical ppl want to take a gamble? Lock

I am so sick of the ED here. If one more person tells me to just take panadol and get some rest, ...

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If you're worried get checked! If you're not getting enough oxygen then neither is your baby so don't sit around wondering if they'l...

Emma_Austen

Prenatal Yoga classes in Redcliffe Qld??? Lock

Hi Ladies, Im wanting to begin prenatal yoga, does anyone have any suggestions or any idea of whe...

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Thank you I will have a look

Sezzie87

SWISSE ULTIBOOST SLEEP VITAMINS - ARE THEY OK TO TAKE DURING PREGNANCY??? Lock

I am currently waiting on blood test results to confirm my pregnancy (Yay get them next week!!) b...

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Thanks Ladies!! I'll wait till I'm back at the GP's next week - I'll take them with me so they can see the ingredients list! & w...

Spritegrrl

Herbal Teas Are Go! Lock

Just been to see my herbalist and she has advised me that the following are PERFECTLY SAFE to dri...

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We have some general information on our site on fluid intake during pregnancy, for anyone who is interested

moostar

what not to eat Lock

Hi can anyone give me a brief list of what foods I can't eat. Also is it ok to drink Soy milk whi...

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Have just seen my herbalist on Monday, and she offers the following advice: 1. soy milk is fine for you in moderation - you may onl...

Spritegrrl

Retching when cleaning my teeth - any tips/suggestions? Lock

I'm one of those lucky people with a post nasal drip (which means my sinuses are always infected ...

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Thanks! Checkup with dentist on Monday went well. His advice: brush (and floss) when I can - which is usually 1-2 hours after eatin...