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melissaem started new topic 15mth old has never slept through

Hi mums, I haven't had a full nights sleep in 17 months and it's doing my head in Our issues started when our DD went into her first hip brace for hip dysplasia and she was very uncomfortable and ...

Tuesday 06 September 01:57am
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melissaem replied to topic Good high chairs for BLW?

The Ikea high chair is AWESOME The tray is at the perfect height, it's very light and easy to move around, very simple and super easy to wipe clean and you can buy a washable back rest insert fo...

Wednesday 25 May 01:58am
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melissaem replied to topic Results of xray tomorrow

Oh wow that's so exciting! I was so ridiculously excited about giving my DD her first bath when she came out of her pavlik

Tuesday 15 March 10:57pm
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melissaem replied to topic New teeth and grazed nipples

Thanks everyone! I'm still getting big indents and grazes from her top tooth no matter how I attach or position her and am worried this isn't going to last much longer

Friday 25 February 08:09am
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melissaem started new topic New teeth and grazed nipples

Hi mums, just wondering if anyone has advice on how to help heal a grazed nipple? My 8.5 month old DD has just cut her first top tooth and has left me with a very sore graze on my aerola I know a ...

Wednesday 23 February 02:12am
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melissaem replied to topic Not babbling at 8 months

Thanks for all your replies, she had her hearing test and did perfectly The audiologist said she seems like quite a placid baby so it could just be a part of her personality at the moment. I'm sti...

Tuesday 22 February 12:00am
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melissaem started new topic Not babbling at 8 months

Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone else has or had an 8 month old that doesn't babble? Olivia's hearing test at birth was perfect and she makes lots of squeeling, excited noises but no babbling....

Wednesday 16 February 10:36pm
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melissaem replied to topic Water Births

I had a wonderful drug free waterbirth with my DD I had a pretty traumatic labour with my DS and really wanted to have a much more natural birth with my DD. My midwife particularly recommended it ...

Tuesday 08 February 08:34am
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melissaem replied to topic Breast Feeding Problem

I am still feeding my 7 month old DD and have always had a very active letdown. I still get the pins and needles feeling beforehand and squirt milk all over her if she detaches because it's either ...

Wednesday 02 February 08:12am
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melissaem replied to topic 30 weeks SPD pains?

It sounds like SPD but can be easily diagnosed by your ob/midwife or physio. Women generally feel a sharp stabbing pain in the pubic bone area and the pain will get more intense as you physically d...

Tuesday 18 January 07:36am
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melissaem replied to topic what to not eat when breastfeeding?

I have continued eating all the things I normally do and haven't noticed my DD being upset by any foods. It's funny because one culture might swear by avoiding certain foods whilst another one will...

Tuesday 18 January 07:30am
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melissaem replied to topic Baby Led Weaning - Advice for a beginner!

We have been doing BLW with our 7 month old DD and love it And she does gag ocassionally which I know is natural and funnily enough she gags a lot less than my DS who started on pureed baby food! ...

Tuesday 18 January 07:27am
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melissaem replied to topic vaso spasms

This is a good link. Have you spoken to a LC yet? I hired one during my 2nd pregnancy because I had so many issues bf'ing my son and it really helped immensely!

Tuesday 18 January 07:13am
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melissaem replied to topic Birth Position options

I was made to give birth to my son laying on my back and having the midwives push up my legs and it was horrible and I ended up having 2 traumatic episiotomies With my DD I had a waterbirth and ha...

Tuesday 18 January 07:09am
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melissaem replied to topic Publis v's Private

I have had both my kiddies in the public system (both born at a public birthing centre attached to a public hospital) and I wouldn't have had it any other way. There was a emphasis on midwife based...

Monday 03 January 10:49am
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melissaem replied to topic Perenium Stretching?

I did perenium stretching exercises when pregnant with my DS and I still ended up needing 2 episiotomies With my 2nd pregnancy though I didn't do it and I ended up having a 2nd degree tear but I w...

Monday 03 January 10:43am
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melissaem replied to topic What was your best tool during Labor?

With my DD it loved the TENS machine I hired I found it didn't really stop the pain of the contractions but worked as a really good distraction.

Monday 03 January 10:41am
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melissaem replied to topic what happend first for you?

My DS's labour started with waters breaking with no contractions or anything beforehand and I had a 14hr labour. With my DD my waters broke about an hour before she was born and I think the labour ...

Monday 03 January 10:40am
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melissaem replied to topic how long did it take for labour to start

With DS I never had lost my mucous plug or had a show. With my DD I started loosing my mp the day after I had a stretch and sweep at 40wks and went into labour 2.5 days later. Good luck

Monday 03 January 10:38am
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melissaem replied to topic Hypnobirthing????

I haven't used hypnobirthing but after a really traumatic natural labour with my DS I did a Calmbirth class and had a fantastic, drugfree waterbirth with my DD I would highly recommend it! It real...

Monday 03 January 10:36am
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