Cant remember who said it but all the fridge locks i have used are crap they always end up loosing their stickyness or snapping after a few weeks or DD#1 works out how to get into them. I've given up now on using them lol.
Pain relief - I will be going straight for the EPI lol and i'm not embaressed to admit it. Although they dont work totally on me, my right side works for a little bit and wears off or doesnt work at all but atleast i get some relief from it lol.
I've had pethadine with DD#1 and it did crap all didnt even let me sleep. had gas on and off when the EPI stopped working that was interesting it makes your mouth go weird and feels like a headspin or your stoned lol
with DS it took me 45 minS to go from 3cm dialated to fully dialted so this time might be even quicker so i will definatly need an epi cause it's bloody painfull lol (me EPI started wearing off after 30 mins with DS)
I think with pain relief you need to go in with an open mind things change and dont always go to plan so even if you dont want to have any drugs during labor you should keep in mind that things dont always go to plan and you might want them after all and there is nothing wrong with that
babyuno - i went with an private obs with dd#2 and they did check my weight but not all do and i dont think that weight really matters anyway. If there aren't any problems then yep your appointment will only be a few minutes usually unless you have heaps of questions that is the same for private or public
as to what you can claim back on medicare it depends what you medicare safety net is because once you reach that amount for you can claim back 80% of out of pocket expenses so if you can try and reach or get close to that before claiming the $1800
Jess 2005, Steph 2006, Chris 2008 and Olly 2009