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Just out of curiousity...

did anyone dual nurse? as in BF a toodler and newborn at the same time. I have absolutely noth...

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I am currently feeding a 2 year old and 18 weeks pregnant. Amazingly enough I have colostrum in one boob and milk in the other!! (mi...

Crunchy Mama

Ok, the entire forum knows we don't agree on many things, but this is a genuine question, I am as...

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fair enough. in that case im still going to go with storing the cord blood, i guess i would never forgive myself if it was needed l...

lex88

She has done it =)

Well today i booked myself into the birth centre that is on the grounds of the hospital. I am ge...

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Your welcome, yeah it's the exactly the same thing although the electrical impulses vary from machine. I have just a normal one for ...

Kellz04

WANTED: Pregnant Woman In ROTORUA...=)

Hello Ladies!! My name is Kelly and I am doing a Diploma in Childbirth Education (through Aorak...

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Ang_21

Music for labour

For those that had the opportunity to have music in a birth centre or at home - what types of mus...

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This IS going to sound strange- but I didn't take music in because I thought that I would associate my favourite bands/songs with pa...

MarniT

Birth Centre

I am currently pregnant with my first baby and am going to check out our local birth centre on We...

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I went through Canberra birth centre for DD2, I found it fantastic, the midwife I saw was great, I know there you have the option of...

ElyseHunt

Homebirth

Hey everyone.. This question is aimed at the women who have/or are planning to have a homebirth ...

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"My main question is, - has anyone planned a homebirth and after trying it at home in the beginning of labour, freaked out and decid...

Star Chaser

doula and husband

hi every one i am very positvie about having a active birth and wanting to hire a doula but hubb...

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No worries! I hope he comes around for you! Take Care! x

mitchellandabby''sum

Home Birth - Mornington Peninsula, Vic

Hi everyone - after a stressful, pressured labour 10 years ago with my son in the hospital system...

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Lotus birth

anyone had one or know someone who has? Just read an article about this in parenting mag (poste...

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wow ive never heard of it before. read the article and not really my cup of tea but each to their own. i do like to idea of 'going s...

blue06pink09

quick answers please

well, by the time i give birth i hope i know the answers. but when you wait for the placenta to ...

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hi there, both my labours the umbilical cord stopped pulsating, went white and flat (instead of being bluish and fat) BEFORE i had ...

paulineb77

Flu Vaccine

I have a 2 year old son & I'm thinking about getting him the flu vaccine. Just looking for any v...

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I feel the same ilovemylittleman! I have found that my vax posts are getting more and more blunt, as I can't stand all the nonsense ...

picklepot

Help me convince hubby

Hi How do/did you convince your other half that homebirth is safe/ok?? I am preg with our 2nd, f...

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yeah thats a huge part of the reason i want a homebirth this time cos we really only made it with 10min to spare last time my 2nd st...

MummyGia

A positive step for Homebirth!! yay!!

Just letting you all know there is finally something positive in the news about homebirths. well ...

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C_hippie_kiwi

Surprise, Surprise

Well ladies, hold onto your socks because a recnet study has proven what we knew (and have been s...

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The report was from 2007 and it had the figures that you provided. I assumed that was it as it was the only thing I could find. If t...

Immunisations...

Of course you can choose not to have your child immunised hundreds/thousands on people choose thi...

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lex 88 - ta for picking me up on the blood stream thing. I was writing so quickly I was confusing myself! I will go back and edit it...

osmum

Air injections?

I remember reading on here a while ago about a pain relief option of injecting air? I can't remem...

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Thanks for the link! I'm going to print it out and add some of the things to a list I've made for my DH to take in with us.

Lotus Birth

I know something..................IT'S GROSS!! Go into the Home Birth section, there are plenty ...

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Well said Mumaof2!! I completely agree & although I am not pregnant i have plans to do a lotus birth. It is also better for the ba...

never thought i would be wating info on drug free labour but I do !! lol lol lol

i have this morning had a midwife appointment found out I am going to be able to labour in a bath...

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Hey Hun! I had a drug free labour with Hannah, I flat out refused anything. Fug it was hard, but i had determination not to use dru...

reneeaidensmum

baby bigger then normal worried about home delivery???

Hi I am 32 weeks pregnant at the moment and right through my pregnancy with this one i have bee...

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It is probably a bit late, but I just wanted to tell you that i had my 9 pound 11 ounce daughter at home in the bath 4 months ago - ...

free_babe5

training to be a doula in the Southern Highlands.

Hi my name is Cathy. Im 25, married and have three beautiful children. i am also expecting baby #...

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hi there Congratulations on your second pregnancy. How exciting. its not a dumb question. A doula is a birth support person. we aren...

unicorn_magic

Pain Relief drugs effects on Baby?

hi, with my DDs delivery i felt very overwhelmed and uneducated. I had a VB and for pain relief ...

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Just to share my experience: I too laboured for as long as possible before deciding to take some sort of pain relief.. I opted for ...

C_hippie_kiwi

Thread on the C-section Forum got me thinking.........

I was just having a nosy, as you do, on the forums when I came across one asking about the public...

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Posted by: ethen&olivers mommy however, if the NZ government were to tell me that it is not allowed anymore, i would be outraged, sa...

Kandied Heart

where to get get cheap towels?

I am having a homebirth. (Couple of years ago we asked for linen so i cleaned out linen closet an...

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maybe try ebay? they have bulk bargains on there. good luck with the birth xxo Sez

Two Tinkerbells is in labour

Please send her your thoughts, she is hoping for a VBAC. Lots of positive vibes please

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Go you birthing goddess!!

HOME BIRTH? ADVICE PLEASE.

Hi ladies, I was wondering if i could get some advice please? I was booked into a Family Birth ...

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Hi I am in Qld and although the physical birthing process for us women is the same regardless which side of the country we live on i...

bubone09

TENS Machine- experience anyone?

I spoke to my Physio about it the other day and she explained hwo it worked. Just wondering if a...

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I hired one but didn't find it helpful at all. I didn't start using it until I was a few hours into the labour because I didn't rea...

bubandbeyond

doula in sydney

hi there to all, my name is cassandra. im a doula in sydney and am here to offer my support to a...

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Placenta Question..

Hi Ladies I am probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, We have just found out that we are h...

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oops [Edited on 12/03/2009]

C_hippie_kiwi

Sign the Petition

Hi ladies, I saw this petition to save Independent Midwifery and Home birth choices in Australia...

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Good idea...pass it on to as many people as you can think of. LOL

Cyathea

It was supposed to be a waterbirth! The homebirth of Marley

This baby really wanted to be born, he snuck in right under the radar, only days after Ian and I ...

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What a lovely story Cyathea! Hope all is going well still!

MS251F

Natural birth after C=Section?? What do you think?

Hi Guys, I am pregnant and due in Sept. I would love a natural birth but my first was a C-Section...

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I know what you mean... My 1st was a C sec 17 months ago.. and i would love to have a VBAC next time round... But my blood pressure...

KirkieW

Is it true...

...that in Australia after July 2010 it will be illegal to have a home birth with only a midwife ...

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Im shocked at how uninformed women are in terms of complications ()in or out of hosp)! cord round neck does not [automatically] = de...

Kellz04

Wanted Pregnant Ladies in ROTORUA! CBE Student Needs Your Help!!

Hello Ladies!! My name is Kelly and I am doing a Diploma in Childbirth Education (through Aorak...

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Sara_Doula

Student Doula Available in Brisbane!

Hi ladies, I am a Student Doula with Childbirth International and as apart of my training I am ...

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StrawberryJane

Elimination communication?

Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has tried this and had luck with it. My 4 month old bf bub use...

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Hi, We've been doing EC since DD was born (got some funny looks in hospital!). She used to poo every feed, to begin with, and now ...

murphybabe1

long or quick labour

I had my waters brocken at 2cm with my first baby(i was going to be induced but doctor did this b...

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i've only had 1 child and basically was in hospital for 2 hrs (birthing room 30minitues) when daughter was born. Thought was in lab...

Kellz04

Wanted Pregnant Ladies in ROTORUA! CBE Student Needs Your Help!!

Hello Ladies!! My name is Kelly and I am doing a Diploma in Childbirth Education (through Aorak...

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picklepot

Homebirth or not?

Hi all I had a pretty easy birth with DD1 no meds etc and delivered her into a pool at the hospit...

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Thanks all for you advice. I think that afterall if DH isnt happy then maybe I should go to hospital. And after reading all the su...

beckygirl

Home birth after c-section...please share...

Hi I am strongly considering a HB and had a c-section 3.5 years ago... I would really love to hea...

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Look on http://www.capersbookstore.com.au for books on VBAC's and homebirths