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    23rd December 2014, 07:48 AM
    I would say that 160 lb is not a reason to have a c-section. You say she has put on weight in pregnancy so I don't know her current weight - do you...
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    23rd December 2014, 07:46 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread mumof2Wise in Gentle Parenting
    You are so welcome. Please don't make yourself feel guilty - something I have had to learn is that we need to be gentle (and forgiving) with...
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    22nd December 2014, 06:58 AM
    I think about this often too. I'm not sure I can give you an answer to your question I'm afraid :-) But I often wonder if I will know when our family...
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    22nd December 2014, 06:56 AM
    Your daughter sounds lovely. I think she simply saw an immediate solution to the problem of you being sad. At this age children are still developing...
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    22nd December 2014, 06:51 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread mumof2Wise in Gentle Parenting
    Dear aquilakaren, I'm sure many parents of more than one child can sympathise with this post. There is a huge amount of adapting for everyone in...
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    22nd December 2014, 06:42 AM
    Dear Krissi, It sounds like you have a very special relationship with your daughter. I recently read some interesting advice about this topic...
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    22nd December 2014, 06:35 AM
    Dear Kelly, I'm sorry to hear about your concerns. How many weeks pregnant are you? Dark brown spotting is usually old blood coming out of the...
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    18th December 2014, 07:39 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread New mum here in Introductions
    Hi shiftingsands, Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy. That must be hard with your...
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    18th December 2014, 07:03 AM
    Hello, Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new baby! Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? How old is your baby? If you are...
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    17th December 2014, 08:31 AM
    Hello, I'm sorry to hear that. At what week in pregnancy was your daughter born? Were you able to find out the reason she was premature? Both...
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    17th December 2014, 08:22 AM
    Hello, Thank you for introducing yourself - love your daughter's name! Welcome to the forum. I have three little uns - our newest family...
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    16th December 2014, 07:58 AM
    Hi, My approach would be to be open to all her questions but also have some children's books you are comfortable with around the house so you can...
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    16th December 2014, 07:47 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Teenage Spots in Gentle Parenting
    Hello, At your daughter's age this is very common because of the hormone changes in her body. However, if it seems more like acne than just spots...
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    16th December 2014, 07:34 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Stretchmarks in Introductions
    I hope this helped. Please do post back if you need any further help. Best wishes, LJ
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    16th December 2014, 07:32 AM
    You are very welcome. I hope your daughter is well. Warm wishes, LJ
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    14th December 2014, 08:06 AM
    Hi, That's an interesting one. If the body is lacking in certain vitamins or minerals then women can crave specific foods in pregnancy. True...
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    14th December 2014, 08:02 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Stretchmarks in Introductions
    Hello, You can get stretch parts in other areas of your body as well as the tummy and breast due to pregnancy. Your whole body changes in...
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    14th December 2014, 07:59 AM
    Don't feel guilty - we all learn through experience and you are doing the very best for your son. LJ
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    11th December 2014, 08:18 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread My Intro in Introductions
    Hi Krissi, Thank you for introducing your lovely family and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum. Yes my three are also so very...
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    11th December 2014, 08:15 AM
    Hi codfish, How long are your monthly cycles? Are they regular? Did you use an ovulation predictor test? Yes a late BFP is very common -...
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    11th December 2014, 08:06 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Mumof2Wise in Family
    I would certainly go with your instincts. Children spend so long at school that it is essential the school is in-line with your parenting philosophy....
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    11th December 2014, 07:59 AM
    I do hope some of this helps your friend. Please do post back, or encourage your friend to, if we can help further. LJ
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    8th December 2014, 07:59 AM
    My sons are 2 and 4. Here are some of the toys they love: duplo brio trainset painting play doh books! We have recently started with 'paired...
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    8th December 2014, 07:56 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Mumof2Wise in Family
    At this age I would say that your son should only be learning through play. Research shows this is by far the best way for young children to learn....
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    8th December 2014, 07:53 AM
    Dear aquilakaren, I am afraid that postnatal depression is more common in women who have experienced any kind of depression (including postnatal...
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    8th December 2014, 06:18 AM
    Hi Tyrian, Thank you for your message. Some women have an unpredictable basal temperature - I would not be concerned about this. A great...
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    6th December 2014, 07:34 AM
    Hi LaMark, You sound like a very caring friend. Postnatal depression is a serious subject and affects 1 in 5 women. Signs of postnatal depression...
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    6th December 2014, 07:28 AM
    Hi, There are so many factors that could temporarily affect a child's behaviour. Common factors at this age would include: recovering from being...
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    6th December 2014, 07:21 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Coffee in What to Eat in Pregnancy
    Hi LaMark, This is an important topic to consider as too much caffeine in pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and...
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    3rd December 2014, 08:47 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread HI in Introductions
    Hi aquilakaren, Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum. I have 3 kids and love them to bits! ...
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