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    Hi Cherie24, It is good to hear from you...

    Hi Cherie24,

    It is good to hear from you again. In terms of breastfeeding after breast surgery there is a book I can recommend on that: Defining Your Own Success by Diana West. I would also...
  2. Thread: Long Time

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    Hello, Exciting times for you and your family...

    Hello,

    Exciting times for you and your family :o

    It would be wise to start some preconception care now. What is your diet like at the moment? I know it can be tricky when you have a busy family...
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    Birth photos and videos

    Did you have photos and videos taken at your birth? What have these meant to you in the months and years since giving birth? Do you have a favourite photo? If you wanted to share your birth photos...
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    You are very welcome. During birth, women...

    You are very welcome.

    During birth, women should be cared for as whole women - rather than it being seen as a medical event. This is the basic aim of a midwife: to be 'with woman', supporting her...
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    Hello cherie24, This is an excellent question...

    Hello cherie24,

    This is an excellent question to be considering - where you choose to give birth and who is there to support you are both questions which can make every difference to your birth. ...
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    Yes some pink is ok eh but not everything! I have...

    Yes some pink is ok eh but not everything! I have three children - my boys are 5 and 3 and my daughter is 1 so I understand where you are coming from :D.

    LJ
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    Aw wow congratulations. Such exciting times ahead...

    Aw wow congratulations. Such exciting times ahead for you and your family!

    LJ
  8. Yes I would really encourage you to keep asking...

    Yes I would really encourage you to keep asking someone to check your latch (a number of different experienced professionals if possible) as soon as your baby is born and as many times as you feel...
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    Hi Polli, I see that Kate has given you some...

    Hi Polli,

    I see that Kate has given you some great advice above. This article on Perfecting the Perineum explains the technique to use during the massage.

    You can start at around week 34 of...
  10. Memories of birthing - how do the memories of your birth affect you now?

    Pregnant women may sadly hear the message 'having a healthy baby is all that matters'. Of course, having a healthy baby is the clearly the most important part of birth for every women, however, this...
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    Hello, Thank you for sharing your thoughts in...

    Hello,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts in this post.

    Could you explain more as to why your previous breastfeeding experiences were negative? What happened?

    I think it is wonderful and...
  12. What was your midwife's role during your homebirth?

    How did your midwife support and care for you during your homebirth? Did they care for you in the background or were they more 'hand ons'? What do you think the most important part of their role was?...
  13. Thread: Baby Fever

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello cherie24, Welcome to the Pregnancy,...

    Hello cherie24,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum.

    Pregnancy is such a special time isn't it. If you think this will be your last time being pregnant then you may want to have...
  14. Hello, It's great to be thinking about...

    Hello,

    It's great to be thinking about breastfeeding when in pregnancy. As you have probably read, breastfeeding is normal feeding and formula milk is sadly vastly inferior to breastmilk....
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    Hello, I'm sorry that you have been feeling...

    Hello,

    I'm sorry that you have been feeling uncomfortable. Have you mentioned this to your own midwife?

    It is often caused by the expanding uterus which moves upwards and pushing the ribs...
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    Hello Polli, Thank you for introducing...

    Hello Polli,

    Thank you for introducing yourself here and we warmly welcome you to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy! How are you feeling? Have you found of...
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    Dear Court, Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth...

    Dear Court,

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy.

    I'm so pleased to hear all the scans have been fine. It is normal for some women to feel like...
  18. I'm really pleased to hear you and your baby boy...

    I'm really pleased to hear you and your baby boy are doing well. Great work on the breastfeeding! I wish you a long, happy breastfeeding journey.

    The longer a poo is in a baby's tummy the more...
  19. Thanks you for your reply - that's useful to...

    Thanks you for your reply - that's useful to know.

    Is it a new stage that she is spending more time playing without her older sisters present? Do you think it is adapting to this?

    Does she...
  20. How are you doing kamechan? I hope you are well...

    How are you doing kamechan? I hope you are well and getting some rest.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
  21. How are you doing kamechan? I hope you are well...

    How are you doing kamechan? I hope you are well and getting some rest.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    How are things with you scree? Warm wishes,...

    How are things with you scree?

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    How are you gie? Thinking of you, LJ

    How are you gie?

    Thinking of you,
    LJ
  24. How supported did/ do you feel in tandem feeding?

    Do you feel well-supported in your choice to tandem breastfeed? What sort of reactions have you come across - from friends, medical professionals and the public? What do you feel could be done to...
  25. Hello, Thank you for your post. I think...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    I think that it is first good to consider the positives of being a shy or quieter person - more of a thinker. This can be a personality trait rather than...
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