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  1. Thread: New mum here

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi shiftingsands, Thank you for your...

    Hi shiftingsands,

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the forum.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. That must be hard with your husband away so much. Do you have much other support?...
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    Hello, Welcome to the forum. Congratulations...

    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new baby!

    Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? How old is your baby?

    If you are breastfeeding, green poo can sometimes be a sign...
  3. Hello, I'm sorry to hear that. At what...

    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 of these factors have a part to play as to whether...
  4. Hello, Thank you for introducing yourself -...

    Hello,

    Thank you for introducing yourself - love your daughter's name! Welcome to the forum.

    I have three little uns - our newest family member was born 11 weeks ago.

    I look forward to...
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    Hi, My approach would be to be open to all her...

    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 talk about it with her before she starts hearing...
  6. Thread: Stretchmarks

    by ljmarsden
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    I hope this helped. Please do post back if you...

    I hope this helped. Please do post back if you need any further help.

    Best wishes,
    LJ
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    You are very welcome. I hope your daughter is...

    You are very welcome. I hope your daughter is well.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Hi, That's an interesting one. If the body is...

    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 cravings do tend to be very specific and not simply...
  9. Thread: Stretchmarks

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, You can get stretch parts in other...

    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 pregnancy and experiences new hormones and muscles...
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    Don't feel guilty - we all learn through...

    Don't feel guilty - we all learn through experience and you are doing the very best for your son. LJ
  11. Thread: My Intro

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi Krissi, Thank you for introducing your...

    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 different - I love their unique qualities and the...
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    Hi codfish, How long are your monthly cycles?...

    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 - research shows many tests only have a 60% accuracy of...
  13. Thread: Mumof2Wise

    by ljmarsden
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    I would certainly go with your instincts....

    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.

    Have a look at this previous post where I...
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    I do hope some of this helps your friend. Please...

    I do hope some of this helps your friend. Please do post back, or encourage your friend to, if we can help further.

    LJ
  15. My sons are 2 and 4. Here are some of the toys...

    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 reading' books
    cars, trains, trucks

    Have fun!
  16. Thread: Mumof2Wise

    by ljmarsden
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    At this age I would say that your son should only...

    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. They don't need to study as such just play with...
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    Dear aquilakaren, I am afraid that postnatal...

    Dear aquilakaren,

    I am afraid that postnatal depression is more common in women who have experienced any kind of depression (including postnatal depression) previously. However, this does not mean...
  18. Hi Tyrian, Thank you for your message. ...

    Hi Tyrian,

    Thank you for your message.

    Some women have an unpredictable basal temperature - I would not be concerned about this.

    A great way of predicting your fertile time each month is...
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    Hi LaMark, You sound like a very caring...

    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 include:

    - a low mood that you are unable to...
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    Hi, There are so many factors that could...

    Hi,

    There are so many factors that could temporarily affect a child's behaviour. Common factors at this age would include: recovering from being poorly, not getting good sleep and being bullied....
  21. Thread: Coffee

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi LaMark, This is an important topic to...

    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 increased chance of having a baby with a low birth...
  22. Thread: HI

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi aquilakaren, Thank you for your...

    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!

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
  23. Thread: Hi to All

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi LaMark, Welcome to our forum - we look...

    Hi LaMark,

    Welcome to our forum - we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge with you here.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Yes I am kgalg. But if you leave your message...

    Yes I am kgalg. But if you leave your message here anyway someone can respond either now or later.

    Thank you.
  25. Thread: Single mom

    by ljmarsden
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear that. Are you...

    Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear that.

    Are you still on good terms? Are you comfortable with him being around your son? Does he want an ongoing father-son relationship? If the answer to these...
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