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    Moringa for milk production

    Just wondering if anyone has experience using Moringa to increase milk supply and how effective and safe it is?
  2. Have you tried menstrual cups? Many women who use...

    Have you tried menstrual cups? Many women who use them find that they can lower menstrual pain and sometimes even shorten periods (varies woman to woman though.)
  3. Have you tried networking with Doulas or posting...

    Have you tried networking with Doulas or posting to your local mum's page? That often works well!
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    Hi Jhayzhelle, welcome. Good luck in your TTC...

    Hi Jhayzhelle, welcome. Good luck in your TTC journey!
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    Nearly every method of gender prediction is...

    Nearly every method of gender prediction is either a myth or doesn't have a 100% accuracy rate. :) This sounds like a myth because boys AND girls can sit in any position - breech, anterior,...
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    The average woman has a 20% chance of falling...

    The average woman has a 20% chance of falling pregnant each month. The average couple take 6 months TTC.

    Are you tracking your fertility? You can do this with basal body temperature or tracking...
  7. Thread: Mum's Advise

    by Susannah
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    My second daughter was born 3 weeks after my...

    My second daughter was born 3 weeks after my eldest daughter turned two. I can't answer all your questions, but yes, I found my daughter regressed with toilet training and she actually wouldn't go...
  8. Best Nipple Cream - Lanolin or No Lanolin?

    Hi ladies,

    Just wondering if anyone has a preference between lanolin based nipple creams and non lanolin creams? I'm just curious as to whether one has a faster healing rate when it comes to sore...
  9. I prefer to have as few ultrasounds as possible,...

    I prefer to have as few ultrasounds as possible, due to the risks that haven't been fully explored with ultrasound technology. So although I had a dating scan (8 weeks) and a morphology scan (19...
  10. Thread: busy busy

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    Are you able to get your partner or a...

    Are you able to get your partner or a relative/friend to care for two of them sometimes so you get to spend one on one time? I've found doing this with my children lets them feel they still have...
  11. Thread: rash

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    Depends where they are. If it's on the genitals,...

    Depends where they are. If it's on the genitals, it could be related to thrush. If it's dotty all over the body, it could be heat rash. If it's blistery in any way, in one spot, it could be food...
  12. My first baby was born standing in a shower. My...

    My first baby was born standing in a shower. My second was a waterbirth.

    For me, I found the effortless floating in the water very helpful with the pain and because I didn't have to support...
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    Tips for Weaning a 2.5 Year Old

    My 2.5 year old still feeds for a quick topup anywhere up to 10-15 times a day. It's getting tiring. I can say "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 enough" and she'll finish, but I haven't come up with an easy way to...
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    Yes, now I know that I can refuse anything, I...

    Yes, now I know that I can refuse anything, I plan to have no internals at all next birth! Although with my last labour being 2.5 hours, there may not be a chance anyway.
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    It's a pity how many "tricks" companies use with...

    It's a pity how many "tricks" companies use with their marketing and ingredients. :(
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    Thanks, ljmarsden. I love all things birth and...

    Thanks, ljmarsden.

    I love all things birth and baby!
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    It's physically impossible to run out of water;...

    It's physically impossible to run out of water; the amniotic fluid regenerates itself even after the waters break, because it's made of mucous, the baby's urine etc.

    It sounds like your doctor...
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    Dentists recommend not giving children juice till...

    Dentists recommend not giving children juice till age 10, due to the harm it can do to growing teeth.

    Juice that says "No added sugar" is actually a lie. It means that the pulp and other products...
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    My first baby was born with an empty maternity...

    My first baby was born with an empty maternity ward so I had at least three midwives around and they wouldn't stop talking and bossing me around!

    With my second I was on a midwife caseload group,...
  20. Many women find they fall pregnant the first...

    Many women find they fall pregnant the first cycle after coming off birth control pills. I did with my first daughter! However personally I wouldn't do that again, I think it's best to let your...
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    I am currently training as a doula/breastfeeding...

    I am currently training as a doula/breastfeeding counsellor in Toowoomba, Qld. But there is a qualified doula who works in the same region called Jen Shipston (Nurtured By Jen) who I've heard great...
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    A low laying placenta is generally one that...

    A low laying placenta is generally one that implants within 3cm of the cervix. A placenta that implants OVER the cervix is called 'placenta previa'.

    The placenta is MEANT to sustain baby and...
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    We did BLW (baby led weaning) with our second...

    We did BLW (baby led weaning) with our second daughter. That means waiting till six months of age to introduce solids and skipping purees altogether. We started with things like small pieces of...
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    Has anyone TTC twins?

    I have two daughters and although my husband wants 8 kids, I don't think I could manage that many children! We have twins in the maternal side and I'm still breastfeeding, plus I'm willing to take...
  25. Thread: happy yet sad

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    Completely normal! With kids you go from being...

    Completely normal! With kids you go from being responsible just for yourself to literally being on call 24/7. Even if they're at school/daycare, if anything happens, you're still the one who will get...
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