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    Hi Sasha, Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to...

    Hi Sasha,

    Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear you've been diagnosed with PCOS but please hold onto the fact that most couples with PCOS (with the right management and treatment) do go on to...
  2. Hi Lexi, This sounds to me like you have a...

    Hi Lexi,

    This sounds to me like you have a forceful letdown (milk ejection reflex) - this is when the breastmilk squirts out with quite a force. It can make a baby cough and splutter. Does it...
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    Hi Lexi, Welcome to the forum and thanks for...

    Hi Lexi,

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for introducing yourself here.

    It can be worrying being a mum can't it - it's the greatest responsibility yet we can often feel suddenly thrown into...
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    Hello, I am afraid that a family history of...

    Hello,

    I am afraid that a family history of the early menopause is an indicator of if a woman will also go through the menopause early. That is not to say it will certainly happen to you around...
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    Hello, Well there are a number of different...

    Hello,

    Well there are a number of different contraceptive options out there but which one you use will depend on factors such as: whether you want to take medication, your medical history, your...
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    That's good. See your doctor before this if the...

    That's good. See your doctor before this if the cramps get worse or you have any concerns.

    Do let us know how you get on - I'll be thinking of you,
    LJ
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    You are really welcome. I wish your friend...

    You are really welcome.

    I wish your friend and her family all the best,
    LJ
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    Hello peaceful parent (what a great forum name!),...

    Hello peaceful parent (what a great forum name!),

    Thank you for your post and for sharing a bit of your pregnancy story here.

    I would recommend consulting with a fertility specialist as soon...
  9. Thread: Copycat

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    How old are your sons now? This will help us to...

    How old are your sons now? This will help us to answer your question fully.

    I think you are certainly right to not compare them or create a competitive element to their interests. It may just be...
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    Hello, It's possible that you could be...

    Hello,

    It's possible that you could be pregnant and it could be implantation bleeding or just bleeding in pregnancy or even sadly a very early miscarriage. The only way to tell is to do a...
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    Hi Tsvetanka, Welcome to the forum! It's great...

    Hi Tsvetanka,

    Welcome to the forum! It's great to have you join us on here and we wish you all the best with conceiving.

    I have 3 little ones (aged 2, 3 and 4 weeks) and am passionate and...
  12. Hello, This is actually quite common so please...

    Hello,

    This is actually quite common so please try not to worry. In pregnancy your hair often becomes thicker because of the change to your hormone levels. Many women like the full look to their...
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    Dear joycey, It's really hard isn't it! In our...

    Dear joycey,

    It's really hard isn't it! In our house we take turns but your turn is as long as you choose. I feel that this gives my children more ownership for their toys and playtime and doesn't...
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    Yes as sunnymumof5 says above these symptoms...

    Yes as sunnymumof5 says above these symptoms should be checked by your doctor or midwife.

    Please do post back and let us know how you are.

    Thinking of you,
    LJ
  15. Thread: BCG Scar...

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    Occasionally they heal completely but in most...

    Occasionally they heal completely but in most cases they leave a very small scar.

    You are very welcome.

    LJ
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    Dear Moonglow85, Yes at your friend's age I'm...

    Dear Moonglow85,

    Yes at your friend's age I'm afraid that fertility treatment is the only real option for a chance of pregnancy. If you think your friend is considering this then I would encourage...
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    Dear MoonGlow85, What lucky sons you have to...

    Dear MoonGlow85,

    What lucky sons you have to have such caring, thoughtful parents. It sounds like you have, and will always, ground your sons in love and I simply cannot think of a better way to...
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    Hello, Yes you are right - it is healthy and...

    Hello,

    Yes you are right - it is healthy and beneficial for mum and baby to exercise in pregnancy.

    It is recommended that you continue to exercise at a level that you were comfortable with...
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    Hello, I'm sorry to hear that. Unfortunately...

    Hello,

    I'm sorry to hear that. Unfortunately miscarriages are common and symptoms often include cramping and bleeding. However, that is not to say it is definitely a miscarriage - but you should...
  20. Thread: BCG Scar...

    by ljmarsden
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    Hi, The spot left by a BCG vaccination will...

    Hi,

    The spot left by a BCG vaccination will eventually heal. However, your daughter may be left with a small lifelong scar.

    I hope this helps,
    LJ
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    Hello, Overall there is not much to change the...

    Hello,

    Overall there is not much to change the 50/50 odds of which sex baby you conceive. This is probably a good thing since every baby is such a blessing - boy or girl.

    However, you may be...
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    I'm glad you found this helpful. Let us know, if...

    I'm glad you found this helpful. Let us know, if you do get that Moby, how you get on.

    LJ
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    You are very welcome. Wishing you all the...

    You are very welcome.

    Wishing you all the best,
    LJ
  24. Could I ask how old your friend is and her...

    Could I ask how old your friend is and her husband too? Does she have regular periods? Is she a healthy weight? Was any specific fertility problem found in the past?

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
  25. I'm sure they will understand then - they sound...

    I'm sure they will understand then - they sound like great grandparents - they probably just need reminding on this one.

    Hope it goes well,
    LJ
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