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    Hi Mumof2, This is a totally normal stage and...

    Hi Mumof2,

    This is a totally normal stage and a totally lovely stage :D

    Children cannot actually understand the full difference between fact and fiction until age 6-7. Have a read of this...
  2. I love what you have shared Carmie - thank you. I...

    I love what you have shared Carmie - thank you. I have found that there is often so much pressure to get our children onto the next step/ stage that we miss out on the here and now. Of course, that...
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    Thank you sunnymumof5! The end is in sight now! ...

    Thank you sunnymumof5! The end is in sight now!

    LJ
  4. Thread: First Post!

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    Welcome to the forum Mumof2. I am also a mum...

    Welcome to the forum Mumof2.

    I am also a mum of 2 - but am about to make that 3 (37 weeks pregnant....very excited!).

    I look forward to reading your posts,
    LJ
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    Thanks for your reply. It's actually...

    Thanks for your reply.

    It's actually extremely rare to not produce enough breastmilk for your baby to be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. However, what is really important is...
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    Dear bella, As I'm sure you are aware diatasis...

    Dear bella,

    As I'm sure you are aware diatasis recti is also known as abdominal muscle separation. There is a very informative leaflet here on exercises to help correct the problem. It is unlikely...
  7. Thread: A Pre Teen

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    Dear MamaJohnson, What an excellent question. ...

    Dear MamaJohnson,

    What an excellent question.

    I would have to say that respecting your pre-teen and talking to them on your level would be key in helping them to grow into mature, responsible...
  8. Dear chloemum, Thank you for posting this...

    Dear chloemum,

    Thank you for posting this question - what a tough topic for any parent.

    I would want to instill in my children what sort of relationships are appropriate and teach them by...
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    Hi lanie, I'm sorry to hear of the discomfort...

    Hi lanie,

    I'm sorry to hear of the discomfort you are in. Just a thought - have you checked with your midwife you do not have pelvic girdle pain. I originally thought I was suffering with sciatica...
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    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences...

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and stories about learning through play. I am finding that it is so important for me, as a parent, to step back and give my children the freedom to...
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    Yes I too have found it so important to surround...

    Yes I too have found it so important to surround myself with positive experiences of birth (including birthing videos) in pregnancy, and at 37 weeks pregnant this is certainly the case for me now...!...
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    Yes great idea sunnymumof5 - thanks. It's so...

    Yes great idea sunnymumof5 - thanks.

    It's so important to get the right support in the early days of breastfeeding - it really does make every difference.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ
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    Thank you lanie. I look forward to getting to...

    Thank you lanie. I look forward to getting to know you more on here, LJ
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    Yes do let us know how you get on. Also, we are...

    Yes do let us know how you get on. Also, we are here to support you with breastfeeding your new baby if you would like that.

    LJ
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    That's wonderful - enjoy your beautiful family :)

    That's wonderful - enjoy your beautiful family :)
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    You are really welcome. Wishing you all the very...

    You are really welcome. Wishing you all the very best with conceiving, LJ
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    Hi xeniapalic, Thank you for your question. It...

    Hi xeniapalic,

    Thank you for your question. It is wise to prepare your body, and your mind, before you become pregnant.

    Here's a really helpful article written by our resident midwife Jane...
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    Hello, It is actually the mother's family...

    Hello,

    It is actually the mother's family history of twins which seems to make her more likely to become pregnant with twins (rather than the father).

    Twins are also more likely in women aged...
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    I hope you get the news you want mumzone. ...

    I hope you get the news you want mumzone.

    Keep in touch,
    LJ
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    Thanks for sharing your experiences on this...

    Thanks for sharing your experiences on this Katrina1186.

    There's an interesting previous thread on this topic here: How to sway the odds of conceiving a baby girl. Point number one on this list...
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    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum...

    Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum Lanie! A huge congratulations to you on your pregnancy!

    I have 2 boys (age 1 and 3) and am due number 3 next month - so excited now.

    With warm...
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    Hi, Thank you for your question. There's...

    Hi,

    Thank you for your question.

    There's no reason for your child not to drink normal cows milk at this age. Calcium is still an important part of a pre-schooler's diet but formula milk is not...
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    Thanks for sharing your experiences ladies :)

    Thanks for sharing your experiences ladies :)
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    Hi djroyals908, Please have a read of my...

    Hi djroyals908,

    Please have a read of my comments in this previous thread about potty training. This highlights the importance of a gentle approach and also the fact that 3 is just the average age...
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    Yes it's incredible isn't it.

    Yes it's incredible isn't it.
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